Top ChoiceBeach in Cofete

Playa de Cofete

This is the main beach in far-flung Cofete, near the southern tip of the island and the main draw on the island for many. It's huge, quite beautiful and entirely undeveloped, with fine honey-coloured sand and a...

Top ChoiceHistoric Building in Cofete

Villa Winter

This impressive structure, with its castle-like turret, was built by German engineer Gustav Winter in the 1930s. Rumours linking Winter to the Nazi party have never been confirmed, but conspiracy theories...

Top ChoiceMuseum in La Oliva

Casa de los Coroneles

This 18th-century building has been beautifully restored, retaining its traditional central patio and wooden galleries, while other buildings on the estate have collapsed around it. The ground floor houses an...

Top ChoiceTapas in Puerto del Rosario

La Jaira de Demian

Run by the ever-helpful and astonishingly polite Demian, this excellent restaurant enjoys a lovely setting with an outside terrace, next to a deserted plot that La Jaira has converted into a garden. Staff ferry a...

Top ChoiceBeach in Corralejo

Parque Natural de Corralejo

This nature park of yellow dunes stretches along the east coast for about 10km south from Corralejo; it's also several kilometres wide, so covers a lot of territory and is excellent for hikes through sand....

Top ChoiceSpanish in Corralejo

Restaurante Avenida

Despite the location several blocks back from the beach, this place is always heaving with a cheerful, local Canarian crowd who are here for the no-nonsense food – and virtually everyone walks out satisfied. The...

Top ChoiceCafe in El Cotillo

El Goloso de Cotillo

Enjoy decadent tarts, cakes and pastries in this quiet spot at the northern end of the town. There are fresh juices and shakes, and excellent coffee. For dessert, try the lemon meringue – it's simply divine.

Top ChoiceMuseum in Antigua

Museo del Queso Majorero

This superb museum is one of the island's best, with lots of interactive displays including a sit-down 'virtual goat milking' activity! Kids will enjoy the touch-button exhibits with information on the island's...

Top ChoiceChurch in Betancuria

Iglesia de Santa María

This lovely church dates from 1620 and has a magnificent stone floor, carved wooden ceiling and an elaborate baroque altar. Don’t miss the sacristy with its display of vestments and altar ware, and carved wooden...

Top ChoiceViewpoint in Central Fuerteventura

Mirador Astronómico de Sicasumbre

If you want just one place to put the island's primordial, barren geology and Martian features into wide-angle perspective, this mirador has breathtaking views of Fuerteventura's copper-coloured hills, valleys...

Top ChoiceGallery in La Oliva

Centro de Arte Canario – Casa Mané

This art museum is an island highlight, with its sculpture garden and galleries containing works by such Canarian artists as César Manrique, Ruben Dario and Alberto Agullo. Two galleries are devoted to the...

Top ChoiceCanarian in Pájara

Casa Isaítas

Based in the charming hotel of the same name, Casa Isaítas is the best place to eat in Pájara. The varied menu includes lots of hearty soups and stews, fish pie, some interesting tapas and a reasonable selection...

Top ChoiceMediterranean in Lajares


The menu isn't huge and the location isn't at the heart of Lajares, but there's a creative frisson going on in the kitchen at this excellent, elegant, appealing and neatly designed choice. Excellent service,...

Top ChoiceChurch in Pájara

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Regla

The unique 17th-century Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Regla has an Aztec-inspired exterior with its animal motifs. The simple retables behind the altar also have influences that flow to Mexico and are more subdued...

Top ChoiceSports in Península de Jandía

Windsurfing World Championship

For 10 hyperactive days each July (and sometimes into early August), the drowsy Fuerteventura calm is shattered by daytime action and frantic nightlife as Playa de la Barca hosts a leg of the Windsurfing World...

Top ChoiceBeach in Puerto del Rosario

Playa del Pozo

This sand and seashell beach is a picture, with its gentle curve and protected, calm turquoise waters. There are steps down into the water from the walkway along the northern side of the beach and a lifeguard is...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Caleta de Fuste


This is one of the best restaurants on the island to come to for fresh seafood, despite its very plain appearance and plastic tables and chairs. There's no menu, just a plate of freshly caught fish and seafood to...

Top ChoiceLive Music in Corralejo

Rock Island Bar

For almost 30 years, Mandy and musician husband Gary have made this bar one of the most popular in town. There is acoustic music nightly, playing to an enthusiastic music-loving crowd.

Mountain in La Oliva

Mount Tindaya

Its summit reaches just 400m above sea level, but Mount Tindaya is the most important – and famous – mountain on the island. The peak, 6km south of La Oliva, has a special place in local history and mythology....

Lighthouse in Península de Jandía

Punta de Jandía Lighthouse

At the end of the dirt road from Morro Jable, the asphalt returns for a smooth ride to this lighthouse positioned over thundering Atlantic waves. The setting is dramatic and the journey here is, of course, half...