La island of Fuerteventura belongs to the archipelago of the Canary Islands in Spain. Its capital is Puerto del Rosario and it is the fourth most populated island in the Canaries. All the Canary Islands are very touristy, since the climate is very good throughout the year, so everyone escapes in search of the sun at any time.
Let see all the places you have to see Fuerteventura, with its natural parks, the capital and of course those wonderful beaches that are its main engine. If you want a relaxed vacation where you can enjoy sun and beach, as well as natural spaces, think of Fuerteventura.
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Visit the dunes and the town of Corralejo
These dunes are located in the north of the island, next to the town with which they share their name. They are huge dunes located next to the coast, so the landscape will not leave anyone indifferent. The Corralejo Natural Park is a space full of dunes with turquoise waters at the bottom. It is undoubtedly one of its most sought after landscapes, and a place that we should visit. The island of Fuerteventura offers us unique landscapes in which to take the best photographs. The park is about eight kilometers long, so we can either spend a morning visiting it calmly or enjoying its beaches, among which Playa del Moro and Playa del Burro stand out. Already in the town of Corralejo, where there is also a lot of accommodation, you can enjoy its old town with its narrow streets and the port area.
Take a ferry to the island of Lobos
This island took its name from the sea lions that until recently lived on its coast. Entry to the island is limited, so you must request a permit five days in advance. From Corralejo you can take a ferry to visit the island, although they only leave about four hours, in the morning or in the afternoon. On this island you can go on a hiking trail and also enjoy its great beaches. The turquoise waters of the crescent-shaped Concha beach are an ideal place to relax.
Make a route through your lighthouses
As in any island, Fuerteventura has many points on its coast in which we can find lighthouses, which exercise their function and serve as a tourist attraction. In Fuerteventura we can make an interesting route through its best lighthouses to be able to enjoy them in its coastal enclaves. At the Tostón lighthouse in Punta Ballena we can visit the Museum of Traditional Fishing. The Entallada lighthouse in Tuineje is an aerial beacon that also guides airplanes. The Punta lighthouse is in the Jandía Natural Park and dates from the XNUMXth century, with an exhibition inside dedicated to the seabed.
Stroll through the town of Betancuria
Betancuria is one of the most picturesque and visited towns in all of Fuerteventura and also one of the oldest. In this town we can see the Church of Santa Maria in French Gothic style in whose foundations the first inhabitants of the town are buried. To learn a little more about this place we can go to the Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, where we can see a part of aboriginal archeology, another of paleontology and another of ethnography. In its surroundings we can also visit the Betancuria Rural Park and the Morro Velosa viewpoint.
See Cofete beach
Cofete beach is a virgin beach of about twelve kilometers in length that surprises everyone who visits it. You have to take the road that leads to the town of Morro Jable and reach the Degollada Agua Oveja viewpoint from where you have to go down to the village of Cofete and then to the town. In this area you can visit the Casa Winter and also a picturesque cemetery where you leave your car. From there you can go down to Cofete beach. It is a beach with strong waves in which swimming is not recommended because it can be dangerous. But it is certainly worth visiting, as it is a wild beach of incredible beauty with miles of sand.
On the island of Fuerteventura you can see other beaches of great beauty. Corralejo's beaches are very popular, with their fine sands and turquoise waters. The Sotavento beach in Jandía is a wide beach with white sand in which people usually start in water sports due to its excellent conditions. Gran Tarajal beach in Tuineje is a beach that has darker sand, almost black, although it is not the dark sand of the volcanic beaches of places like Tenerife, but it has its charm.