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Fuerteventura may seem at first a boring destination for a family with children, but there's plenty to do and see around this beautiful island. Besides swimming and playing around the hotel pool, there are plenty of activities and places that cater to the needs of families with young children.
Puerto del Rosario has been the capital of Fuerteventura since 1860 and it was previously called "Puerto de las cabras" (Port of the goats). The city is the largest on the island, with a population of around 30,000 people according to Wikipedia and it's the main port in Fuerteventura, with many big ships coming here every day.
Caleta de Fuste or El Castillo as some people know it, is a popular resort situated very close to the airport in Fuerteventura. The town is found on the east coast of the island, sort of in the middle, so it has a great position if you want to explore and discover more places while you are on holiday. The resort has a great beach, ideal and safe for kids, so it's a popular choice among families.
Did you know that Betancuria is the historic capital of the Canary Islands? The town of Santa María de Betancuria was founded at the start of the 15th century by the Norman conquerors, so the city owes its name to Jean de Bethencourt, who was the leader of the conquering army.
Somewhere on the west coast of Fuerteventura, down south from Cotillo and close to Tefia, lies the small village of Puertito de los Molinos, or El Puertito as some people call it.
For many people, Fuerteventura is all about beaches, cocktails and relaxing around the pool. And while all these things are nice, Fuerteventura is much more than that and the island hides a lot of amazing views, some of which are easily accessible to anyone that's curious enough to go out and explore.
Fuerteventura is well known for its amazing beaches, with hundreds of km of coastline and turquoise waters, but there's so much to do and see around the island!
Corralejo is probably the most popular resort in Fuerteventura and it's situated in the very north of the island, being a part of the municipality of La Oliva. The resort is 30 to 40 minutes away by car from the airport, and we recommend getting either a taxi, a private transfer or a rental car, as there's no direct bus line between the airport and the resort.
Every three months, the sleepy village of Tetir fills up with people and energy in order to host the popular Tetir Craft Market, an event that brings together residents and tourists alike.
Mirador Sicasumbre is the first astronomical viewpoint in Fuerteventura, and it offers great views over the island. You will have to climb for a few minutes in order to get up to the top, but the views are totally worth the effort.
In 2020, the International Kite Festival in Fuerteventura will celebrate its 33rd edition since it first launched in 1987. The event has started more than 30 years ago and it was simply a gathering put together by people who were passionate about kite flying and since then it has grown with each edition, into the internationally recognized event that it is now.
There is a new market in Fuerteventura, this time happening in the beautiful village of El Cotillo. You can come to buy some souvenirs and presents for the family back home and then relax with a cocktail or glass of wine, admiring the beautiful sunset.
Out of all the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is the one with the most amazing beaches, endless sand dunes and a relaxing vibe that will make you want to come back time and time again.
Costa Calma is a small tourist resort in the south of Fuerteventura, which is close to some of the island's most beautiful beaches. The Jandia Peninsula is the perfect place to go and explore massive unspoiled beaches and many locals will tell you that here you'll find the best beaches in Fuerteventura. Once you see some of these places with your own eyes, you'll easily understand why.
Fuerteventura is an island to be explored and discovered and it's easy to do so if you have a rental car and you are able to drive out on your own. One of the most romantic adventures that you can have in Fuerteventura is to watch the sunset on one of its wild beaches on the west coast, where the waves come crashing into the surrounding rocks, offering spectacular sights for those present.
The area of Castillo de Lara is probably the greenest part in Fuerteventura, situated inside the Betancuria Rural Park at an altitude of 450m. It's not a very popular spot among tourists, which is why it's a great place to come and enjoy the silence and the natural shade of the pine trees (something very rare on a barren island like Fuerteventura).
Caleta de Fuste Flea Market has undergone changes and improvements recently, which now allow for the inclusion of musical performances and workshops on Saturday mornings.
Morro Jable is situated in the south of Fuerteventura, in the municipality of Pajara, which is the southernmost and the westernmost municipality on the island.
Oasis Park is situated in the town of La Lajita, in the south of the island. You can get here by car or by bus, since the park has its own shuttle that stops at the big hotels on the island. The park is a Zoo combined with a Botanical Garden specialized in tropical and sub tropical plants, cactus plants and also succulents.
Some of the best beaches in Europe for practicing water sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing The Windsurfing World Championship takes place each year on Sotavento beach, in the south of the island Many of the beaches in Fuerteventura are nudist friendly You can find both beaches with golden sand and beaches with black volcanic sand
Everybody goes to Fuerteventura for the sun and to enjoy some of the best beaches in Spain, right?
The Morro Velosa Statues are situated in the Rural Park Betancuria, very close to the viewpoint with the same name: Mirador Morro Velosa.
Mirador Morro Velosa is situated on the road between Antigua and Betancuria, at only 9 km distance from the old capital of Fuerteventura, Betancuria. The building itself is situated on the top of Tegu mountain (montana Tegu) at an altitude of 669 m.
Corralejo Natural Park is a MUST SEE in Fuerteventura - Enjoy this beautiful place with turquoise water and kilometers of fine white sand. Corralejo is situated in the North of Fuerteventura, in the municipality of La Oliva and it is the most popular resort on the island.
El Cotillo is situated on the North West coast of Fuerteventura and it has one of the best beaches on the island. El Cotillo beach was voted number 4 most beautiful beach in Europe according to Tripadvisor ...
Faro de la Entallada is situated near the village Las Playitas, on the east coast of Fuerteventura. This is the closest point to Africa on the island, at a distance of only 100 km of Cape Juby in Morocco. Since Fuerteventura is also the closest island to the African continent, this means that Faro de la Entallada is the closest point to Africa in all the Canary Islands.
Ajuy is a small village on the west coast of Fuerteventura, in the municipality of Pajara. Ajuy used to be an important fishing port on the island and even today people in the village still do some fishing. So if you want to try the local fish, here you will get to enjoy dishes with some of the freshest fish caught in Fuerteventura.
At the Salt Museum in Fuerteventura (Salinas del Carmen) you get the chance to see first hand how salt is formed and processed. The Museum of Salt is located in the municipality of Antigua, close to Caleta de Fuste and it’s an interesting place to visit if you want to see something else besides amazing beaches all day long.
For a unique trip through the history of Fuerteventura, you can attend the Coronel's Route tour in the village of La Oliva.
Faro del Toston is located close to El Cotillo, only 5 km north from the small fishing village, in a place known either as Punta Ballena or as Punta Toston.
Tindaya is a unique and special place in the Canary Islands because it's a mix of legends, biodiversity, history and an area with great archaeological significance.