Things to Do in Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is known as the windy Canary Island, but in the Summer when it’s 40ºC you’ll be grateful for some breeze, I promise! You can either spend a week (or more!) in Fuerteventura or take the ferry or a plane over for a day or so, if you are staying on another Canary Island.

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There is plenty to do, including fishing, boat trips, quad hire, shopping, golf, scuba diving and walking. If you just want to relax, Fuerteventura offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the Canary Islands.

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The government in Fuerteventura have invested money into creating coastal walkways, like the one that runs between Nuevo Horizonte and Caleta de Fuste, and these give you a way of having an enjoyable stroll and enjoying the scenery. For the more serious walks, you will need some sturdy shoes or boots. It rarely rains in Fuerteventura, but in the winter months, from November to February, the wind can be quite cool, especially in the mountains, so have at least one additional layer of warm clothing with you.

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There are several harbours around Fuerteventura, where you can find out about sailing, fishing and scuba diving. Sailing is not as popular as windsurfing or kitesurfing on Fuerteventura, possibly because there are not many sheltered bays.

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There are 2 golf courses in Fuerteventura, if you want a game in the sun, or you can rent a car to tour the island. Considering Fuerteventura is not that big, it does boast 125 different beaches, from the stunning Jandia to smaller coves. If you don’t want to drive, there are 16 different bus routes, so you can have a good look around by bus if you prefer. If you fancy something completely different, there are also trike tour companies!

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