Being one of many bigger of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is a fairly various and particular island to discover. It’s a kind of islands that has a bit of little bit of the whole lot and such a various panorama that’s superb for a vacation journey. That is precisely why I needed to share a few of my favorite and finest issues to do in Fuerteventura after our journey.
Now, identical to the opposite islands of Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Lanzarote; Fuerteventura is a complete gem however generally neglected as not being ‘off the grid’ sufficient for sure travellers. Although, for my part, is completely irrelevant as there actually are so many beautiful and finest issues to do in Fuerteventura.
You see, I don’t assume it’s honest to evaluate a vacation spot simply because there are good transport connections (to the remainder of Europe) and is fairly well-liked for sun-seekers. Fuerteventura is gorgeous and has a pure magnificence that’s nicely value exploring while within the Canary Islands.
With that in thoughts, I needed to share a few of my favorite and finest issues to do in Fuerteventura in your subsequent journey. It actually is a beautiful island. Have enjoyable!
1.) Barranco De Los Enamorados
Okay, so if you wish to spend a bit of time away from the shore and off by yourself, then visiting Barranco De Los Enamorados is the place to be. Not essentially the most well-known (or visited) place, it’s simply the most effective issues to do in Fuerteventura in the event you love some hidden gems.
Now, it may be fairly troublesome to search out by yourself, particularly because it’s not the obvious place to go to. That is the place it makes essentially the most sense to go together with an area or information organised out of your lodging. That being stated, Patricia (an Airbnb Information) does have particular person excursions that she runs in the event you fancy reserving earlier than you arrive.
You have to a automotive to get right here, so ensure that all that is organised earlier than reserving a tour. Plus, at all times put on some good sneakers; the stroll/trek is comparatively simple nevertheless it’s nonetheless not flip flop circumstances by any means.
2.) Playa del Matorral
Perched on the shoreline by Morro del Jable, Playa del Matorral has a surprising seaside and nature reserve that’s nicely value a go to in the event you’re wanting a day within the surf.
Now, one good factor (in the event you’re like me and get fidgety when laying on the seaside) is that there’s a heap of trails that head by the character reserve and to the lighthouse, too.
One factor to recollect, as, with just a few seashores in Fuerteventura, clothes is optionally available. That is very true in the event you head to the left of the seaside; cheeky!
Don’t fear, although, there’s no have to strip off in the event you don’t need and there’s a heap of rentable parasols and locations to seize cocktails on the seaside to simply chill and luxuriate in some well-deserved chillout time.
After a day on the seaside, ensure that to pop over to the city space of Morro Jable for a bit of chunk to eat. In the event you’re hankering for some grub, pop into La Bodega de Jandia for some conventional tapas and engaging Iberican ham. Although, ensure that to e-book forward in the event you’re visiting at peak occasions.
3.) Corralejo Pure Park
Now, it’s stated that the very best sand dunes in the entire Canary Islands are based mostly in Fuerteventura’s Corralejo Pure Park. Now, that’s a fairly grand assertion, however after spending a while within the park itself I can completely see why.
Stretching the north-east coast of the island, it’s exploring the dunes is definitely the most effective issues to do in Fuerteventura if you wish to see a completely totally different panorama.
Plus, it’s very easy to go to in the event you’re staying round Corralejo city itself.
Simply ensure that to pack loads of SPF safety and a few water… that thirst is actual when you’re on the dunes!
4.) Playa de Cofete
Now, it’s usually thought-about that Playa de Cofete is likely one of the finest seashores in the entire Canaries and a spot that you simply actually can’t miss when visiting Fuerteventura.
With unspoilt and a completely dramatic shoreline, it’s simply probably the most stunning spots to see on the island. Although the ocean might be fairly fierce right here, it’s nonetheless nicely well worth the trek, particularly on a day exploring.
Although be warned, the roads aren’t the very best to get right here and heading in a rent automotive might be tough. It’s not out of the query, nevertheless it’s one thing that isn’t essentially the most advisable. In the event you can, hop on one of many 4X4 excursions that head from Morro Jable.
5.) Calderon Hondo
You possibly can simply head to Calderon Hondo by yourself however in the event you favor, you can too rent a information from most cities. In the event you do determine to go it alone, head there are two key paths to take. On the fork within the street, you’ll be capable to see a better route that’s fairly nicely established. Although you can too take the trackway, which is kind of a bit tougher.
