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What to do in Fuerteventura

So you’re wondering what to do in Fuerteventura? You’ve booked the flights. You’ve booked your hotel in the best resort in Fuerteventura. All you need to do now is find things to do whilst you’re on this beautiful island. And you won’t have to look far.

Although this volcanic wonderland’s culture comes under constant scrutiny from travel experts, there are more places to visit in Fuerteventura than you think. This laid back island offers visitors some of the best beaches in Europe.

But it can be hard to find a reputable source that can help.

That’s why us helpful folk at Frequentravlr have come up with the best ideas (I know, aren’t we kind) for those looking what to do in Fuerteventura.

7 things to do in Fuerteventura

1. Visit Lobos Island

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If you’re completely stuck for places to go in Fuerteventura, you have to visit Isla de Lobos – Lobos Island. Escape any thoughts of work life or responsibility on this beautiful Islet. Crystal-clear water totally contrasted by volcanic landscapes, Lobos is a surreal experience offering nothing more than tranquility and peace. You won’t find any hotels, flip-flop, sandals or novelty tabard sellers here. No. The island is protected and has been declared a Natural Park ensuring its natural landscapes go untouched.

How to get to Lobos: Take a small ferry from Corralejo port, Fuerteventura.

2. Swim in Playa de la Concha

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No, this isn’t the Caribbean, although it does do a pretty good job pretending to be. Playa de la concha is one the best beaches in Fuerteventura. It makes a great choice for Fuerteventura family resorts, as there’s plenty of space around the beach for your little ones to play. Although the waves may be crashing in all over the island, la Concha enjoys calm waters due to its crescent shape in one of many lagoons. Hungry? Eating out in Fuerteventura is all about the fish and you won’t be stuck for fish restaurants here.

How to get to Play de la Concha: Drive or take a bus to El Cotillo, Fuerteventura.

3. Take surf lessons in Fuerteventura

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Fuerteventura is home to some of the best waves in Europe, making it one of the best places to surf in the world. You can’t go five yards without seeing anything even remotely surf related. The beaches in Fuerteventura are surrounded by plenty of surf schools. One of the busier Fuerteventura main resorts, Corralejo, is scattered with surf schools for all levels. So if you’re an adventure seeker, and you’re looking what to do in Fuerteventura, grab a board and ride those waves.

Recommended surf schools: Try Waverider Surf School in Corralejo, Fuerteventura.

4. Climb a Volcano

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A redundant one of that…we hope. Flying over Fuerteventura, you’ll notice it looks a bit baron, but not boring. Trekking up a volcano is great for those adventure seekers looking what to do in Fuerteventura. Leaving the northern Fuerteventura main resort of Corralejo, you’ll find yourself in the small town of Lajares, personally the best resort in Fuerteventura for climbing volcanos. From Lajares, you can take a go at climbing Calderon Hondo. But Make sure you take a bag with water and food.

Best volcano to climb in Fuerteventura: We recommend trekking up Calderon Hondo, Lajares, Fuerteventura.

5. Visit El Cotillo lagoons

what to do in fuerteventura

EL Cotillo is home to some of the best beaches in Fuerteventura. Another gem reminiscent of the Caribbean, it rarely gets crowded. Perfect. El Cotillo looks set to become the best resort in Fuerteventura. The reason for this has to be the amazing crystal clear waters on the beaches and lagoons that lie in this little harbor town. For us, it’s definitely one of the best places to go in Fuerteventura. If you’re hungry, there a small cafe’s and restaurants nearby.

How to get to El Cotillo: Drive or take the bus to here.

6. Climb a sand dune

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No, this isn’t the Sahara, although it is because of the Sahara Desert that we have these magnificent sand formations. Parque Natural de las Dunas de Corralejo (for short). Without a doubt the most famous and the best places to go in Fuerteventura and its many natural attractions. You’ll feel like a part of the cast on Lawrence of Arabia as the dunes are much like stepping into the Sahara, which is actually only about 60 miles away. The magnificent views are also a reason to visit this natural beauty.

How to get to las Dunas de Corralejo: Drive or walk from Corralejo, or take the bus to here.

7. Go off-roading

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Calling all adventure seekers and fun lovers! You’ll soon realise that almost everything on this island involves some form of sport or fun-loving activity. Try off-roading in a buggy. If you want to find places to go in Fuerteventura, this is a great way to see the places that tourists don’t go. But take a neck scarf, because it gets dusty out there. So if you’re looking what to do in Fuerteventura, and you’re a fun seeker, try off-road buggying.

Recommended ATV & off-road companies: Try Corralejo Buggies, Fuerteventura.

Places to visit in Fuerteventura:

  • Swim around Lobos island.
  • Relax at El Cotillo lagoons.
  • Trek Calderon Hondo.

For family resorts in Fuerteventura and restaurants in Corralejo, read about our three-week adventure in Fuerteventura.

Watch our video here

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  • Natasha
    April 22, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Some great recommendations here! We didn’t do any of these during our trip so we may need to go back!

    • James
      April 22, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks! Yes, it’s such a cool place and home to some of the best beaches in Europe, in our opinion. Thanks for commenting.

  • Make Travel Reality
    April 22, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Omg yes, thanks for the recommendations! We are so excited to go there one day! I love your photos!

    • James
      April 22, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      Thanks! So kind. Yes it’s such an amazing island, you have to visit Fuerteventura. Thanks for reading.

  • Mara
    April 22, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    I have never even heard of that place before, but it surely sounds ravishing!

    • James
      April 22, 2017 at 12:48 pm

      Yes, it’s such a great island. You have to visit Fuerteventura if you plan to travel to Europe. Thanks for reading.

  • Harmony,Momma To Go
    April 22, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    I’m gonna look this up but I have no idea where this is. I’m assuming Spain? Love beaches and volcanos reminds me of Hawaii!!!!

    • James
      April 23, 2017 at 8:26 am

      Yes, it’s a Spanish island in the Canaries. You’ll feel like you’re in Hawaii because of all the surfers. It’s a cool place. Thanks for reading.