24 Fabulous Things to Do on Fuerteventura (+ Activities!)

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🌊 Top Activities Tours in Fuerteventura:

  1. Fuerteventura: Panoramic Highlights Tour (my TOP pick – loved it!)
  2. Corralejo: Round-Trip Ferry to Isla de Lobos (popular half-day trip!)
  3. Fuerteventura 3-Hour Dune Buggy Tour
  4. 4-Hour Catamaran Trip with Lunch to Lobos Island

🛌  Top Hotels in Fuerteventura:

  1. Hotel Vacanzy Urban Boutique (adults-only in Corralejo- my top pick!)
  2. La Buena Vida by Comfortable Luxury (Corralejo)
  3. Hotel el Mirador de Fuerteventura (Luxury in Puerto del Rosario)

🚗  Looking for the best way to get around Fuerteventura? Click here to check rental car rates for Fuerteventura!

This guide contains the top Fuerteventura attractions, landmarks, and day tours. 

Fuerteventura is my favorite island in the Canaries, and I hope this guide allows you to enjoy it as much as I do!

Best things to do in Fuerteventura - beaches, activities, and more!
Best things to do in Fuerteventura – beaches, activities, and more!

Do you have any suggestions for what to do on Fuerteventura? Let us know in the comments!

Best Things to Do in Fuerteventura

1. Go on a Catamaran Sail to Lobos Island with Lunch

Okay, so one of my favorite things to do on Fuerteventura is to actually sail away from it to beautiful Lobos Island!

This sailing catamaran experience to Lobos Island is a great way to see this nature reserve where you can kayak, sunbathe, snorkel, and swim.

You will be on this cruise with no more than 12 participants for a more exclusive experience!

Snorkeling gear, kayaks, and paddleboards are provided, as well as food and beverages.

Boat to and from Lobos Island
Ferry to/from Lobos
Lobos Island trail
Lobos Island trail

The trip is approximately 4 hours long, making for a great half-day excursion.

Lunch is provided, as well as both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

You can enjoy a sail off the coast of Spain, as well as some watersports!

The boat anchors off the shore to give you a fantastic all-inclusive experience on the beautiful Atlantic waters.

>> Click here to check tour rates and availability

2. Visit Corralejo Natural Park

Next to the beautiful turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean is a vast desert and the largest dune spread in the Canary Islands.

Corralejo Natural Park is a great place to enjoy fabulous beaches on the northeast side of the island or to the south.

You can also enjoy hiking 300 meters (984 feet) up the Montana Roja (red mountain) volcano.

Corralejo Natural Reserve
Corralejo Natural Park

There is free parking along the FV-1 road, the road connecting Puerto del Rosario and the town of Corralejo, for you to park and explore the coastal desert on foot.

You can lay out on the white sandy beaches or explore the rocky volcanic landscape.

This park is a sight to behold as it combines the desert and the beach- the perfect opportunity for sunbathing, hiking, and photos!

3. Go On an Off-road Buggy Excursion

For a unique experience and another way to explore the Canary Islands, you can go off-roading with a buggy trip through Buggy Fuerteventura Off-road Excursions.

You can go alone or in a group and explore the landscapes of the volcanos, valleys, and white sandy beaches.

This Corralejo activity makes a stop at a local restaurant for a quick lunch, and then the tour continues through the 2 parks.

The landscapes at the park
The landscapes at the park

You will also stop at Corralejo Natural Park so you can hike up to a panoramic point to take in some amazing views.

Then, you will pass by Holandes Park, where you can stop for free drinks at another scenic point.

There is hotel pick up and drop off available, and the tour is led by a professional guide, making for an easy way to enjoy some fun in a buggy exploring the coastal desert in the Canary Islands!

>> Click here to check tour rates and availability

4. Check Out Wild Playa de Cofete

One of the largest beaches in the Canary Islands is Playa Cofete Beach. And it is one of the top places to visit in Fuerteventura!

It is 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) long and hidden by the mountain range of the Jandia Natural Park.

Located on the southernmost tip of Fuerteventura, Cofete is a beautiful spot that can only be reached by specialized vehicles, making it a perfect one-of-a-kind excursion!

