Are you thinking of taking your family on holiday to Fuerteventura, but not sure if it is suitable? To learn more about the different family activities on the island read our guide for more facts and information.
Fuerteventura is an idyllic island that is just one of the many well-known Spanish Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The warm weather and sunshine year round makes it one of the best destinations for a family vacation, in the world. Continue reading to learn more about the different activities that the island offers.
Fuerteventura Activities Corralejo
Corralejo is one of the most popular places to stay on the island because of the top rate hotels (even 5 star) as well as the many activities that are available for all kinds of people. One can go fishing with local professional fishermen for a fee. The fee is approximately 27 Euros for adults and 15 Euros for kids, and includes the necessary fishing equipment. One can also charter a boat for 350 Euros for half a day, or 500 Euros for a full day. One can also go for an underwater submarine safari to view some of the marine life, including sharks. This costs 70 Euros per adult and 50 Euros per child.
One of the most popular activities available off of Corralejo is the dolphin safari in which one can sail along dolphins swimming in the water. Experienced swimmers can get in the water and snorkel with the dolphins. This excursion costs 60 Euros for adults and 30 Euros for children (including meals and snorkelling equipment).
Fuerteventura Kids Activities
There are three national parks in which the whole family can go hiking together. There is the Bosque de Laursilva which is in the highlands of the island and famous for its laurel trees. El Fayal has an abundance of Eucalyptus trees, which are not indigenous to the island. At the Parque Nacional de las Dunas one can see the lava fields from volcanoes.
There is a large water park that is a hit with children of all ages. This is the Baku Baku Water park which is open during the summer months. The water park doesn’t just include water slides though, there is also ten-pin bowling and mini-golfing on offer. One can purchase daily passes for the water park, or the special two day pass which costs 39 Euros per adult and 25 Euros for kids and seniors (each).
Also, Fuerteventura has a zoo with giraffes. Here the kids can go for camel safaris, watch parrot and horse shows, or even spend time playing in the beautiful botanical garden which can be toured during the camel safari. The garden boasts endemic species of plants.
Jandia Fuerteventura Activities
The Jandia Peninsula in Fuerteventura offers great winds for people who want to try windsurfing. It is also a great coastline to go diving off of. From the beach of Morro Jable one can take a beach hike for 5 to 6 hours to another beach, Costa Calma, which is another beautiful area of the island.
Costa Caleta Fuerteventura Activities
Costa Caleta is one of the most exciting parts of the island with many restaurants, bars and cafes making for a vibrant nightlife. Fortunately, a lot of the island’s hotels provide babysitting services so after a day of family fun the parents can find more grown up entertainment. Here there is also an 18 hole mini golf course, a cinema and a shopping centre. And, the beautiful beach offers a range of activities that the whole family can enjoy together.
Other than these activities, there are many others, including golfing and tennis which is available at many of the top hotels around the island. Also available are pools, spas, water sports facilities, etc. making it the ideal place to go for a wide range of family activities. Fuerteventura is one of the best places to take the entire family on holiday.