Things to do in Fuerteventura
Being a part of the Las Palmas province, along with Lanzarote (to the north) and Gran Canaria (to the southwest), Fuerteventura is the closest island to the Moroccan coast – it is only 98 km away from the Moroccan shores. The island’s 1,732 sq. m. surface make it the second largest island in the Canaries surpassed only by Tenerife. Fuerteventura is also one of the most appreciated tourist destinations, as you will be able to see for yourself during your Fuerteventura holidays.
The island has six municipalities: Antigua, Betancuria, La Oliva, Pájara and Puerto del Rosario and five tourist áreas: Caleta de Fuste, Corralejo, Costa Calma, Morro Jable and Puerto del Rosario. Fuerteventura beaches are practically its business card, and there are a lot of very attractive ones, like Las Lajas, for example. But beside beaches the island will impress you with its mysteries, such as the disturbing Mafasca Light, and numerous interesting little places, which you will not be able to stop exploring.
One of the must-see places is Puerto del Rosario, the capital of the island. Among its main attractions are the lively Calle León y Castillo street, the modern Island Auditorium, and above all, Unamuno House Museum. In addition, only 3 km away lays the incredible and very quiet Playa Blanca – one of the Fuerteventura beaches with the finest sand.
We recommend spending some time exploring another of the best places in Fuerteventura – the fascinating town of Betancuria. Founded in 1404 by Jean de Bethencourt and located in a valley surrounded by mountains, it has many interesting attractions, such as the church of St. Mary Betancuria, the monastery of St. Buenaventura, theHouse of the Conqueror (la Casa del Conquistador), the hermitage of San Diego, the Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, and in the immediate vicinity of the urban centre, the Rural Park Betancuria, where one can find the oldest geological formations of the Canary Islands.
Don’t pass by El Cotillo and Los Molinos – two of the best beaches Fuerteventura offers. You will absolutely enjoy them. In addition, not far from there, one of the most unique cultural attractions - La Alcogida Ecomuseum opens its doors for visitors.
On the other hand, if you stay at any of our hotels in Jandía - on the south coast - you can easily reach the Tindaya Mountain, hosting some aboriginal archaeological sites. Finally, the beautiful Natural Park of Jandía and spectacular Llano cave, situated in nearby Villaverde, also await you.