Jandia Fuerteventura Things to Do

Things to Do in Jandía

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Esquinzo & Jandía Excursions and Sights

Due to its weather and the endless beaches Jandía Playa, as the place is also known, has turned into one of Fuerteventura's main tourist centers since the 1960s. Hundreds of thousands spend their holidays there every year. Most of them are from Germany. Among the most outstanding sights in Jandía town there are the beaches. However, these are not the only ones even though the place has grown artificially and has no historic center. On holiday there are a lot of things to do in and from Jandía, either on your own or organized by operators.

The term Jandía has two meanings on Fuerteventura. On the one hand, it refers to the entire southern tip of the island as the Jandía peninsula and on the other, Jandía is the tourist destination that stretches along the southwest coast. The southernmost district of Jandía town is Solana Matorral. Further north is Piedras Caídas and then Esquinzo. In Esquinzo there are some sights and excursions that you can make during your stay. What makes Jandía in the south of Fuerteventura such a special holiday destination, what to do there and to see, can be found in this detailed article.


  1. Organized excursions in Jandía
  2. Sights in Jandía
  3. Sights in Esquinzo
  4. Shopping in Jandía
  5. Nightlife in Jandía
  6. Beaches of Jandía
  7. Weather in Jandia
  8. Hotels in Jandia
  9. Our excursions for holidaymakers in Jandía

Activities in Jandia

What to Do in Jandía - Organized Excursions

There are a lot of tourists throughout the whole area of Jandía. Most of them spend their holidays there, while others instead are day visitors from other regions of the island. As a result, an enormous demand for organized tours has developed in Jandía. Therefore, many of the operators have settled there. Consequently, if you are looking for things to do in Jandía, it is very easy for you because the offer is huge. All excursion providers we have listed on our website for the south of Fuerteventura will pick you up at your hotel. Some excursions start directly in Jandía town or Esquinzo. And you will also find your dream excursion at the end of this article, with no need to worry about the hotel transfer. By the way in the detailed descriptions of our excursions under the point “Services & Prices” you will find the exact information about whether you will be picked up and from where.

Hiking from Jandía

Hiking or trekking tours are very popular in the winter months. You can book several guided walking tours from Jandía on our website. You will be picked up at your hotel in Jandía, and then taken by bus to the starting points, of the mostly not very strenuous routes. Explore Fuerteventura on foot; see impressive cliffs, green valleys and incomparable nature.

Boat trips in Jandía

Whether by catamaran or yacht, Jandía is an excellent starting point for boat excursions. Due to its proximity to the port of Puerto de Morro Jable, it opens the gate to the Atlantic. Whether you like something cozy and on a small scale or something rather exciting together with many others. Jandía offers you parties, dolphin watching, fishing trips and trips to relax and swim on the sea on large and small boats and catamarans.

Jandía JetSki Safari and Parasailing

Wonderful beaches often host vendors of various water sports activities. And that’s why you can book Jet Ski tours from Jandía or, if you want to get high, admire the town from above while parasailing. Wind and waves provide plenty of adrenaline when you jet along the coast with the JetSki or when you float over 100 meters above the water surface.

Jeep Safari Jandía

These exploration tours are very popular. During a jeep safari from Jandía you will get to know the Jandía peninsula and the huge mountain range of its natural park. Visit Playa Cofete one of the most beautiful and lonely beaches on the island. Enjoy nature in its virgin state, as the dust from the off-road tracks gets through every opening of your clothing.

Things to do in Esquinzo

The things to do in Esquinzo are the same as in Jandía. You just have to pick the right activity after reading this article. But to be safe, read the descriptions of the excursions under “Services & Prices” and ensure that you will be picked up as well from Esquinzo.

Things to see in Jandía

Jandía Peninsula

The entire southern part of Fuerteventura is called Península de Jandía. The peninsula is separated from the rest of the island by the isthmus “Istmo de La Pared” of only 5 kilometers width. In addition to the tourist area in the southwest on the peninsula, there is also the Jandía Natural Park with its mighty elevations. Among them is the highest mountain of the island, the Pico de la Zarza (807 meters). The mountains ensure that the tourist resorts in the southwest are largely protected from clouds and cold air. More information about the Jandía Natural Park can be found here.

