Activities in Fuerteventura: the adventure island
The paradise of white sands and turquoise waters has a name: Fuerteventura. Located just over 90 km from the coast of the African continent, this island has nothing to envy to the most paradisiacal islands in the world. Idyllic landscapes, temperate climates, winds that attract the best athletes and beaches that will make you sigh.
Full of surprises, Fuerteventura offers not only all the services and amenities travellers are looking for, but it also hides mountains, one of the Canarian Biosphere Reserves, coastal villages and local gastronomy. But let's not forget about the beaches, they are so incredible that it will be very difficult to choose, but here are some tips to choose the perfect area for you and what to see in Fuerteventura.
Boat trip in Costa Calma, where tranquillity floods over you
Welcome to Costa Calma, a tourist town, but very quiet where all the services you are looking for are available and where relaxation is almost obligatory. The light and ochre coloured houses of Costa Calma are contrasted with the dark mountains and white beaches creating a landscape that is synonymous with holidays. This is where Playa Esmeralda is located, and the name says it all, doesn't it? Paradisiacal, with white sands and crystalline waters, it is simply a "must". You can also visit the beaches of Costa Calma, Sotavento and Paraíso. Not far away, going towards the southern end of Fuerteventura, you can visit the Jandía Natural Park, home to the Jandía cardón, a characteristic plant of the island with incredible views.
But just 20 minutes away by car you will find an old fishing village, Morro Jable, today an urbanised area but with incredible idyllic landscapes where you can enjoy a boat trip in incredible waters and whale watching. Embark and explore the wonders of the south of Fuerteventura in the open sea and have fun with the different activities offered by the crew when the boat anchors! Water, land, air... don't forget that there is a lot to discover and activities to practice. That's why, once you're on dry land, you'll be able to continue looking for things to do in Costa Calma.
Buggy in Corralejo, the little desert
Corralejo is one of the most touristic spots of Fuerteventura. Its streets are lined with hotels, restaurants, flats, shops and much more. However, if you are looking for a typical and natural destination, don't despair, as it has preserved its historic centre and unmissable nature.
In this part of the island you will find not only beautiful beaches with golden sand, but you can also enjoy the small desert of the Natural Park Dunas de Corralejo. Here you will be able to observe some birds, as it was declared a Special Protection Area for Birds, but you will also enjoy the most beautiful beaches of the island.
Endowed with dunes up to 50 metres high, the Parque Natural Dunas de Corralejo is perfect for adventures and new activities. Live the experience of discovering this desert as if it were a movie by taking a buggy or quad excursion in Corralejo. You will feel the sand and the adrenaline in your body, you will sweat while you do some manoeuvres and you won't stop marvelling at the landscape.
After such an action-packed activity you might want to take a shower at your hotel, wash off all the sand, then head for the beaches, explore the Isla de Lobos starting from the harbour or find out what to do in Corralejo and continue enjoying your stay here.
Surfing in Caleta de Fuste, the heart of the island
You've already been through Corralejo and experienced a dose of pure adrenaline, now you need a bit of relaxation to keep your body going. We head towards the centre, not far from Fuerteventura airport, and arrive at a very popular part of the island, Caleta de Fuste. This town of golden sandy beaches with crystal clear, calm waters is perfect to visit with the family. Its secret emerald-coloured natural pools, the Salinas del Carmen, the Torre de San Buenaventura are some of the attractions to see in Caleta de Fuste. Caleta de Fuste, also known as the Castle, is chosen by many tourists because its central position allows them to travel to different parts of the island easily. But also because it has everything a traveller needs, restaurants, hotels, museums, shops, bars, parks and even golf courses. Among its most famous beaches we highlight the beach of Guirra, Las Caletillas and of course the beach of Caleta de Fuste.
If Fuerteventura is known for its winds and beaches... What do you think is the ideal activity to discover this area? Well, nothing better than surfing in Caleta de Fuste! Thanks to the instructors you will be able to learn how to get on a board, identify the waves according to your level and not fall in the attempt. After taking off your wetsuit, you might work up an appetite and enjoy all the gastronomic options on offer here and then look for things to do in Caleta de Fuste and continue your adventure. Or explore Tenerife, Lanzarote or Gran Canaria, there's always so much more to discover.