Fuerteventura Travel Guide

Fuerteventura is a water sportsman’s favorite island. Fuerteventura is said to have some of the most beautiful beaches in the Canary Islands. The windy island is also suitable for surfers.

The best beaches in the Canary Islands attract tourists to the rugged but beautiful island of Fuerteventura. The clear waters and favorable winds of the island also favor water sports enthusiasts.

A barren beautiful beach resort

Fuerteventura is one of the Spanish Canary Islands and the second largest island in the archipelago. The island has about 100,000 inhabitants. The elongated island of Fuerteventura is about 100 kilometers long and is especially known for its magnificent sandy beaches. Much of the island is a fairly flat, rocky desert.

For the time being, Fuerteventura has remained a quieter resort than other popular resorts in the Canary Islands. Here it is easy to forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life and the darkness of Finland and focus on enjoying the most essential ones: the sun and the sea.

Like the other Canary Islands, Fuerteventura comes above all for a beach holiday. There are many different water activities and the island is well suited for surfing, for example due to its windiness. The main tourist town is Corralejo in the north of the island. Other tourist destinations are in the south of the island of Jandía and on the east coast of Caleta de Fuste. The capital is Puerto del Rosario, located in the central part of the island.

Great water sports

Fuerteventura is ideal for all kinds of water sports, from diving and snorkelling to surfing and sailing. Thanks to its favorable winds, the island is especially popular with windsurfers.

Fuerteventura’s reputation as a surf island strongly determines the atmosphere of the destination – everyone on the island seems to be surfing or windsurfing. Beginners can also start a new hobby during their vacation by taking lessons at a surf school. For the more experienced, the best surf spots can be found in the northern part of the island, between Corralejo and Cotillo, especially during the winter months, when the waves are at their peak.

There are also diving schools on the island, where you can even complete a PADI degree. More experienced divers can head straight for school-organized dives to the best underwater edges on the island.

In Fuerteventura, you can also enjoy a sea trip on a kayak trip, catamaran ride or fishing trip – the lucky ones can even spot dolphins. The submarine, on the other hand, allows you to peek into the underwater world without getting wet.

The most beautiful beaches in the Canary Islands

The beaches of Fuerteventura are often hailed as the most beautiful in the Canary Islands, and beaches suitable for swimming can be found tens of kilometers away. With stunning dunes, there is plenty of space for everyone.

The best beaches on the island are considered to be the peaceful Sotavento and the beaches of the small island of Isla de Lobos. Even the beautiful beach at the resort of Corralejo does not pale in comparison to its competitors.

In addition to beach-related activities, Fuerteventura can be explored by car or bicycle, hiking and admiring the rugged nature. However, there are few plants and animals on this volcanic island.

The Atlantic Ocean surrounding the island also offers good fishing opportunities, and there are some golf courses in Fuerteventura.

Sun all year round

The weather in Fuerteventura is favorable all year round. The hottest is in July-August and the coolest in January-February. Even in winter, however, the average temperature remains around about +20 degrees.

There will be little rainfall in Fuerteventura, but it is worth reserving an umbrella, especially in winter. The island also has a lot of wind. The best time to travel to Fuerteventura is early autumn as well as spring.


Corralejo is one of Fuerteventura’s most popular holiday destinations.

Package travel is the most convenient form of travel

Of the Finnish tour operators, at least Aurinkomatkat organizes package tours to Fuerteventura during the winter season. There are no direct scheduled flights from Finland to the destination, but you can fly to Fuerteventura on your own, for example via mainland Spain.

Fuerteventura Airport is located on the east coast about halfway through the island. The capital, Puerto del Rosario, is about 3 km away and Corralejo, on the north coast, is about 40 km. Jandía is about 90 kilometers away. Fuerteventura also has good boat links to the neighboring island of Lanzarote.

Fuerteventura has a bus service that runs around the island. Car rental is also a good option if you want to explore the island on your own. For shorter trips, you can rent a bicycle. In tourist destinations, the distances are quite short, so the best way to get around is on foot or by taxi.

The standard of accommodation is good

Package travel hotels are generally of a good standard and most are well suited for families with children. For self-employed travelers in Fuerteventura, you will find traditional hotels, apartment hotels and apartments for rent. There are also some hostels. The price level is close to the Finnish level.


The beaches are one of Fuerteventura’s most popular attractions. Sotavento is one of the most famous.

You will come to Fuerteventura because of the beaches

There are hardly any real cultural attractions in Fuerteventura, but you come here because of the wonderful beaches. However, if lounging in the sun starts to get bored, you should go on a tour of the island either by rental car or bus. There are many charming small villages and an authentic Canarian atmosphere on the island.

Peace and quiet on Isla de Lobos

From Corralejo you can easily take a ferry to the small island of Isla de Lobos, near Fuerteventura, for a day trip. On the island you can mainly hike and enjoy the peace, quiet and unique nature.

Above all, however, you should enjoy the stunning sandy beaches, the sun and the blue shimmering sea. When the evening comes, the atmospheric dinner enjoyed in the restaurants and perhaps a pop in the nightlife crown a relaxed and relaxed holiday.



Fuerteventura is popular with surfers and windsurfers.

The best experiences in Fuerteventura

  1. Lounging on the endless sandy beaches of Fuerteventura.
  2. Try surfing or other water sports.
  3. Rent a car and take an island tour.
  4. Treat yourself to Spanish delicacies.
  5. Take a day trip to the island of Isla de Lobos.

The most popular water sports in Fuerteventura

  1. Windsurfing
  2. Surfing
  3. Diving
  4. Snorkeling
  5. Kayak trips