Things to do in
Fuerteventura

With sunny beaches all year round, this Spanish island offers the perfect mixture of adventure and relaxation.

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Fuerteventura: Return Lobos Island Ferry Ticket with Entry

1. Fuerteventura: Return Lobos Island Ferry Ticket with Entry

After just 20-minutes by boat from Corralejo, be amazed by the different tones of blue water whilst you disembark to this hidden corner of the Atlantic Ocean. Looking to the right of the harbor, you will find the path that takes you to El Puertito, an old fishing village next to a white-sand beach. At El Puertito, you can find the only restaurant on the island and a few buildings that were built before the island had been declared a Natural Park. Surrounded by tranquil waters, you will enjoy the island’s rich and exotic sea life. To the left of the harbor, you can find the most famous beach on this side of El Río. Take a swim in the calm and crystal clear, turquoise blue water or sunbathe in the fine sand, perfect for families with children, couples, young and old. This beach is commonly known as “La Concha” (the Shell) because of its shape, although the official name is La Caleta because of the limescale oven that played an important role in the construction of the “Martiño” lighthouse. From here you can see in the distance the dunes of Corralejo, the contours of Fuerteventura and when turning your back to the sea, appreciate the unique mountain “La Caldera”. Don’t forget to visit the nearby statue of Josefine Plá, the Spanish writer, poet and essayist, who was born on the island. Take a deep breath, a bottle of water and get ready to climb the highest peak of the island. The “La Caldera” mountain is a volcanic cone of relatively recent origin. Enjoy a fantastic view of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote from its 127-meter peak. Time stands still here as you take in the silence and colour of this splendid natural surrounding.  Whilst visiting the Northern part of the island, you will find the lighthouse, whose first lighthouse keeper was Josefine Plá’s father. Nowadays, the lighthouse works fully automatically and has been restored to its full splendour. Within the shade of this structure, stop for a rest while admiring the sea and Lanzarote with its volcanoes in the background. Admire the volcanic nature of the island’s interior and take a walk on the “Saladar (salt marsh) del Faro Martiño” and “Las Lagunitas”. More than 130 plant species and endemic birds live here, which has converted this idyllic paradise into a protected natural park. Enjoy a hiking excursion that will see your senses awakened to the island’s wildlife.

Fuerteventura: Sailing with Snorkeling and Dolphin Watching

2. Fuerteventura: Sailing with Snorkeling and Dolphin Watching

The tour starts with a visit to the harbor to marvel at the beautiful manta rays that live here and watch this beautiful creature swimming along the bottom of the sea floor. After the manta ray viewing, it's time to hop on board your sailing boat for the day for a short briefing of the day’s itinerary. Then it’s time to set sail and leave the harbor, heading out towards the open seas the captain will bring up the sails and turn off the engine. Listen to the radio communications from local fishermen and listen out for sightings of marine wildlife, including dolphins and whales. If they’re in the area, the captain will sail the boat towards them for the chance to take some photos and admire these elegant creatures up close. During the rest of the sail, enjoy the stunning sea views that surround you and soak up the glorious Fuerteventura sunshine. After about 2 hours of sailing, the captain drops anchor and there’s time for swimming and snorkeling in the shimmering blue waters. After your swim, enjoy a selection of tapas dishes made from local recipes and relax with a drink as you sail back to shore.

Fuerteventura 2.5-Hour Dune Buggy Tour

3. Fuerteventura 2.5-Hour Dune Buggy Tour

The tour starts from Corralejo and goes immediately to visit the Natural Park of the dunes where you will stop for a break to enjoy the place and its amazing views. From the dunes, move to Villaverde where the first part of the off-road starts, passing through the middle of the “Volcanic Area" until you arrive in Parque Holandés. After a short break, drive back to the "Volcanic Area," enjoying the beautiful landscape of this magical island.

From Corralejo: Round-Trip Ferry Transfer to Lobos Island

4. From Corralejo: Round-Trip Ferry Transfer to Lobos Island

Discover the incredible natural beauty of Lobos Island, with this express round-trip ferry ticket. Board at the port in Corralejo and set sail for the island. Admire stunning views during the short trip from the mainland. Spend a day exploring the island, however you wish. Go snorkeling or surfing, hike through the beautiful volcanic landscape, visit the lighthouse, or relax on the beach. Choose from two return ferry times to get back to Corralejo in the afternoon.

Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura Ticket and Optional Camel Ride

5. Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura Ticket and Optional Camel Ride

Make your way to Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura and journey through some of the most exciting regions of the world. Discover a refuge that enhances the survival of the ecosystem in a real oasis. See striking flora in various parts of the park and at the only botanical garden on the island. Fall in love with tropical succulents and native plants.  Attend the live demonstrations by sea lions, reptiles, birds of prey and parrots and their handlers, and interact with lemurs and sea lions in the water. Nourish yourself at the park's 3 restaurants and enjoy exquisite cuisine in a unique environment. Follow a route through the park to discover some 3,000 animals from 250 different species. Go on a camel safari at the largest camel reserve in Europe, look into the bright eyes of the curious lemurs from Madagascar or get your photo taken with a friendly giraffe.

