Fuerteventura is, first and foremost, a beach resort island. This is why a vacation spent in Fuerteventura can not be conceived without sunbathing. Exploring the some 200 kilometers of beaches bordering Fuerteventura is an excellent occasion of discovering the incredible variety of these stretches, a variety able to match all tastes and whims in terms of sunbathing. Nudist-dedicated or family-oriented, pristine and unadulterated by tourism or highly fitted with anthropogenic facilities, the beaches are the chief asset of Fuerteventura.
Yet, sunbathing should always be complemented with additional activities in order to make the best of one’s vacation. Surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, as well as diving and fishing are the most popular water sports in Fuerteventura. But golfing, horse riding and biking are just as inviting and rewarding.
The Canary Islands have a special commercial status. By force of this status, tobacco and alcohol, as well as perfume and the like can be purchased for much less than anywhere else in the European Union. However, for huge shopping thrills, Centro Comercial Las Rotondas in Puerto del Rosario, Centro Comercial Atlantico and Centro Comercial El Campanario are highly recommended.
Corralejo is the place to go if tourists envisage an ebullient vacation which focuses also on nocturnal, and not only on daytime thrills. Such tourists should also take into consideration Morro Jable or Caleta de Fuste.
Fuerteventura has only two theme parks. Baku Park and La Lajita Oasis Park are excellent leisure and fun opportunities, but one should also take into consideration the instructive side of a visit to La Lajita. The impressive animal life asset of La Lajita Oasis Park is complemented by the contribution of the Nature Park of Las Dunas de Corralejo, a nature gem and protected area in north Fuerteventura.
Island hopping is a definite must-try once in Fuerteventura. Fuerteventura is far from lacking tourist opportunities, so the motivation pushing people to visit the nearby islands has nothing to do with who knows what scarcity of attractions in Fuerteventura. But the proximity of these two islands, the fine sea connections between them and Fuerteventura, as well as their inner nature assets and the like constitute a solid basis and a strong incentive for daytrips to Los Lobos and Lanzarote.
To genuinely get to know Fuerteventura, tourists should definitely sample the local cuisine. One can not pretend to have made a complete vacation in Fuerteventura without having tasted the famed papas arrugadas drenched in mojo, or the peculiar gofio specialties. Unsurprisingly, fish is held in great respect in Fuerteventura. But fish-based or otherwise, meals should also comprise the tempting cheese tasting. Queso majorero is the queen of all cheeses in Fuerteventura, but the lush gastronomy of the island has plenty of other inviting delights waiting to be sampled.
Searching out the island in view of grasping the pulse of the most famous resorts in Fuerteventura is always possible and even advisable. Corralejo, Morro Jable, Costa Calma and Caleta de Fuste top the bill in this respect, and they are always worth discovering regardless of where tourists are accommodated.