Things to Do in Fuerteventura

As a holiday island there are a variety of things to do in Fuerteventura.  One of the main reasons why people choose to come to Fuerteventura is the perfect all year round climate, that offers the chance to do a lot of outdoor activities at any time of the year. Going to the beach, being at the swimming pool, and water based activities and sports are high on the list.  However, there are a range of other things to do in Fuerteventura if you feel more adventurous.  The island doesn’t have the range of facilities, activities and places to go that the other Canary Islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria have; but there’s still plenty to do if you want to.

Fun Ideas for Things to Do in Fuerteventura

Hire a Car – hire a car for a day, 3 days or for the whole of your stay and you will be able to visit lots of different beaches and cultural places on the island.  It’s an ideal opportunity to visit and find things to do in Fuerteventura. Wherever you are staying it is possible to do a tour of the island in a day, but if you want to stay a little longer in each place, then I’d recommend dividing your tour into 3 days.  The first day you could explore the north – Corralejo, the dunes, La Olva, Puerto del Rosario, Tefia, Los Molinos, Tindaya and El Cotillo.  On the second day you could tour the middle of the island and visit Caleta de Fuste, Antigua, Betancuria, Ajuy, Pajara,Tuineje and Gran Tarajal.  On the third day you could tour around the south and visit La Pared, La Lajita, Costa Calma, the Sotavento beaches, Jandia and Morro Jable.  Petrol is a lot cheaper here (1.06 euros a litre for unleaded at Feb 2014) and car hire is around 25 euros a day.  The price of car hire will vary depending on the type of car and the length of hire.  Driving in Fuerteventura is a pleasure, as most of the roads are relatively quiet and have an excellent surface.  Warning – do not take your car off a tarmac road as this may well invalidate your insurance.

Go on an Organized Excursion or Tour.  There are a variety to choose from with your tour rep or local travel company.

Spend Time in the Sun – is one of the main things to do in Fuerteventura, as it’s what most people come to the island for, and it shines nearly every day of the year.  There are so many beaches to choose from, or you might just stay by the swimming pool or on your terrace or balcony.  On the main beaches there are sunbeds and parasols available for hire.

Try a Watersport – Many people see that one of the main things to do in Fuerteventura is to use one of the schools that offer tuition in windsurfing, surfing, sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling or riding a jet ski.

Go Cycling – an extensive network of cycle paths has been developed over recent years, so if you want to explore the island then get on a bike.  The cycle paths range from gentle ones around your resort, to ones that are off road through the volcanic landscape.

Use The Local Buses – there is an efficient and relatively cheap bus service on the island that links all the main towns. Careful planning, using the bus timetable, will allow you to get around the main parts of the island.  Information about the bus service and timetables can be found on this link -

Go Shopping  -  there aren’t any really big shopping centres on the island, but there is sufficient to meet the needs of the local population and tourists. The biggest shopping centre on the island is in the capital of Fuerteventura, Puerto del Rosario.  This shopping centre is called Las Rotundas and has around 60 shops/cafes spread over 3 floors, with 2 levels of underground car parking.  It has a C & A, Springfield, Intersport, Sportzone, Burger King, H & M, Pull & Bear, Pimkie etc.  In Corralejo there are two medium sized shopping centres – El Campanario and Las Palmeras.  In Caleta de Fuste there is the Atlantico Commercial Centre that has shops, a Spar supermarket, restaurants and a cinema. The other tourist resorts have small commercial centres with a selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Retail therapy is something that everyone can enjoy when looking for things to do in Fuerteventura.  Traditional Canarian markets are held in the resorts of Jandia, Costa Calma, Caleta de Fuste and Corralejo, on one or two mornings a week.

A List of (More) Fun Things to Do in Fuerteventura


  • Visit the National Park of the sand dunes near Corralejo
  • Go to the breathtaking Sotavento Beach in the south of the island
  • Go on an organized trike or quad bike tour
  • Go on an organized tour of the island
  • Have a day out at Oasis Park Zoo
  • Visit a goat farm to see them being milked, to watch the cheese making process and to taste/buy the cheese
  • Have a day out at the Baku waterpark in Corralejo (Summer season only)
  • Go for a round of golf
  • Have a ride on a camel 
  • Go for a day’s sailing on a catamaran
  • Go on a boat trip from Corralejo to the island of Los Lobos
  • Play tennis, beach volleyball or padel tennis
  • Have a relaxing day out at a Spa
  • Have a gentle stroll around your resort or go for a walk in the mountains through the volcanic landscape, following the network of marked footpaths
  • Book a 4x4 Discovery tour
  • Go fishing either from the shore or on an organized deep sea trip

These are just some ideas for things to do on Fuerteventura.  It may be that you just want to enjoy your holiday in the sun by just relaxing around your apartment, hotel or villa; but there is the opportunity to do a range of different activities to make your holiday one to remember.

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