Known for its beautiful, rolling sand dunes and safe, golden beaches, Fuerteventura is a firm family favourite. From watersports to seal watching, there are plenty of activities to keep the little ones happy on holiday, and if the kids are happy, the parents can sit back and relax in true holiday style!
1. Spend the Day at Costa Caleta Beach
The gently sloping sands and shallow, gentle waters of this stunning horseshoe-shaped bay make Costa Caleta a family favourite for paddling and sunbathing.
2. Dare to Try Some Watersports
Fuerteventura has some of the best watersports opportunities in Europe. From paddle boarding and pedaloes for the little ones, to windsurfing for the older kids, there’s practically a watersports centre on every beach.
3. Eat at International Restaurants
Kids can be fussy eaters but Fuerteventura has an abundance of international restaurants to keep them happy and well fed. Many restaurants around Costa Caleta beach offer English food that kids and grown-ups will enjoy.
4. Go Off-Road in a 4×4
The El Cotillo Off-road tour starts in Corralejo and takes an exciting route through the rugged hills of Fuerteventura, stopping to sightsee and swim in beautiful, natural lagoons.
5. Spot Seals on Los Lobos
Take a boat from Corralejo across the calm blue seas to Los Lobos Island where lush, green nature surrounds you and hundreds of happy seals make their home on the beaches.
6. Visit Oasis Park Zoo
Come and see elephants, zebras, crocodiles and much more. Watch a bird of prey display and get up close and personal with a giraffe on the viewing platform. Oasis Park has a very exciting breeding programme, so you might even get chance to see some baby animals!
7. Watch the Kite Festival
From 6-8th November, the annual kite festival takes place on the beach of Dunas de Corralejo National Park. Take part in some colourful kite flying contests or watch the experts in a range of exciting displays, followed by fireworks on the beach.
8. Hitch a Camel Ride
Camels used to be the main form of transport on Fuerteventura but are now reserved for the perfect holiday activity. Hitch a ride from Corralejo National Park and trek off into the sand dunes.
9. Try Ice Cream in Molino de Antigua
This picturesque village is home to many charming windmills that make the Fuerteventura speciality, Gofio flour, used in everything from cakes to ice cream – perfect for a summer’s day snack.
10. Go Horse Riding on the Beach
Take a trek with Finca Julie Horse Riding. Suitable for all ages, the horses are friendly and gentle and you can choose to take a short ride, or enjoy long treks along the beautiful coastline of Fuerteventura.
11. Get Wet at Acua Water Park
The exciting Acua Water Park in Corralejo is home to giant waterslides and pools, plus crazy golf and go-karting for when you’re all dried off from the hot Fuerteventura sun.
12. Take a Pirate Boat Adventure
Climb aboard the pirate ship, Pedra Sartaña, for an exciting trip onto the high seas. Take part in pirate activities like knot tying, fishing and games, and keep a look out for dolphins and whales.