Fuerteventura is the secret Canary Island… ok, it’s not quite a secret, but this idyllic island is that little bit less travelled than its neighbours. Book flights to Fuerteventura and you can expect miles of virgin coastline, so much that if you want, you can always find a spot that will make you feel like you’re alone on a desert island! If you find yourself getting a little too relaxed and want something to do, make the most of the beautiful landscape and water that surrounds you, and try some water sports, hiking, cycling, or even a game of golf on a great course! Book flights to Fuerteventura with Ryanair today.
Population
87,000
Currency
Euro, €1 = 100 cent
Weather forecast
+20 ... 24°C
In all, the young and trendy surf set mingle with second home-owners from the less balmy regions of Europe. The latter happy for blue skies and high temperatures, and the former also seeking rolling waves and a rocking nightlife. However, away from these visitor hubs the tranquillity of old is easy to find, even on the beaches - with such a profusion of broad sandy strips, towel space is never going to be a problem. Away from the shoreline, desolate roads lined with squat, round windmills link tiny villages of sugar cube cottages. Here, the population ekes out an existence producing world renowned cheese and ruby red tomatoes.
Isla De Los Lobos

These days, despite its name – Isle of Seals – you won’t spot any saucer-eyed sea mammals lounging on the beach of this tiny island. What you will get, if you make the 3-kilometre ferry crossing is that ‘get-away-from-it-all’ feeling.

​Address: Isla De Los Lobos
Corralejo Natural Park

Behind the northern resort of Corralejo lies the ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ playground of the Natural Park, 20 square kilometres of rolling sand dunes and unique plant life.

​Address: Corralejo Natural Park
America Star Shipwreck

There’s something unnerving yet fascinating about standing close to the wreck of a beached ocean liner. Although much of the SS American Star has been claimed by the sea since its demise in 1994, the bow still soars defiantly from the shallow waters.

​Address: Playa de Garcey
Lajares

Head 10 kilometres south of Corralejo to Artisania Lajares, where you can watch the island’s famous lace being woven. The shops are open from 9 am to 7 pm on weekdays and to 1 pm on Saturdays.

​Address: Calle Coronel Gonzalez del Hierro 14
La Oliva

In the sleepy ex-capital of La Oliva you’ll find the ornate Canarian carpentry of fine mansions such as the Casa de los Coroneles. Take the chance and visit the pretty little church, Parroquiade Nuestra Seiiora de Candelaria, in the city centre.

​Address: La Oliva
EEE Bikers

Experience cycling on volcanos on electric bikes in Fuerteventura with EEE Bikers. Even if you are not a regular biker you will find this a fun way to discover different parts of the island.

​Address: Campanario Shopping Center in Corralejo​Phone: +34 928 53 62 88​Website: www.eee-bikers.com
Deep Blue Diving Base

Learning how to dive should not be done in a pool but in the sea. Deep Blue Diving Base provides you with the perfect opportunity to pass your license or discover new and exciting things in the deep blue.

​Address: Hotel Barceló Club El Castillo​Phone: +34 928 163 712​Website: www.deep-blue-diving.com
Mirador de Lobos Golf

This is a 9 hole par 3 golf course in Corralejo. As golf should be a part of a vacation this course is recommended for beginners as well as advanced players.

​Address: Tarabilla​Phone: +34 650 652 335​Website: www.corralejogolf.com
Homegrown Surfschool

Surf, relax and have fun! In short, this is what Homegrown Surfschool stands for. The staff is friendly and it is a great place to catch your first wave if you never caught one before.

​Address: Jose Segura Torres 3​Phone: +34 928 535 720​Website: www.homegrown.es
La Lajita Oasis Park

Welcome to the biggest park on the Canary Islands. It is over 800.000 m2 of nature with hundreds of exotic birds, a flamingo lake, reptiles, a hippo pool and much, much more.

​Address: Ctra. General de Jandia s/n​Phone: +34 902 400 434​Website: www.fuerteventuraoasispark.com
Ecomuseo La Alcogida

At Ecomuseo La Alcogida you will get an insight on how people used to live on the island. See local artists at work and bake delicious bread which you can, for a small cost, take home.

​Address: Tefia
Yoga

If you have the luxury of being able to combine Fuerteventura with Yoga- you should! This is a great place to try it out, beginners as advance practitioners are welcome.

​Address: C / La Galera 2, Esq. H. Cortés​Phone: +34 637 292 662​Website: www.fuerteconyoga.com
Corralejo Bowls

Challenge your parents, spouse or friends on a game of flat green bowling. It might just be a bit harder than it looks....

​Address: Waikiki Beach Street​Phone: +34 639 243 534
Iglesia Catedral de Santa Maria de Betancuria

This lovely little cathedral is located in Fuerteventura´s former capital Betancuria. It was built in a Norman Gothic style, once destroyed in 1593 but now stands more beautiful than ever.

​Address: Plaza Sta Maria de Betancuria
Oceanarium Explorer

With Oceanarium Explorer you can enjoy the underwater world without actually being under water. Have a look at the sea lions, try out game fishing or rent different watercrafts.

