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Things To Do In Fuerteventura

By Stephanie Rumalay

Things To Do In FuerteventuraFuerteventura is renowned for its 150 km of white sandy beaches, its turquoise waters, its enormous sand dunes and, of course, its year round sunny climate which make it an ideal holiday destination.

While it’s not as well known as some of the other Canary Islands, it’s the second largest in geographic size and the closest to Africa. Just 100 km separate it from the Moroccan coast and it’s on the same latitude as Florida and Mexico.

Fuerteventura attracts visitors that are generally interested in a quiet relaxing holiday but, of course, there are many bars and restaurants and good quality entertainment venues, along with many welcoming Irish bars around Fuerteventura's resorts.

Fuerteventura has 3 main tourist areas: the north is where Corralejo Nature Park, Corralejo town and El Cotillo beaches are located. This region has stunning white sand beaches, fishing villages and evening entertainment.

In the middle, the popular Caleta de Fuste is located. The local waters here are known for their dolphin and turtle populations and local recreation includes beach activities, sailing, windsurfing and diving. Enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding volcanic landscape from the Morro Velosa viewpoint, in Betancuria.

Fuerteventura Windsurfing

The town of Betancuria has an enormous historical significance as it is considered to be the first capital of the Canary Islands due to the cathedral, episcopal headquarters and the first monastery in the whole archipelago.

In the south, the beaches of Costa Calma and Morro Jable are considered the finest beaches to be found anywhere in the Atlantic Ocean. Between Costa Calma and Morro Jable, you’ll find 22km of white sandy beach and turquoise waters.


The island is famous for its watersports. The climate is windy and this is of benefit to those who are interested in windsurfing, surfing, kitesurfing and diving.


Aside from the numerous water activities, Fuerteventura has a number of cultural activities that are celebrated in different villages.  The Colonel’s Route (Ruta de Los Coroneles La Olivia) celebrates the heritage of the town La Olivia.  This route includes the attractions Casa de la Cilla (grain museum), Candelaria Church, House of the Colonels, Centre Arte Canario and traditional market located in the Colonel’s House.

Key attractions include:
Oasis Park - the biggest theme park in the Canaries. It is a zoo with botanical gardens that offer camel rides and an opportunity to feed giraffes!  This theme park is located in La Lajita.

Acua Water Park is located in Corralejo and is packed with attractions where visitors can experience taking in the serenity of the theme park’s landscaped gardens or get their adrenaline pumping. Acua Water Park has the best of both worlds with its gentle to thrilling and white-knuckled rides for everyone to enjoy.  

Oceanarium Explorer is located down the harbour of Caleta de Fueste.  Oceanarium Explorer gives guests the chance to swim the sea lions and also the opportunity to go on a submarine trip. The submarine trip offers its guests to see the whales or the dolphins without getting wet.  

Los Molinos Visitor Interpretive Centre - Windmills were vital in the lives of the Majorero people long ago.  With this attraction, guests can observe how superb the windmills are and see the interior of a working windmill.  Visitors can also learn about history of milling. Visitors can sample Gofio (Canarian term for flour made from roasting grains or other starchy plants) during their visit.  This attraction is located in Tiscamanita.


Agroturismo La Gayria - also known as the Farmhouse Gayria in Tiscamanita.  It was a noble house in the 18th century and now serves as an attraction where visitors can taste the fruits in season, fresh food. They also offer extra virgin olive oil tasting to their visitors as well as wines and other alcohols. A guided tour is also available for individual visits or for groups.  

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