The Whale Skeleton of Jandía

Few people will ever meet a sperm whale face to face. You can get an idea of what to expect, on a meadow facing the beach in the district Solana Matorral. The nearly 15-meter-long skeleton of a sperm whale that used to weigh more than 16 tons, washed ashore in Fuerteventura in 2004, will definitely amaze you.

The salt marshes of Jandía

The salt marshes “Humedal Saladar de Jandía” are a unique and very sensitive ecosystem, which as a biosphere reserve is part of the nature reserve of Fuerteventura. Rare bird species from North Africa and Europe have their nesting sites here. In addition, special plants grow here that feed on the salt water of the sea. You will find the salt marshes on the beach Playa del Matorral and may also meet marabous, cranes or chipmunks there.

Playa de Esquinzo Attractions

Esquinzo is a completely new tourist destination, where bathing pleasure and relaxation are in the foreground. For this reason Esquinzo has no own attractions in the classical sense. But it is a central point in the south, from which you can quickly and easily reach the sights of the other regions.

Shopping in Jandía

The shopping center “Centro Comercial Cosmo” in Jandía is considered a paradise for shopping lovers. It is located just off the main street, Avenida del Saladar, at the southern end of the town and tempts visitors on four floors to spend a fortune shopping. In addition to the usual fashion boutiques, perfume and souvenir shops, there is a wide selection of bars and restaurants. You can also go shopping in Jandía. Strolling down the main street of Solana Matorral, you will find the usual shops as well as shops with local offers.

Nightlife in Jandía

The center of Jandía’s nightlife is the Cosmo shopping center. In addition to numerous pubs and cocktail bars, there are also two discotheques. The surfing bar “Surf Inn” is very popular apart to cocktails and drinks they are showing surf videos that create a relaxed atmosphere. After midnight, many are drawn to the Noche Tropical. Here you will dance and celebrate to Latin American rhythms until dawn. On top of that, the nightlife around the main street of Jandía offers many more bars and restaurants where to end a great day of your vacation.

Things worth knowing about Jandía Town

Beaches in Jandía

The Playa Esquinzo-Butihondo beach is located just in front of the hotel rows of Esquinzo. The bright sandy beach is very shallow, so that it is suitable for children. The crystal-clear water also throws some waves, so that water sports are not neglected either. The beach Playa las Gaviotas begins in the district of Las Gaviotas, then turns into the Playa de Jandía, and finally ends as Playa Matorral at the entrance of Morro Jable. This contiguous beach section is about 4 kilometers long and impresses with its bright sand and shallow depth of the sea. Its special feature is the width of the beach. Here you will find enough space at any time, without having to lie towel to towel with the neighbors. Nudism is allowed.

Weather in Jandía

The Jandía Natural Park ensures a balanced and dry climate in the area with its mountains. In fact, the weather in Jandía is considered the sunniest on the whole island. If you look at the climate table for Jandía, you will see temperatures of 20 to 24 degrees in the winter and 24 to 29 degrees throughout the summer months. The average number of about 30 rainy days per year is not significant. Apart from this, the wind is not as strong in this region as it is in other regions of Fuerteventura.

Hotels in Jandía

Excellent hotels have emerged in Jandía town that leave nothing to be desired. Some have pool facilities reminiscent of large water parks. Many of the hotels are built near the beach, so most of them offer a wonderful sea view. You can choose from all categories and if you are looking for something special, such as Kids- or Adults Only Hotels you will surely find it here. We wish you a great holiday in Jandía.

