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La Oliva is the latest municipality in Fuerteventura to officially designate a beach for dog owners to be able to legally exercise their pets. The town Hall has allocated the Bristol beach in Corralejo for this purpose, after campaigning by residents in area.
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The first bilingual school in Fuertevenura is soon to be constructed after planning permission was granted. The school will be located in the Tuineje municipality, a short distance from Gran Tarajal.

Places to Visit in Fuerteventura

 Fuerteventura Must-See Places and Attractions

The Canary Islands form part of Macaronesia, a group of archipelagos situated in the North Atlantic, close to the African continent. According to Greek mythology, these “happy or blessed islands” (translation of the term Macarconesia) were resting places for dead heroes due to their unique beauty and extraordinary climate. Thus, the archipelago was already considered a paradise on Earth by one of the civilizations which has contributed most to the history of humanity. And this says a lot of them.

Fuerteventura is the second largest island of the canary archipelago, and it offers you very picturesque landscapes, the perfect background for the perfect holiday.

Come accross, for example, the mythical Tindaya Mountain, to which the aborigines attributed magical properties, and where, still today, you can see many vestiges of older settlers.

Fuerteventura is also characterized by its long rolling plains, filled with mills, where gofio is produced (the toasted cereal flour that still today is an indispensable ingredient in many exquisite islander dishes).

Its small coastal towns will show you the typical architecture vey present ub churches and castles. Additionally, Fuerteventura also has an amusing chain of Museums that will undoubtedly captivate you. 

Fuerteventura has 13 protected areas. This island is considered exotic due to its lush palm trees, tarajales and its aloe vera, with which many cosmetic products and crafts are produed, with proven benefits for the skin

Here you can walk the trails between exotic volcanic cones, dive on the priceless seabed, or even windsurf a famous sport in this region due to the strong wind and great waves. Windsurf world’s championship is hosted in Fuerteventura. 

There are many Attractions inviting tourists to discover different aspects of the Island’s landscape and culture

Fuerteventura is the Canaries’ second-largest island, geologically the oldest and one of the least developed. The entire island has Unesco biosphere reserve status, from the cliffs of the Atlantic-battered west coast to the gentle sand dunes of the east, where visitors enjoy some of Europe’s longest beaches. The Moroccan coast lies 60 miles away, and a combination of low rainfall and cooling trade winds keep the climate near perfect.

While the west coast is undeniably gorgeous, with windswept Cofete and black-sand beach of Ajuy, the east coast has Fuerteventura’s most user-friendly beaches: long sandy stretches, secluded coves and quiet bays that lure – alongside those wanting to lounge – divers, snorkellers and watersports fans.

Surfers and kiteboarders especially enjoy the ‘windy isle’ during the autumn and winter. Shallower beaches make the island’s surf schools popular with beginners, while the two-mile lagoon of Playa Barca, part of Playa Sotavento on Costa Calma in the southeast, attracts walkers, sunbathers and surfers.

Carefully controlled tourism development has resulted in just three main tourist hubs – Corralejo in the north, Caleta de Fuste on the east coast and Jandia to the south – leaving much of the island with its original character and way of life mainly intact.

The often-overlooked capital Puerto Rosario has an open-air sculpture park, daily market, culture centre and seafront promenade, but Corralejo is the big hitter, with the greatest concentration of hotels, bars, restaurants and shops.

The old town still feels atmospheric and there is a good craft market at the Campanaro shopping centre on Thursday and Sunday mornings, but Corralejo’s must-see attraction is the Grandes Playa, seven miles of sand dunes that are part of the Natural Park of Corralejo.

A recommended day trip from Corralejo is Isla de los Lobos, a 15-minute ferry ride away. Behind cove beaches, the barren interior is spectacular, with its walking trails and a lighthouse. A protected natural area, sightings include dolphins and hammerhead sharks. Companies such as Mar y Mas offer diving, snorkelling and kayaking trips. Glass-bottomed boat cruises are also available.

