Looking for inspiration for a weekend in Fuerteventura? Read our tips below on the things to do in Fuerteventura, Spain plus a sample weekend itinerary, where to stay, how to get around, and best restaurants to try!
Fuerteventura is the second-largest Canary island in Spain. It’s greatest attractions are its beaches. It has the biggest and the best beaches in the Canaries. The island was declared a Unesco Biosphere in 2009.
It’s popularly known as a holiday destination due to its white-sand beaches and year-round warmth cooled by constant winds. If you like water sports, then head to Fuerteventura as this gorgeous island is popular for its water sports such as surfing, windsurfing, and waterskiing.
If you’re planning a holiday trip to Spain, then do consider Fuerteventura as one of your destinations, it offers a lot of fun and exciting activities that’ll make your journey unforgettable.
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3 Day Weekend Trip Guide to Fuerteventura, Spain
Staying in Fuerteventura for a short period of time would be really worth it, though it is not enough, you’d still be able to enjoy the attractions and beautiful beaches that Fuerteventura has to offer. In this sample weekend itinerary, we’ll give you an idea of how you should spend your 3-day weekend trip to Fuerteventura.
DAY 1 – Weekend to Fuerteventura, Spain
Spend your first day exploring the most beautiful art gallery in Fuerteventura. Not only you would enjoy the artworks that you will see there, but you could also enjoy the park and cafes in the gallery. Try to buy some artworks as your souvenirs.
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After a time in the gallery, come and the gorgeous animals in Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura. You can see over 3000 animals in the biggest zoo in Fuerteventura. Try a once in a lifetime experience riding a camel and learn more about the animals in their educational sessions.
DAY 2 – Weekend to Fuerteventura, Spain
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Never ever leave Fuerteventura without trying to sail in the biggest yacht. You don’t have to worry even if you’re a beginner in sailing, this is a beginner-friendly activity that you will surely enjoy! Plus, you’d get to see the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.
DAY 3 – Weekend to Fuerteventura, Spain
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Before you leave Fuerteventura, don’t forget to visit their Finca Canarias Aloe Vera. It is the home for over 20,000 aloe vera plants. What’s awesome about this place is not only about their aloe vera plants, but also the cooling properties of the plantation that will douse the effect of your sunburn after a day in the ocean! So cool!
Where to Stay in Fuerteventura, Spain
(Prices are subject to change depending on the dates that you preferred. These prices are available on Oct.18-19, 2019. Visit their official website to check more accommodation and prices)
Where to Stay in Fuerteventura if you’re a backpacker
Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, garden, a shared lounge, and free WiFi, GBH Fuerteventura Paradise Surf is set in Corralejo, 1.5 km from Las Agujas and 1.6 km from Las Clavellinas. The accommodation offers a shared kitchen, ticket service and organizing tours for guests. The units at the hostel come with a seating area. At GBH Fuerteventura Paradise Surf all rooms are equipped with a wardrobe and a shared bathroom. The accommodation offers a sun terrace. Cycling is among the activities that guests can enjoy near GBH Fuerteventura Paradise Surf. The nearest airport is Fuerteventura Airport, 40 km from GBH Fuerteventura Paradise Surf.
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room with a price of €7 per night, including taxes and charges and free cancellation.
Boasting an outdoor swimming pool, La Fresa Hostel is set in Corralejo. The property is located 6 km from El Burro Beach. Free WiFi is at guests’ disposal. La Fresa Hostel offers a terrace and a fully equipped shared kitchen. At the hostel, all rooms are fitted with a wardrobe. The property offers surf classes with a pickup service from the hostel. Guests can also benefit from snorkeling excursions on a boat for an extra charge. Fuerteventura Airport is 31 km from the property.
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with a price of €18 per night, including taxes and charges, and it’s non-refundable.
Wellenkind Surf Lodge has a garden and a shared lounge. The accommodation features a shared kitchen and free WiFi. All rooms in the hostel are provided with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kitchen, a dining area and a private bathroom with a hairdryer, a hot tub, and a shower. The nearest airport is Fuerteventura, 62 km from Wellenkind Surf Lodge, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with a price of €17 per night, including taxes and charges, and it’s non-refundable.
Where to Stay in Fuerteventura if you’re on a budget
Gioly is located in Puerto del Rosario, around 2 km from Casa Museo Unamuno Fuerteventura. Featuring sea and city views, this apartment also features free WiFi. The apartment has 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a bath. The nearest airport is Fuerteventura Airport, 9 km from the apartment.
One-Bedroom Apartment with a price of €40 per night, including taxes and charges and it’s free cancellation.
Located within a 10-minute walk of Puerto del Rosario Harbour, Hotel Tamasite offers a large solarium with sea views. Some rooms have a small balcony with views over the port. Simply decorated, rooms at Tamasite come with a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a bath or shower. Bed linen and towels are provided. Other facilities offered include free luggage storage. Fuerteventura Airport is 7 km away.
Double Room with a price of €50 per night, including taxes and charges and free cancellation.
