Fuerteventura is a fantastic destination for a holiday.
To help you make the most of your trip, here is a complete Fuerteventura tourist guide.
The Fuerteventura Holiday Guide
This tourist guide gives you all the information you need to plan and have the very best holiday in Fuerteventura.
Find out what are the best places to stay in Fuerteventura for you and your group.
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Best Time to Visit:
Fuerteventura enjoys pleasant weather year-round. Summer is kept cooler by stronger breezes. Winter stays pleasant because of lower wind speeds allowing the sun to give its full benefit.
There are few places in the world where most houses have neither heating for Winter nor air conditioning for Summer.
Choosing a Location:
Fuerteventura offers a variety of towns and resorts to stay in, each with its own unique atmosphere.
The Northern part of the island has mainly English, Italian, French and Spanish tourists.
Southern Fuerteventura around the Jandia area attracts mainly German tourists.
Corralejo is located at the Northern tip of the island. This is a lively resort town known for its beautiful beaches, water sports, and vibrant nightlife.
El Cotillo is a beautiful unspoilt beach town on the North West Coast. The sheltered harbour has amazing fish restaurants. To the south of town is a fantastic beach good for surfing, kite surfing and wind surfing. Head North out of town and follow the track to discover some amazing coastline, lagoons and beaches.
Caleta de Fuste is near the airport. The large town beach is very sheltered with ample facilities and a large shopping centre at the Southern end.
Costa Calma is in the South. This is a more tranquil option, perfect for relaxation and beach activities. The beaches are stunning especially in Sotovento.
La Pared is a small town on the West coast across from Sotovento. There is a peaceful unspoilt beach with a few bars and restaurants.
Alternatively, you can choose to stay in the capital, Puerto del Rosario, which offers a mix of urban conveniences and beachfront areas.
Beaches and Water Sports:
With over 150 kilometers of coastline, Fuerteventura is renowned for its stunning beaches. Make sure to visit iconic beaches such as Corralejo’s Grandes Playas, Sotavento Beach in Jandia, and El Cotillo’s lagoons.
See our guide to the best beaches in Fuerteventura
If you’re into water sports, Fuerteventura is a paradise for windsurfing, kitesurfing, wing foiling and surfing. You’ll find rental shops and schools along the coast.
Good locations for Surfing, Wing Foiling, Kite Surfing and Wind Surfing:-
Explore the Natural Beauty:
Take time to explore Fuerteventura’s unique natural landscapes. Visit the sand dunes of Corralejo Natural Park, hike in the rugged volcanic area of Malpais Grande, and discover the cliffs and caves in Ajuy. The Betancuria Rural Park offers scenic drives and hiking trails, while the Cofete area offers breathtaking views and secluded beaches.
Excursion to Lobos Island:
Consider taking a day trip to the nearby Lobos Island. Just a short ferry ride from Corralejo, this small island offers pristine beaches, walking trails, and opportunities for snorkeling and diving. Don’t forget to explore the village and visit the lighthouse.
Taste the Local Cuisine:
Fuerteventura has a rich culinary scene. Indulge in fresh seafood, try local Canarian dishes such as papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes) with mojo sauce, or sample goat cheese, which is a specialty of the island. Be sure to explore local restaurants and markets to savor the flavors of Fuerteventura.
Places to Visit:
Fuerteventura has a great cultural history. Its well worth the effort to explore the island and learn about the interesting past. To help we have an in depth guide showing the Fuerteventura’s best places to visit.
Visit Cultural and Historical Sites:
Immerse yourself in the island’s history and culture by visiting attractions like the Casa de los Coroneles in La Oliva, the Betancuria Archaeological Museum, and the Tostón Tower in El Cotillo. These sites offer insights into the island’s past and architectural heritage.
Enjoy Outdoor Activities:
In addition to water sports, Fuerteventura offers various outdoor activities. Go hiking or mountain biking in the volcanic landscapes, enjoy a round of golf at one of the island’s courses, or go horseback riding along the coast. There are plenty of options to stay active and appreciate the island’s natural beauty.
Relax and Unwind:
Fuerteventura is also an ideal destination for relaxation. Take time to unwind on the beautiful beaches, pamper yourself at a spa, or simply enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the island.
Getting to Fuerteventura:
Fuerteventura about as far south as you can go and still be in Europe. The currency is the Euro. The main tourist resorts will speak English, Spanish and some German. Flight times from most European countries are around just four hours.Remember to pack sunscreen.
A short 30 minute ferry takes you to the neighbouring island is Lanzarote. Hire a Car or book a coach tour. Use the Lanzarote Guide Map website to find lots of information on this diverse island.