The route is around 50 minutes through the Jandia mountain range and along the route is the Mirador del Barranco Agua Oveja viewpoint, where you can see panoramic views of the entire beach.

Cofete Beach
Cofete Beach

The beach is not very crowded due to the long journey to get to it, and you can visit the Cofete Village and Cemetery here. The village is a collection of small houses that were home to the first inhabitants of the area.

The cemetery is a unique graveyard, built by locals and surrounded by a large stone wall, right on the beach.

Cofete Beach is a hidden gem in the Canary Islands where you can get a little taste of history and enjoy the beautiful beaches and mountain ranges.

5. Check Out Barranco de los Enamorados

Barranco de los Enamorados is a unique ravine surrounded by fossilized sand dunes and canyons in the north of Fuerteventura.

To explore the entire ravine, you will need around 2.5 hours. You can access it from either side (the North or South entrances).

Barranco de los Enamorados
Barranco de los Enamorados

When driving to Barranco de Los Enamorados, you will follow a dirt path where there are several scenic beaches along the way.

You will hike for about 20 to 30 minutes to get to the first part of the Barranco from the South Entrance.

To get to the North Entrance, head to the roundabout just west of Lajares. You can park next to the roundabout and then hike the rest of the way.

This is a great hiking experience, so be sure to bring water, good hiking shoes, and your camera!

6. Explore the Salt Museum

For a rare and fascinating experience, visit the Salt Museum, which provides a historic tour of the salt fields of West Fuerteventura.

Located next to the island Caleta de Fuste, see how salt was traditionally extracted from seawater before being converted into a common kitchen condiment!

The museum is divided into 2 parts: the indoor exhibition and the outdoor salt fields.

Salt Museum
Salt Museum

The exhibition is complete with projections and information panels, giving you insight into the history of this centuries-old extraction.

The salt fields are still utilized today, and you can witness the operations of salt-making!

There is a cafeteria in the museum and you can purchase salt that was produced on-site in the store.

Address: Barrio las Salinas, 2, 35610 Antigua, Las Palmas

7. Discover Betancuria

The historic capital of the Canary Islands, Betancuria, is a small village with old Spanish architecture built in the 1400s.

The town was built in this specific location to avoid pirate attacks.

Betancuria used to be known for its abundance of dry harvest crops, but now the economy solely relies on tourism.


This old town is a great place to see some amazing historical religious buildings, where you can get a tour to see sites such as the church of Santa Maria de la Concepción, or the chapels of Santa Inés and Nuestra Señora de la Peña.

This colonial town was recognized as a historical site in 1979, and it offers many tours and museums for visitors wanting a taste of this old Spanish town’s legacy.

8. Go on a Lanzarote Volcano and Wine Tour

The Lanzarote Volcano and Wine Region Tour is an exciting way to spend the day exploring the wine lands of Lanzarote and the Timanfaya National Park.

Starting in Corralejo, you can arrange a pick-up from your hotel to the port of Corralejo, where you will board a ferry to Playa Blanca, which neighbors Lanzarote.

You can explore the volcanic landscape of Lanzarote, taste the award-winning wine of La Geria, and visit the green lagoon of Charco de los Clicos!

Volcanic wine in the Canary Islands
Volcanic wine in the Canary Islands

At La Geria, you will see some amazing and unique circular vineyards and get a chance to sample the local wine.

At Charco de los Clicos, you can visit an aloe vera museum and drive along the scenic coast to see the green lagoon and its majestic cliffs.

This is a fantastic way to spend the day touring a national park and a renowned Spanish vineyard!

>> Click here to check tour rates and availability

9. Peruse El Cotillo

Nestled in the Northwest corner of the island is the town of El Costillo, a small village with great restaurants and shops, and surrounded by beautiful turquoise waters.

Known as the jewel of Fuerteventura, El Costillo faces the Atlantic Ocean. It is a great spot to enjoy scenic beaches and this historic town that was once a fishing village.

The beaches are also ideal spots for surfing. In addition, both wind and kite surfing are common activities here.