This hotel is located along a road opposite the port and overlooking the water, conveniently situated a short drive from the airport and the beach. The hotel is ideally situated for business stays given its close proximity to the city center, government bureaus, and the airport. In addition, it provides easy access to the island’s main attractions and of course its marvelous beaches for those on holiday; Playa Chica is just 500 m from the hotel and Playa Blanca 2 km.
Single Room with a price of €54 per night, including taxes and charges, add €9 for breakfast, and it’s free cancellation.
Where to Stay in Fuerteventura if you want Luxury
Sheraton Fuerteventura is located on the beachfront in a residential area of Fuerteventura’s east coast. It offers 4 outdoor pools, a spa, a mini-golf course, and air-conditioned rooms. All rooms at the Sheraton Fuerteventura Golf & Spa Resort are spacious and feature attractive décor. They are equipped with satellite TV and the private bathrooms come with a hairdryer. Free WiFi is available. The hotel has 4 restaurants, including an International buffet and an Asian restaurant. There are also 3 bars, one of which is a poolside bar on wooden decking. The hotel offers discounts on green fees at the adjoining course. Fuerteventura Airport is just 10 minutes’ drive from the Sheraton Fuerteventura.
Premium Twin Room with Garden View with a price of €139 per night, including taxes and charges, superb breakfast, but it’s non-refundable.
Barcelo Castillo Royal Level features an outdoor pool, children’s pool, and air-conditioned suites. Guests can make full use of the facilities at the neighboring Barceló Castillo Beach Resort, which includes 3 pool areas and a spa. The paying spa includes seawater pools, hydromassage jets, a sauna, sensation showers, massages, and a gym. Suites come with flat-screen satellite TV, a living area, a kitchen area, and a private bathroom. There are several restaurants at the resort, offering local and international cuisine. You will also find many bars, including a poolside bar, sports bar and a theatre with evening shows. Many sports facilities, including mini-golf and a gym, are available at the resort. You will also find many watersports nearby, as well as 2 golf courses.
Suite (1 adult) with a price of €120 per night, including taxes and charges, breakfast and dinner, free cancellation, and no prepayment needed, you can pay at the property.
Iberostar Playa Gaviotas-All inclusive is located less than 200 m from Fuerteventura’s Jandia Beach. This resort features rooms with balconies, 4 outdoor swimming pools, and a spa. Free high-speed WiFi is available throughout. Rooms at Iberostar Playa Gaviotas are spacious and bright. Each room has satellite TV, air conditioning and a minibar. Iberostar Playa Gaviotas has 2 restaurants, the Atlántico and Aventura, which serve a range of cuisine, including traditional Canarian dishes. Guests can also enjoy a drink at one of the 4 bars at the property. The hotel’s Spa Sensations has Turkish baths, a hot tub and offers a range of treatments. Fuerteventura Airport is less than 90 minutes’ drive from the hotel.
Twin Room with a price of €214 per night, including taxes and charges and all-inclusive offers, it’s non-refundable.
List of restaurants that you can try while in Fuerteventura, Spain
The Ugly Duckling is located in the old part of Corralejo, it is a small restaurant. It offers Scandanavian, Danish, International and Fusion cuisines. You can book in advance through their Facebook page which is really convenient.
Operating hours: 6:00pm-10:00pm (Tuesday-Wednesday) and 6:00pm-10:00pm (Friday-Saturday)
Address: Calle Abubilla, Corralejo, Canarias, 35660, Spain
The perfect place for you and your family, when you will find a full and varied menu in a unique setting. You can enjoy live music shows every night of the week or watch your favorite sports live. Or you can just simply relax on their sun terrace while drinking their famous cocktail.
Operating hours: 9:00am-2:00am (Sunday-Saturday)
Address: Corralejo, Canary Islands, 35660, Spain
Located in Corralejo, La Marquesina serves Spanish cuisines. This is a restaurant worth a visit if you’re planning to travel to Fuerteventura. This place is always crowded so it’s highly recommended to book in advance.
Operating hours: 11:00am-12:00am (Sunday-Saturday)
Address: Avenida Marítima, Corralejo, Canarias, 35660, Spain
Located at the south of the island, Restaurante Marabu offers International, Mediterranean, European and Spanish cuisines. You can also find a wide collection of Spanish wines, champagnes, brandies, and digestive liquors too.
Operating hours: 1:00pm-11:00pm (Monday-Saturday)
Address: 2 Calle Fuente de Hija, Pájara, Canarias, 35628, Spain
Located in Caleta de Fuste, this restaurant offers a beautiful view of the harbor and the lighthouse. El Camarote offers Mediterranean, European and Spanish cuisines. It also prepares delicious Sangria.
Operating hours: 1:00pm-4:00pm and 6:00pm-10:30pm (Sunday-Saturday)
Address: Avenida del Castillo, Castillo Caleta de Fuste, Canarias, 35610, Spain
How to go to Fuerteventura, Spain from the UK
Via Ryanair: (one way)
*From London Luton to Fuerteventura Airport
Ticket Price: £210.61
Via Easyjet: (one way)
*From London Gatwick to Fuerteventura Airport
Ticket Price: £202.91
* Prices are subject to change.
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