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Top Sights in Fuerteventura, Spain

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The North

Raw landscapes and surf paradise

The north is the less touristy part . On the north shore you will find reefs and wild beaches, rugged cliffs in the west and the famous dunes on the east coast. Good waves attract many surfers to the north. This is how real surf towns like El Cotillo were formed .

Corralejo is the largest town in the north with many restaurants, shops and places to go out.

The middle of the island

Small villages and viewpoints

In the center of the island in particular there is a lot of dry desert and volcanoes . In between there are isolated small villages of the locals and some great vantage points such as the Mirador la Peñitas .

According to Dictionaryforall, the best known is the historic town of Betancuria , the former island capital with an old church and cute houses.

Then there’s Caleta Fuste : club hotels are lined up here and the majority of visitors are burnt Englishmen.

The South

Beach vacation for families

The peninsula of Jandia is the tourist center with many large hotels . However, the flair is much more pleasant than in Caleta Fuste. Shallow lagoons and long sandy beaches attract families with children in particular , while kite surfers and windsurfers love the surf spots.

In the towns of Costa Calma and Morro Jable you will find a large selection of hotels, many restaurants, cafés and shops.

The most beautiful beaches in Fuerteventura

There are hardly any classic sights on Fuerteventura, but there are plenty of beautiful beaches. Some are among the most beautiful beaches in all of Europe .

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Rough cliffs

We have rarely seen such an impressive cliff .

Between the cliffs is a beautiful sandy beach where many novice surfers make their first attempts in the surf. On days with big waves you can watch the pros. Both are pretty entertaining!

Just behind the beach you will find the picturesque village of El Cotillo with lots of great cafes and bars . The perfect spot for the sunset.

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Kitesurf paradise

Playa de Sotavento is well known among water sports enthusiasts. In 2022 the Kite and Windsurf World Cup will even take place here.

At high tide the lagoon fills up and the shallow water is perfect for swimming and also for splashing around with children.

Or you simply enjoy the view of the turquoise blue water with the colorful kites that fly in the sky like butterflies.

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Endless expanses

Probably the most famous beach on Fuerteventura in the very south of the island: endless sandy beach in front of a gigantic rock face.

In the background is the legendary Villa Winter .

But you should definitely not swim here, because the currents are very dangerous!

The best things to do in Fuerteventura

There are many beautiful beaches on Fuerteventura, but you can also do a lot of great activities or visit unique places. So you won’t get bored and we have written down our top five Fuerteventura highlights here .

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The dunes of Corralejo

Kilometers of sandy beach

In the Parque Natural near Corralejo there is one of the most impressive landscapes on Fuerteventura: the dunes. A total of eleven kilometers of fine golden sand stretches in front of surreally turquoise-blue water!

The dunes are ideal for swimming and for taking really cool photos.

From Corralejo you can reach the natural park in a maximum of five minutes by car and also on foot.


Water sports for everyone

Whether it’s surfing, kite surfing, wind surfing, stand up paddling or whatever else there is: on Fuerteventura all water sports enthusiasts get their money’s worth, both beginners and professionals.

If you want to learn more about surfing the “Hawaii of Europe”, check out this article.

Pirate caves of Ajuy

Mutiny in the island paradise

There were real pirates on Fuerteventura – one of the most exciting and darkest chapters in the history of the island.

Today you can visit the caves on the west coast where the pirates hid.

Hiking with goats

The highlight with children

Goats are the cutest inhabitants of Fuerteventura and you often just run into one or the other on the side of the road.

If you are in Fuerteventura with children, we recommend a hike with goats. The little ones love the animals and you’ll see something of the island right away.

Boat tour to Lobos

South Seas feeling in front of Corralejo

The mini island of Lobos is about 15 minutes by boat from Corralejo. Snorkeling is a must in the crystal clear bays!

There are great catamaran tours to Lobos and with a bit of luck you might even see a dolphin.

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