Fuerteventura is located only 100 kilometers from Africa and is the flattest island of the Canary archipelago.
It is known primarily for its endless beaches and strong winds, which allows you to practice various types of water sports, making it popular among sailors, surfers and kite surfers from around the world.
Fuerteventura, thanks to its shape, numerous sandy beaches and mild climate, is one of the most frequently chosen holiday destinations, especially by families with children and fans of water sports or sunbathing, but also hikers. The network of tourist trails will certainly not disappoint, as for example the most famous route Gran Recorrido is over 150 km long.
The extensive accommodation and entertainment structure provides tourists with everything they might need during their stay, and there will be plenty of sun, sand and good food.
It’s time to start exploring Fuerteventura.
Tourist attractions in Fuerteventura
Let’s start with one of the most popular national parks.
Parque Natural Dunas de Corralejo
Dunas de Corralejo National Park is probably the most famous attraction on Fuerteventura. A true wonder of nature, with sand dunes stretching over more than 2,600 hectares. Landscapes here are like a real desert, and the contrast between the sand and the waves is truly amazing. This is the largest area of dunes in the entire Canary archipelago, a must see if you are on Fuerteventura.
See for yourself one of the most interesting places on the island:
Windmills on Fuerteventura
Windmills are another characteristic of Fuerteventura. You can see them for example in the area of Villaverde, but unfortunately the visitors are not allowed to see the inside of them, only admire them from the outside. For those interested in windmills, there’s a museum of windmills in Tiscamanita (El Centro de Interpretación de los Molinos de Tiscamanita), where you can learn a bit more about the history of these buildings.
The town of Villaverde itself is worth visiting especially for the volcanic tunnel – Centro Paleontologico Cueva del Llano which was once inhabited by the original inhabitants. Its depth reaches up to 6 meters and it has 190 meters in length. Another attraction of Villaverde is the historic estate Finca La Rosita, formerly corn and tabacco farm, now housing a museum and botanical garden, a shop with local products and a farm with animals.
The capital of Fuerteventura
The capital of Fuerteventura is Puerto del Rosario. Its central point is the Avenida Maritima promenade – around which city life and social life take place. In Puerto del Rosario you can visit Casa Museo de Unamuno, a museum dedicated to the Spanish philosopher and poet Miguel de Unamuno or see the church of Our Lady of the Rosary – Nuestra Senora del Rosario.
A few pictures about what to see in the capital of Fuerteventura:
What distinguishes the capital from other towns is the fact that modern sculptures bought by the authorities are spread around the city to make the landscape more attractive. It’s also worth taking a look at Cafe Naufragio, where there are remains of the shipwrecked American Star liner on the walls. Puerto del Rosario is also a good place for partygoers and nightlife lovers.
Cruise on Islote de Lobos
A great attraction is also a cruise to the nearby island – Islote de Lobos, named after the species of seals that once lived on the island. This island is a perfect getaway for trekking enthusiasts who can try the climb to the top of the Caldera de la Montana.
Others will probably go to one of the beaches, like Playa la Concha known for its azure water.
You have to remember that the whole island is protected and you can walk only along the designated paths.
The whole area can be covered in just over two hours.
The most beautiful town in Fuerteventura
Former capital of Fuerteventura, Betancuria, is considered the most beautiful town on the whole island. It is worth to see the temple of Iglesia de Santa Maria with its baroque altar and the painting of the Last Judgment. Noteworthy is also the archaeological and ethnographic museum, which depicts the daily life of Majos, original inhabitants of the island. In turn, in Casa Santa Maria, in addition to cafes and restaurants, you can buy souvenirs and local ceramics.
Holidays with children on Fuerteventura
When it comes to holiday with children on Fuerteventura, the biggest attraction for them will certainly be the Oasis Park, where 250 species of animals live in a large botanical park with various plant species.
An additional attraction is the possibility of feeding animals (with purchased feed) and riding a camel. They will also enjoy a visit to the Baku theme park, where you can splash around in one of the many swimming pools and use the water slides throughout the day.
Minigolf, bowling and paintball are also aviable for families with children. Some children may be interested in visiting one of the local cheese houses where goat cheese is made. A nice excursion can also be a trip to the saline (Las Salinas) where formerly drinking water was obtained by desalination of the ocean. One of the attractive events on the island that will definitely interest the little ones will certainly be the Kites Festival. It takes place on the second weekend of October in Corralejo, which is where kites fly. This extraordinary display can also be watched after dark, when illuminated models dance in the sky.
Water sports on Fuerteventura
The endless sandy beaches of Fuerteventura are just one of the attractions that the island provides. Precisely because the coastline is long enough and the terrain is enhanced by the wind, many water sports enthusiasts come here to try their hand at many different water sport disciplines.
Interesting places and tourist attractions on Fuerteventura
It is worth to see this video promoting the island in beautiful shots showing all its charm and holiday possibilities.
Before we finish.
Tourist map of Fuerteventura
The current tourist map of Fuerteventura will be your guide to the island, allowing you to locate the most important tourist attractions without any problems, as well as other interesting places that you may want to visit:
More interesting places, tourist attractions and monuments on Fuerteventura can be found on the website of the island, alongside other useful information.