Fuerteventura places to visit
Fuerteventura is a volcanic island, in some places untouched but in others heavily developed for tourism. Fuerteventura was chosen among 500 European destinations by the QualityCoast International Certification Program of the European Coastal and Marine Union as one of the most attractive tourist destinations for visitors interested in cultural heritage, environment and sustainability. Arrive and discover a pristine coastline with emerald green waters and over 150 km of white sand beaches. You're in paradise and bathed in sunshine and relaxing negative ions from the sea breeze. The coast and the spectacular volcanic landscapes are why the island is a Biosphere Reserve. Close your eyes and when you open them you're a new person. A perfect moment to grab a board and hit the clear water. Or to explore the island's cuisine in its villages. Try the fresh fish, wrinkly potatoes and the Designation of Origin cheeses. A hire car is the best option for discovering the remote wilderness regions, and numerous car rental companies are available. Here is our opinion on what You MUST visit when you are in Fuerteventura:
Oasis Park - More than 780 000 m2 of natural paradise! If you traveling with the kids (or without) this is a MUST to visit. There are many many animals at the Oasis Park Zoo including Hippopotamuses, Giraffes and over 200 different species of birds ! As well as the zoo, the park also has a botanical garden centre, Sea Lions and a variety of other shows. You will enjoy an unforgettable day visiting one of the most important projects created to protect and preserve the unique flora and fauna of the Canary Islands. There are animals from all over the world as well as the typical Fuerteventuras goats, donkeys and the "Majorero" camels. Oasis Park offers you a lot of interesting and very entertaining shows and of course don't forget our camel safari - the highlight of the day! Oasis Park overview: - Animal Park, African Savannah, Botanical Garden, Sea Lion Show, Parrot Show, Birds of Prey Display, Reptile Show, Camel Safari. This truly is an unforgettable day in the south of the Island. La Lajita Oasis Park, situated in the south of Fuerteventura, is open all the year round.
Pico de la Zarza - also known as Pico de Jandia or simply Jandia, is the highest mountain on Fuerteventura. At an elevation of only 812m it might seem like a minor. The walk takes around 3 hours ( 2 hours up and 45 minutes down) and there is no shade. Take food, water and sun protection. This is the mountain you have to climb. From the top you will see amazing views of to sides of the island ant the down view of El Cofete beach.
Top Beaches to Visit and See in Fuerteventura:
1. El Cofete - As one of the wildest beaches in the Canaries, with the largest dimensions and least urban developments. Cofete is a visual feast of endless golden sand, wild seas and a wonderful sense of freedom. Its twelve kilometres, the scarcity of houses, lack of paved roads and the need for a 4x4 to get there says everything about it. By having a difficult access this is not a crowded beach as it represents a good beach to relax. This beach offers an amazing landscape surrounded by the great mountains of Jandia. Here you can’t find many services and facilities as it’s quite far from nearby towns. El Cofete usually has strong waves so we recommend you to be careful while bathing.
2. Sotavento - Imagine miles and miles of deserted white sandy beach and you begin to get a feel for what Sotavento beach is. 17 continuous miles to be precise, running down the south eastern coast of Fuerteventura. Despite some more popular sections, the beach is deserted in many areas. The Sotavento beach is one of the most famous of Fuerteventura and is almost always gets photographed in the tourist brochures with clear water and white sand.
This beach area is located south of Costa Calma. This beach area is about 9 miles long, and at low tide, you can cross it completely in one of the best rides you can do on the island.
More typical of the Sotavento beach is the sand bar that lies between 100 and 300meters from the shore, which is over two miles and creates a natural lagoon, shallow, and is the perfect place to start in water sports (windsurfing and kiteboarding), and therefore.
3. Isla Lobos – Lobos Island - There are regular boat trips leaving from Corralejo to the tiny Lobo Island. A short 10-minute ferry journey brings you to a completely different world. The whole area is a nature reserve. The island is small enough to walk around in a few hours, but large enough to find some secluded beach to yourself. The beaches are fantastic, as is the snorkeling. Being protected has meant that the waters around the island are literally teeming with fish. If you are feeling more energetic, you can hike up to the top of the Caldera de la Montana (127m). The top offers some spectacular views.
4. Dunes - Situated in the northern part of the island, just south of the resort of Corralejo sits the Corralejo beach which stretches for six miles. The Corralejo also borders a national park. All the sand dunes and areas behind it are protected. 11 km long dune area of the National Park (Parque Natural de las Dunas de Corralejo). The sand is very light-coloured and fine.
Lanzarote - is the island to go for sure! Give it one day/12 hours for it and you will see everything what you have to see in Lanzaroteinte. You can take Ferry from Corralejo (with rented car or rent the car in Lanzarote in Playa Blanca ) and do a round trip anti clockwise and Visit:
1. La Cueva de los Verdes is truly a journey into the bowels of the ground, an spectacular and unique experience. The tunnel formed by the Corona Volcano is one of the most extensive and interesting planet. Along their journey, there are at least sixteen Jameos (opening or mouth area that allows access to different caves). More than six miles preface acquaintances from the crater of the volcano until it enters the sea in an underwater section of a mile called "Tunnel of Atlantis."
2.Mirador del Río is a viewpoint on an approximately 475- meters - highescarpment called Batería del Río in the north of the Lanzarote.
3. Famara Beach - with its pale golden sand stretches out for over five kilometres. It is located within the Natural Park of the Chinijo Archipelago, between the fishing village of La Caleta de Famara and the base of the impressive cliffs of Famara. It can be seen in all its glory at low tide, when the water forms a thin film on the sand which reflects the sky and the cliffs like a gigantic mirror.
4. The Volcano Park at Timanfaya is Lanzarote's most popular tourist attraction. Every year, close to one million people visited this unique lava scape – home to a sea of colorful dormant volcanoes
C/ Avenida Grande Playas No 75
35660 Corralejo, Las Palmas
Phone: +34 695 065 957
Best wishes from sunny and wavy Fuerteventura!