Attractions Nearby Fuerteventura, Day Trips and Excursions
(Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain)
Fuerteventura is one of seven Canary Islands situated in the Atlantic Ocean, nearby mainland Spain. Many other superb island attractions are located within easy reach of Fuerteventura, with the neighbouring island of Lanzarote standing to the north of Fuerteventura. To the west of Fuerteventura, the other main islands include Gran Canaria and Tenerife, with 'island hopping' always being popular. All three of these islands are connected to Fuerteventura by regular ferries, which are a particularly scenic way to travel, with each island offering a large and varied range of tourist attractions, sandy beaches and popular resorts.
The smaller island attractions of La Palma, Gomera and Hierro are all located to the west of Fuerteventura and although less developed by the tourist industry, are still popular excursions.
Standing directly above Fuerteventura, the neighbouring island of Lanzarote is a vibrant place to visit, with a population of approximately 102,000. Lanzarote contains many top holiday resorts and an impressive number of beaches, including the Playa Blanca, Papagayo and also the stunning stretches of sand around Lanzarote's Puerto del Carmen area. Further inland and away from the beaches you will discover many more attractions, both natural and man-made. Regularly visited by locals and tourists from Fuerteventura, many of Lanzarote's best attractions include the spreading Parque Nacional de Timanfaya, and the volcanic caves of Los Jameos del Agua and the Cueva de los Verdes. For families travelling to Lanzarote from Fuerteventura, must-see attractions include Guinate Tropical Park - with a collection of exotic birds and animals, and Rancho Texas Park - home to birds of prey, crocodiles and many other appealing attractions, such as an interesting gold mine. Much of Lanzarote has been greatly influenced by famous local artists César Manrique, who designed and built for many imposing buildings and structures, particularly around the Tahiche area of the island.
Attractions in Lanzarote
One of the largest and most popular of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria has a population of 735,000 and is close to Fuerteventura, lying to the west of the island. Daily Trasmediterránea ferries travel from the Morro Jable harbour to Gran Canaria, with the journey lasting around one and a half hours. Further ferries depart from Puerto del Rosario, lasting around eight hours. Home to a number of appealing villages, such as Arucas, Teror and Vega de San Mateo, other notable attractions on Gran Canaria include the yachting town of Puerto de Mogán, the excellent tourist resort of Maspalomas and the clean, sandy beaches in the Playa del Inglés area, where sunbathing, swimming and water sports are always popular.
Close to Fuerteventura, many families choose to visit Gran Canaria for the superb tourist attractions and varied theme parks, such as the island's Cocodrilo Parque (Crocodile Park) in Villa de Agüimes, and the exciting attraction of Holiday World in Maspalomas - where you will find a large collection fast roller coasters and rides. Those travelling from Fuerteventura looking for more historical attractions on Gran Canaria will find plenty of sightseeing opportunities, with the Catedral de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Las Palmas Cathedral) built around 600 years ago, and the Cenobio de Valerón in Santa Maria de Guia containing a wealth of pre-Hispanic remains and ancient artefacts.
Attractions in Gran Canaria
The largest of all the Canary Islands, with a population of around 810,000, Tenerife is within easy reach of Fuerteventura and is home to many superb attractions, perfect for all ages. Tenerife is connected by weekly ferries and speedy jetfoils, which travel between Morro Jable and the island's capital city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Home to many spectacular beaches and popular resorts, tourists from Fuerteventura often choose to visit Tenerife as part of their holiday, with some of the main attractions including Loro Parque in Puerto de la Cruz - with parrots, sharks, dolphins, gorillas, tigers and alligators; Aqualand Costa Adeje - featuring numerous water slides, swimming pools and a superb dolphinarium; and the Black Pyramids of Güimar - a mysterious reminder of Tenerife's past inhabitants. Tenerife is known for its party atmosphere and nightlife, mountainous landscape and appealing coastline, which affords a variety of water sports, such as scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing and windsurfing.
Attractions in Tenerife