Fuerteventura for Kids - The Most Important Tips
If you are thinking of going on holiday to Fuerteventura with your children, you will quickly realize that this Canary Island is one of the most suitable destinations for small travelers. In addition to many designated child friendly hotels on Fuerteventura, there are plenty of attractions and activities for children. The island has many things to do and see for kids, so there's no need to get bored. Fun and movement as well as wind and sea are the motto for a holiday with children.
Even those who wish to travel to Fuerteventura with baby, find everything that makes a holiday a highlight for parents and kids. Some hotels are also aimed at the youngest guests and the Canarios are famous for their child friendliness. The beaches on the island are among the most beautiful of the Canary archipelago. They offer children a great place to romp, play and, of course, swim. Extensive beach days stand out in Fuerteventura nothing. This article describes what makes the island so attractive for the offspring and their parents, what they can experience here and what organized excursions you can do with children. With our tips boredom has absolutely no chance on vacation!
- Organized excursions for children
- What to consider when booking
- Attractions for children on Fuerteventura
- Suitable beaches for children on Fuerteventura
- Fuerteventura as a holiday destination for children
- Child-friendly hotels on Fuerteventura
- Best time to travel with children to Fuerteventura
- Child seat regulations
- Our excursions sorted by age
Things to Do With Children in Fuerteventura
What Children's Excursions Are There in Fuerteventura?
In general, of course, there are no organized tours that children can attend alone. For young people from 16 years, it’s different. Otherwise, you book your trip as a parent-child team and experience it as a family. At the end of this article you will find all the activities we offer in Fuerteventura. These are ordered by the minimum age that children must have to participate. This is to facilitate your search for things to do with children. These are the most popular trips among families with children:
Surfing for Kids
Some surf schools offer classes specifically for children. The surf instructors are specially trained to teach this great water sport to the youngest surfers. Surf schools, which also train children, can be found in Corralejo and Jandía Playa, for example.
Boat Trips with Children
Attention! Save yourself, who can! The pirates board the ship! It is the motto on some boat trips offered in Fuerteventura. For children it is a highlight, to travel on a pirate ship and do what pirates do. The entertainers are dressed authentically and even take the smallest pirate on this tour. There is real pirate food, a hidden treasure and the little pirates are made up and dressed up.
Buggy Tour With Children
The enthusiasm will have no limits. The children are allowed to sit next to mom or dad in the buggy and see firsthand how the car rushes through the rough curves or hurls over the dusty gravel road.
Jeep Tours With Children
In addition to bathing fun, the nature experience is high up for children. Exploring Fuerteventura by jeep with your children is a true adventure. Driving up winding roads in the volcanic landscape and nature of the island.
What Should You Consider When Booking?
Of course, the excursion you want to book with your children must be suitable. That means, the requirements of the age of the children, as well as the physical aspects (such as height, fitness, etc.) must be met. In the detailed descriptions of our excursions you will find these data under “Please note!” and “Services & Prices”. If something is still unclear, you can contact us at any time.
Book your desired excursions in advance. Especially in the summer, boat trips and buggy tours are booked up extremely fast, so that usually a short-term reservations are almost impossible.
Are There Attractions For Children on Fuerteventura?
There is a lot to do for kids on Fuerteventura:
- Close to Costa Calma, the Oasis Park is home to more than 3,000 animals over approximately 800,000 square meters. Here you will meet many exotics and dangerous predators. The amazement and enthusiasm of your children will be endless.
- The Agua Water Park in Corralejo will be just as exciting. Breakneck water slides transport you and your kids into the refreshing water at top speed.
- Go kart driving is always a good idea. You can do that at Puerto del Rosario and Tamaretilla.
- And finally, you can also follow in the footsteps of the real pirates who roamed the caves of Ajuy in the Middle Ages with the little ones.
Why Are the Beaches Ideal for Children in Fuerteventura?
This is not just because of the fine sand at most of the beaches. Many beaches are naturally or artificially protected by bays and docks. Thus, currents and high waves have few chances to get close to the shore. Added to that, the beaches are flat and shallow. So you can let your kids play in the sea without worrying. The kids enjoy the fun and have a great entertainment. However, you know, of course, that you should never leave the little ones unattended.
