Fuerteventura offers visitors paradisiacal beaches of white sand and crystal clear turquoise waters. A paradise for those who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax in one of its hotels, villas or apartments. From Shuttleasy Airport Transfer Fuerteventura we offer you our special recommendation of the essential places to see in Fuerteventura.
Fuerteventura is one of the most arid Canary Islands, in addition to being the closest to the African coast. Its 1,659.71 square km make it the second largest island in the entire archipelago.
Fuerteventura is basically known for its long beaches that stretch along its entire coastline and the winds that generally blow stronger from May to September to the delight of lovers of surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, etc.
The name of Fuerteventura has evolved since the fourteenth century where "Forte Ventura" was already written separately. But previously it was known as Planasia in Roman times and Erbania in its indigenous origins.
The capital of the island is Puerto del Rosario and it is divided into 7 municipalities: Arrecife, Haría, San Bartolomé, Teguise, Tías, Tinajo and Yaiza.
Its totally volcanic origins on the island of Fuerteventura create countless contrasts between rocky and steeper areas that mix with large stretches of sand and dunes bathed by a turquoise blue sea.
Below we offer you our top 10 of the recommended visits in Fuerteventura:
- Corralejo and Corralejo Dunes Park in Fuerteventura.
Corralejo, in the north of the island, is one of the busiest tourist centers in Fuerteventura. The traditional little houses and the maritime atmosphere of its old town attract many visitors. In most of the restaurants we will be able to taste fresh fish and local wine while we contemplate the sea from their terraces. Different pubs and terraces will allow us to spend relaxing and pleasant nights having a drink while listening to live music.
It is an area especially recommended for family vacations and for surfing and windsurfing thanks to its extensive beach and the winds that blow most of the year. The beaches in the area have surveillance and a wide range of services so that visitors only have to worry about enjoying their stay.
From the coast of Corralejo we can contemplate the Isla de Lobos and the southern coast of Lanzarote. Two areas that communicate by sea from the port of Corralejo.
To the south of Corralejo we will find the Dunes of Corralejo, a natural area rich in flora and fauna. We will find in this enclave a space formed by more than 2,500 hectares of sand in the form of dunes that offers us a spectacular contrast between the desert landscape and the turquoise blue of the sea of the Fuerteventura coast.
It is recommended to do one of the several guided buggy routes that we will find in this area.
- Natural monument of Ajuy and Cuevas de Ajuy in Fuerteventura.
On the west coast of Fuerteventura we find one of the island's must-sees, the Natural Monument of Ajuy. This area has a special interest because it is made up of the oldest rocks in the entire Canary Islands that were the beginning of the formation of Fuerteventura more than 70 million years ago.
The town of Ajuy is a small fishing village located next to the black sand beach.
From the beach we can access the caves of Ajuy, one of the most visited places on the island and that in times of pirates and corsairs were used as a warehouse for smuggling. Walking along the access path to the caves we will immerse ourselves in a journey through the origins of the island.
Next to the beach we find the Casa Pepin restaurant, one of the best restaurants on the island.
- El Cotillo in Fuerteventura.
Located in the northwest of the island, El Cotillo has become one of the main tourist attractions on the island thanks to the beauty of its beaches and the traditional charm of its white houses dyed with sand.
We highlight in its surroundings three of the most beautiful beaches of Fuerteventura, La Concha beach, Los Lagos beach and Los Charcos beach.
To the south of El Cotillo we will find El Tostón Castle, an old defense tower from which we will have impressive views of the coast.
If we move north we will also have good views from the Tostón Lighthouse. It is a triple lighthouse, three constructions at different heights nestled in a spot that we recommend not to overlook. It is best to visit in the afternoon, just before sunset, when we can contemplate a true spectacle of colors reflected in the sea by the sunlight.
- The Island of Lobos in Fuerteventura.
Isla de Lobos is a small islet of 6 square km located north of Fuerteventura, in the Bocaina Strait. It is a protected area and is currently not inhabited. It houses more than 130 plant species and its seabed is declared an underwater reserve area due to its great ecological wealth.
Many fans of scuba diving come to its waters due to the richness and variety of species.
Its name is related to the existence until the last century of a large colony of monk seals that was eliminated by fishermen in the area.
Daily we can visit the island with the ferry that leaves from the port of Corralejo.
- Betancuria in Fuerteventura.
Betancuria is the ancient capital of the island. It is considered one of the most charming towns in Fuerteventura. As we walk through its streets calmly, we will enjoy the beauty that is hidden in each of its corners. The urban nucleus is concentrated around the Church of Santa Maria de Batancuria and its main square.
Betancuria is the least populated town on the island. It is an inland town located in the central area of the island.
- Guise and Ayose viewpoint in Fuerteventura.
The Guise and Ayose viewpoint is an ideal location to contemplate the Betancuria Valley. This viewpoint is a mandatory stop on our way to Betancuria. In addition to the excellent views, two four-meter-high bronze statues stand out at this point. They are Guise and Ayose, the ancient kings of Jandía and Maxorata who ruled the two kingdoms into which the island was divided before its conquest in 1402.
- Cofete beach in Fuerteventura.
