Fuerteventura is the longest island in the entire Canary archipelago, and the second largest. It has dozens of charming places to discover during your vacation. If you have little time, we propose the following routes, visiting the essential places in just 4 days.
Fuerteventura, seen from the air, offers us unique landscapes: kilometers of beaches, turquoise blue waters, low-lying mountains, and small, widely dispersed population centers.
Before taking the car and running off to explore the island, we advise you to take a walk through the surroundings closest to your accommodation.
Find out where the bars, restaurants, entertainment venues, and supermarkets are that best suit your lifestyle. Ah! and do not forget to write down the hours and days that they are open.
Day 1 – North of Fuerteventura
The North of Fuerteventura is one of the areas that you can visit in one day. Discovering this part of the island is a good option to relax.
It starts with the Dunes and the Grandes Playas of Corralejo, located on the northeast coast of the island. Here you can enjoy miles of beaches flooded with fine golden sand, while the sun rises. You will see that, in just a few minutes, you go from the freshness of dawn to a warm day, ideal for a relaxing dip.
When, in the middle of the morning, your stomach asks you for something to eat, go to Corralejo. There is a wide range of bars and restaurants where you can have a restorative breakfast listening to the sound of the waves. Stroll through this town, one of the most touristic in Fuerteventura.
In the afternoon we are going to suggest you visit the northwest coast of Fuerteventura, it would be interesting to eat in the towns of the municipality of La Oliva: Tindaya, Villaverde and Lajares have excellent restaurants where you can taste the rich Majorera gastronomy
If you decided to eat in Tindaya, after coffee you can walk through the base of its magic mountain. If you chose Villaverde you can contemplate its mills and even discover the Malpaís of Montaña la Arena. And if you chose Lajares, a walk through the Melián Ravine will surely surprise you.
The evening is approaching and there is no time to lose. We are going to El Cotillo !!
El Cotillo is one of the best places in Fuerteventura to watch the sunset. In addition to stepping on Piedra Playa, and La Concha, you cannot miss visiting the Torre del Tostón or the El Cotillo Lighthouse.
Also, if you want to know a unique place, go to Playa del Hierro, near Majanicho. Its floor is made of rhodoliths and it is popularly known as Popcorn beach. Remember: it is forbidden to take rhodoliths.
Day 2 – Fuerteventura Center, viewpoints day
After so much saltpeter.., you will surely want to discover a little of the inland area of Fuerteventura. This part of the island is characterized by its mountainous landscape.
During this day you will discover several viewpoints, which give you the opportunity to get to know a different landscape. We will go from north to south.
Mirador de Vallebrón: Located on the Fv-103 road. From this point we can see in great detail the northwest face of the island. The sacred mountain of Tindaya, El Cotillo, part of La Oliva, Los Pedregales, and the Esquinzo ravine stand out.
Morro Velosa viewpoint: It is located in the Betancuria Rural Park, at almost 700 meters of altitude. It is one of the most popular viewpoints on the island. It has a cafeteria and a small interpretation center. From here you can see a large part of the north and the center of Fuerteventura.
Mirador de Guise y Ayose: In the middle of the FV-30 road towards Betancuria, and near Morro Velosa, is the Mirador de Guise y Ayose. It has no loss. It is dominated by two huge sculptures over 4.5 meters high. The views are breathtaking.
We continue towards Betancuria, and before entering the oldest town on the island, it is advisable to stop along the way and see, in a few minutes, the old Franciscan convent of San Buenaventura and its surroundings.
In Betancuria, the ideal thing is to have a snack and walk through its historic center.
Let’s continue with our journey along the Fv-30 highway. We left Betancuria behind. On this road you have to be careful as it is quite narrow. In it you will find a first viewpoint with excellent views of the Las Peñitas ravine, its hermitage and the dam in the foreground.
A few kilometers later, right on the border of the municipalities of Betancuria and Pájara, is the imposing viewpoint Risco de las Peñitas, which you cannot miss. It has ample parking. From this point to Pájara, it is barely 15 minutes by car. If you have the opportunity, stop in Pájara and visit the church. Its cover is one of the most interesting in the Canary Islands.
As we are romantics and the sunset is approaching, the best place to contemplate it is to go to Ajuy. It will take about 10 minutes to get there from Pájara. Since you are here, do not forget to visit the Caves of Ajuy.
Day 3 – Central zone and east coast of Fuerteventura.
This is a good day to get to know the capital of Majorera: Puerto del Rosario. The downtown area, the church and the Museum dedicated to Miguel de Unamuno are the main places to see.
From the capital of the island to the south, along the FV-2 road we find several enclaves that cannot be missed on today’s route. Among them are the Salinas del Carmen, very close to the tourist town of Caleta de Fuste, and the town of La Atalayita, in Pozo Negro.
Continuing south, Gran Tarajal is the ideal town to spend a few hours on its black sand beach, visiting the nearby town of Las Playitas, and if you have time, go up to the Entallada lighthouse.
You can complete this route with visits to the Majorero Cheese Museum in Antigua, the Museum of the Mills in Tiscamanita, and the hermitage of San Pedro de Alcántara in Ampuyenta.
Day 4 – South of Fuerteventura.
Cofete, one of the best beaches in Europe, cannot be missed on your visit to Fuerteventura. Its 14 kilometers of wild coast do not leave anyone indifferent. It is the best place to forget about the rush, stress and problems.
If you want to know Fuerteventura from end to end, then, once you have enjoyed Cofete, direct your steps towards the Jandía Lighthouse and Punta Pesebre. The landscape is simply overwhelming.
Now, after so much peace, we are going to Morro Jable to eat, where there is a wide gastronomic offer. You cannot leave Morro Jable without having walked through its beaches.
Next stop: Sotavento beaches. Here you have, for fun, more than 6 uninterrupted kilometers of fine white sand.
If this is your last day of stay on the island, you cannot leave without having passed through the Mirador de Sicasumbre first. It is located on the left side of the FV-605 road, between kilometers 11 and 12. From this enclave you can see a landscape of great beauty towards the Natural Monument of Montaña Cardón and the Natural Park of Jandía.
If you have one more day left, come to the islet of Lobos, it is worth it.
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