Best activities in the Canary Island

What are the best activities in Fuerteventura?

Fuerteventura has a lot to offer. If you are sporty and like outdoor activities this island is for you. We listed in this post the 8 best outdoor activities you can do in Fuerteventura.

Fuerteventura is known for its endless coasts, beautiful beaches but also amazing desert-like landscape. There are so many things to do in Fuerteventura.

RELATED READ: 25 best things to do in Fuerteventura.

In a Nutshell

It is no coincidence that Fuerteventura is considered the island of great adventures. Located in the Canary Islands, this stunning seaside resort is bordered by the mighty waters of the Atlantic Ocean and is one of the most beautiful islands in Spain.

The island also attracts lots of water sports enthusiasts such as windsurfers, surfers, kiteboarders, sailers, but also hikers, cyclists, and much more.

This is what you can expect during a surf trip to Fuerteventura

Best Activities in Fuerteventura

Best activities in Fuerteventura

Surfing is one of the most popular activities on the island. If you are new to surfing, Fuerteventura is a great spot to start learning. Surfing. Fuerteventura also has many spots for advanced surfers all around the island.

There are many surf camps on the island. Most of them are located in Corralejo. You can normally choose a 3, 5 or 7 days camp where breakfast and accommodation are included.

We actually decided to head more south for our camp, to surf the famous spot of La Pared (also one of the best beaches in Fuerteventura). We joined the surf camp called Rapa Nui (website) and absolutely loved it.

You can also choose a single class with a professional surf instructor. Check it out here.

Some of the best surf spots in Fuerteventura are:

2. Kitesurfing in Fuerteventura


If you always dreamed of practicing this extreme sport, this is the ideal place to do it. The wind conditions on the island are optimal all year round. This makes it a privileged place for all kitesurfing enthusiasts.

Equally suitable for complete beginners and for intermediate to advanced levels, discover one of the best kitesurfing areas in the Canaries.

Sotavento is the best place in our opinion to practice kitesurfering thanks to its pretty big lagoon. Check out Rene Egli’s website for kite lessons or rental. Sotavento is also one of the best beaches on the island (top 10 beaches here)

3. Stand-up Paddling in Fuerteventura


You’re not a big fan of wind or waves? It’s not just about surfing and kitesurfing on the island. You can paddle peacefully on some of the calmer beaches of Fuerteventura.

The stand-up paddle is an effective way to combine the discovery of the coast, but also the seabed thanks to the clarity of the water of Fuerteventura. It also turns out to be cheap. You can book your paddle lesson or rental here.

4. Enjoy Snorkelling in Fuerteventura

Best activities in Fuerteventura

Snorkeling is one of the best activities in Fuerteventura. The crystal clear waters of Fuerteventura are a call to the sea. Go on an exploration cruise with masks, fins, and snorkel. You will then explore the beautiful water of Fuerteventura.

There are many day trips organized in Fuerteventura which includes snorkelling. You can combine a great day sailing in amazing places as well as snorkeling. If you are lucky, you might even spot some dolphins… Find out more here.


Kayaking is another amazing activity in Fuerteventura.

Go visit the coast and explore the marine life aboard a sea kayak. This outdoor activity in Fuerteventura allows you to be autonomous in your discovery of the island.

You will follow the coast in search of the less touristy places of Fuerteventura. Besides, you can easily join a kayak excursion, more info here.

Calderón Hondo Fuerteventura

The unique landscapes of the island are ideal for hiking. Some trails will take you to the heart of Los Volcanes Natural Park. The latter experienced volcanic episodes in the 18th century, which covered a third of the island.

Hiking in Fuerteventura is absolutely fantastic. Walk in the footsteps of volcanoes, over lava fields, tunnels, craters, among other volcanic formations. Our favorite hike in Fuerteventura is at Calderon Hondo Volcano (full guide here). You can join a guided tour if you are unsure about where to go, check it out here. Hiking is one of the best activities in Fuerteventura.



To discover these different and unique landscapes of Fuerteventura, one of the best activities on the island is to go mountain biking. You can even hire an electric mountain bike to make the journey easier.

This new type of mountain bike is equipped with an electronic assistance which facilitates the climbs. This way, everyone can take part in a mountain bike excursion which for sure will be exciting!

You can hire a rental bike here to explore the north of Fuerteventura.

Best activities in Fuerteventura

With the good wind in Fuerteventura, it is possible to have great sailing trips all year round. If you want to explore more remote parts of the island, swim in turquoise waters, see dolphins, and much more, then join a sailing trip.

Most sailing trips like this one, include drinks and lunch. Fuerteventura is a beautiful island. When you see this place from the sea it becomes even more stunning.

There are many places to choose from when it comes to finding a place to stay in Fuerteventura. It may depend on the type of activities you want to do during your stay, or the time of the year you are visiting the island. It may also be based on your budget.

Vacation rentals, all-inclusive hotels, seaside villas with swimming pools… there is something for everyone in Fuerteventura!

However, we recommend choosing amongst the following 3 locations:

1. Corralejo

Where to stay in Fuerteventura
Atlantic Garden Beach Mate hotel

Best if you like more actions during your holidays. Plenty of bars, restaurants, a very young crowd, surf school, boat trip to Los Lobos, perfect beaches etc.

There are so many things to do. However, it may not be the most romantic gateway. We stayed at Atlantic Garden Beach Mate hotel. The location was perfect near the main beach and right next to a supermarket. The place was clean and modern. Check it out here.

READ: 8 best things to do in Corralejo

2. Costa Calma

R2 Maryvent Beach Apartments

If you are a couple, this is probably the best place to stay. Costa Calma is much quieter than Corralejo but there are also a few restaurants, cafes, and bars. From there you can easily explore Morro Jable, Cofete, and many other attractions in Fuerteventura.

We probably stayed in the best hotel in Costa Calma. It’s called R2 Maryvent Beach Apartments Costa Calma. We had a fantastic seaview apartment. You can check it here

3. Morro Jable

What to do in Fuerteventura

This is probably the most convenient place for families or retirees. You will find all you need in Morro Jable and it’s mostly flat, which makes it very easy to walk around. In Spain we love the Iberostar chain hotel. We only had fantastic experience in their hotels.

At Morro Jable they have a stunning palace facing the sea. It’s beautiful. You can book it here.


Best activities in Fuerteventura

With its 326 kilometers of coastline and its magnificent white sand beaches bathed in transparent waters, you will fall for the charm of this island. Athletes will enjoy the countless gliding spots in the region while nature lovers will be delighted to visit one of the eight protected natural areas that make up Fuerteventura, including the Jandía Natural Park and Mount Tindaya.

Whether you are planning a family beach holiday, a romantic getaway, or a sporty weekend Fuerteventura will be the perfect choice!

For a perfect and fabulous stay on one of the most beautiful Canary Islands, you can read the Fuerteventura travel guide that we have prepared just for you! Click here

All our posts about the Canary Islands can be found here.


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