Things to do in Fuerteventura
Dreaming of a sunny villa holiday in the Canary Islands? The island of Fuerteventura has it all – including sprawling beaches, intriguing road trips, nature parks, fascinating cultural sights, tranquil villages, and of course – a year-round mild climate. Here’s our guide to the best things to do in Fuerteventura.
Visit Corralejo National Park
This is one of the island’s most popular attractions, welcoming visitors all year round. The park is famous for its iconic sand dunes and vast beaches that are ideal for surfing, windsurfing and other water sports. If you don’t have your own car to drive around the park, you can take a buggy tour, which begins in Corralejo before heading towards the Natural Park. Some tours also head towards the volcanic area so that you can really get back to nature!
Take a day trip to Lobos Island
If you feel like heading out on a unique day trip while on your villa holiday, take a catamaran to Lobos Island, which is completely uninhabited and feels miles away from the rest of the world. Trips can either take you around the island in about four hours, or you can swim in the various coves and lagoons the island has to offer. After all that sailing, swimming and sea air, you’ll enjoy a very relaxing night’s sleep once your head hits the pillow in your Villa Del Mar.
Enjoy Oasis Park with your family
This attraction is on most people’s lists when it comes to Fuerteventura things to do and see, and is arguably one of the best things to do in Fuerteventura with little ones. Take in the views as you wander around this green and beautiful park, with birds of prey shows, the biggest cactus garden in the whole of the Canaries, Kids’ Farm and animal park. The whole family will love learning about the variety of animals living at the park, as well as the fun activities and educational wildlife workshops on offer.
Take a walk at Cofete beach
Discover one of the many beaches on the island that hasn’t been spoiled by mass tourism – no trip to Fuerteventura is complete without visiting Cofete. Swimming is not advised, as the waters are very choppy and dangerous, but walking and sunbathing are an absolute must. Bring water and food with you if you plan on spending the day here, as there are no facilities – just Mother Nature in all her glory. Enjoy the epic sweeping views of the mountains as you wander along the shoreline, with the ocean as your soundtrack. A perfect romantic retreat for couples who want to escape the bustling resorts.
Take the hike up Pico de la Zarza
If you prefer more of an active holiday instead of lazing on the beach, Fuerteventura offers plenty of walking and hiking trails to get you into the great outdoors. With an altitude of 807m, Pico de la Zarza is the island’s highest peak and gives those who hike it stunning views of Playa de Cofete, making for memorable holiday snaps. You should always start your hike in the morning when it is cooler, especially because there is no shade as you make your way up. Take plenty of water and sun cream with you, and wear appropriate hiking shoes.
Shop local produce at one of the island’s markets
Wherever you stay in Fuerteventura, there is always a market close by selling everything from food items like olive oil and local wine, to lace, pottery and crafts. The market in El Campanario (in Corralejo) for example features original and unique handmade items that make for perfect souvenirs, as well as a range of food stalls and live music performances.
Now you know some of the most amazing things to do in Fuerteventura, you need to get booking your next villa holiday in the sun! Browse our selection of luxury villa properties in Fuerteventura.