Visiting Fuerteventura? You might initially approach this list with caution. After all, your list of things to do in Fuerteventura might begin and end with ‘lounge by the pool’. But we’re pretty sure you’ll want to add more than a few of these into the mix. We’ve clued you in to the best beaches, secret spots, an intriguing abandoned mansion and a couple of laid back options for casual mooching. Hello foodie market stalls and windmill spotting. Fuerteventura’s one of those islands where adventures are just around the corner. And it’s more than worth getting off the sun lounger to experience them.
The best beaches in Fuerteventura place you a world away from the Canary Islands. Which isn’t a slight on the islands – but testament to the natural beauty of these shores. Looking more like an African coastline than the volcanic shores you might be expecting, Fuerteventura adds a little tropical touch in too. Turquoise waters, hot, hot sun and dunes that go on for days are a nice surprise after the lunar landscapes you might find on neighbouring isles. And, if those nearby islands pique your interest, there’s a cracking beach on the Isla de Lobos that’s just a ferry ride away. Brace yourself for beautiful beaches and book a spot close to your pick from the bunch below.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of bundling the Canary Islands into a big bag of sun, sea and sand and plumping for whichever resort has the fanciest pool. But you’re too travel savvy to fall for that. Those in the know recognise each island has a different vibe – along with some unique must sees to tick off. If you’ve narrowed your search down, and are after a Lanzarote vs Fuerteventura showdown, you’re in the right place.
Fuerteventura diving gives divers of all abilities the chance to explore the island’s underwater world. Volcanic topography isn’t in short supply and provides just the sort of nooks and crannies with everything from nudibranchs and sea sponges to octopi and seahorses love. Morays, wahoos and barracuda add a bit of predatory action and there are spaces for gentle giants. Turtles and, occasionally, whale sharks drop in. Add in the proximity of another stellar diving spot – Isla de Lobos – and you’ve enough dive sites to keep you busy for weeks, nevermind a fortnight. Fuerteventura’s diving centres are liberally dotted around the island, making each dive site easily accessible with locals that know their stuff. We’ve handpicked the best from both islands to get you started.
The best restaurants in Fuerteventura are putting organic ingredients to the fore, sourcing locally where they can and generally filling their tables with good, wholesome food. Coastal cafes, village restaurants and fine dining – all battling for your tastebuds and equally deserving of your time. Cheap eats aren’t hard to come by, but if you want to swerve the fries and full English and load up on green and red mojos instead? Take a look at our pick of Fuerteventura restaurants for the island’s best eats.