Morro Jable: Magic Dolphin Search Sailing Excursion

6. Morro Jable: Magic Dolphin Search Sailing Excursion

Hop aboard the Magic Select catamaran for a sailing trip in Morro Jable. Search for dolphins, whales, and other sea mammals in their natural habitat. Stop for a swim and enjoy an onboard open bar.  Set sail from Morro Jable Harbor on a fully equipped catamaran that provides the optimum conditions to ensure an excellent opportunity to see the acrobatic skills of these amazing sea creatures.  Learn from your onboard guide about the sea life you encounter throughout the journey and, if there is enough time left, take a swim while anchoring at a hidden bay.  Along the trip, enjoy wine, beer, soft drinks, and water at the open bar.

Fuerteventura: Sailing Tour of Lobos Island

7. Fuerteventura: Sailing Tour of Lobos Island

Departs from Corralejo (north Fuerteventura) and set sail for Lobos Island. You will cross the 2 km islet called El Río on the way. As you get closer to the western part of Lobos Island, you will see La Caldera, a half-submerged volcanic mountain, with its black-sand beach. Head north, with beautiful views of Lanzarote Island, until you reach Faro Martiño lighthouse. From there, you turn to sail along the east coast to the south, where you will arrive in El Puertito, with its white fishermen houses immersed in a haven of peace.  Continue until you reach La Concha beach, famous for its paradise-like tranquillity and its turquoise waters where the landscape ebbs and flows with the tide. This unrivalled spot is where the boat will drop anchor so you can enjoy some water activities: feeding fish and snorkelling among them, kayaking and paddle boarding, or just daydreaming while lying in the sun on the catamaran net.

Fuerteventura: Glass Bottom Boat Cruise with Lunch

8. Fuerteventura: Glass Bottom Boat Cruise with Lunch

Experience a cruise through the coasts of the Janía Natural Park, perfect for the whole family. Receive a warm welcome as you climb aboard the Odysee 3, one of the few ships able to take you to see dolphins and whales. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up directly from your hotel before sailing the open seas in search of dolphins and whales. Relax in the sun and feel the sea breeze on your face as you listen to music. Stop to snorkel, kayak, paddle surf, or swim. At noon, enjoy a delicious Canarian lunch. Watch seagulls playing in the air above you. Go below deck and look through the underwater viewing deck. Return to the shore and drive back to your hotel in south Fuerteventura or your pickup point.

Morro Jable: 1.5-Hour Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour

9. Morro Jable: 1.5-Hour Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour

Enjoy a journey of discovery on the waters of the Jandía Nature Park in search of some of the friendliest and most sociable creatures on the planet. Observing these playful dolphins and beautiful whales among the waves is an unforgettable experience that highlights the beauty and grace of the natural world.  Head out on to the Atlantic Ocean and spend 1.5 hours watching the waves for dolphins and whales with your knowledgeable guide. Enjoy sweeping views of Fuerteventura’s stunning coastline during your experience.

Fuerteventura: Jandía Natural Park & The Puertito Buggy Tour

10. Fuerteventura: Jandía Natural Park & The Puertito Buggy Tour

Travel to the most exotic and exclusive landscapes in the south of Fuerteventura on this guided buggy trip. Experience the pleasure of adventure and let yourself be carried through the mountains on the oldest island of the Canary Archipelago. Before starting the tour, your guide will explain via a theoretical class how to drive the buggy vehicle and interpret their signals as well as detail info about safety measures and keeping a reasonable distance. Dust goggles are also given to all participants. After pickup, head to the Port of Morro Jable, where the group will depart, then start by navigating through the scenic Jandía Natural Park. In the midst of picturesque views, you can appreciate some of the local fauna: squirrels, goats, sheep, and donkeys. Finally, get to the charming village of Puerto de la Cruz, better known as The Puertito, which can be found at the end of the island. There, listen to stories of this magical place before starting the return ride.

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What people are saying about Fuerteventura

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5,520 reviews

We had Really Nice tour and they didn’t give up and we saw some lovely moments with the dolphins our tour guide and person with was amazing highly recommended my first time in Spain and this was immaculate I would highly appreciate if he got this feedback really impressed. Outstanding ain’t the word way better :). Thank You

Alfredo was a fantastic tour guide. It was 100% worth the money. After viewing a large crater, we ate tapas at a local restaurant. Beautiful stories and went to the coastline. 200% recommended. Tip, take the private tour, there is not much difference with a group tour.

The place is absolutely beautiful, staff very friendly and I am in love with all the plants there and of course looked after animals. Our 4 year old loved it too.

Lot's of fun! Would do it again! Can get chilly with the wind, and recommend a face covering for dust!

Both travel guide was good,a lot of informations. We visit lot of space. I like,worth it.