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Guide to the island of Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain)

210 kilometers long from tip to tip of the island, magnificent beaches of White sand, crystalline waters y bright sun throughout the year, these are the main characteristics of Fuerteventura, the island with the best beaches of all Canary Islands, comparable to destinations as paradisiacal as the Balearic Islands or the Caribbean itself.

The Island Fuerteventura is one of the favorite destinations for lovers of windsurf and scuba diving, you will find some unforgettable places that you will not find in many other islands of the style. Fuerteventura consists of more than 150 beaches between the southern and northern areas. On the other side we have the Cliffs and small coves found on the eastern coast of the island of Fuerteventura.

With the diving the same thing happens, the island of Fuerteventura It is an idyllic destination for lovers of underwater dives because of their caves, tunnels and rock formations what's on the bottom of your ocean. With a warm temperature all year round, its beaches, its natural beauty and its modern hotel facilities make Fuerteventura a privileged tourist destination, accessible and desired by all types of tourists.

And we do not have to forget about lovers of Hiking. The island has unusual landscapes which are perfectly enjoyable thanks to the paths that cross them and that will take you to areas where nature reigns, such as Mountain Tindayaor the Rural Park of Betancuria.

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How can I get to the island of Fuerteventura?

For get to the island of Fuerteventura, as it happens with the rest of the islands of the Canarian archipelago, you will be able to do it through two very classic routes: plane and the boat. Fuerteventura, being an island, is only passable through one of these two transports.

Arrive to Fuerteventura by plane

More than 90% of tourism received by the island of Fuerteventura arrives by plane at Airport of Matorral de Fuerteventura. It is located only 6 kilometers from the capital, Puerto del Rosario and until he arrives from all Spain, the other islands of the Canary Islands and, especially, from Germany and the United Kingdom, companies like Iberia or Spanair and of low cost like Air Berlin or Transavia.

Our recommendation is that use a good flight comparator to locate the flight that best suits your needs, here we leave one to facilitate the work of looking for.

Scroll from the airport until your destination on the island is relatively simple, in the same terminal you can rent a vehicle to tour the island. Personally, what I like the most, I mean, take a car at the airport and return it later at the airport, since it gives you a lot of freedom to make your trips.

If you are not going to take and drive and you are more interested in public transportation, you have to know that there is a regular line Bus, you can see the schedules, routes and cost on the Regular Transportation website of Fuerteventura:

Of course, if you prefer to take the taxi, you have them available, but it is a much more expensive alternative than the previous ones.

Arrive to Fuerteventura by boat

In addition to the plane, another way of get to the island of Fuerteventura (from the peninsula, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria o Tenerife) is in ferry thanks to one of the three shipping companies that connect with the ports of the island.

These shipping companies we are talking about are Naviera Armas, Transmediterránea (thanks to his Jet-Foil) and Fred Olsen, which connect the ports of the island (Puerto del Rosario, Corralejo and Morro Jable) with various destinations. Point out that the tickets are cheaper than the plane, so it is an option that should not be ruled out as far as reaching the island is concerned.

Many people have doubts about this how to look for tickets, see the routes, how to make reservations, etc ... We advise you to use a ferry ticket comparator like the one we leave you below, you can search from here if you want the route you need the most.

Once in any of the ports and, if you need to use the public transport of the island to move, remember that in Fuerteventura the buses are called "guaguas" and that you can find both the routes and the schedules of the buses on their official website :

How to move around the island of Fuerteventura

The option that most of us who visit the island use is rent a vehicle, be it a car, quad or motorbike. On the island there is a lot of rent to rent a quad since they are super-manageable and are parked anywhere. We leave below a car rental comparator for you to see the best offer on the island.

The best areas to stay in Fuerteventura

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Corralejo Fuerteventura


The most recommended destination to travel to Fuerteventura, Spain
caleta fuste fuerteventura

Caleta de Fuste

Main reasons to visit this place:
  • Relax
  • beaches
  • tranquility
Morro del Jable Fuereventura

Morro del Jable

Main reasons to visit this place:
  • Sandy beaches
  • beaches
  • Walks on the beach
coast calm fuerteventura

Costa Calma

Main reasons to visit this place:
  • beaches
  • tranquility
  • Sandy beaches
the cotillo fuerteventura

El Cotillo

Main reasons to visit this place:
  • tranquility
  • beaches
  • Relax

What activities can I do in Fuerteventura?

Perhaps one of the main attractions of the center of Fuerteventura are the theme parks. Where we can highlight the Zoo Oasis Park that as it is well read in its name is a Zoo that contains more than 200 species among which we can see giraffes, alligators, monkeys and many other species that will leave you speechless. One of the strengths of this Zoo (and the Zoo in general) is the vegetation and the importance of its Botanical Garden, which is a pleasure for experts in the field.