Cofete beach is one of the most beautiful and spectacular of all the Canary Islands. Thanks to its location away from urban centers, upon arrival at the beach we will be able to find an almost virgin place where we can relax and achieve our inner peace.
We will find in Cofete Beach a 14 km strip of fine white sand and 50 meters wide, protected by the Jandía peninsula. If you spend a few days in Fuerteventura you should not miss visiting this gift of nature.
Caution must be exercised when bathing. The sea at Playa de Cofete is quite dangerous and will surprise us with strong currents. We will not find surveillance on the beach so we must be careful even if we believe that everything is calm.
Access to Cofete Beach is a bit complicated since it must be done by an 18 km unpaved track. We can make the journey with any type of vehicle, but always with caution. We also have the option of taking an all-terrain bus that connects the beach from the town of Morro Jable.
-Costa Calma Y Jandía in Fuerteventura.
To the south of the island we find the Jandía Peninsula. In one of the most beautiful places on the island since it is a practically virgin natural area. In the Jandía Peninsula we can find some of the most beautiful points of the island of Fuerteventura, such as the Roque del Moro, an extensive monolith located at one end of the Cofete beach, or the incredible views that we will observe from the viewpoint that there is on the track that leads to Cofete.
70% of the tourists visiting the island of Fuerteventura stay in the Jandía area, so it is normal to find numerous all-inclusive resorts.
On our website you will find special offers for the transfer from Fuerteventura airport to Jandía.
- Calderón Hondo volcano in Fuerteventura.
To the north of the island of Fuerteventura we find a formation of seven volcanoes known as Volcanes del Bayuyo. One of the best preserved over the centuries is the Calderón Hondo Volcano. Its summit rises up to 278 meters high, being the highest and best preserved of the seven volcanoes. From its edge we can see a large crater 70 meters deep in addition to spectacular views of the island and the nearby towns; El Cotillo, Majanicho, Lajares and the island of Lanzarote.
To ascend to the top we will have to make a beautiful route on foot. We will leave the vehicle in the surroundings and we will cross the volcanic area that surrounds it on foot. The ascent to the crater is not very complicated, its difficulty is minimal, and it is perfectly signposted by the path that goes up to the highest part.
For lovers of walking routes, this tour is a true spectacle.
Do not forget to bring a cookie or nuts, in the surroundings of the volcano there is a large colony of squirrels that will approach us in search of food.
- Taste the gastronomy of Fuerteventura.
The gastronomy of Fuerteventura preserves an important influence of its ancient settlers, the Maxoratas. Its simple ingredients made in a natural way are mixed to offer us intense flavors.
The main protagonists of the cuisine of Fuerteventura are fish and seafood served with delicious dressings that give each dish a touch of personality and flavor.
Among the meats, goat and pork stand out, which are combined with vegetables grown on the island and some of the different varieties of native potatoes.
Special mention should be made of the island's cheeses, known as Majoreros or Maxoratas cheeses. This type of cheese is made following traditional techniques and is highly appreciated for its texture and great flavor.
The typical dishes that we will find in most restaurants are the Papas Arrugadas with Mojo Picón, the Puchero Majorero or the Sancocho. And finally, if we still feel like a little sweet, we can taste a Frangollo before finishing with the typical coffee of the island, the Barraquito.
When deciding where to eat, our recommendation is that you do it in a guachinche. Guachinches are the typical traditional restaurants where the traditional homemade food is served. This type of restaurant appeared when winegrowers tried to dispose of their surplus wine by accompanying them with the typical dishes of the island.
The guachinches offer abundant portions and usually with very reasonable prices
This is our list of the essential visits on the island of Fuerteventura. Although if you have several days we can always find different alternatives to continue knowing this wonderful island. The towns of La Oliva or Pájara, the beaches of La Pared, Playa de Sotavento or Playa del Risco Alto are well worth a visit. And if we travel with children, we recommend the Alcogida Ecomuseum, where visitors can see how the island's artisans work in their trades and interact with them.
- Best time to travel to Fuerteventura.
Temperatures in Fuerteventura remain stable for most of the year. In general they tend to oscillate between 20º / 21ºC in winter and 27º / 28ºC in summer. But defining the ideal time to travel to Fuerteventura will basically depend on the activity that we are going to do. Here we share our recommendation:
* Sun and Beach - From April to October.
* Windsurf and Kitesurf - From May to August.
* Surf - From July to November-April.
* Diving and Snorkeling - All year round.
* Nature - November to April
* Relaxation or Family Vacations - All year round, although in the months of July and August we will find quite a bit of wind in most areas.
- How to get to Fuerteventura.
Fuerteventura is an island that is located in the Atlantic Ocean, in the archipelago of the Canary Islands. Being surrounded by sea we only have two ways to get to the island; by plane or boat.
The plane is the most comfortable and generally cheapest way to get to Fuerteventura. Companies such as Vueling, Ryanair, Iberia and Air Europa offer numerous direct daily flights from the main Spanish and European cities.
Many tourists decide to arrive by boat to Fuerteventura, generally from one of the other nearby islands aboard the ferries that connect them since the distances are quite short.
The ports of Morro Jable and Puerto de Rosario also receive several cruise ships each year that make a stop on their journeys along the Atlantic coasts.
- What to do upon arrival in Fuerteventura?
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