Fuerteventura has similar weather conditions to Florida and Mexico making it one of the most ideal holiday locations and along with its glorious weather this island boasts more than 150 incredibly beautiful beaches as well as some unique and interesting landscape.
The Canary Islands are considered to be one of the most valuable ecosystems in the world…
…and visiting the natural areas in Fuerteventura will explain why…
From the port of Corralejo in Fuerteventura you can take a short ferry trip to the Isle of Lobos which hosts beautiful volcanic landscapes and crystal clear waters emitting an air of tranquillity. You can then choose from a variety of trails which lead to the volcanic cone of La Montaña crater, La Calera beach or the Lobos Lighthouse. This mini-adventure allows guests to explore a few natural areas of the island all on one trip and is not to be passed up on!
In the north-east of the island is the Sacred Mountain of Tindaya. The aboriginals who originally inhabited this island considered the mountain to be sacred and there are many engravings in the base of the mountain. At the bottom of the mountain is a little village with restaurants and shops which may appeal to visitors. This mountain is of great archaeological value and a visit should not be missed.
If you’re looking to enjoy and experience the natural beauty of Fuerteventura then a visit to the Corralejo Natural Park has to be on your itinerary. In the north is the biggest dune spread in the whole of the Canary Islands which contrasts to in the south which is covered in volcanic landscape. Visitors can either bring their bathing suits and towels or relax on the beach side of the park with the crystal clear waters or they can bring their hiking boots and walk 300 metres up the Montaña Roja volcano where views of Lanzarote and La Graciosa can be seen across the water.
The Morro Velosa Viewpoint is in an elegant building with a wooden porch and a tiled roof. This building is full of character and inside visitors can learn about the geological past of Fuerteventura. From the viewing spot miles and miles of beautifully untouched landscape can be seen with rolling valleys and hills where tiny villages are nestled in between them. Another spot at which the natural beauty of Fuerteventura can be admired and is not to be missed.
Fuerteventura has so many areas of outstanding natural beauty and places with incredible architecture and charm that it is essential that you visit a few places…
Antigua is one of the oldest villages in the island and has some incredible architecture. The church, Cruz de los Caldos dominates the town and stands tall amongst beautiful greenery in the centre of the town. The village square flanks the church and is filled with flowers all year round. It also hosts a famous market occasionally so if you are planning on visiting then you should find out when the market is to make the most of the experience! You must also visit the Windmill Museum where you can see how the grain as milled in the olden days and visit the stately home next door which is filled with traditional hand crafted gifts.
If you’re looking for a lovely seaside town then look no further than Las Playitas located in the south east of the island and close to Gran Tarajel it has the look and charm of an old fishing village. On one side of the town you have the fishing hub and on the other side there is a volcanic sand beach complete with water sports! The beach is still relatively quiet and so if you’re looking for more peace and quiet then this is ideal.
Old Town Betancuria is situated in the centre of Fuerteventura. This village has remarkable character and is full of fantastic architecture and artistic heritage. You can take tours around the many religious buildings such as the church of Santa Maria de la Concepión, the chapels of Santa Inés and Nuestra Señora de la Peña. Visitors also must visit the Museum of Sacred Art as well as Fuerteventura’s Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography.
Fuerteventura is home to three fantastic golf courses which offer spectacular views and have to be tried out when here…
Playitas Golf is a short but challenging course with undulating, narrow fairways and beautiful water hazards. The course offers players some stunning views of the sea throughout the game and is known to be a challenge for every golfer. This course is worth a play next time you’re in Fuerteventura!
Fuerteventura was the first golf course on the island and is an 18-hole course which meanders over streams and around lakes. Holes 1 to 10 host the Atlantic Ocean as their backdrop which makes for some incredible scenery! As it is located at the Elba Palace Golf Club there are restaurants and cafes available for food after a round on this course.
The third and final course on the island is the Salinas de Antigua course. Although it is a short course, the vast amount of bunkers, four lakes and rolling hills means that a huge amount of accuracy is required in order to score well on this course!
If you’re more into relaxing on the beach or bathing in natural pools than sight-seeing and playing golf then Fuerteventura also has lots to offer for you…
El Castillo is a tranquil, safe beach with rolling golden sands and crystal clear water making it the picture-perfect beach! The waters are always calm due to being located within a small bay which means that it is a perfect family holiday destination and a relaxing getaway. It hosts a beach promenade with a range of restaurants, cafes and shops as well as a bus stop and parking making it fully accessible! It is also very close to a marina where guests can windsurf, swim with sea lions or scuba dive!
Positioned also on the east coast of the island is the La Guirra beach made up of seven hundred metres of soft white sand and calm, clear waters. The promenade links up with the centre of Caleta de Fuste where visitors can find a wide range of leisure options and restaurants.
Puertito de Lobos can be reached by getting a boat to Corralejo. The area is virtually untouched and hosts diverse and delightful natural pools of crystal clear waters where visitors can take a peaceful dip or even snorkel. If you are looking for an area of natural beauty and peace then this is the place for you.
Aguas Verdes is situated in Betancuria and epitomises the beauty and unspoiled nature that is found in Fuerteventura. There are secluded pools situated along the 6km of coastline. A visit to these pools gives you the chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the towns and enjoy a relaxing day bathing and snorkelling in calm and clear waters.