El Cotillo Lighthouse
El Cotillo Lighthouse

This charming town is a favorite of foreigners and expats because of its laid-back vibe.

It is a place for relaxation and to try some great restaurants and beach-going.

Nightlife is not common here, making this town the perfect quiet getaway. El Cotillo is also a fantastic place for watersports, boating, and snorkeling!

10. Hike the Pico de la Zarza

For the hikers and mountain bikers, a 12.8-km (8-mile) trail near Morro Jable, called Pico de la Zarza, provides you with amazing views of the beaches and the Jandia peninsula.

The hike takes 4 to 5 hours to complete and is open year-round.

When you are about 200 meters (656 feet) from reaching the top, the path becomes steeper, forming a stone staircase.

Pico de la Zarza
Pico de la Zarza

The trail is well-maintained and you may even be able to spot some wildlife, such as goats!

You can take a walk, bike, or run to the top of this trail and see some truly mesmerizing views of the Cofete and Bavolento beaches!

11. Take a Tapas and Culture Tour

For a more culturally rich experience, you can do the Fuerteventura Tapas and Culture Tour, which includes getting to know authentic food from the Canary Islands during a culinary tour.

You can observe a live cooking show, visit an olive tree farm, and learn how goat cheese is made on this exciting and comprehensive tour!

Pick-up from your hotel can be arranged, and a professional guide will take you through an olive tree farm, where you will learn about the production of olive oil.

The locally-produced olive oil can be purchased on the farm!

Small bites in Fuerteventura
Small bites in Fuerteventura

You will also have the opportunity to see where goat cheese is made and taste some internationally award-winning goat cheese.

The fincas (or farms) are surrounded by beautiful scenery.

This proves to be an amazing way to taste the local foods and experience the culture of the Canary Islands.

>> Click here to check tour rates and availability

12. See the Entallada Lighthouse

An interesting piece of historical architecture is the Entallada Lighthouse.

Built in the 1950s, the building has a tower and 3 homes on top of a cliff. It is the closest point in the Canary Islands to Africa (about 100km/62mi). 

The lighthouse is close to the town called Las Playitas, a small fishing village turned into a location for 4 and 5-star golf courses.

Entallada Lighthouse
Entallada Lighthouse

The views atop the cliff are spectacular. It is also home to a protected natural monument called the “Vigan Knives.”

Vigan Knives is an elongated mountain between two valleys and it has remnants of large accumulations of lava that formed large buildings.

The Entallada lighthouse is a historical and fascinating point with scenic views that are a must-see!

13. Go Sunbathing at Playa del Matorral

In the town of Morro Jable, in the far south of Fuerteventura is a beautiful beach with golden sands called Playa del Matorral.

An idyllic place for walking, sunbathing, watersports, and swimming, this beach has clear waters and calm waves.

This beach is comprised of several smaller beaches because of the different atmospheres.

Playa del Matorral
Playa del Matorral

You can experience a resort or beachfront hotel on one beach or go to a more reserved spot.

There are several restaurants and bars along the beach where you can grab a bite to eat or some drinks and check out the beautiful oceanfront views!

You can check out the Morro Jable viewpoint or the El Matorral Lighthouse and the Saladar de Jandía wetlands.

These beaches are ideal for watersports and you can rent any equipment needed, as well as paddle boards or canoes. Classes are also offered for an introduction to your desired sport.

14. Explore the Ajuy Caves

Along with the amazing beaches throughout Fuerteventura, you can find some unique spots, such as the Ajuy Caves, a natural monument that is part of Betancuria Rural Park.

These caves are the oldest formations in the Canary Islands and are said to be centuries old!

The caves can be reached by bus or car and are accessed by a trail that begins on Ajuy Beach.

Inside one of the Ajuy Caves
Inside one of the Ajuy Caves

The cove is right on the beach and is a great place to swim or sunbathe as well.

The caves take about an hour to get through, and afterward, you can visit the small seaside village of Ajuy.

Here, you can learn about the history and sample the cuisine at a local restaurant!

15. Learn More at the Majorero Cheese Museum

Discover the origin of Majorero cheese and how it is made at the Majorero Cheese Museum. Be sure to also check out the Majoreron goats!

