The 10 Best Things To Do In Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is an island full of small treasures waiting to be rediscovered, with lots to do and visit. These are just some of the best things to do in Fuerteventura:

1. Walk along the longest beach in the Canary Islands

CofeteCofete is at the foothills of the mountains, right in the middle of the Jandia Natural Park, in the south of Fuerteventura, and has the honour of being the longest beach in the Canary Islands.

about Cofete

2. Get lost in the Corralejo Dunes

Dunas de CorralejoThe Corralejo Dunes are one of the most extraordinary natural landscapes in the Canary Islands, and its coastline is a succession of spectacular beaches. Lose yourself among them.

about the Corralejo Dunes

3. Take a dip in crystal-clear waters

Los LagosThe capricious volcanic rock in the north of Fuerteventura has created an array of natural pools known as Los Lagos, with clear waters and white sand. Nearby you can also find Los Charcos.

more about Los Lagos

4. Get to know the historic capital of the Canary Islands

BetancuriaBetancuría was founded in 1404, and then became the capital of Fuerteventura and the first capital of the archipelago. Its old town is one of the best preserved in the Canary Islands, come and see it!

about Betancuria

5. A sunset in Los Canarios

In the mountains surrounding Cofete, you can find a wonderful viewpoint to enjoy one of Fuerteventura’s spectacular sunsets.

about Los Canarios

6. Delve into the Ajuy caves

AjuyThe Ajuy caves are in the small village of Ajuy. There is a recommended trail which snakes through the cliffs and provides access to the caves, depending on the tides.

more about Ajuy

7. Take a peek inside Fuerteventura

Mirador de Morro VelosaIn the interior of Fuerteventura, you’ll find its most popular viewpoint, Morro Velosa, at the top of the few mountains that rise above the vast plains in this part of the island. From here, you can savour the view of the Betancuria Country Park, which extends from the interior to the west coast.

about Morro Velosa

8. Lose yourself in Sotavento

SotaventoSotavento is one of the most special places in Fuerteventura – a unique landscape that stretches along the west coast of the island. Sotavento is a collection of golden sand beaches with crystalline waters, which are ideal for walk, a dip in the sea, or trying a water sport.

more about Sotavento

9. Photograph Fuerteventura’s south coast

Morro JableIn the far-south of the island, you’ll find the town of Morro Jable, one of the most visited corners of Fuerteventura. The Playa del Matorral covers much of the coastline and creates one of the most characteristic vignettes of the island. Nearby, you can find a viewpoint which allows you to admire this spot in all its splendour.

about Playa del Matorral

10. Discover the small island of Lobos

Isla de LobosMany people make the most of their visit to Fuerteventura by visiting the small island of Lobos, situated to the north of Fuerteventura. An uninhabited, arid, and protected island in miniature.

about Lobos Island


If this has left you wanting to find out more, discover everything that Fuerteventura has to offer here.