Our recommendations: These are the best beaches for children in Fuerteventura. They are mostly protected from the wind and waves.
- In the north: Playa los Lagos at El Cotillo, Playa Galera in Corralejo
- In the east: Playa del Castillo in Caleta de Fuste
- In the south: Playa de Costa Calma in Costa Calma, Playa del Matorral in Jandía
Important note on safety: You should definitely avoid the western beaches with children. Swimming here is even dangerous for adults due to the strong wind and currents.
Best Place to Stay in Fuerteventura With Children
Infrastructure and supply on Fuerteventura correspond to that of a Central European country. The roads are well developed and there are a large number of rental cars available. In supermarkets, there are the same products and foods for children and babies as anywhere in Europe. Of course, you will also find baby food from well-known brands on the island. In addition, medical care is at a high Central European standard.
Are in Fuerteventura Hotels for Kids?
The tour operators and the booking portals offer many hotels in Fuerteventura as a good place to stay for children. But what really characterizes a hotel as child friendly? These services provided by hotels for kids:
- Swimming pools suitable for children
- Leisure and play facilities on the premises
- Attractive and motivating kids club and animation
- Spacious rooms with cots and child friendly sanitary facilities
- All inclusive
- Near the beach or better on beach location
- Cheap prices
Pay attention to these points if you are looking for a suitable kid's hotel. It is best to ask the hotels directly by sending them an e mail.
These hotels are called especially child friendly on the internet, (which of course we do not guarantee):
- Robinson Club Fuerteventura, Esquinzo
- SBH Monica Beach, Costa Calma
- Occidental Jandia Mar, Jandía Playa
- Pierre & Vacances Resort Fuerteventura, Origo Mare
Which Season Is Ideal For Kids on Fuerteventura?
Due to the year-round balanced climate Fuerteventura is suitable to spend the holidays with children there for 12 months a year. For school-age children, the possible travel dates are limited to the holiday periods. With smaller children and babies you can travel whenever you want. In winter, as in summer, here are pleasant temperatures around 25 degrees and the rainfall is hardly significant. Maybe the summer is the better time to travel, because then the wind blows less strong and the probability of precipitation is absolutely zero.
Are Child Seats Mandatory in Cars on Fuerteventura?
Yes. As long as your child is smaller than 135 centimeters, it must be seated into an age-appropriate child seat in the car. The kids may only travel on the rear seat, unless it is already occupied by other child seats or the car has no rear seat.
Tours and Excursions for Children in Fuerteventura
Excursions and Activities Without Minimum Age
Season: All‑season Days: Daily Duration: 7 hours Driving through the mountains of Fuerteventura in a caravan with several jeeps has something truly adventurous. And the Defenders are more comfortable than you would expect. With your jeep you…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Duration: 7 hours Leave the main roads on this minibus tour and head for the narrow side streets. Discover the beauty of the interior of Fuerteventura and its west coast. Expect overwhelming views and…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Duration: 7 hours Sacred mountains, volcanic caves, authentic Canarian villages and freshly made goat cheese. There are a lot of exciting things to discover in the inland and the north of Fuerteventura.…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Duration: 7 hours Enjoy Fuerteventura with all your senses. On this interesting drive through Pájara and Betancuria in a comfortable minibus, you can taste a variety of local agricultural products and learn about…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday Duration: 4 hours An exclusive sailing trip, in a small circle. Sail along the impressive volcanic coast of Fuerteventura on an elegant hand-crafted Turkish gullet. Set the sails and navigate into the…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Tuesday and Saturday Duration: 5 hours Take the opportunity to visit the fascinating Lanzarote during your holiday in Fuerteventura. This combination of boat and bus tour is packed with mesmerizing experiences. Discover the hidden treasures…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Duration: 5 hours Visit the overwhelmingly beautiful Papagayo Beaches of Lanzarote, while on holiday in Fuerteventura. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend a fantastic day on the sea. You will first…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Duration: 4 hours Embark on an exciting sea adventure off the coast of the Jandía nature park in the south of Fuerteventura with this quaint pirate ship. Get on this legendary sailing ship,…explore
