Fuerteventura in 4 days: A complete guide
Fuerteventura in 4 days: A complete guide

Fuerteventura in 4 days: A complete guide

Fuerteventura is the second largest island in the Canary Archipelago, and the plans on the majorera island are very numerous. From taking long walks along the endless beaches, to practice water sports or discover the desert landscapes of the interior of Fuerteventura. Pack your bags, we’ll take care of the rest. We’re going to Fuerteventura for four days!

Essential:

Here is where the escape begins to one of the most spectacular Canary Islands and you can not forget anything to enjoy it to the fullest:

  • Purchased flight tickets
  • Suitcase full of bathing suits, sunscreen and comfortable clothes
  • Reserved rental car
  • And accommodation ready to rest from the intense trip

We recommend you book your accommodation in the centre of Fuerteventura. If this is your first time on the island, it will be easier for you to get around without spending too many hours on the road. In the town of Antigua you will find several Rural Houses that’ll make you feel at home.

Day 1: North of Fuerteventura. Corralejo and El Cotillo

First day in Fuerteventura: Corralejo and El Cotillo are ‘must see’, the most famous towns on the island. On your way from the centre to the north you will come across the village of Tindaya and the mountain of the same name. An arid landscape full of sacred legends that you can’t miss.

Dunas de Corralejo Natural Park is the first stop and one of the most expected for anyone visiting Fuerteventura for the first time. Behind it we discover the Grandes playas de Corralejo, a group of beaches with fine white sand and crystal clear waters.

Corralejo is a village destined to tourism, so the services and food offers are very numerous. After lunch, we head to El Cotillo, a beautiful fishing village that you sure have seen more than once in pictures. Despite being located near Corralejo, the landscape and beaches are very different.

In El Cotillo the wild landscape is striking: a beautifull contrast between the turquoise crystalline waters and the dark sharp rocks. The beach Los Lagos or Playa de la Concha, are the ones you can not miss. To end the day, go to the Tostón Lighthouse to see one of the best sunsets.

Day 2: South of Fuerteventura. Cofete, Morro Jable and Punta de Jandía

Cofete is considered by many to be the best beach in Fuerteventura. Miles of sand where you can spend hours and hours walking through.

Cofete is wild and virgin and next to the Mountains of Jandía it offers a place difficult to find in other places and in which you will disconnect even if you don’t want to.

We wake up from the peace and tranquillity and set course for Punta de Jandía, the southernmost area of Fuerteventura and where the wind blows with great force.Then,  stop to see the Punta de Jandía Lighthouse. It is currently a museum about the cetaceans and seabed in the area.

Morro Jable is the last stop of the day. Sotavento Beach is full of water sports lovers. The turquoise water, the strong wind that blows and the tongue of white sand that enters the sea form an incomparable postcard. Another well known beach to see is Costa Calma. Despite being one of the most touristy, is very extensive so the calm, as its name suggests, is assured.

One more day that ends and one more sunset to keep in the backpack of memories. Go inland to the Sicasumbre viewpoint. Its location in the middle of nowhere gives it spectacular conditions to enjoy a sky full of stars.

Day 3: Lobos Island

Today we leave the car parked and take the ferry that leaves Corralejo to visit Isla de Lobos. Since the beginning of 2019 the tourist influx has been reduced to conserve the space and keep it as natural as possible. To visit Isla de Lobos, it is recommended to buy tickets three days in advance to apply for permits, do not worry, the agencies themselves take care of it. Click here to make your reservation.

In order to enjoy the bath of its waters you can only do it in the Puertito de Lobos and in La Concha Beach. Wear comfortable footwear because we are going to enter the hiking routes to discover the interior and the most secret corners of Isla de Lobos. One of your objectives will be the Caldera volcano. A natural viewpoint from which you can see Lanzarote and the Dunes of Corralejo.

Around the island of Fuerteventura we can take advantage of the rest of the day to visit Corralejo in more depth. Climb the calderón Hondo volcano, to have a privileged view of the north. On the way back home we can stop at the Betancuria Rural Park and enjoy the most popular vegetation and fauna of Fuerteventura. Here you will find a Special Protection Area for Birds.

Day 4: Fuerteventura Center. Caves of Ajuy, Pozo Negro and Puerto del Rosario

Fourth and final day on the island majorera. You have already fallen in love with its beaches, mountains, gastronomy and its people. The route of this day will take you to the airport, which will be the last point of this trip.

We head west from Fuerteventura to see one of the most popular and beautiful fishing villages, Ajuy. In Ajuy there are caves that can be entered (always with caution), and the contrast of the white houses and their colored doors with the black sand of the beach. The sunset from the top of the Ajuy caves is one of the most spectacular.

We take the car and go to Betancuria. Lose yourself in the historic streets that the conquerors of the island used to walk along. Do not miss the Plaza Mayor, the Mirador de Guise and Ayose, and take the opportunity to buy goat cheese typical of the island of Fuerteventura.

We return to the road to head for the small village of Pozo Negro. Until the 19th century Pozo Negro was the most important port of Fuerteventura for the entry of food. Today, its inhabitants live on inshore fishing and livestock. In Pozo Negro you can recharge your batteries and taste the best gastronomy in one of the restaurants. Home-made cuisine using local products.

 

With our bellies full, we go to Puerto del Rosario, the capital of Fuerteventura, to say goodbye to four days full of adventures and new places. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

 

 

 

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