The second largest Canary Island, just off the coast of Africa, is an incredible destination. Expect white sands, coves, watersports as well as some great sights and attractions. Here is a quick list of what to do, where to eat and what to see.
Fuerteventura is an incredible surf spot with 3000 hours of sun a year and on average it only rains about 2 hours per week! There are a lot of different beaches for all levels of surfing, in fact, the range and choice beaches are ideal for beginner surfers because of the amount of space available. Corralejo is the main surf town with cool shops, cafes and restaurants, there you’ll find lessons or simply advice about which beaches have the best conditions that day.
This famous zoo is the largest of all the Canary Islands and doubles as a world-class botanical garden. But this is not your average zoo, here you can ride a camel, learn about their conservation projects, feed giraffes, eat at an amazing restaurant and so much more. It really is quite the experience native only to this island with a huge amount of activities – perfect for a day out with the family.
Isla de Lobos
This is a wonderful spot to experience. It’s a small practically uninhabited island brimming with wildlife and beautiful beaches. Hop over in a short ferry ride and spend the day wandering the island, following the trails or even take in some sports fishing.
Fuerteventura has some of the best seafood as you might expect from this tropical Spanish paradise. Nowhere else in the world might you find prawns, mussels and fresh catches so mouth-watering and delectable. Of course, staying on the island you’ll have a lot of options but we recommend La Marisma for its beautiful design that seems like something taken from a fishing village long ago.
Maxi Power Sailing
For the adventurists out there Fuerteventura has a unique company, Maxi Sailing, that let you experience the extreme world of professional race sailing. Don’t be put off if you’re a novice sailor, the legendary Kino Quiroga will find a programme for you, whether it’s learning yourself or sitting back and enjoying the ride. The backdrop of the Canary Islands and the rush and excitement of sailing the 83ft boat will be an experience like no other.
Island adventuring is made all the easier by car, particularly with surf and beach gear. If you need transportation in Fuerteventura then look no further than Sixt.