Where to camp or stay overnight in Fuerteventura?

Fuerteventura is an exceptional island, ideal to explore by vehicle. This reality is evident on vacation. For weeks its roads become swarms of motorhomes and campers ready to receive the best gift that Fuerteventura offers: Enjoy the sun, the beach and nature in total freedom.

Waking up to the sound of the Atlantic beating against the shore, as the welcoming light of dawn rises over the horizon, enchants anyone. Observing, through the car window, how the rich biodiversity of this island develops, while having a revitalizing breakfast, is something that is priceless.

Tourists are amazed by the number of motorhomes that circulate in Fuerteventura. many search unsuccessfully for a campsite. However, they do not know that there are no traditional campsites in Fuertevenura. Although it may seem incongruous, it is not. In the mindset of the motorhome arriving to the island, what prevails is freedom of movement and direct contact with nature, rather than the comforts of the campsites.

Playa de la Solapa
Playa de la Solapa

Spending a few days with the family, camping or spending the night in the most amazing corners of Fuerteventura is something that you cannot miss. That is why we leave you these lines.

Camping Vs staying overnight.

Before spending the night on one of our wonderful beaches, you have to be very clear about the difference between camping and spending the night in Fuerteventura. Because camping outside the indicated sites is not allowed and carries fines and financial penalties.

Staying Overnight:

You will be able to sleep or eat in your vehicle without being fined, if you are well parked. If the vehicle is only in contact with the ground through the wheels. It does not take up more space than that of the closed motorhome (without open windows, tables, chairs, extended awnings …). There is no emission or fluid. If you stay overnight, you can open the skylights, of the camper or motorhome, as long as they do not exceed the perimeter of the vehicle.

Pozo negro
Pozo negro

It is considered to be camping:

When chairs or tables are taken out, the awnings extended, casement windows or elements that protrude from the perimeter of the vehicle are extended. To put stabilizing feet, if fluids are discharged (clean, gray or black water). Annoying noises (such as the starting of an electricity generator) are emitted during the hours of rest.

Is it allowed to stay overnight in all of Fuerteventura?

In almost the entire island you can spend the night without many problems, as long as you respect the rules. Of course, remember that it is not allowed to do so in protected natural areas, and that the concept of staying overnight is inside the vehicle. If you decide to sleep outside of it, or set up any tent, it is considered camping and you would have to do it within the places and dates enabled for it.

PLAYA BLANCA - FUERTEVENTURA
PLAYA BLANCA – FUERTEVENTURA

Is it allowed to stay overnight in all of Fuerteventura?

In almost the entire island you can spend the night without many problems, as long as you respect the rules. Of course, remember that it is not allowed to do so in protected natural areas, and that the concept of staying overnight is inside the vehicle. If you decide to sleep outside of it, or set up any tent, it is considered camping and you would have to do it within the places and dates enabled for it.

How long can you stay overnight?

The maximum parking limit in the same place is 48 hours. If you want to spend more time, just move the vehicle a few meters.

PLAYA DE GARCEY
PLAYA DE GARCEY

What are the camping areas in Fuerteventura?

Although the camping areas are published each year, they have not changed much for a long time.

In the municipality of Pájara you have a wide variety of beaches where camping is allowed: Puerto Rico, Baja Gómez, Tabaibejo, La Jaqueta, Guerepe, Ugán, La Solapa, Garcey, Bigocho, and Puerto Nuevo.

In the municipality of Puerto del Rosario: Playa Blanca and Puerto Lajas.
Playa Blanca is one of the best urban beaches in the capital of Fuerteventura. It is located just 1.5 kilometers from the town center and is a meeting point for surfers. In Puerto Lajas you will be on the edge of a typical and quiet fishing village, where you can enjoy the tranquility, but also the local bars.

In the municipality of La Oliva, camping is allowed on four of its beaches, which are: Caleta Beatriz, Punta Blanca and Mararía or María Díaz, located between Majanicho and the Tostón lighthouse. You can also camp in La Caleta, very close to El Jablito.

The municipality of Antigua is the only one in Fuerteventura that has a “rustic” campsite, in Pozo Negro, with toilets, showers, water and electricity. It has a total of 70 places for caravans and huts.

Playa de Ugán
Playa de Ugán

Where to empty dirty water and provide clean water for the motorhome in Fuerteventura?

At the DISA petrol station, located near the airport, the emptying of dirty water is allowed free of charge. The water filling for the motorhome is by tokens. It’s a little less than 1 euro per 40 litres

In the La Oliva service area you can also discharge gray water and fill clean water. You have to pay 3 euros.

To conclude, point out that, currently due to the health alert, caused by Covid-19, camping is not allowed in Fuerteventura. You can only stay overnight.

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