What to see in Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura Attractions

Fuerteventura is famous for its gorgeous beaches, ranging from stretches of white sands in the south, to the odd black sand beaches in the north. There are also charming little villages and harbours to enjoy, and a laid-back ambiance that characterises the entire island, making relaxation a welcome and inevitable consequence of visiting here. Fuerteventura does not have the glamorous nightlife or high-end attractions of some other Balearic destinations, but those coming here to enjoy its wholesome charms will not be disappointed.

Puerto del Rosario is the main town of Fuerteventura, and the most popular resorts are Correlejo and Caleta del Fuste, but to really experience local charm travellers should head to rustic little villages like El Cotillo and La Oliva, or the historic old town of Betancuria. The island's regular winds make it a good destination for water sports like windsurfing and kite surfing, and other fun activities include glass-bottomed boat adventures and camel rides on the beach. Families travelling with kids should try out the Baku Water Park and Fuerteventura Oasis Park.

Car hire is good value and most visitors tend to rent a vehicle by the week to get around Fuerteventura at their leisure. Public transport is decent though, with reliable and cheap buses, and ferries which are useful for getting from one side of the island to the other. If you are going to use buses regularly during your visit invest in a Tarjeta Dinero, a bus discount card.

Baku Water Park

A perfect day out for the whole family, Baku contains a water park with gentle slides and shallow pools for young children, an exciting 'animal experience' feature, and Parque Europa which opens in…

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Beaches on Fuerteventura

You won't need to go far on Fuerteventura to find a perfect beach, even if you are intent on seeking out solitude away from other holidaymakers. The best beaches can be found around Jandia, on the…

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The old town of Betancuria was founded in 1405 and was the first capital of Fuerteventura. The town enjoys a fantastic location and offers attractive views of the hilly terrain and winding river below.…

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El Cotillo

This rustic little village has plenty of charm and character for those looking for a quiet getaway and some gorgeous beaches. El Cotillo has a rich history, and was previously a smuggler's harbour…

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Fuerteventura Oasis Park

The little fishing village of La Lajita, on the east coast of Fuerteventura, has been put on the tourist map because it offers one of the island's main attractions, the 'Oasis de Los Camellos' zoo…

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La Oliva

The village of La Oliva was formerly the home of the military governors of the island, between the 17th and mid-19th centuries, and some historic buildings from this period can still be visited in…

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Puerto del Rosario

The main town of Fuerteventura, Puerto del Rosario, located on the western side of the island, was once called Puerto de Cabras ('port of the goats'), and even today it is said that goats outnumber…

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