Personally, I’d advocate the vacationer route with it taking round 2-hours when strolling leisurely. The crater is completely stunning to see and nicely value it if you wish to see a completely totally different aspect of Fuerteventura.
6.) Las Playitas
Though a comparatively small little place, Las Playitas is a superb little pit cease if you’re heading down the jap coast. Now, it’s not the form of spot you’ll spend half a day in, nevertheless it’s an excellent place to stretch your legs on the seafront and seize a chunk to eat at Restaurante Las Playas for his or her seafood.
Like I stated, a small and beautiful little pit cease, however not essentially someplace you’d head out of your means for.
7.) Mirador Sicasumbre
In all probability the most effective issues to do in Fuerteventura in the event you’re travelling on the inland street (FV-605), it’s a completely beautiful viewpoint that’s nicely value a cease when heading throughout the island.
From the Sicasumbre Viewpoint, you may see all throughout the island, particularly on a transparent day! That being stated, the most effective occasions to return right here is in the dead of night to see the skies and planets with none gentle air pollution. In any case, it’s the most effective locations on this area to see them so clearly. Actually, it’s so spectacular and I don’t assume I’ve ever seen so many stars!
Betancuria might be one of many prettiest little cities in all of Fuerteventura and an excellent spot to go to while exploring the western fringes of the island. Now, it’d solely be residence to lower than a thousand individuals nevertheless it’s acquired a stunning allure and character that makes it an excellent little cease.
As soon as right here, take a bit of stroll by the cobbled streets, see the principle sq. and pop contained in the church, too. It’s nice for a few hours and an ideal little cease for lunch with the cafes and little eating places.
Additionally, don’t overlook to attempt some Majorero cheese from one of many cheese homes if you’re right here. Created from Canary Island goats, it’s completely tasty and makes Betancuria as one of many cheesiest spots in Fuerteventura! 😉
We stopped off at Finca Pepe that’s just some minutes from the cobbled streets of Betancuria and it was scrumptious! They make the cheese (usually within the morning) and you’ll generally see this course of, too.
Learn extra: Exploring Betancuria
9.) Fuerteventura Windmills
In the event you’re heading throughout Fuerteventura, likelihood is you’ll stumble upon not less than one windmill on the way in which. With essentially the most iconic being that in La Olivia, Antigua and Tefia.
Now, La Olivia windmill is fairly simple to search out however you can too head contained in the Antiqua Windmill to see the internal workings of a centuries-old property.
10.) Morro Velosa Statues
Just some kilometres from Mirador Las Peñitas is the Morro Velosa Statues overlook Fuerteventura and are the traditional kings of the island itself. Created by Emiliano Hernandez, they’re completely beautiful to see in your drive by this space or for a bit of stargazing within the night (which we did).
Learn extra: Stargazing on the Morro Velosa Statues
11.) Lobos Island
Nestled simply off the coast of Fuerteventura, Lobos Island is a completely beautiful place to go to for a half (or full) day journey. Primarily uninhabited, the island has just a few little homes and a completely rustic allure that’s stunning to see. Plus, you may really hop on a catamaran to make the journey and associate it up with some snorkelling and sea time, too.
That is precisely what we did and completely liked it.
It was so good and chilled and the ocean was beautiful, too. Actually, it’s the most effective issues to do in Fuerteventura if you wish to enterprise past the island itself.
Learn extra: Exploring Lobos Island
12.) Playa del Castillo
Simply shy of El Cotillo, Playa del Castillo is a surprising and fairly dramatic seaside to discover when on the west coast of Fuerteventura. Now, the seaside is completely beautiful and an excellent place for browsing, although, it may be a bit of tough for swimming so at all times take care.
For me, the most important factor I liked about Playa del Castillo is the completely beautiful sundown you get from the cliffs, right here.
13.) Discover the opposite Canary Islands
As I’ve in all probability talked about many occasions earlier than; there may be fairly a little bit of selection between the Canary Islands. This makes the archipelago an excellent place for island hopping, particularly as they’re linked by boats and air journey.
Check out a few of the different beautiful islands like; Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria which are nice to discover.
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