When we go to Fuerteventura we can also take advantage of our time to go hiking which is one of the most interesting activities and that tourists like the most and is that in an island of volcanic geology, we can count on many natural spaces to go up and down.

As we see, in Fuerteventura there is much more to do and see in addition to the beaches, however, we know that the vast majority of tourists who come here do so precisely because of the influence that the beaches have had throughout the history of tourism. the islands of this archipelago.

Special activities: the route of the lighthouses of Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura always is remembered for those who visit her for her incredible white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, but few are those that go into other tourist icons who owns the island, we talk about the headlights existing along its entire coastline, we want to tell you about three of them that it is worthwhile to get close to know.

Very close to El Cotillo, specifically in Punta Ballena, you will find the Faro del Tostón, which will introduce you to the traditional fishing museum as the inhabitants of the island have historically had a great relationship with the sea.

The only aerofaro on the island you will find in Tuineje, at 6 kilometers from the town of Las Playitas, we talk about Lighthouse of the Entallada. Interestingly, it serves not only to guide ships but also aircraft. Come and you will find not only the lighthouse, but also viewpoints and cliffs of vertigo that offer spectacular views.

If you pass through the natural park of Jandía, you will find the lighthouse of Punta which, built in the mid-nineteenth century, contains an exhibition inside on the seabed of the area and the cetaceans that inhabit them, and where you can learn about the maritime signals and the lighthouse itself, as well as on the geological characteristics, the flora and fauna of the environment.

What are the best beaches in Fuerteventura?

The beaches of the island of Fuerteventura they are as a rule shallow and with crystal clear waters, what makes them ideal for the practice of nautical sports: sailing, water skiing, surfing, fishing, and, above all, windsurf. The island of Fuerteventura is one of the important points in the circuit of the windsurfing world cup. You can enjoy this sport on many of the beaches of Fuerteventura, but above all they can fit highlight the beaches of Corralejo, Cotillo, Jandía, Caleta de Fuste and Cofete.

The crystal clear waters of the beaches of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, Spain
The crystal clear waters of the beaches of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, Spain - © Tamara Kulikova -

As we have said before Fuerteventura, stands out above all for the white sand beaches and the climate that surrounds them. There are some spaces where it is said that this perfect sand comes from the Sahara however, the most exhaustive studies have confirmed that this sand is formed from the remains of marine mammals and some broken shells.

The Fuerteventura beaches they are defined from north to south and, starting from this distinction, they travel through the most beautiful and crowded coasts of the place. In the north specifically we find ourselves with Corralejo, which is a town that contains some of the most influential beaches for tourism on the islands.

El village of Corralejo It has several places to stay due to the high density of tourism that is concentrated in that area. Highlights of this site are the fine white sand beaches and the Parque de las Dunas de Corralejo.

In the south, the ones that stand out are the Beaches of Jandía. Located between Costa Calma and Morro Jable these beaches are the most beautiful of Fuerteventura by far. The most attractive features of the beaches of Jandía are the calm and shallow turquoise waters.

Turquoise is a color in the water sought by many beach lovers and that is why Jandía has so many tourists throughout the year. In addition, its white and fine sands in which we do not find any damage, allow you to lie in the sun for your rest.

To most beaches can be accessed by road that's why, once you arrive by plane or boat one of the recommendations we make is that you look for a rental car especially, if you intend to see different parts of the island carefully, it is the best option for you to Go from one place to another without complicating in this way, you can be in the tourist center and on the busiest beaches in a matter of minutes.

The best beach in Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura - El Cotillo Beach
Fuerteventura - El Cotillo Beach

The lakes of Cotillo Is maybe the best beach in Fuerteventura, at least to be able to bathe without problems and without big waves, since they are like closed natural pools. Fuerteventura is full of incredible beaches but the vast majority are very windy and full of people surfing and kite surfing.

In cotillo lakes you can find shelters made of stones to shelter from the wind. Transparent water, white sand and fish swimming around you.

What can I see in Fuerteventura?

The Esmeralda beach of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, Spain
The Esmeralda beach of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, Spain - © nito -

Maybe that's what we think about immediately after deciding that we want to visit a place, what brings us to that place? Why do we want to go there? In the case of Fuerteventura without a doubt, one of its greatest attractions are the beaches. The climate that counts and the fine sands are at first, the best incentive for any tourist to approach the island.

However, it is not only beaches that feed Fuerteventura tourism, since the island contains many other attractions such as an old town in which a historical past is collected and also a good many activities away from the beaches and going much deeper into the city center.

And if you are interested in a cultural tour of the center of the island you just have to look at its streets and the different monuments that there are. On the other hand, we also find many museums, among which we can highlight the Salt Museum that, without being really extraordinary, does not stop being curious, since it takes us through the influence of salt on human life and everything that has meant its use in food.


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