Fuerteventura is one of the most popular destinations in the Canary Islands. Look beyond its beaches and you’ll find a range of exciting things to do. Here is our 2021 activity guide. Read this blog post to learn about the best things to do in Fuerteventura to help you plan your trip.
Spend the day at Cofete Beach
Cofete beach is one of the hidden gems of the Canary Islands. Tourist free, and devoid of any signs of commercialisation, the stunning landscape is the star of the show here. Reaching Cofete beach is not easy. The road is made up of dirt and rocks which requires an off-road vehicle, or a standard car with comprehensive car insurance. However, the drive is definitely worth it. Once you arrive, you’ll be able to enjoy long uninterrupted strolls on a picture perfect beach. So, if you’re looking for a beach off the beaten track, then Cofete should be your number one choice!
Try some Majorero Goats Cheese
Fuerteventura’s award-winning Majorero cheese is definitely worth a try whilst staying on the island. This particular type of cheese is made with goat’s milk from a native goat of the island called the majorera. The milk that the goats produce creates a strong-flavoured cheese with a buttery texture. Tindaya, a village to the north of the island, is where the locals head to stock up. But if you would like to learn more about the cheese, then you should head to the Majorero Cheese Museum in Antigua. The museum is a 40 minute drive away from Tindaya.
Go Windsurfing at Sotavento Beach
Sotavento Beach (Playa de Sotavento de Jandia), is one of the most famous windsurfing and venues in the world. PWA Windsurfing events are held here every year. Whether it’s your first time windsurfing, or you’re keen to get back into the groove, there are windsurfing schools on the beach with fantastic instructors who will help you get to grips with the sport. Do make sure you get travel insurance that covers windsurfing.
René Egli provides courses suitable for all levels from age 8 upwards. All beginner and refresher courses include equipment hire, accessories hire (wetsuit and harness), and equipment insurance. The closest hotel to the school is the Melia Fuerteventura Hotel. However, the René Egli school offers students a free shuttle service from Costa Calma, Esquinzo, Jandía and Morro Jable.
Take the ferry from Corralejo to Isla de lobos
If you’re staying in, or near Corralejo, we highly recommend visiting the compact island of Isla de Lobos. The island is largely uninhabited and looks like the type of desert island you would read about in books. You can walk along the 13 kilometre coastline, go birdwatching, and even climb a volcano! The journey from Corralejo to Isla de Lobos is 10 minutes. The ferry costs €16 for adults and €8.5 for children. Infants go free.
Visit the Casa Mané Art Gallery
For art lovers visiting Fuerteventura, Casa Mane Art Centre, known locally as the Centro de Arte Canario Casa Mane is the place to go. This is Fuerteventura’s best art gallery. From paintings to pottery, you’ll find all sorts of art at La Oliva’s Casa Mané. All of the artists showcased at the gallery are either from the Canary Islands, or have a strong connection to the islands, because the gallery strives to celebrate local talent. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00.
Explore the town of Betancuria
Betancuria is the oldest town in Fuerteventura and it was once the former capital. In Betancuria you’ll find quaint low-rise buildings made of volcanic stone and palm tree lined cobbled streets that lead to quant shops, cafes and museums. A visit to this oldest town of the island is a must if you would like to see how Fuerteventura used to look before the tourism boom which started in the 1970s. Some of the most popular highlights include the church of Santa María de la Concepción and the Franciscan convent of San Buenaventura.
Spend the day at Oasis Park Fuerteventura
Oasis Park is one of the largest zoos in the Canary Islands. There are over 250 species of reptiles, sea lions, birds of prey and parrots to see. However visitors can also observe the most striking flora at the botanical garden inside Oasis Park Fuerteventura. The park works together with other institutions to support the conservation of endangered species. Some of the knowledge is passed on to visitors during the educational sessions that take place each day. This makes it perfect for families with young children. Book your tickets online and save now.
Discover the caves of Ajuy
Located in the municipality of Pájara is the village of Ajuy. This picturesque village is famous for its black sand beach called Los Muertos, and is home to spectacular caves. The Ajuy caves are estimated to be centuries old which makes them one of the oldest formations in the Canary Islands.
Head to Finca Canarias Aloe Vera
Aloe vera gel is widely known to relieve sunburn and help heal wounds. But did you know the plant has been used for medicinal purposes since the early dynastic period of Egypt? Finca Canarias in Gran Tarajal is home to over 4000 aloe plants. On a guided tour, you will learn all about this succulent plant, the farming methods, and how the plant is transformed into health and beauty products. The gift shop offers a huge array of skin care products. All of the products are organic.
Swim in the lagoons of El Cotillo
The fishing resort of El Cotillo, is home to some of the best beaches and lagoons in Fuerteventura. It’s no wonder that several of the beaches in El Cotillo fly the prestigious blue flag. To reach the lagoons, you need to walk down the beach until you reach the volcanic rocks. The rocks seperate the bays from the shallow waters. The result is an infinite number of natural lagoons. Swim in the lagoons, take photos with your friends, and make the most of the beautiful surroundings. Although El Cotillo is a tourist resort, it is far from over developed, which makes it a tranquil and peaceful place to escape to.
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