7 Things To Do In Fuerteventura

The Canary Islands are one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, with thousands of people flocking there for their vacations. The oldest and the second largest of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura, is situated in the Atlantic Ocean. Geographically its close to the African continent but it has plenty of its Spanish spirit. There are tons of things to do in Fuerteventura, but we’re limiting to only 7 here today. Here are the 7 things to do in Fuerteventura:

 

Fuerteventura Beaches:

This one is pretty obvious and the first thing you’d expect from any coastal area. Fuerteventura has 50 km of gorgeous shorelines, with crystalline waters fading into the horizon. The characteristics of the beaches differ along the island, but you’ll find something for you so don’t worry about that. The beaches of Jandia, Playa del Coete, El Cotillo and La Concha are worth a visit.

Fuerteventura Beaches

Corralejo Natural Reserve:

If there’s one thing you cant absolutely miss, its this place. It’s a must-see, and it contains the largest dunes in the Canary Islands. The dunes stretch for about 10km from Puerto Remedio to La Salina and a host to an array of protected local animal and plant species. The dunes’ origins are organic because they formed from the disintegration of molluscs’ shells and other sea creatures. Because of the strong wind, the reserve’s beaches are some of the most favoured spots for surfing.

Corralejo Natural Reserve

Fuerteventura Sports:

The Canary Islands are well known for their surfing and windsurfing opportunities, and the best place to do that is Fuerteventura thanks to its strong winds and high waves. If you want to have the absolute best experience, then the optimum place on the island would be the western and northern coasts of the island where the waves are higher. If you still want something more then you can try the local sports, such as the el Juego del Palo, a local martial art form played with a stick, and Canarian boules.

Fuerteventura Sports

Explore the Rural area of Fuerteventura:

One of the best experience of visiting an area, any area is visiting the locals and spending time with them. But not just any locals, the ones that live in the country, the rural areas. You’ll have a great opportunity to do so in Fuerteventura as the island is widely known for its rural tourism. You’ll have no trouble finding rural accommodations where you can experience a more authentic Canarian experience.

Explore the Rural area of Fuerteventura

Isla de Lobos in Fuerteventura:

Located only 2 km from Fuerteventura this is a wonderful day trip destination. It’s easily accessible by a ferry that leaves every day from Corralejo on the north coast. It is a picturesque mini-paradise for fishermen, sun-lovers and adventurers alike. The place was home to many monk seals which gave the island its name. An important landmark for the island is the Punta Martino Lighthouse, which once housed the last human inhabitants of the place; the lighthouse keeper and his family. They left the island and then the lighthouse became automated in the 1960s.

Isla de Lobos in Fuerteventura

Salt Museum in Fuerteventura:

Yes, you heard that right. South of Calesta de Fuste you’ll find the Salinas del Carmen and the Museo de la Sal. Here you will see every step of the process of making salt out of the ocean waves. You can take two tours here, one inside the museum and one outside in the actual salt sea mines. In the museum you can explore the long history of salt, the uses its served across the ages and continents and the beliefs and superstitions attached to it. You’ll have a rare opportunity to see how the salt mines work up close.

Salt Museum in Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura  Sculpture Park:

Have a thing for art? I have the perfect thing for you. Presenting the sculpture park, this curious open-air sculpture park is located in the capital city Puerto del Rosario and has around 100 sculptures made by different local artists. The sculptures are set up along a pathway for visitors to explore, which makes it very pleasant to stroll around as you enjoy and appreciate the natural beauty of the plants and trees, with the manmade beauty of the sculptures in tandem.

Sculpture Park Fuerteventura:



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