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Things to do in Fuerteventura

With sunny beaches all year round, this Spanish island offers the perfect mixture of adventure and relaxation.

Our most recommended things to do in Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura: Return Lobos Island Ferry Ticket with Entry

1. Fuerteventura: Return Lobos Island Ferry Ticket with Entry

Cruise from Fuerteventura to Lobos Island on this return trip by ferry. Visit the beach, immerse yourself in Lobos's unique and tranquil atmosphere, and benefit from an all-in-one ticket which includes the island's entry fee. After just 20-minutes by boat from Corralejo, be amazed by the different tones of blue water whilst you disembark to this hidden corner of the Atlantic Ocean. Looking to the right of the harbor, you will find the path that takes you to El Puertito, an old fishing village next to a white-sand beach. At El Puertito, you can find the only restaurant on the island and a few buildings that were built before the island had been declared a Natural Park. Surrounded by tranquil waters, you will enjoy the island’s rich and exotic sea life. To the left of the harbor, you can find the most famous beach on this side of El Río. Take a swim in the calm and crystal clear, turquoise blue water or sunbathe in the fine sand, perfect for families with children, couples, young and old. This beach is commonly known as “La Concha” (the Shell) because of its shape, although the official name is La Caleta because of the limescale oven that played an important role in the construction of the “Martiño” lighthouse. From here you can see in the distance the dunes of Corralejo, the contours of Fuerteventura and when turning your back to the sea, appreciate the unique mountain “La Caldera”. Don’t forget to visit the nearby statue of Josefine Plá, the Spanish writer, poet and essayist, who was born on the island. Take a deep breath, a bottle of water and get ready to climb the highest peak of the island. The “La Caldera” mountain is a volcanic cone of relatively recent origin. Enjoy a fantastic view of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote from its 127-meter peak. Time stands still here as you take in the silence and colour of this splendid natural surrounding.  Whilst visiting the Northern part of the island, you will find the lighthouse, whose first lighthouse keeper was Josefine Plá’s father. Nowadays, the lighthouse works fully automatically and has been restored to its full splendour. Within the shade of this structure, stop for a rest while admiring the sea and Lanzarote with its volcanoes in the background. Admire the volcanic nature of the island’s interior and take a walk on the “Saladar (salt marsh) del Faro Martiño” and “Las Lagunitas”. More than 130 plant species and endemic birds live here, which has converted this idyllic paradise into a protected natural park. Enjoy a hiking excursion that will see your senses awakened to the island’s wildlife.

From Corralejo: Round-Trip Ferry Transfer to Lobos Island

2. From Corralejo: Round-Trip Ferry Transfer to Lobos Island

Discover the incredible natural beauty of Lobos Island, with this express round-trip ferry ticket. Visit the volcanic island, enjoy snorkeling or fishing, and explore the volcanic areas at your own pace. Board at the port in Corralejo and set sail for the island. Admire stunning views during the short trip from the mainland. Spend a day exploring the island, however, you wish. Go snorkeling or surfing, hike through the beautiful volcanic landscape, visit the lighthouse, or relax on the beach. Choose from two return ferry times to get back to Corralejo in the afternoon.

From Morro Jable: Dolphin & Whale Watching Day Trip by Boat

3. From Morro Jable: Dolphin & Whale Watching Day Trip by Boat

Explore the waters off the coast of Fuerteventura on a dolphin and whale-watching day trip departing from the village of Morro Jable. Head to one of the meeting points, hop into the air-conditioned van, and enjoy a convenient transfer to the starting location at the Port of Morro Jable where you'll board your vessel. Travel along the coastline in a comfortable speedboat as you make your way toward the Jandia peninsula in search of these magnificent marine mammals in their natural habitat. Along the way, enjoy the fantastic panoramic view of the coastline, with vistas of a rugged mountain landscape, turquoise water, and golden beaches. Keep an eye out for the playful dolphins and whales which frequent the area. You may also encounter flying fish or turtles. At the end of your boat trip, return to the port in Morro Jable and benefit from a return transfer to your chosen pickup location.

Morro Jable: Dolphin & Whale Watching Cruise, Drinks, & Swim

4. Morro Jable: Dolphin & Whale Watching Cruise, Drinks, & Swim

Experience an intimate encounter with nature on board the Magic Dolphin, a modern boat equipped with everything you need. Enjoy an excellent opportunity to observe the acrobatic skills of these fascinating creatures that live in the waters off Fuerteventura. Feel the thrill of searching for dolphins, whales, and other marine mammals in their natural habitat on this magical boat trip around Fuerteventura. Sip on a range of drinks provided. Take part in an environmentally friendly excursion that follows a strict protocol aiming to care and conserve the habitat of these spectacular marine mammals. For this reason, you will be accompanied by friendly staff specialised in dolphin and whale watching. Learn information about the marine life you will encounter from your guide on board. Your guide will ensure you are provided with instructions on how to enjoy the trip without interfering with animal welfare. Bring your swimwear and enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters of Fuerteventura.

