Let's have a closer look at the oldest Canary Island: Fuerteventura. Fuerteventura is the second-largest island
. Situated 60 miles (100km) from Morocco, it’s the closest to the African coast. The 152 different beaches
are pure white sand or black volcanic shingle (formed by volcanic eruptions).
Fuerteventura is heaven for watersports enthusiasts due to the warm climate and water conditions. Around the coast, you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of surfing activities, diving and fishing. If being active on the water isn’t your cup of tea, then try one of the many beautiful boat tours in Fuerteventura. Explore the coast of Fuerteventura and visit Isla de Lobos.
Language and currency in Fuerteventura
The language spoken on Fuerteventura is Spanish, although English is widely spoken as well. The currency in Fuerteventura is the Euro, just like the mainland of Spain. There are cashpoint machines in all the resorts on the island.
Getting around in Fuerteventura
The best way to explore the island Fuerteventura is by renting a car. Although Fuerteventura is the second-largest Canary Island, driving on the island is pretty smooth and it is easy to move across the island. Fuerteventura is 60 miles (100km) long and a maximum of 18 miles (30km) wide. It is therefore easy to drive to any destination on the island and return within a day!
A little less free, but still a good way to get around, is by bus. There are about 16 different bus routes on the island that connect the major towns. However, they are a bit slower and don’t really bring you to the natural attractions that Fuerteventura has to offer. Taxis are also available in most towns.
Best things to do during your holidays in Fuerteventura
Explore Corralejo Natural Park
Corralejo Natural Park is definitely a must-see in Fuerteventura. This beautiful natural park exists of sand dunes, light vegetation and unique fauna. The area is also often referred to as El Jable and is directly connected to the sea. The sand dunes actually merge seamlessly into one of the largest beaches on the island.
It’s a beautiful place with turquoise waters and kilometres of fine white sand. People who only come here for sunbathing and swimming also get their money's worth here. With so many square meters of beach, it is not difficult to find a nice place for yourself.
Day trip to Lobos Island
You can book a luxurious catamaran boat trip to Lobos island
, where you can enjoy a day in paradise. This inhabited island, which is actually a natural park, has beautiful coves and lagoons. Take a swim or do some snorkeling. Discover the western part of Lobos Island and admire the beautiful mountain of La Caldera
, a half-submerged volcanic cone, and its black sand beach.
Private sailing tour in Fuerteventura
If you are on holidays in Fuerteventura and looking for some quality time together with your best friends and/or family. Why not enjoy an exclusive private sailing trip from Corralejo
? You don’t have to worry about a boat license, because a professional skipper will bring you wherever you would like to go. Discover the coast of Fuerteventura and explore the island at your own pace!
Discover art in Puerto del Rosario Sculpture Park
The capital city Puerto del Rosario may not be the first place you would like to visit because of its commercial centre. But if you’re passing through, take a walk around. The open-air sculpture park features hundreds of artworks. Part of the competition, new artworks are added annually. There are also over 400 mural paintings to discover.
Whatever you decide to do during your trip to Fuerteventura, we promise you will love this beautiful island! Sunshine and a lot of fun are guaranteed! For any further tips or requests, feel free to contact us anytime.