The oldest island of the Canary Islands: Fuerteventura

Villages rich in history, windmills along winding desert roads, gigantic dunes and exquisite gastronomy -  this is Fuerteventura. 

What to do in Fuerteventura

Visit its magnificent and idyllic beaches and unique natural spaces, which we are sure will captivate you. This island is known as the "emerald paradise" because of the colour of its waters. The beaches of the Parque Natural de las Dunas de Corralejo will amaze you with their kilometre-long shores and colours that look like something out of a painting. Some of them, such as the Moro or Burro beaches, will fascinate you with their fine golden sand and crystal clear waters. There are also smaller, hidden beaches such as La Concha or El Puertito de Lobos, which have a special charm and should not be missed. There are other wonderful beaches surrounded by mountains, such as Cofete, and others for wind-surfing or other sports, such as Barlovento. If you go to the north you should not miss Corralejo, which has the beautiful little island of Lobos in front of it, which you can reach in a short and pleasant boat trip.

Fuerteventura has some incredible and powerful dunes that are a must see, the Dunes of Corralejo, one of the main attractions of the island. For those who are more into the land than sea, you shouldn’t miss Tindaya, considered the island's magic mountain, or Calderón Hondo, an imposing volcano crater that can be climbed over a path.

You should also not miss to visit the typical charming little villages. Between coves or surrounded by volcanic craters; there are dozens of stunning villages to visit. Visit El Cotillo, a village of whitewashed cottages, a place for surfers, travellers and fishermen, or Puertito de los Molinos, a little village surrounded by cliffs with a bohemian restaurant. Corralejo, a town between dunes, is one of the areas that offer a wide range of leisure activities with shops and restaurants. The villages of Antigua or Betancuria, or the caves in the town of Ajuy are also a good option.

Don't forget to visit the island's famous open-air markets, as there is something for everyone. There are traditional Canarian markets, craft markets, leather goods markets, gastronomic markets... 

Where to stay

Fuerteventura has some incredible places to stay of which we have selected the best. Take a look at our boutique hotels or holiday villas in Fuerteventura and let yourself be captivated by the charms of the island!