​Address: Pto. Deportivo "El Castillo"​Phone: +34 928 163 514​Website: www.oceanarium-explorer.com
Recommended links

Visit Fuerteventura: http://visitfuerteventura.es/en/ The Beach of the canary Islands: http://visitfuerteventura.es/en/localizacion-playa/todo/

Unsurprisingly, fish is predominant in most of the island’s restaurants, especially those on the coast with swordfish, sea bass, octopus and limpets as some of the more favoured delicacies. Inland, the ingredients favour more pastoral palettes with goat, rabbit, gofio (roasted corn meal) and the famous Maxorata cheese on the menu. Most main dishes are served with the ubiquitous accompaniments of fiery red mojo sauce and wrinkled potatoes (papas arrugadas).
Bahia De Cata

Bahia De Cata is actually better known as Nestor’s - friendly, all-you-can-eat barbecue at the weekend, with a good variety of international dishes with a Caribbean twist served weekdays. Renowned for its ribs.

​Address: Caleta de Fuste​Phone: +34 619 72 91 33​More info: Next to Caleta Gardens, Caleta de Fuste
Casa Princess Arminda

Casa Princess Arminda is a family-run eatery hiding behind the old church in Betancuria. Choice of alfresco dining in the courtyard or inside seating in rustic surroundings.

​Address: Calle Juan de Bethencourt 2​Phone: +34 638 802 780​Website: www.princessarminda.com
Marisma Restaurant

Marisma Restaurant is a very popular fish restaurant owned and run by three brothers who take it in turns to head out unto the briny and haul in the day’s catch.

​Address: Calle Santo Tomas, El Cotillo​Phone: +34 928 53 85 43
El Patio De Lajares

El Patio De Lajares is an elegant ‘silverware’ restaurant in Lajares, decorated with antiques and oil paintings and celebrated for its extensive wine cellar. This gourmet restaurant is located on the north side of the island.

​Address: Calle la Cerca 9, Lajares​Phone: +34 650 13 40 30​Website: www.patio-lajares.com
Fazz’s

Fazz’s is an Indian restaurant with truly amazing and authentic food as well as an inviting atmosphere and friendly staff. The view over Los lobos also gives your eyes something to feast on.

​Address: Calle Playa Cho Leon, 32, Corralejo​Phone: +34 928 536 857
An Caisteal

At An Caisteal you can get a taste of Scotland in Fuerteventura. It is located in Corralejo where they serve a lovely breakfast, lunch and dinner. Of course they also have options of great malt whiskey and Scottish beer.

​Address: Avenida Grandes Playas​Phone: +34 654 848 530
El Andaluz

Welcome to this little restaurant, a true gem with delicious food and big personality. Because of its intimacy and flavoured Mediterranean cuisine it is advised to book a table in advance.

​Address: La Ballena N5​Phone: +34 676 705 878
Infusion

Do you love food, nice atmosphere and a good wine? Then you should give this stylish restaurant a try, especially if you are the mood for meat.

​Address: Crucero Baleares 21​Phone: +34 633 551 354​Website: www.infusionrestaurante.com
Temple Bar

Temple Bar almost has it all, homemade food, great drinks, open until late and a happy atmosphere all night long. Stay and enjoy the cocktails or continue your night at another great bar nearby.

​Address: jesus machin santana no 5​Phone: +34 673 629 523
5th Avenue

5th Avenue is one of Fuerteventura´s exclusive restaurants. The menu is an interesting fusion between grilled meat and Cajun and Canarian Mojo. Don´t miss it!

​Address: La Calle Antonio Hernandez Paez
Pincha Cabra Tapas Bar

As the name indicates, this is a tapas bar located in Corralejo. They serve a great variety of tapas, rich portions to a great value. Pincha Cabra comes highly recommended.

​Address: Calle la milagrosa 17 Plaza P. Calero​More info: pinchacabra@gmail.com
Agua

This is a perfect little place just for a cocktail, a snack or a lunch right on the harbour front. Sit back, relax and just enjoy the sun and the gorgeous view.

​Address: Avenida Maritima 7
Casa Marcos

Casa Marcos is recommended by the locals and it is said that they have the best tapas in town, maybe even on the whole island. Take your time and see if the rumours are true.

​Address: Carretera General 94​Phone: +34 928 868 285
The Lemon Tree

The Lemon Tree is not an exclusive restaurant but the meals are delicious. You are guaranteed to come back, but if you do not want to go for dinner again you should try their breakfast.

​Address: Calle Crucero Baleares 11​Phone: +34 680 483 252
Restaurante Caracoles

Restaurante Caracoles also serves tapas but with a bit of a twist. How does smoked salmon and fried egg sound? If not like something you would normally go for then think again and give it a try!

​Address: Machin Santana​Phone: +34 617 751 198
The café culture is most predominant in the quayside bars of Corralejo, Puerto del Rosario and Caleta de Fuste. An early morning knock back of industrial strength espresso will get you up to speed in no time.
Café Bar Mozart

Café Bar Mozart offers you an elegant way to start your day or take a midday break. They have a fine selection of coffees and accompanying liqueurs.

