is the most important tourist centre in the north of the island. It was a simple fishing village not many years ago and it can still be appreciated as such in its old harbour area. It is famous for its nature park of impressive sand dunes and extensive white beaches which slope down to deep blue sea facing the island of Lobos and further out, Lanzarote. A must for lovers of all watersports, Corralejo has become a mecca for surfers in particular who can also enjoy windsurf and kitesurf.
With a wide variety of services, Corralejo offers a growing spectrum of commercial and entertainment activities that can satisfy even the most sophisticated tastes, as is evidenced by the ever increasing numbers of tourists.
A 10 minute drive from Corralejo, Lajares is a peaceful village, notable for its rural houses, small restaurants, bars, handcraft shops and markets, etc. Growing in popularity it has become a main centre for surfers and kite and windsurfers.
A small fisherman´s village situated at the north east coast of the island, a 20 minute journey from Corralejo. Here you will find beautiful beaches and lagoons, unspoilt and ideal for the practice of nudism. You can enjoy your favourite water sport and later experience some enchanting sunsets. For its size, the town centre offers a wide selection of restaurants, where the fish tastes really fresh. It also boasts a fortified tower, El Tostón, dating from the 18th century.
Is traditional agricultural village at the north centre of the island, near La Oliva. Positioned on the ‘Escanfraga’ mountainside it offers precious views of the straits of La Bocayna, and the islands of Lobos and Lanzarote. Famous for the traditional Canarian food of its restaurants and the Cueva del Llano, which is an extensive cave over a million years old. It contains a museum and is home to a prehistoric arachnid or spider, Maiorerus randoi, which does not weave a web.
La Oliva is a peaceful rural village that hosts the administrative center of the region, It plays an important part in the island´s history, representing the military ground during the 18th and 19th centuries. During this period La Casa de los Coroneles was the government seat and it has now been turned into a museum. During the 19th and early 20th Century, La Oliva reached a peak in its agricultural activity, becoming a main location for the export of grain and woodlouse.
Puerto del Rosario
Since the middle of 19th Century Puerto del Rosario is the capital and main port of the island It is a small and modern city that offers a wide cultural background. There is the Unamuno museum and the Sculptural Park as well as the Auditorio Insular and the art centre El Centro de Arte Juan Ismael. Also worth a visit is the old centre near the harbour that still keeps its original layout and many of its original settings, such as the seaside promenade and the tiny urban beach named Playa Chica. In the proximity are two increasingly popular beaches: Playa Blanca and Playa del Janubio. The main island hospital is located here and the airport a few kilometres outside.
Caleta de Fuste
Important touristic site located in the centre of the island, only 15 minutes from Puerto del Rosario and 5 minutes from the airport. It offers a wide choice of hotels, entertainment, restaurants, commercial centres, two golf courses, a sports based harbour and a beach that is protected from currents and swells. As part of its history remains a fortified tower named El Castillo dating from the 18th century and some traditional ovens made of lime, named Hornos de Cal de La Guirra.
Traditional agricultural village that lies on the centre of the island, one of the first and most important set ling grounds after the conquer of Fuerteventura. It boasts a high level of handcraft production, it is noted for its annual handcraft fair with contestants attending from all over the island mainland Spain, and beyond. Also to be mentioned are the church of Nostra. Sra. de Antigua, built in the 16th century, the Antigua Windmill, traditional Gofio windmill and the Handcraft museum adjacent to the windmill. Heading South, the village opens up to one of the most interesting and unusual volcanic scenery of the island, named Malpaís Grande y Malpaís Chico.
Named after Jean de Bethencourt who successfully invaded Fuerteventura in 1402, it is the oldest city in Canarias and was in fact the island capital until the 19th century. A small village of whitewashed houses, cobbled roads and enchanting gardens, Betancuria is one of the island´s most beautiful places, which both for historical and artistic interest is a must see. Of note are the Santa María Cathedral, the Archeological Museum and the Arte Sacro Museum.
Municipal capital, it administers all the southern east coast of the island and the Jandía peninsula, the biggest in Canarias. Rich and agricultural village, full of green nature and huge trees in the roads and squares. It is well worth a visit if only to see the church: Nostra Sra. de Regla which was built in the 17th century and its facet is decorated with ancient aztec iconography.
Fisherman´s village based in the south east of the island that grew along with its harbour thanks to a high level of agricultural and livestock exports. Distinguished by the beautiful urban beach, of the finest volcanic sand and the blue flag which represents ´La Fundación Europea de Educación Ambiental´, meaning the European Foundation of Environmental Studies. Also important for its active harbour, that every September celebrates the Open International of Canary Islands Off-Shore Fishing.
Tourist centre situated in the part of land that separates the Jandía peninsula from the rest of the island. It is a new town that, together with Morro Jable, has grown thanks to the hotel complexes that started construction in the late 70´s. It is a location that will fulfil all your expectations as a tourist where one the most beautiful and extensive beaches of the island, Playa Sotavento, starts. A paradise for windsurfers and kiters, it stretches for more than 20 kms.
Situated in the southern part of Fuerteventura, on the other side of the Sotavento beach and at the bottom of Jandía, Morro Jable is another great touristic point. Previously a fishing village it owes its development to the rise in tourism during the 80´s. It offers a wide range of commercial activities, hotels and catering needs as well as a sport based harbour that is commercially active and has connects with Gran Canaria. Known also for the Natural Park of Jandía, where you will find the highest cliffs on the island and more than 70 kilometers of beaches and unspoiled shoreline.