Top things to do in Fuerteventura

Top Choice Beach 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 rumb…
Top Choice Historic 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 regarding …
Top Choice Museum 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 exhibi…
Top Choice Tapas 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 which La Jaira has converted into a garden. Staff ferry a l…
Top Choice Beach 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. It's bree…
Top Choice Spanish 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 atm…
Top Choice Cafe 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 Choice Museum 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 flor…
Top Choice Church 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, altar ware and carved wooden ceiling…
Top Choice Gallery 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 national …