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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 laidback ambiance that characterises the entire island.

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, animal features, and shallow pools for young children. The Parque Europa opens in the evening, offering a range…

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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 from holidaymakers. The best are found around Jandia on the southern tip of the island.…

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Betancuria

The old town of Betancuria was founded in 1405 and was the first capital of Fuerteventura. The town enjoys a fantastic location, offering 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 gorgeous beaches. El Cotillo has a rich history, and was previously a smuggler's harbour used…

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Fuerteventura Oasis Park

On the east coast of Fuerteventura, the little fishing village of La Lajita has been put on the tourist map because it offers one of the island's main attractions: the Oasis de Los Cammelos. Usually…

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La Oliva

Historic buildings from between the 17th and mid-19th centuries remain in the village of La Oliva, which people can still visit. The Governor's townhouse (Casa de los Coroneles) has been restored…

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Puerto del Rosario

Only recently capitalising on the tourist trade, the streets in charming Puerto del Rosario have been resurfaced and the harbour promenade rebuilt. The main street provides some good souvenir shops…

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