West of Corralejo is the relatively undeveloped fishing village of Cotillo, with its old harbour, Fortaleza del Tostón fort and sunset views. A few miles away is the lighthouse, from which self-guided walking trails explore the lagoons and beaches.

Cotillo and Corralejo are both surfer favourites, while cyclists can pedal the scenic 15-mile trail between the two.Halfway along the east coast and just five miles from the airport is Caleta, which bustles with hotels, bars and restaurants. Nearby sights include the working salt pans of Salinas del Carmen and the starkly beautiful landscape and stone structures of La Atalayita at Pozo Negro, built by the Maho people 600 years ago.

Further south, Jandia’s resorts are a big seller. Families particularly like the beaches and proximity to Oasis Park, which has everything from camel safaris and play zones to Europe’s largest cactus garden. Day trips include Las Playitas’ unusual lighthouse Faro de la Entallada at the island’s closest point to Africa, the lighthouse at Punta de Jandia and the old town centre of Morro Jable.

Inland Fuerteventura is another world – one of volcanoes, caves, arid grasslands, lime kilns, sand dunes and the impressive Mount Tindaya (pictured above). The native aloe plant thrives and visitors will find aloe vera products at every turn.

For walkers, centuries-old paths offer views over dunes and mountains, and the chance to spot camels, donkeys or Barbary ground squirrels. Plans are afoot to create a 100-mile north-south walking trail. Birdwatchers will find a wealth of wildlife and there are plans to reintroduce loggerhead turtles to the west coast.

The former capital of Betancuria, reached on winding mountain roads via the Morro Velosa viewpoint, is a highlight. Home to Iglesia Santa Maria, one of the oldest churches in the Canaries, it also has an archaeological museum, the excellent Casa Santa Maria visitor centre and award-winning Casa Santa Maria restaurant.

Another jewel is the village of La Oliva, near Corralejo. Its manor house La Casa de los Coroneles (pictured below) was the former headquarters of local ‘colonels’ who ruled the island in the 18th century.

An excellent dramatised tour, The Colonels’ Route, on Tuesday and Friday mornings, involves character guides re-enacting the area’s history via a father-daughter dispute over her upcoming marriage. The tour also visits Casa Mane Art Centre and a traditional market.

 

Most Popular Places to Visit in Fuerteventura

El Cotillo

El Cotillo is a small, rustic fishing village with an abundance of quiet, white sandy beaches, crystal-clear lagoons. There is no better beach from which to view the sunset  slipping behind the horizon.
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Lobos Island

The island of Lobos is a ten minute ferry trip away from Corralejo, a splendid natural park that makes for a great one-day outing. Especially famous for its many species of birds.
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Mount Jandia

The island's highest mountain – ideal for hikers. The light here changes depending on the clouds surrounding the mountain.
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Viewpoint Las Peñitas

Once you have left behind the oldest town in the Canaries, you will be amazed by the immense views of the gentle slopes of the oldest mountains in the archipelago, which rise up from the depths of the Atlantic ocean. Read More…

Mountain of Tindaya

Old settlers of Fuerteventura believed this mountain to have magic properties. Foot-shaped engravings in the rock that point west, hint at the mountain’s enigmatic past.
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Salt Museum

The Salt Museum is located at the entrance of the small fishing village of Las Salinas del Carmen (within 2km of Caleta de Fuste) is an example of the educational role of the Network of Museums Fuerteventura. Read More…

Betancuria

Four hundred years of Canary Islands history in one place: the first colonial Canarian city. Convents, churches, traditional Canarian homes… all in one place.
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Poblado La Atalayita

La Atalayita settlement is an archeological site dating from the time of Mahos, the natives of Fuerteventura. The Interpretation Centre has more than 115 archaeological buildings located in the valley of Pozo Negro. Read More…

Viewpoint of Betancuria

An amazing viewpoint of Betancuria, which is situated in the center of the Island of Fuerteventura with the great sculptures of the Guanches. A fantastic opportunity not to missed to take photos with incredible view. Read More…

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