These goats are known to be the most productive goats in the world, and their high-quality milk is what makes up Majorero cheese.

You can learn about the rich culture and cheese-making traditions that have made up the development of this island.

Majorero Cheese Museum
Majorero Cheese Museum

You can also sample the internationally acclaimed and award-winning cheese from the goats indigenous only to Fuerteventura.

While you’re there, you can tour the historic windmill and the cactus garden, which is home to species of cacti only on this island.

Learn a little about the history and traditions surrounding the cheese-making culture that makes up Fuerteventura!

Address: Calle Virgen de Antigua, km 20, 35630 Antigua, Las Palmas

16. Enjoy Watersports at Costa Calma

The sandy white beach of Costa Calma in Fuerteventura is a perfect place for watersports, such as surfing. It also provides impressive views of the Ochre Mountains!

There are plenty of beachfront hotels to enjoy your stay while being a few short steps from the beach.

This beach comes complete with sunbeds, lifeguards on duty, and tons of water-based activities.

Costa Calma
Costa Calma

It lies close to the town of La Lajita and is divided into 2 family beaches on the north end, and the south end is a great spot for surfing and/or lessons.

Costa Calma has a lot of gorgeous vegetation along the access road, making this a perfect Spanish oasis!

17. Experience the Nightlife in Morro Jable

Morro Jable has many options to enjoy a night out, such as karaoke and live music venues. You can visit the resort, which is family-friendly during the day and lively after dark.

You can find most of the nightlife spots at the shopping centers along the beach promenade.

Morro Jable
Morro Jable

Morro Jable does have one of the largest selections of pubs, bars, and restaurants in Fuerteventura.

You can find one either beachfront or further in town, whichever you prefer, and several places are open late.

The nightlife scene is primarily made up of local pubs and beachfront bars with live music, a great way to spend a laid-back but eventful night out!

18. Hike Along the Wild Coast and Listen to Legends

Hike along the west coast of Fuerteventura on the Wild Coast and Legends Hike. Here, you can enjoy a tour of nature and visit the beautiful fishing village of Ajuy.

Then, discover the famous Las Peñitas Ravine and its little white chapel with a canyon.

You can soak in the breathtaking views overlooking the entire valley and observe small goats and raptors.

Gorgeous Ajuy village
Gorgeous Ajuy village

You can visit the coastal village of Ajuy, the oldest part of the island. Be sure to hike along the coastline to a secluded black beach with a giant rock arch, where the local guide will tell you about the legends surrounding this mystical place.

Finally, grab lunch or coffee in Ajuy and enjoy the local delicacies!

>> Click here to check tour rates and availability

19. Swim in the Sotavento Lagoon

Sotavento is a beautiful 9 km (5.6 mi) beach on the east coast of Fuerteventura, south of Costa Calma, and made up of five beaches. 

It is known for its huge lagoon with transparent water and smooth golden sand. Kitesurfing and windsurfing are huge here as championships in both sports take place on this beach!

Playa de La Barca and Risco del Paso are the beaches designated for wind sports, and the others are more family-oriented.

Sotavento Lagoon
Sotavento Lagoon

The surrounding area of the beaches is filled with amazing desert and sand dune landscapes. 

This beach is wild, meaning there are no amenities or large crowds. It is the perfect spot to relax on a quiet beach and try your hand at kitesurfing or windsurfing.

If you’re not into sports, just walk along the beautiful turquoise waters at one of the most beautiful beaches in the Canary Islands!

20. Check Out the La Alcogida Eco Museum

The La Alcogida Eco Museum is located in the south of Tefia (northwest of Fuerteventura) and is a unique place where you can experience the area’s historical lifestyle as re-enacted by tools and activities that were part of the daily life of the villagers.

The origins of this settlement revolve around the people’s need to obtain water, then considered a scarce resource.

The village is placed near an “Alcogida,” a plot of land used to keep rainwater and take it through pipes to wells or cisterns.

La Alcogida Eco Museum
La Alcogida Eco Museum

The Ecomuseum is an important part of Fuerteventura’s heritage.

