Marco Polo’s list of the top 10 things not to be missed on Fuerteventura! Our best recommendations – from the top down – help you to plan your tour of Fuerteventura’s most important sights.
1. PLAYAS DE JANDÍA
Fuerteventura’s beach paradise is the main reason that millions of tourists flock to this island in the sun every year.
Located inland, away from the sea, the old capital retains its colonial flair and is one of the most popular day-trip destinations on the island.
A windmill forms the hub of a museum complex that also includes a botanical garden and a crafts centre.
4. ISLA DE LOBOS
It is possible to explore the uninhabited island just off the north coast by booking a boat trip combined with a short walking tour. The highlight is climbing the Montaña Caldera volcano.
A popular holiday destination on the north of the island is Corralejo; stretching along the coast to the south is a magnificent dune and beach landscape. At sunrise, the dunes look absolutely amazing.
6. LA OLIVA
In the north, the fortified Casa del los Coroneles provides an excellent view of the island’s turbulent past.
7. ECOMUSEO DE LA ALCOGIDA
In the intricately and lovingly designed open-air museum, five beautifully restored farmhouses demonstrate how the rural population used to live.
8. OASIS PARK
The large zoo, embedded in what for Fuerteventura could almost be classed as lush subtropical vegetation, is a favourite with children for its sea lion and reptile shows.
9. PARQUE NACIONAL TIMANFAYA
A day trip to the neighbouring island of Lanzarote introduces you to the wonderful volcanic legacy of the Canary Islands.
10. AMEOS DEL AGUA
The highlights of the fantasy grotto created by César Manrique inside this lava tube are a Caribbean-style pool and a cave-based auditorium famous for its fantastic acoustics.