Fuerteventura is the second largest of Spain’s Canary Islands after El Hierro. It is a wonderful holiday destination, that exhibits white-sandy beaches wrapped around cliffs and coves. Fuerteventura is also famous for surfing, windsurfing and waterskiing. Visit historic sites like Lajares and Iglesia Cathedral, and discover art at Mirador Morro Velosa and Casa de los Coroneles Museum. There are plenty of beaches and lagoons in Fuerteventura, however visit El Cotillo, Oasis Park, Parque Natural de Corralejo with dunes and Jandia Peninsula. Indulge in adventure sports, take a boat tour, eat delicious Mediterranean cuisine or simply laze by the bay. Let’s look at the list of best things to do in Fuerteventura, Spain.
1. El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Visit El Cotillo and drive around the island to see what it is like. The beach lagoon is wonderful with rock shelters to protect you from the wind. Take a walk to the white sandy beaches of crystal blue water of El Cotillo, build a sand castle with your children, or spend quiet time on the beach. Also, do try the fresh seafood by the bay!
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Address: Cotillo, El Cotillo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain
Facebook: El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
2. Oasis Park Fuerteventura
Oasis Park is the natural wonder of Fuerteventura. The park features more than three thousand tropical plants and animals. Enjoy the company of hundreds of wildlife species, as you take a trip through the park. Expect to come across sea lions, African savannah, giraffes, gazelles, elephants and hippos. Observe the botanical beauty of the park, and later enjoy a camel safari. This botanical garden will revitalize you, in the presence of world’s most majestic mammals and nature sights.
Address: Museo del Campo Majorero, Carr. Gral. Jandía, s/n, 35627 La Lajita, Las Palmas, Spain
Website: Oasis Park
3. Parque Natural de Corralejo
Come to the Corralejo desert of Fuerteventura to enjoy the scenic beauty of this natural park. Parque Natural de Corralejo is located towards the north of the island, with two contrasting sides. The scenic beauty of this natural park can be absorbed by walking a nature trail. The tourist resort of Corralejo is the largest dune in the whole of the Canary Islands. It’s amazing to watch this enormous coastline of white sandy beaches bathe in the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. If you walk towards the south, you will come across a volcanic landscape, in a dramatic red and ochre color.
Parque Natural de Corralejo
Website: Parque Natural de Corralejo
4. Mirador Morro Velosa
Visit Mirador Morro Velosa to discover a different side of Fuerteventura! This UNESCO biosphere reserve island features rugged landscapes, rounded hills, winding canyons and amazing scenery. Morro Velosa is perfect to enjoy the panorama of barren beauty and architecture designed by César Manrique. Mirador Morro Velosa is a sophisticated home with a tiled roof and wooden porch. Stop for coffee, and visit Mirador Morro Velosa from inside to learn about the geological past of this volcanic island.
Mirador Morro Velosa
Address: Camino Velosa, 35637 Betancuria, Las Palmas, Spain
Website: Mirador Morro Velosa
5. Jandia (Jandia Peninsula)
Jandia is a wonderful beach, that stretches its coastline to Mortal Jable. Stroll along the tranquil and clean shore line, or dine at one of the beachside cafes and restaurants. Walk in the sun or swim with the waves! You can also hire a cycle, to ride in the cycle track of the southern beach. In addition, you can go whale watching in Jandia, and explore the wonderful bars of Morro Jable.
Address: Jandia Playa, Pájara, 35625, Fuerteventura, Spain
6. Playa de Cofete
Playa De Cofete is a small village in Jandia peninsula of the Canary Islands. What makes Playa De Cofete special, is that it is situated in a nature reserve. Parque Natural de Jandía, houses this village along with a beautiful beach nearby. This stunning beach is secluded, winding, and offers great views of the mountains. Above all, a lot of naturalists inhabit the beach because it is almost isolated.
Playa De Cofete
Address: Playa de Cofete, Las Palmas, Spain
Website: Playa De Cofete (in Spanish)
7. The town of Lajares
Lajares is a small town with a selection of interesting restaurants and shops. Stop by this village for a bite to or to shop. In addition, you can visit the HiperDino store from 9 am to 9 pm. Lajares is situated between Majanicho and El Cotillo Corralejo. If you are visiting for the weekend, then explore the handcraft’s market for artigianale gadgets. Moreover, Corralejo is a 10-minute drive from the village of Lajares.
Address: Province of Las Palmas, Spain
8. Museum of Traditional Fishing
Visit this 19th-century Museum of Traditional Fishing, in a Castle by the Tostón lighthouse. In reality, this place features the art of the Majorero fishing. The inhabitants of Fuerteventura consider traditional fishing as one of their customs and traditions. For them, traditional fishing symbolizes sustainable use of the natural resources. Above all, this building flaunts a lighthouse architecture typology. It is near the fishing village of El Cotillo, which offers wonderful landscapes.
Museum of Traditional Fishing
Address: Avda de los Lagos, El Cotillo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain
Website: Museum of Traditional Fishing
9. Casa de los Coroneles
Explore the stately home of Casa de los Coroneles, in the Canary Islands. Casa de los Coroneles is located on the island of Fuerteventura. This art gallery was once the seat of the island’s colonel. Come here to learn the fascinating history of the architecture and neighborhood. You will find exhibitions on the ground and first floor. Take a walk in the courtyard, and you will notice nesting birds and spectacular views. This lovely building is full of Spanish history and certainly well worth the tiny entry fee.
Casa de los Coroneles
Address: Calle los Coroneles, 28, 35640 La Oliva, Las Palmas, Spain
Website: Casa de los Coroneles
10. Corralejo Dunes
The southern part of of the Parque Natural Corralejo sports the largest dunes of the Canary Islands. Corralejo Dunes exhibits beautiful sands and views of “Los Lobos” and “Lanzarote” islands. Stroll on the white-sand, relax by the beach side or indulge in fresh seafood by the bay. This beach is loved by all age groups, because it’s tranquil, secluded and offers wonderful sights. They also have a marked off area for kite surfers and wind surfers.
Address: National Park, Corralejo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain
Website: Corralejo Dunes
Enjoy the coastline of Fuerteventura, Spain
Fuerteventura allows you to experience the isolated beaches of the Canary islands in Spain. Swim, surf, sun-bathe or lounge on the sun-deck. There are plenty of activities in this area to keep you entertained.
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