Welcome to Fuerteventura

Most visitors, however, are more interested in mastering the waves and the wind than contemplating the raw aesthetics of the scenery. The second-largest island in the archipelago (after Tenerife), Fuerteventura has year-round sunshine (a blistering 3000 hours a year) and the biggest and best beaches in the Canaries.

The island was declared a Unesco Biosphere Reserve in 2009.

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$50.24 Day Trips & Excursions

Fuerteventura Island Tour and Scenic Ferry Ride from Lanzarote

Start your day trip with a pickup from your Lanzarote meeting point, and travel by air-conditioned coach to Playa Blanca, on the island’s southern coast. Board the ferry for your 30-minute crossing to Fuerteventura, an island that basks in the sparkling Atlantic to the south. Your ferry ticket is prebooked, so there’s no need to wait in line at the port. Once on board, sit back and contemplate the views over the waves and Fuerteventura on the horizon. Head south through Fuerteventura’s dramatic, stark landscapes to Betancuria, the island’s former capital. Cradled into volcanic hills, this ancient whitewashed hamlet was named after the 15th-century Norman explorer, Jean de Béthencourt, who conquered the island. Stroll around its pretty squares independently, and perhaps visit pretty Santa Maria church to see its fine Baroque altar. Next, trace the corkscrew mountain roads to a spectacular viewpoint. Take photos of the breathtaking mountain scenery in front of you and look out for the cheeky chipmunks that make a point of visiting the spot. Continue to Pajara, a traditional village famed for its Church of Our Lady of Regla, which boasts two aisles and Aztec-style door carvings. Wander around as you wish and then head towards South Corralejo, passing by Puerto del Rosario, the island’s capital. Continue to the spectacular National Park of Fuerteventura. The sight of this 6-mile (11-kilometer) expanse of giant sand dunes merging into the aquamarine sea will have your camera working overtime! Afterward, return to Corralejo and, following your ferry crossing, finish your tour with a drop-off at the meeting point.

$40.49 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Fuerteventura Oasis Park Entrance Ticket with Transport

Start your day with a pickup from your hotel, then travel by air-conditioned coach to Fuerteventura Oasis Park. Located in La Lajita in the south of the island, it is home to more than 3,000 animals and thousands of tropical plants.On arrival, pick up a map and plot your day. Perhaps start at the parrot show, which is located close to the entrance. Watch in amazement as these colorful birds demonstrate their comical talents, and learn fascinating facts about them from the keeper. Or venture to the birds of prey show to learn about the ecological importance of hawks, vultures, owls and eagles.After, continue to the reptile show where you can get up close to snakes, crocodiles and more. En route, pass the lemur enclosure. Look for these mysterious creatures amid the trees and, should you wish, head inside with one of the park’s biologists to interact with them (own expense).Next, make your way through the monkey habitats. Be enchanted by tiny tamarins and marmosets, marvel at the mighty baboons, and hear the excited chatter of patas monkeys as you stroll.Then, find yourself in the African savannah! Watch as gazelles frolic, hippos bathe, elephants play and cheetahs race. Head up onto the aerial walkway and come face-to-face with a herd of curious giraffes. Reach out and stroke their distinctive coats and, if you’ve purchased a food bag (own expense), feel the tickle of their tongues as they eat out of the palm of your hand.Feeling adventurous? Head off on a camel safari (own expense). From atop your trusty steed, set off in a convoy to the top of a nearby mountain for stunning views of the island, or head deeper into the park to get a closer look at the animals.Later, stop at one of the three restaurants for a drink and some food (own expense), then make for the sea lion show. Watch as these slippery creatures dance and perform tricks. You can also book to enjoy direct contact with them in the water (own expense).Other highlights include a birds-of-prey show, Fuerteventura’s only botanical garden and a farm where your young ones can pet animals such as goats, ostriches, guinea pigs and rabbits.Your tour concludes with a drop-off back at your hotel.

