Lanzarote, by its overall dash, is in spectacular contrast with Fuerteventura. It too is a beach resort island, but unlike the golden white Fuerteventura, Lanzarote strikes by its general black lava landscape. Going to Lanzarote in order to sunbathe is somehow useless since Fuerteventura is more than rewarding in this respect. However, tourists who choose to hop from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote go there in order to take other opportunities, such as exploring the Timanfaya National Park and benefiting from the wonderful shopping occasions in Lanzarote, for instance. But, in the end, what can one do in a single day? In order to discover Lanzarote to the full extent of its inner assets, tourists should definitely plan an entire stay on this island.
Generally, ferries departing from Fuerteventura and heading for Lanzarote leave from Corralejo or from Puerto del Rosario and haul ashore at either Playa Blanca or Arrecife, depending on the sea line company which operates the transports. The length of a trip ranges from 20 to 90 minutes, again according to the efficiency of the vessels operated by the sea line companies.
Fred. Olsen Express is the fastest sea line company offering regular trips to Lanzarote. Their ferries need no more than 20 minutes to cover the distance, departing from Corralejo and hauling ashore at Playa Blanca. For detailed information on rates, schedule and other included services, please visit Fred Olsen.
In terms of timesaving means, the second best alternative is Naviera Armas. The boats operated by this company need some 25 minutes to cover the distance between Corralejo and Playa Blanca. For detailed information on rates, schedule and other included services, please visit Naviera Armas.
Trasmediterranea is the third major sea line operator in Fuerteventura. In order to cover the distance between Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, their boats need some 90 minutes, departing from Puerto del Rosario and hauling ashore at Arrecife. For detailed information on rates, schedule and other included services, please visit Trasmediterranea.
The Tuineje beaches are less numerous than the ones in La Oliva. Yet, Tuineje has two excellently developed stretches of sand: Tarajalejo and Gran Tarajal.
Sailing is another activity one can rely on in view of diversifying their vacation in Fuerteventura. Sailing also opens the opportunity of island hopping.
Of all the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is the closest to Africa. But within Fuerteventura, the Entallada Lighthouse marks this proximity to Africa.