Fuerteventura is a true tropical paradise for those who love active tourism. This island has spring-like weather all year round, which allows its visitors to enjoy its many white-sand beaches, its well-preserved reefs and its crystal clear, turquoise waters. A landscape that contrasts and complements that of the mainland: impressive, desert plains and hills. In short, the perfect climate and geography for a great variety of adventure sports, in particular water sports.
There are a wide variety of things to do in Fuerteventura, so while on vacation on this island, you’ll never find time to be bored. It certainly is the perfect destination for those into surfing, scuba diving or sailing. Inland, you will also find interesting offers in terms of active tourism and sports in Fuerteventura, taking advantage of the landscape’s geography and weather conditions, such as mountain biking or all-terrain vehicles. Below you will find just some of the many things you can do on the island during your holiday. There’s something for everyone and for all ages, so you can choose what suits you best, according to your taste and preferences.
This is the most popular activity on the island. The North coast is where it is most widely practiced. This is because Corralejo has the unusual advantage of having a beach that faces practically all four points of the compass, which increases its possibilities of having good waves for more days per year. But Costa Calma or Playa de la Pared are also surfing areas.
The bottom of the sea and the waters around Fuerteventura make it a perfect destination for those who love diving, due to their great quality. Divers prefer the waters around Isla de Lobos, the Peninsula de Jandía and the Caleta de Fuste. The waters around the island are brimming with life: there you can find all sorts of sea life, from tiny fish to some of the largest sea mammals in the world. Damsel fish, parrot fish, wrasses and, with a bit of luck, you may see a rayfish or a cute angelshark. The Corralejo area is where most of the sea fauna can be found, as well as beautiful rock formations.
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding
No stay in Fuerteventura is complete without a spot of windsurfing. The island has become a sort of “Mecca” for windsurfers from around the world and Corralejo is one of the best places to do this sport. Furthermore, Sotavento beach, in the southern coast of the island, hosts every summer the Fuerteventura Windsurfing & Kitesurfing World Cup. This is due to the shallow waters and surfing areas with choppy waters that create the ideal conditions for it. An activity that can be fun both for beginners and for those who haven’t done it for a long time or who would like to learn new tricks.
While in Fuerteventura, you can also have a go at bodyboarding. A very entertaining sport that is an easier alternative to windsurfing and other water sports. Since experience isn’t necessary, this is a great activity for the whole family. You’ll soon learn many tricks to catch waves and surf to the beach like a real pro.
Looking at the wild coast on the north of Fuerteventura and the Isla de Lobos from a kayak is a unique experience. This is one of the most beautiful parts of the island. Many companies provide their users with snorkel equipment so they can go into the shallow caves in the area. An activity for the whole family to enjoy.
This activity is an easy, safe way to explore the wildest side of this beautiful island. You just need to sit back and enjoy the ride and the views of those dry canyons, extinct volcanoes, distant villages and solitary beaches, while the drivers guide you through it all.
If you are looking for something more relaxed, your best plan is to rent a boat. Lie in the sun and just watch the landscape unfolding before your eyes. Feel the wind rustling your hair and the sun warming your back. In addition to this, you can also dive in to those turquoise waters if you feel in the mood.
So, if you’re a fan of nature and adventure sports, Fuerteventura is waiting for you to enjoy all the possibilities we have presented in this post. Which of these sports is your favourite one?