Travel with Children

The main attraction for families is always going to be Fuerteventura's beaches, many of which have fine white sand and shallow waters that are safe for paddling tots. Playa del Castillo and Playa del Matorral are both good choices, while Playa Chica in the capital Puerto del Rosario is lovely and safe too. For a manmade water adventure, the massive Acua Water Park in Corralejo has 10-pin bowling, crazy golf and a driving range, as well as wave pools and kamikaze-style slides and rides.

There are plenty of boat trips throughout the resorts as well. At Caleta de Fuste, Oceanarium Explorer has a daily dolphin- and whale-spotting trip, while in Corralejo, there are regular boats to the Isla de Lobos, where there is a lovely Robinson Crusoe–style beach and the possibility to explore the island via pedal power. Alternatively, popular Oasis Park in La Lajita has all manner of mammals, birds and sea life, plus shows and camel rides. It's not cheap, but it's a hit with the kids.