There are many wonderful things
to do in Fuerteventura . You can take a number of excursions - take the stress
out of doing the hard work and let the tour operators provide their expertise -
they get everything sorted for you. All you have to do is book, pay, turn up and
Here's a word of warning:
If you travel independently, especially to the South (Jandia), book your
excursions at the same time as your holiday booking. Otherwise, you may find it
very difficult to book good excursions. The holiday representatives with the
tour operators will only book excursions for their own clients. Some hotels
offer excursions but the choice is rather limited. Unlike other Canary Islands
and resorts, you won't find many independent Excursions on offer in Jandia.
From Caleta de Fuste, you can take a full day coach tour to Jandia.
It's a very pleasant journey taking in mountains and scenery, going past local
villages and towns, with blankets of wall climbing flowers and colours on
You stop at Jandia for lunch and relaxation, with its superb inviting beach
continuing mile after mile. Of course, you'll have ample time to do your
shopping - or just to top up that sun tan.
A zoo and botanical gardens to entertain and educate the young as well as those
young at heart.. Safari rides and camel rides. Special shows featuring parrots
and reptiles. Oasis Park is a good choice but avoid the smaller zoo in Jandia
(it's adjacent to the Dunas Playas Resort, not much at all in that zoo to
justify the entry fee).
Join a catamaran cruise as you get close to the elements - water and wind and
waves. Look out for those dolphins, whales and flying fish and be ready to shoot
(with your camera only please).
Some excursions allow you to snorkel or swim. Then it's time to eat and
enjoy the sunshine as you head back to the coast. Main Catamaran excursions are
from Puerto de Corralejo in the North.
Smaller Catamaran in Jandia but that's just for staying local (not deep sea
Excursion from Corralejo, taking a glass bottom boat all the way to
Lanzarote. You are likely to see dolphins, whales and flying fish.
Your excursion will take you to see the "fire" mountain, give you time
for a well needed lunch and have some spare time for picking up some souvenirs.
Baku Water Park
If you love water, this is for
you. It has many water rides and slides to keep you happy: Lazy river; Wave pool;
Slides and more water water water, splash splash splash.
The Buggy Experience - 4 wheel buggy - requires an international driving license.
The freedom to explore at your own pace and in your own time. However, we prefer
to rent a car.
Jardin Botanico - Botanical Garden
For nature and garden lovers,
this is a must. Cacti, Palms, Tropical Plants by the thousands to admire and
study. Wonderful gardens to relax and to enjoy a picnic.
Other Activities and Ideas
Learn Sailing and add a lot of enjoyment to your vacation
Windsurfing - another very popular activity in many parts of the island
but particularly so in Corralejo where the winds and waves are perfect for this.
Go walking - discover hidden local gems and scenery
Go fly a kite - the wind makes this a perfect place to let your kite go
as high as you dare - how long is your string?
Pack a picnic and enjoy beach, garden or mountain views as you get stuck
into your mouth watering hamper
Get on your bike
Hire a car and go exploring
Chipmunks, goats, peacocks, heron, crane, green "mini parrot" birds
all roam free in some parts of the island (Jandia, near Dunas Playas Resort,
Sunrise Beach Resort, etc. and some Chipmunks in Caleta de Fuste)
Mountain climbing for the fit - The Pico de la Zarza awaits you
Sauna and Spa
Night shows (at your hotel or other venues)
Disco / dancing
Beach football / volleyball
Golf / mini golf
Watch the Sunrise / Sunset (fabulous)
People Watching (get a tea or coffee at one of the many cafes and watch the world go by)
and a lot more ...
Costa Caleta, Caleta de Fuste
Costa Calma, Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura Shopping Tips
Also, Beware of the tourist scam - and save your money ...
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