Fuerteventura has year-round sunshine and some of the best and biggest beaches in the Canaries, making it a great destination for all-out relaxation and family holidays. Although sunbathing on the island’s endless beaches often tops the list, there are plenty more things to do in Fuerteventura. Here’s the best things to do in Fuerteventura, and where to go.

Explore the island by hire car

Want an easy way to tick off all those Fuerteventura things to do? Hire a car for a great way to experience the island at your own pace. Fuerteventura’s only 60 miles long and a maximum 18 miles wide, so with a hire car you can visit anywhere on the island in a single day. Drive down long winding roads and enjoy the views of dormant volcanoes, an impressive coastline and massive sand cliffs as you go.

Visit Corralejo

Around 30 minutes from the airport is the former fishing village of Corralejo. Stroll through the narrow streets and you’ll see excellent seafood restaurants and a few local Spanish bars, as well as hundreds of white boats bobbing in the marina. Explore Corralejo’s broad sandy beaches, miles of sand dunes and the beautiful Parque Natural de Corralejo that stretches along the east coast for about 10km. Aside from its impressive beach, there’s also the breathtaking Montana Roja (Red Mountain) to climb. Enjoy sweeping views of Lanzarote and La Graciosa from the top of this extinct volcano. Baku Water Park is nearby if you’re looking for things to do in Fuerteventura with the family. This is a great day out for everyone, and kids will love its 10-pin bowling, mini golf, wave pools and water slides.

Hit the museums

Fuerteventura has a surprisingly large concentration of museums, considering the island’s size. Wander around the open-air museum of Poblado de la Atalayita and see the primitive stone dwellings that date back to the Island’s Majo population. Learn about the history of milling on the island at the Los Molinos Interpretive Centre, or see all the aboriginal archaeological fragments that have been excavated on Fuerteventura at the Museo Arqueologico de Betancuria. This historic centre is in the island’s former capital of Betancuria and is the place to visit if you’re a real history buff. You can see how traditional Canarian families lived and worked decades ago at Ecomuseo La Alcogida. Walk around the farm and homes and see the local artisans working on crafts.

Watersports

Thanks to its 150km of white sandy beaches and warm weather, Fuerteventura is a paradise for water sports lovers. The reliable winds and world-class breaks are ideal for kite surfing, surfing and windsurfing. With surf to suit all standards and lessons available, the whole family can enjoy it. Head to Corralejo and Playa Barca for the best surf spots. It’s not the only water sports you can do in Fuerteventura either, with snorkelling, sailing, kayaking and water skiing to try too, so there’s plenty to choose from if you’re looking for water-based things to do in Fuerteventura.

Release the turtles!

If you’re lucky enough to be in Fuerteventura between August and early September, you can take part in the yearly turtle release on Cofete beach. You can help turtles return to the sea for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and play your part in the conservation of these gentle creatures. If you’re looking for things to do in Fuerteventura, it doesn’t really get much better than this!

1. Lobos Island

Located just off the north-east coast of Fuerteventura, Lobos Island is a small, beautifully preserved nature reserve with crystal clear waters and stunning rugged scenery.
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2. Rainbow Festival

Fuerteventura has been giving a warm welcome to gay tourists and holidaymakers for decades. While it isn’t particularly known for its gay scene or as a party island
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3. Corralejo Nightlife

Located on Fuerteventura’s north-east coast, the former fishing village of Corralejo not only offers white sandy beaches, a picturesque harbour and golden sand dunes but some of the best bars and restaurants, too.
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5. Lajares

While in Fuerteventura, make sure you pay a visit to the trendy surfing village of Lajares. Just a short ten minute drive away from Corralejo
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6. Fuerteventura Golf Club

Play a round at Fuerteventura’s first 18 hole golf course, and the host of the 2004 Spain Open, with a visit to Fuerteventura Golf Club. With its well-kept greens and palm-lined bunkers, the golf club is a great place to spend a few hours as you enjoy a round.
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9. Visit Oasis Park

Just a short distance away from Corralejo and in the tropical gardens at La Lajita, is the Oasis Park. The park is home to lots of reptiles, birds and a many different kinds of African animals including zebras, giraffes and hippos, all of which can
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10. Baku Family Park

For an exciting family day out, a trip to Baku Family Park is in order as it’s only a short way from Corralejo. Enjoy classic activities like 18 hole mini golf and ten pin bowling,
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18. Parque Naturel de Corralejo

This beautiful stretch of coastline runs for 10km from the resort of Corralejo. Bordered with stunning sand dunes, the white sands make the perfect base to spend a relaxing day soaking up
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