$54.23 Outdoor Activities

Fuerteventura Quad or Buggy Small-Group Tour with Options

3H Caleta de Fuste TourExplore with us the beautiful countryside with its hidden valleys, passing through old style Majorero villajes, natural saltpans and artisanal cheese factories. You can have a free tasting of typical goat cheese and the possibility of buying this unique product. You will continue with an exciting drive along the ocean on sandy paths and dirt roads. 3H Costa Calma TourThe tour starts in Costa Calma and has a duration of 3 hours. You will first pass the desert and a long dry riverbed to the west coast. You will arrive to a black sand beach called Playa de Ugan. After this first stop you will cross a goat farm and will visit a nice and famous surfer beach, La Pared. Then you will have a short break of about 20 minutes in the viewpoint La Lajita where you can enjoy the excellent views of the east coast of Fuerventura. After that, you will drive back to Costa Calma and pass Sotavento beach where you can stop to take some photos. 4H Costa Calma TourAn incredible excursion on board of a fabulous quad or 500cc buggy through the desert, mountains and a dry riverbed of Fuerteventura.In this tour you will inmerse in a spectacular lunar landscape. You will visit the beaches of Tarajalejo and Giningimar where those who would like to do it can dive into its crystal clear waters.During the journey several stops will be made so you can take photos of the trip and the landscape. 4H Corralejo TourThis tour is and excellent choice for all of those that seek adventure, action and contact with nature.The tour starts with the impressive landscape of the north volcanic chain where we will make our first stop. The photo snap here is a must. You will follow through dusty paths to access the quiet territory of Villa Verde where you will have an amazing panoramic view of the ocean, the sand dunes and the coast.On the way back , you will continue driving to Parque Holandes where you can rest and have a refreshment in a typical majorero restaurant called Don Pepe.After the tou you will have 2 hours free time in Corralejo to enjoy the city. We can assure this tour will be unforgettable.

$52.52 Day Trips & Excursions

Lanzarote Timanfaya, Playa Blanca Tour from Fuerteventura

Make your own way to Corralejo Harbour in northern Fuerteventura to board a ferry for your 30-minute crossing to Lanzarote. On arrival in Playa Blanca, where your ferry boat docks, enjoy around an hour of free time to refuel with a drink and a snack (own expense) before joining up with your local guide. Then, hop into an air-conditioned coach and relax as you cruise along the island roads, taking in views of pristine beaches and marveling at the distinct volcanic landscape.Your first stop of the tour is Timanfaya National Park. As you draw closer, feel dwarfed by the towering ring of dormant volcanoes known as the Fire Mountains (Montañas de Fuego), then set off on a 15-minute optional camel ride (own expense) to get a closer look at the incredible ochre landscape.Return to your coach and head to the top of one of the Fire Mountains. Walk with your guide around the summit and hear how the park lies on top of a residual magma chamber that reaches temperatures of around 752°F (400°C). Then, watch in amazement as your guide performs tricks to demonstrate the immense geothermal energy stirring below.Next, trace the Route of the Volcanoes, soaking up the stunning views as your coach rumbles along the slopes. As you travel, listen to your guide talk about the 18th-century eruptions that formed the area’s surreal landscape.Then, continue on to La Geria, Lanzarote’s verdant winemaking region. Gaze out of the window at the endless sea of vineyards, and listen to your guide talk about the methods that local winemakers use to produce the island’s refreshing, fruity wine. Then, visit a local winery and head inside to sample a glass.After, head back to Playa Blanca. With up to four hours here to spend at your leisure before catching the return ferry, perhaps make your way to the beach to relax on the sands or cool off in the clear waters, or take a seat at one of the many cafes or restaurants to refuel with a drink and some food (own expense).Your tour then concludes back at Corralejo Harbour in Fuerteventura.

$131.30 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Private Sunset Sailing Charter for Couples from Corralejo

Depart from Corralejo Harbour to Lobos Island in the evening in preparation for the sunset. Enjoy this sailing cruise around the island. It includes one stop to practise your favourite aquatic sport where you can enjoy snorkelling, sailing, fishing, paddle surf or just sunbathe and relax at "Playa de la Concha". Unwind with some fine wine, champagne, cheese and a delicious dinner whilst the sunset creates a picture over the ocean. Chill out on deck, cocktail in hand, with the wind pushing you across the crystal waters of Lobos Island.

$55.94 Day Trips & Excursions

Lanzarote Volcano and Wine Region Tour from Fuerteventura

After pickup by bus from your hotel or a central meeting point in Corralejo, Jandia, or Castillo, travel to the portside at Corralejo to board your Lineas Romero glass-bottomed ferry.Then, relax on deck and enjoy the open-air sea journey as you sail to Playa Blanca in southern Lanzarote.Meet your experienced guide here, settle aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach, and head first to the Timanfaya National Park, home to Lanzarote’s Timanfaya volcano.Enjoy a drive through the lunar-like volcanic landscapes of the park and stop to watch some geothermal demonstrations that highlight the intense underground heat in this dormant volcanic area.From here, travel on to La Geria, Lanzarote’s wine region: famous for its unique-looking vineyards, where each vine is planted in a weather-protective hollow in the soil.Stop to enjoy some of the local wine and then visit an Aloe Vera museum to learn more about this local crop. Finally, take a panoramic tour of Lanzarote’s south coast to see its majestic cliffs and famous green lagoon of El Golfo.Then, return to the port at Playa Blanca for your boat journey back to Fuerteventura, where your tour finishes with a drop-off at the original starting point.Tour is available in English, German, French, and Spanish Please note: Spanish tours are only available on Saturday, French (Min. 8 persons to garantee)