Fuerteventura is a paradise for surfers, wind surfers and kite surfers. The most popular beaches for practicing this water sports are: Sotavento, Costa Calma and the beaches within the Parque Natural de Corralejo nature reserve.
Especially from mid-May to mid-September, the weather is ideal for surfing since the wind blows strongly and the temperature of the water is especially warm during those months.
Fuerteventura features 150km of littoral, and many of these trails are totally deserted, which makes it the ideal sport for surfers who are usually worried of bumping into a swimmer while they are practicing their favourite sport.
Between Costa Calma and Jandia, kite-surfers and windsurfers have divided up the territory: this is a very coveted stretch because of its waves, the wind and the tranquillity that it offers.
This area is best suited for surfers, especially La Pared beach, since there are no touristy centres surrounding the area. There are low gusts of wind, but the waves reach a considerable height especially during winter.
The southeast coastline of the island shows good conditions for learning this kind of sport. To the south of Costa Cama, there is a lagoon with very tranquil waters where there is no risk of being dragged to deep waters.
Fuerteventura offers a variety of amazing diving sites and its waters are home to a fascinating underwater world. Fuerteventura waters boast more than 390 species, among them we can find: turtles, pompanos, groupers, angel sharks, barracudas, tuna, viejas, dolphins, rays and moray eels.
The local scuba diving school offers courses for beginners and advanced students.
Pleasant water temperatures that fluctuate between 18º and 23ºC and a visibility of up to 50 metres makes Fuerteventura an excellent destination for divers.
The variety of marine fauna and flora which is found to the south of the island, in Morro Jable will astound every diver. In addition, in the north of Fuerteventura, between Corralejo and Isla de Lobos, you can find El Río which is 15 metres deep and offers a very exotic underwater landscape.
Fuerteventura has become a top destination for golf enthusiasts. You will find 4 golf courses with 18 holes in each one:Jandia Golf Course
Just like Salobre Golf North and Meloneras Golf in the Canary Islands, the Jandia Golf Course was also designed by the American architect Ron Kirby. With views of the mountains and the Jandia lighthouse, the 18 Hole golf course is just 1.5 km away from the resort with the same name.Golfclub Salinas de Antigua 18 Hole, Par 70
Located on the coast at Caleta de Fuste, this golf course was designed by two-time World Cup champion Manolo Piñero. Just a few kilometres from Fuerteventura’s Airport, the golf course, with its flat landscape and 4 lakes, offers spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.Playitas Golf 18 Hole, Par 67
Opened at the end of 2009 Playitas Golf was designed by the renowned golf architect John Chilver-Stainer. Located near the small coastal town of Las Playitas, this hilly golf course provides gorgeous vistas over the ocean and the mountains that surrounds it.Fuerteventura Golf Club 18 Hole, Par 72
Fuerteventura Golf, the first 18 Hole golf course in Fuerteventura, hosted the Spanish Open in 2004. Located south of Caleta del Fuste resort, this challenging golf course that requires having some skill in the swing, has long fairways.
While horse riding you will enjoy fantastic views to the sea, and the desert and volcanic landscapes. Discover the great number of trails and paths in the area of the littoral going through mountain ranges and cliffs.
Although most visitors choose Fuerteventura because of its heavenly beaches, this volcanic island also offers fascinating landscapes of volcanic origin that will wow every hiker. There are different trails, some can be discovered solo or in guided tours. There are trails for beginners and advanced hikers.
The best hike is the one surrounding Pico de La Zarza, which covers 807 metres and represents the highest point of the island. Depending on the hiker’s physical condition, it might take him 4 hours to cover this 13km walk. Once the journey is over, the hiker will be rewarded with stunning panoramic views overlooking the west coast of Jandia, the Nature Park of Jandia, Punta Pesebre, Cofete and Playa de Viejo Rey. On high visibility days, it is even possible to see neighbouring islands.
Little traffic and well paved roads make Fuerteventura an ideal destination for cyclists. This is the reason why cyclists and mountain bikers train all-year-round in Fuerteventura and holiday-makers set off on any day they choose.