Best places to visit in FUERTEVENTURA

Planning a trip to Fuerteventura and wondering what are the best things to do in Fuerteventura?

Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands. With its volcanic landscapes, gorgeous white and golden sand beaches and renowned surf, Fuerteventura is a wonderful holiday destination. It is located relatively close to Europe, and plane tickets are often affordable, if not very cheap.

Fuerteventura’s unique volcanic landscape and pretty beaches make it one of the most spectacular islands of the archipelago. Being one of the windiest Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is great for wind sports and surfing.

There are plenty of amazing places to visit in Fuerteventura, and here are our favourite ones! 

7 best places to visit in Fuerteventura

Parque Natural de Corralejo & Grandes Playas Corralejo

Parque Natural de Corralejo & Grandes Playas Corralejo

Corralejo is a town on the northeast coast of Fuerteventura.

It is one of the most important vacation centres on the island and boasts some of the best places to visit in Fuerteventura. 

Parque Natural de Corralejo and Corralejo’s Grandes Playas (Big Beaches) must be on your must-visit list if you plan to visit Fuerteventura!

Parque Natural de Corralejo boasts a belt of seemingly endless shifting sand dunes which descend to the ocean. The Big Beaches of Corralejo (Grandes Playas Corralejo) are among the most beautiful beaches in the Canary Islands. The sand is white and fine, and the clear water is a beautiful shade of blue.

Corallejo offers striking views of nearby Lanzarote and Isla de Lobos. Also, Corallejo is a gateway to these two neighbouring islands.

Playa de Sotavento de Jandía & Costa Calma

Playa de Sotavento de Jandía & Costa Calma

Costa Calma and Playa de Sotavento de Jandía are two well-known beaches in Fuerteventura.

They are located on the Jandía peninsula which is one of the most scenic locations on the island.

Playa de Sotavento de Jandía and Costa Calma are among the most beautiful beaches in Fuerteventura and definitely are among the best places to visit in Fuerteventura and the Canary Islands. 

These beaches stretch for miles and boast fine white sand and clear blue waters. They also have some of the highest waves on the island, and that’s why they are particularly attractive to surfers.

Playa de Cofete

Playa de Cofete

If you are visiting Playa de Sotavento de Jandía, certainly do not miss Cofete!

Cofete is a small village in the western part of the Jandía peninsula. This part of the island is virtually uninhabited and has the wildest and emptiest beach in all of Fuerteventura, Playa de Cofete. 

Playa de Cofete is a really long beach. It is about 14 km long, and 50 m wide. It has golden sand and, at one of its ends, a small islet, Roque del Moro, is connected to the beach.

Keep in mind that the wild and untouched beach of Cofete is quite hard to get to if you don’t have a car. The best way to travel to the beach is by a 4×4 vehicle. But if you are patient and drive carefully, you can get there in a regular car as well.

On your way to the beach, stop at Mirador de Cofete. It is a viewpoint with wonderful views of Playa de Cofete surrounded by rugged hills. If you have time, walk to the Montana Aguda viewpoint, too.

The wild and untamed area around the beach offers hiking and biking routes.

Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura

Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura

Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura is a large theme park with a zoo.

It is one of the best places to visit in Fuerteventura with kids. In the park, you can see flora and fauna from all over the world. The zoo offers encounters with animals, plus shows with birds, sea lions, snakes, crocodiles and other reptiles.

Some of the visitors’ favourite experiences in the park are: meeting the lemurs and hand-feeding giraffes and elephants.


Betancuria fuerteventura

Betancuria is a small, historic town in the western part of the island.

Set in a mountainous region, Betancuria is known for its picturesque streets and pretty churches.

With whitewashed buildings situated amidst palms and barren hills, Betancuria is one of the most picturesque little towns in Fuerteventura.

Calderon Hondo & other hiking trails of Fuerteventura

hiking trails of Fuerteventura

There are plenty of hiking trails in Fuerteventura.

Calderon Hondo hike is one of the most impressive ones. The route starts near La Oliva and is about 5 km long. At the top of the volcano, there is an impressive round crater. The peak of Calderon Hondo offers sweeping views of the island, its coast and the surrounding volcanic hills.

If you want to go on a longer hike, trek to Pico de la Zarza — the highest point in Fuerteventura. The route is 13 km long, and it takes about 5 hours to complete. 

Montana de Tindaya is another very popular hiking route in Fuerteventura. Located in the municipality of La Oliva, Tindaya mountain is a protected Natural Monument. It is a sacred mountain and is considered a site of great archaeological significance. As the mountain is a protected area, you can hike it only with a guide.

Lobos Island

Lobos Island fuerteventura

Lobos Island (Isla de Lobos) is a tiny islet located only a few km north of Fuerteventura.

The island is a great destination for a day trip from Corallejo, as it takes just about 20 minutes to get there by boat from Corallejo. Lobos Island is known for its gorgeous beaches and barren, volcanic landscapes. There’s a 10 km-long walking trail that goes around the island. 

Then you can join a tour that offers a visit to the island plus snorkelling. Glass bottom boat tours are available, too.

Best places to visit in FUERTEVENTURA

Fuerteventura travel tips

  1. As Fuerteventura (which is one of the Canary Islands) is Spanish territory, then EU nationals do not need a visa to travel to Fuerteventura. If you already have a Schengen visa or come from one of the visa-exempt countries, then you don’t need a visa to Fuerteventura either.
  2. The best way to travel around Fuerteventura is by rental car. The rental car offers flexibility and comfort.
  3. There are public buses operating in Fuerteventura. But still, the best way to travel around the island is to rent a car, as buses do not go everywhere.
  4. The best time to visit Fuerteventura is in late spring, early summer and autumn when the weather is nice and dry, and prices — lower. The hottest weather, however, is in July, August and September. It’s also the peak season when there are more crowds and accommodation prices are higher.
  5. One of the best things to do in Fuerteventura is to attend the carnival. The carnival usually takes place in February and March. Each island has its own carnival schedule. Check it before booking your holiday. 
  6. Diving and snorkelling are very popular attractions for tourists visiting Fuerteventura and the other Canary Islands. So, thanks to the clear blue water and rich sea life, the Canary Islands provide attractive diving and snorkelling grounds for beginners and experts alike.
  7. Fuerteventura is located close to Lanzarote, and ferries operate between the two islands. So, we would recommend you to visit both of these islands. Therefore, combine a trip to Fuerteventura with a trip to Lanzarote.