Things to do in Fuerteventura

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Things to do in Fuerteventura

Although Fuerteventura is the second largest island, it can feel relatively quiet in comparison with other destinations in the same archipelago such as Tenerife or Gran Canaria. With a very favorable climate and world-class facilities, the island is popular with couples, groups, and families in particular while there is also quality accommodation to suit every occasion or budget. That being said, it’s not just the year-round sunshine that attracts so many visitors to this part of the world, for this beautiful pocket of the Canary Islands is overflowing with interesting attractions.

With the above in mind, here are some of the genuine highlights and best things to do in Fuerteventura:

5 Unique things to do in Fuerteventura

1. Explore the hidden side of Fuerteventura

Have you ever returned from a particular destination only to find out about the unique experiences you missed out on? When it comes to the hidden places or lesser-known points of interest, the Fuerteventura Especial Tour ticks every box and ensures this won’t be the case. Starting at the museum for Goat Cheese in Antigua Village, you can sample some local culture before embarking on a journey along some truly spectacular coastline with quiet fishing villages and majestic rock formations. Furthermore, this day tour also takes in the Aloe vera museum in Tiscamanita, where the famous medicinal plant is very much a part of the local culture. Another highlight of hidden Fuerteventura is a charming sea front restaurant where you enjoy lunch, while the ancient underwater cave system is waiting in anticipation, for intrepid travelers who yearn to witness these mystical remnants of ancient volcanic eruptions.

2. Get lost in the markets and beaches of Lanzarote

Nothing compares to the uncertainty or unexpected nature or travel and this is certainly true when it comes to getting lost in the markets of an exotic country. Similarly, while there are fascinating things to do in Fuerteventura, the opportunity to jump over to nearby Lanzarote is always an adventure and entirely worthwhile.

Having set sail from Corralejo to Playa Blanca, the craft market in Marina Rubicon offers precisely this kind of experience with an excellent insight into the fresh produce and handicrafts in the region. Consisting of live traditional music and quaint eateries, this is also a thoroughly enjoyable place to sample the local culture before venturing further to the pristine beaches down south. Renowned as one of the finest stretches of sand on the island, Papagayo is then the perfect place to unwind after what is arguably one of the best days tours and things to do in Fuerteventura.

3. Take a microadventure from Corralejo

Located just off the northeast coast of Fuerteventura, Los Lobos was once the home of a sea lion colony, but today, it offers a secluded travel experience in a very natural setting. Consisting of multiple communities and endless volcanic rock, Los Lobos is so natural that the island is referred to as a park, while the locals are renowned for their hospitality toward visitors.

Taking the Lanzarote Ferry also ensures a very convenient and affordable microadventure. For the same reason, Las Dunas de Corralejo is one of the most accessible things to do in Fuerteventura with it being located a short distance from Corralejo town, and this is arguably the most popular attraction on the island. It takes some skill to navigate the actual dunes, but regarding how to reach them, even a bicycle is enough to get you there.

4. Visit the volcanoes in nearby Lanzarote

Although the island is somewhat busier and possibly less colorful, the Lanzarote Volcano Express Tour is one of the most popular things to do in Fuerteventura. Cruising effortlessly across the Atlantic Ocean is a thoroughly enjoyable away to reach Playa Blanca, where cobblestone streets and intricate facades are a welcome change of pace.

At the same time, it is Timanfaya National Park which never fails to delight visitors, and this beautiful volcanic landscape makes the trip from Fuerteventura worth every bit of effort. From geothermal experiments and even cooking food over the heat from a volcano, this guided tour is a very practical way to encounter such a mystical landscape. After the volcanoes, there is an opportunity to visit the Aloe Vera museum and sample cosmetic products and later, the opportunity to explore a wine cellar, Bodega and fruity wines in La Geria which seems like the perfect way to finish of a memorable journey to Lanzarote.

5. Finally, why not take the Grand Tour of Fuerteventura?

While there are many exciting excursions in Fuerteventura, there is also a very cost-effective way to see all the major highlights of the island in one day – the Fuerteventura Grand Tour. While this particular option takes in most of the above attractions, the tranquil Pajara is another nice encounter while El Cotillo is accompanied by white powdered sands and the inviting prospect of turquoise waters. Regardless, this is one of many exciting things to do in Fuerteventura and given their popularity, the best way to avoid disappointment is to prepare adequately for your trip – and this only requires a very minor booking deposit.

You can book all of the above excursions in Fuerteventura here.

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