Fuerteventura is the oldest and the second largest of the Canary Islands (right behind Tenerife). It is situated in the Atlantic Ocean very close to Africa, however, it completely preserves the Spanish spirit. Fuerteventura offers a large variety of natural and cultural attractions and it is an all year destination due to the constantly high temperatures.
There is no better way to explore the island than by road tripping! Fuerteventura has only one airport located near to Puerto del Rosario and after comparing the best car rental offers we decided to rent a car with Europcar. A FIAT 500 was our car choice which completely satisfied our needs. As soon as we got the car keys at the Europcar pick-up office we’ve received a great welcoming by their staff right on arrival. After that, we were ready to hit the road and start our trip.
TOP 8 picks for having fun in Fuerteventura
1. Explore Corralejo Natural Park
The Corralejo Natural Park contains numerous sand dunes, from which some are up to 50 meters high! If you have never been to any desert, climbing one of these large dunes is an essential thing to do in Fuerteventura. From the top, you will enjoy marvelous views of the coast.
2. Visit El Cotillo
El Cotillo, located in the northwest of the island, has several beaches which are mostly nudist. This fishing village provides one of the most seafaring images of Fuerteventura and you can try delicious and fresh fish at the port.
3. Explore the south – beaches of Jandia
One of the greatest things to do in Fuerteventura is enjoying paradisiacal beaches situated on the Eastern shore of the Jandia Peninsula. Why is it so special? Because these virgin beaches change their look due to the tide. `You will find a wide sandy beach at low tide, and a precious lagoon flooded by the sea, at high tide. Both are breathtaking.
4. Stay at Holiday Village Fuerteventura Origo Mare
Holiday Village Fuerteventura Origo Mare is a resort by Pierre & Vacances located on the north of Fuerteventura and it is divided into 5 districts, called “Oasis”, composed of villas suites and studios. Each of them decorated with wooden furniture has a bright interior and a private terrace. The village has its own water park and adults pool which was our favorite place to relax after exploring the island.
5. Visit La Pared
La Pared bay is 900 m long and is absolutely unsuitable for bathing due to a dangerous current. Due to the lack of tourists, it appears lonely and deserted. However, if you like sunbathing and are happy with putting just your feet into the water, you will love this place. You won’t hear any noise apart from the noise of the crashing waves. This place is perfect for relaxing!
6. Try some watersports!
In Fuerteventura, two sports stand out far above the rest: windsurfing and scuba-diving. Its coastline is known by worldwide windsurfers throughout the world thanks to its winds and waves. The crystal waters make this the ideal place for scuba-diving, with no need to dive deep, as you’ll find highly-colored fish almost up to the seashore.
7. Visit El Tostón lighthouse
This precious columnar shape building holds an important cultural space that hosts many exhibitions. It also has a tourism desk and might be seen as an important viewpoint as from here you might contemplate amazing panoramic views over the beaches area of El Cotillo.
8. Catch some sun at Playas de Los Charcos
Los Charcos are attractive due to their position and are usually almost empty. If you look for a secluded paradise, visiting these beaches is one of the best things to do in Fuerteventura.
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