​Address: Centro Comercial Atlantico 28, Caleta de Fuste​Phone: +34 928 16 32 54
Smile Caffeteria

Smile Caffeteria was created by a bunch of Italian entrepreneurs to offer Italian specialties and snacks to the people of Fuerteventura. Apart from serving authentic Italian pizza, they have yoghurt and tasty piadine.

​Address: Paseo Maritimo loc 11 aparthotel los geranios​Phone: +34 928 176 603​Opening hours: Every day from 9 am to 12 am
Canela Cafe

Canela Cafe is as excellent for a coffee in the morning as for a cocktail in the evening. The great atmosphere stays that way all through the day and Friday and Saturday nights there is also live music.

​Address: Calle Coronel Gonzalez del Hierro, 30, Lajares​Phone: +34 928 86 17 12
Cafe Lounge

The Cafe Lounge is an elegant café/restaurant close to the harbour in Correlejo. They have a great wine menu and good value food as well as a warm and amiable atmosphere.

​Address: Calle el Pulpo 6, Corralejo​Phone: +34 682 522 804
Cafe Tiffanys

At Tiffanys you can both get a delicious home cooked meal, coffee and a cooling cocktail. They offer excellent value for the money and the staff is very friendly.

​Address: Oasis Tamarindo, 21​Opening hours: Mon - Sun 9 am - 9 pm
While nowhere near as lively as neighbour Tenerife, Fuerteventura has a chilled out nightlife with just a smattering of heavy decibel clubs. As a water sports Mecca, most of the ocean side bars lure the surf set with large screen video footage of rolling waves and board acrobatics.
Rock Island Bar

This is a popular and trendy bar with nightly performances by the best live acoustic artists in Fuerteventura. -"Rock Island welcomes all nationalities to share in its cozy intimate vibe and enjoy our beers, excellent wines, ciders, soft drinks, long drinks and superb extra cold Guinness."

​Address: Calle Crucero Baleares 8, Corralejo​Phone: +34 928 535 346​Website: www.rockislandbar.com
Waikiki

Waikiki is one of the liveliest dance spots in town, buzzing with energy and attracting a mixture of surf dudes, party animals and families. Open till late.

​Address: Calle Artistides Hernandez Moran 11, Corralejo​Phone: +34 928 535 647​Website: www.waikikifuerteventura.com
Piero’s Music Cafe

Piero’s is a large cabaret bar serving up a nightly cocktail of varied entertainers, from Elvis look-alikes to stage hypnotists. There is also a British beer garden, quiz games throughout the week and karaoke for the courageous ones.

​Address: Centro Comercial El Castillo, Caleta de Fuste​Phone: +34 928 869 090​Website: www.pieroscafe.com​More info: In the El Castillo shopping centre (aka the Barceló shopping centre), right next door to the Barceló Hotel, 100 meters from the beach.
Kiwi Bar

Kiwi Bar is an excellent venue for trying exotic and tasty cocktails. The place has been around since the eighties and increased in popularity ever since.

​Address: Centro Comercial Atlántico, Corralejo​Phone: +34 928 866 368​Website: www.kiwibar.es
Bar Safari

If you do not know what you are in the mood for, then it is an idea to start off at Bar Safari. They have live music, cooling cocktails, fun games and show the biggest sporting events. It is simply a good start to your evening.

​Address: Apts.Esquinzo-Monte del Mar​Phone: +34 928 544 030​Website: www.barsafari.com
You can take your pick of shopping experiences in Fuerteventura – stock up on duty-free goodies, capture some island souvenirs, add some colourful threads to your wardrobe or browse for some Canarian knickknacks at a market. For a memento of local handiwork pick up some lace and linen at Artisania Linares, an exhibition shop of this island skill. Corralejo’s retail therapy centres can be found on the main road running through town, Avenida General Franco. If you want to dress like a surfer, try No Work Team for bleached t-shirts and surf set sunglasses. Where the road intersects with Calle Gran Canaria, on weekdays you’ll also find a local market selling curious African artefacts and local handicrafts. The Centro Comercial Atlantico shopping centre is the main star in Caleta de Fuste’s retail scene, with a variety of shops all under one roof selling jewellery, gifts, clothes and electrical goods. A market takes place on Saturday morning. With most of the prices marked up for visitors, you’ll find lower price tags in Puerto del Rosario where tourism isn’t as rife. Most of the spending goes on along the two streets of Calle Leon y Castilla and Avenida Juan Bethencourt.
Fuerteventura Airport

Fuerteventura Airport is situated mid-way on the east coast, 3 kilometres from Puerto del Rosario and 35 kilometres from Corralejo. There are two airport bus routes – one serves Puerto del Rosario and Caleta de Fuste every 30 minutes, the other runs to Puerto del Rosario and Morro Jable more or less every two hours. Taxis are also available outside the arrivals hall, alternatively rent a car at one of the on-site offices.

​Website: www.aena.es
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