Excursions and Activities With a Minimum Age of 2 Years
Excursions and Activities With a Minimum Age of 5 Years
Season: All‑season Days: Daily except Monday Duration: 3 hours Unlimited buggy driving pleasure. Experience the beauty of the beaches of Fuerteventura in this action-packed expedition through desert-like landscapes and dried riverbeds. This impressive driving experience and the breathtaking…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Temporary not available Duration: approx. 10 minutes Experience Morro Jable from lofty heights - parasailing fun on Fuerteventura. Float at about 150 m above the turquoise waters. Enjoy an exciting cocktail of various overwhelming sensations. Unlimited…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Temporary not available Duration: 10 min Crazy Ufo, 10 min Jet Boat, 1 hour JetSki Safari The water sport package with a plus for the extra adrenalin kick. You save between € 31,00 and € 40,00! No time to relax in Fuerteventura. These activities keep…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Temporary not available Duration: 10 min Parasailing, 10 min Crazy Ufo, 1 hour JetSki Safari A totally crazy combi for an absolutely insane price: Save between € 37,00 and € 42,00! Feel the G-Force dragging you from side to side during this wicked Crazy…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Temporary not available Duration: 10 min Banana Boat, 10 min Crazy Ufo, 10 min Parasailing Triplicate the fun factor & save between € 15,00 and € 28,00. This package fantastically combines total relaxation with absolute excitement at the beach of Morro Jable in…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Temporary not available Duration: 10 min Jet Boat, 10 min Crazy Ufo, 10 min Banana Boat Water sport Pack 3 reloaded: The total speed adventure! And save between € 9,00 and € 26,00! When speed and G-Force combine with the ocean the result is maximum…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Monday to Saturday Duration: 2 hours Ride into the sunset of Fuerteventura. This definitely is not only an absolutely wonderful holiday experience for horse lovers. This impressive nature experience leads you from El Cotillo to the imposing…explore
Excursions and Activities With a Minimum Age of 6 Years
Excursions and Activities With a Minimum Age of 7 Years
Excursions and Activities With a Minimum Age of 8 Years
Season: All‑season Days: Daily Duration: 2 hours Experience the impressive landscapes of the beautiful southern coast of Fuerteventura. This Segway tour takes you from Jandía to Morro Jable. No long and tiring marches you literally…explore
Excursions and Activities With a Minimum Age of 10 Years
Season: All‑season Days: Daily Monday to Friday Duration: 1 to 1,5 Experience the impressive landscapes of the beautiful north coast of Fuerteventura around Corralejo on a Segway Tour. This trendy vehicle will inspire you. You do not need any previous…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Wednesday and Friday Duration: 3 hours Moon‑like landscapes, extinct volcanic craters, wonderful beaches and chipmunks. In Corralejo starts a fantastic e-bike tour through the impressive volcanic landscape of Fuerteventura's north coast. Thanks to the energetic…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Thursday and Saturday Duration: 3 hours Get to know the different facets of Fuerteventura. You will be truly amazed by its scenic diversity. This guided e-bike tour leads you from Costa Calma, along the stunning coastlines…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Monday and Friday Duration: 3 hours By e bike through the green oasis of the desert-like island of Fuerteventura. The guided bike tour through the verdant Barranco de la Torre starts in Caleta de Fuste. Thanks to…explore
Excursions and Activities With a Minimum Age of 12 Years
Season: All‑season Days: Daily except Sunday Duration: 3 hours An action packed sightseeing tour through Fuerteventura by quad bike. An 80% off-road journey awaits you. An extremely dusty event with the absolute guarantee for fun! Experience the wild…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Daily except Monday Duration: 3 hours An action packed expedition through Fuerteventura by quad bike. This tour combines the sensational quad biking fun with a great nature experience. On your way through deserted, unreal lunar…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Temporary not available Duration: 3 hours Exploring the impressive volcanic landscape of Fuerteventura by e-bike is really easy even for the less athletics. The electric motor undoubtedly turns this tour, into an absolutely pleasant…explore