The second largest of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2009. Home to the biggest, and arguably the best, beaches in the Canaries, this volcanic island is a great place to try your hand at surfing, windsurfing, sea kayaking and sailing. Inland there is also mountain biking, hiking, cycling, horse riding and Jeep safaris available, making this a paradise for those who like their activities outdoors. The island’s towns and villages offer great restaurants, lively bars and a choice independent boutiques for those downtimes when you are catching your breath!
Areas & Neighbourhoods in Fuerteventura
Corralejo – One of the most popular destinations on Fuerteventura, Corralejo is home to some of the island’s most beautiful beaches. Have a go at surfing, kite surfing, scuba diving or yoga or find a spot on the resort’s expansive beach and relax under the warm, tropical sun.
Morro Jable – Popular with Teutonic visitors to Fuerteventura, Morro Jable boasts a pretty old town, a long sandy beach and wide selection of bars, restaurants and shops. A good choice for a meal out or afternoon in the sun, Morro Jable offers golf, surfing, diving and boat trips.
Puerto del Rosario – The capital of Fuerteventura since 1860, Puerto del Rosario is one of the main transport hubs on the island. Home to a great choice of shops, a pretty harbour promenade and a selection of cultural attractions, Puerto del Rosario will make an interesting day trip during your time on Fuerteventura.
Caleta de Fuste – Home to a lively nightlife, great selection of watersports and a wide, man-made beach, Caleta de Fuste is an attractive and convenient place to spend the day. Sunbathe on the golden sand, snorkel in the clear waters or enjoy a night out at one of the resort’s restaurants or bars.
Things to See in Fuerteventura
One of Fuerteventura’s most charming sights is the historic windmill in the village of Antigua. The fully restored building is home to an arts and crafts shop and there are pretty landscaped gardens nearby. Head to Playa de Garcey, on the western side of the island, to see The American Star, one of Fuerteventura’s more unusual sights. Once a famous cruise ship, The American Star ran aground off the coast of the island in 1994 and has been slowly rusting there ever since. Other prominent sights include the Faro de Morro Jable, the Mirador Morro Velosa and the Faro de Jandia.
Things to Do in Fuerteventura
Thanks to its year-round sunshine and position in the middle of the Atlantic, Fuerteventura is a fantastic destination for surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. With a choice of spots available, there are plenty of waves for professionals and novices alike. Diving, snorkelling and sailing are also popular, with boat trips available from several points on the island. The interior of Fuerteventura also boasts a range of activities with hiking, mountain biking and cycling all on offer. For nightlife and great food, head to Corralejo or Caleta de Fuste.
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