With an average all year round temperature of between 23 and 25º C, 150 km of sandy beaches, dunes, marshes and volcanic landscape Fuerteventura has spectacular natural attributes which have been recognised by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve.
Natural attractions, such as Oasis Park Fuerteventura, with more than 3000 animals, including Europe’s largest camel reserve and a wide range of leisure activities, are important tactics for tourists in the island.
Fuerteventura is also a base for all sorts of nautical sports. You can take part in surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, kiteboarding snorkelling, fishing, fly fishing, diving, and paragliding. There are also boat trips, kayaking, speedboats and really the list is endless.
On dry land, there’s hill walking, mountain biking, or just take in some of the views by walking along the beach fronts. Those with more adventurous spirit might like to take part in some walking trips inside some inactive volcanoes. There is also the small village of Tuineje, right in the interior of Fuerteventura surrounded by landscape of immense natural beauty. Plus, the enigmatic Tindaya mountain, a reference point for hundreds of possible walks
The golf courses on Fuerteventura also offer some special landscaping as they have been created with nature in mind, with holes weaved in between the palm tress, lakes and natural curvature of the land.
At this latitude in the world, you can experience some star watching and other organised events looking at the constellations. You might even get to see some shooting stars or eclipses.
The island has a significant amount of cultural history. Take Betacuria, for example, with its pebbled streets and houses that breathe history. There is also a network of smaller museums which outline the island’s cultural heritage as well as lighthouses, cultural centres, and museums of note such as the Unamuno and Doctor Mena museums.
Where to eat:
The Fuerteventuran style of cooking is actually quite simple, using many natural ingredients in stews and casseroles, plus the fresh catch of the day, majoreros goat’s cheese, recipes using maize and oven-cooked meats.
In Caleta de Fuste: Restaurante Chiringuito La Isla. Surrounded by sea and only accessible by a small footbridge, the menu offers traditional Canary Island, fish and rice dishes and a large drinks menu to enjoy on the large terrace.
In the Fuerteventura Golf Resort: Restaurante La Veranda: Mediterranean gastronomy at its finest, with sensational views of the poll at the Sheraton Fuerteventura.
In Corralejo : Casa Marcos, Typical Canarian dishes in an informal atmosphere.
In the Fuerteventura Golf Resort: Saint Andrews Restaurant. A menu filled with Canary Island and international specialties served in the fabulous Hotel Elba Palace Golf patio.