Fuerteventura: Cofete Natural Park 4X4 Jeep Tour

5. Fuerteventura: Cofete Natural Park 4X4 Jeep Tour

Experience the beauty of Cofete's spectacular beaches on a day trip from Fuerteventura, with hotel transfers included. Go on a thrilling 4x4 jeep tour to the Natural Park of Cofete, stop for lunch in El Puertito, drive past Punta Jandia, and take in panoramic views from the Hill of Love. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to the information point. Following a quick briefing, take off on your jeep tour, following dirt tracks that will take you to the beautiful protected mountainous Natural Park of Cofete. Stop at a viewpoint in the midst of the mountains to admire panoramic views of the beach. Later, drive by several native cacti species that you can observe and photograph before heading to the Villa Winter to discover the history behind this mysterious German villa. If the weather allows, stop for a refreshing swim at a nearby cove before breaking for lunch at a traditional Canarian restaurant located in the village of El Puertito.  After lunch, continue your journey along the coast. Pass by the ancient lighthouse of Punta Jandia, the most southern point of the island, and the "Hill of Love", where you can admire a unique view of the island. Finish the day with a visit to the mesmerizing Jandía peninsula before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Fuerteventura: Glass Bottom Boat Cruise with Lunch & Drinks

6. Fuerteventura: Glass Bottom Boat Cruise with Lunch & Drinks

Experience a cruise through the coasts of the Janía Natural Park, perfect for the whole family. Receive a warm welcome as you climb aboard the Odysee 3, one of the few ships able to take you to see dolphins and whales. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up directly from your hotel before sailing the open seas in search of dolphins and whales. Relax in the sun and feel the sea breeze on your face as you listen to music. Stop to snorkel, kayak, paddle surf, or swim. At noon, enjoy a delicious Canarian lunch. Watch seagulls playing in the air above you. Go below deck and look through the underwater viewing deck. Return to the shore and drive back to your hotel in south Fuerteventura or your pickup point.

Fuerteventura: 4-Hour Pirate Sailing Adventure

7. Fuerteventura: 4-Hour Pirate Sailing Adventure

Hop aboard the well-equipped Pedra Sartaña pirate boat and sail along the coasts of the Natural Park accompanied by real pirates. Learn to hoist sails, tie sailor knots, and maneuver the ship.  The tour is full of games and surprises, as well as opportunities to try out different water activities, like swinging off the side of the boat or playing around in an attached pool. At noon, settle in for a delicious Canarian buffet-style lunch.  Pedra Sartañ is one of the last freight sailboats in northern Spain and one of the few that still bear a blue flag, deeming them responsible whale and dolphin watchers. With luck, you might just spot some dolphins, whales, and turtles during your cruise.

Fuerteventura: Magic Catamaran Trip with Food and Drinks

8. Fuerteventura: Magic Catamaran Trip with Food and Drinks

Discover the beauty of Fuerteventura with a cruise on a modern and luxurious 23- meter catamaran. Search for dolphins and whales, pause for a swimming stop in a scenic cove, and enjoy a meal onboard with drinks. Set off from the harbor in Morro Jable under a magnificent 150-meter sail. Go in search of the dolphins and whales that inhabit the coastline surrounding the Canary Islands, where more than 29 different species have been identified. After finishing dolphin and whale watching, the captain will change course and take you to enjoy a refreshing swim off the coast of Jandia.  Afterward, enjoy a delicious meal consisting of chicken with teriyaki sauce, rice, and vegetables. During the whole excursion you can enjoy a wide selection of drinks, including water, soft drinks, beer, and wine.

Fuerteventura: Roundtrip Water Taxi to Lobos Island

9. Fuerteventura: Roundtrip Water Taxi to Lobos Island

After departing from the home port in Corralejo (Fuerteventura), your tour will begin as you cross the inlet separating the island from the islet, an area called El Río (the river). Once having crossed this area, you will reach the inland lagoons located in the south of Lobos Island. Once there, you will venture ashore to El Muelle, where you will be able to enjoy the islet, stroll along the paths, or relax in the calm waters of La Concha Beach. Whilst at this beach, it is recommended that you engage in snorkeling. You will be free to enjoy the crystal-clear waters and a wide variety of marine life, before preparing to return back to port. At the specified time, you will return from El Muelle to the home port in Corralejo, where your tour will conclude.

Corralejo: Quad or Buggy Safari Tour

10. Corralejo: Quad or Buggy Safari Tour

Sand Dunes, dusty paths and old volcano craters will amaze you by offering an unforgettable driving experience around this most interesting lunar landscape. The deserted landscape will be your challenge on this tour, consisting of wide open space and silent valleys. Stop for approximately 20 minutes at the "Don Pepe" bar to relax or sample some authentic local tapas. Following the dirt tracks, you will proceed to drive close to old volcano craters where you can discover some amazing panoramic views of Lobos and the Lanzarote islands. This is sure to be an experience you won’t want to miss, as it offers you the opportunity to view the complete beauty of Fuerteventura whilst experiencing the thrill of a buggy ride through the desert.

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4.5 / 5

based on 10,169 reviews

very well organized extra care, the guides are very attentive and the landscapes breathtaking in addition I recommend that you buy the nose mask on site at 3€euros it's a great idea very useful. do not hesitate to do this adventure

Great experience, the boat trip alone was great…. And finally saw some dolphins...super cool guide

Hele afwisselende biketour waar een behoorlijk tempo in zit.

Good advice on where to go. Equipment in good order.

Great experience, staff very helpful and friendly.