You can take a tour through this extraordinarily restored town and learn about the locals’ history and way of life interactively!

Address: Lugar Aldea Tefia, 0 S-N, 35611 Tefía, Las Palmas

21. Go Back in Time at Castillo Caleta de Fuste

Discover a castle that witnessed pirate attacks and is one of Fuerteventura’s main tourist destinations, Caleta de Fuste.

The nearby resort of Caleta de Fuste is a popular destination for tourists, but another big attraction is the “cove” (Caleta), which is what the town is named after.

The Castillo de Caleta de Fuste, a circular two-storied tower built out of dark volcanic rock, was built in the 18th century to ward off pirate attacks.

Castillo Caleta de Fuste
Castillo Caleta de Fuste

It is considered a historical landmark, and there is a small-scale replica on the FV-2 motorway.

Caleta de Fuste is a tourist favorite created around a long horseshoe-shaped bay on the sea. Its beaches were created with imported sand and the low waves make it ideal for swimming! 

22. Wander Around Puertitos de los Molinos

On the west coast of Fuerteventura is the small village Puertitos de los Molinos, home to only about 20 residents.

This is a quiet but gorgeous beach with golden sand and turquoise blue water.

Swimming is not advised because the ocean’s currents can be very strong. This spot, however, is ideal for some quiet relaxation with spectacular views.

While the village is beautiful, it is the windmills that are a sight to behold! The windmills of Fuerteventura have their origins in the 18th and 19th centuries, during a period of increased agricultural activity on the island.

Fuerteventura windmill
Fuerteventura windmill

The steady trade winds made it an ideal location for utilizing wind power, and these windmills played a crucial role in the local economy.

Constructed using indigenous materials, Fuerteventura’s windmills typically feature a round or conical stone base and a tower made of wood or metal.

Their sails, known as “velas,” are crafted from wood or metal and wrapped in fabric to capture the wind. The internal machinery, including millstones, was employed to grind grains.

Presently, numerous windmills on Fuerteventura have been restored and preserved as historical landmarks.

Some have been repurposed as museums, like Molino de Antigua and Molino de Tiscamanita, allowing visitors to learn about the intriguing history and purpose of these captivating structures.

23. See the Calderon Hondo

One of Fuerteventura’s most accessible volcanoes, Calderon Hondo, is easily accessible and provides amazing views of the nearby towns, Lajares and Corralejo.

This 50,000-year-old volcano is part of the Bayuyo alignment, which is a string of volcanoes making it one of northern Fuerteventura’s most remarkable landscapes. 

Calderon Hondo
Calderon Hondo

You can visit other major sightseeing attractions in the north of the island, such as Dunas de Corralejo Natural Park and the secluded fishing village of Majanicho.

You will also be able to observe several abandoned quarries on the hike that sit as a reminder of the history surrounding the volcano.

The Hondo Volcano is a great hiking adventure that only takes about 35 minutes to climb! 

24. Catch the Views from Mirador Sicasumbre

Mirador Sicasumbre is considered the best viewpoint in Fuerteventura. It is off of a small trail that takes about 5 to 10 minutes and is located off the road FV-605.

From the top, you will have amazing views of the desert and beaches.

This is a perfect place to take amazing sunset pictures during what’s known as the “golden hour” in the evening.

Mirador Sicasumbre
Mirador Sicasumbre

Mirador Sicasumbre is a great location for astronomical observation and you are welcome to bring your own telescope or photo equipment for amazing skyline images!

The viewpoint is known for having strong winds, so it is strongly advised to wear a jacket.

The hike is worth it, however, since you will get some spectacular views not seen anywhere else in the world!

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Where to Stay in Fuerteventura

There are plenty of places to stay in Fuerteventura, but here are some of our favorites:

  1. Hotel Vacanzy Urban Boutique (adults-only in Corralejo- my top pick!)
  2. La Buena Vida by Comfortable Luxury (Corralejo)
  3. Hotel el Mirador de Fuerteventura (Luxury in Puerto del Rosario)
The bar on Hotel Vacanzy's rooftop
The bar on Hotel Vacanzy’s rooftop

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