Tours and Excursions for Holidaymakers in Jandía Playa and Esquinzo

Boat and Yacht Excursions, Dolphin and Whale Watching

Whale and Dolphin Search Morro Jable Fuerteventura

    1,5 h Whale and Dolphin Search Morro Jable

    Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily                              Duration: 1,5 hours                                                                     Come for a whale and dolphin search trip to Morro Jable on Fuerteventura. The encounter with these fascinating creatures in the wild is a truly unique experience. You can make…

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    Dolphin Catamaran Select Fuerteventura

      2,0 h Dolphin Catamaran Select Fuerteventura

      Season: All‑season                            Days: Thursday                             Duration: 2 hours                                                                     If you have always wanted to see whales and dolphins in the wild, you have the best opportunity to do so on Fuerteventura. After all, the Canaries are excellent areas…

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      Catamaran Tour Morning Deluxe Fuerteventura

        4,0 h Catamaran Tour Deluxe Fuerteventura

        Season: All‑season                            Days: Tuesday to Saturday                          Duration: 4 hours                                                                     Treat yourself to some luxury on your vacation in Fuerteventura. You deserve it. The friendly crew spoils you with salmon and steak on board of this sleek catamaran. And…

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        Catamaran Tour Sunset Deluxe Fuerteventura

          4,0 h Catamaran Tour Sunset Deluxe Fuerteventura

          Season: All‑season                            Days: Temporary not available                         Duration: 4 hours                                                                     This is the perfect boat tour for a luxury holiday on Fuerteventura! A sunset trip on the stylish catamaran with a maximum of only 12 passengers. This varied tour starts…

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          Catamaran Trip Select Fuerteventura

            4,0 h Catamaran Trip Select Fuerteventura

            Season: All‑season                            Days: Wednesday Friday Saturday                         Duration: 4 hours                                                                     The sun is shining; you breathe the fresh sea air and taste the salt on your lips. The seagulls are flying in the cloudless sky of Fuerteventura and you…

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            Paradise Sailing Trip Fuerteventura

              4,0 h Paradise Sailing Trip Fuerteventura

              Season: All‑season                            Days: Temporary not available                       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…

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              Pirates & Dolphins in Jandía Fuerteventura

                4,0 h Pirates & Dolphins in Jandía Fuerteventura

                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,…

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                Relax & Dolphins in Jandía Fuerteventura

                  4,0 h Water-Fun & Dolphins in Jandía Fuerteventura

                  Season: All‑season                            Days: Monday, Wednesday Friday                        Duration: 4 hours                                                                     A great combination: Dolphin and whale search with maritime fun off the south coast of Fuerteventura. Many sea dwellers are native to the nature park of Jandía. In addition…

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                  Beach & Market From Fuerteventura to Lanzarote

                    5,0 Boat Tour Beach & Market Lanzarote

                    Season: All‑season                            Days: Saturday                             Duration: 5 hours                                                                     Island hopping; have a great day out in Lanzarote while on vacation in Fuerteventura. Shop in the sophisticated Marina Rubicon and go swimming at the paradisaical Papagayo beaches. Discover…

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                    Fishing Trip Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                      5,0 h Fishing Trip Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                      Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily,                            Duration: 4 hours                                                                     Due to its vast biodiversity Fuerteventura is a very popular area for experienced anglers. But you do not need to have any deep sea fishing experience. You will be instructed…

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                      Sea Adventure from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote

                        5,0 h Sea Adventure Fuerteventura to Lanzarote

                        Season: 15th July to 15th September                       Days: Tuesday                              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…

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                        Bus and Minibus Excursions, Jeep Safaris and Day Trips to Lanzarote

                        From Fuerteventura to the Volcanoes of Lanzarote

                          Bus Tour to the Volcanoes of Lanzarote

                          Season: All‑season                            Days: 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…

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                          Jeep Safari Cofete in the South of Fuerteventura

                            Jeep Safari Cofete in the South of Fuerteventura

                            Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily                              Duration: 7 hours                                                                     The scenic beauty of this area in the south of Fuerteventura cannot be described. You have to experience it to understand it. Picturesque mountain ranges, unspoiled nature and a wild…

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                            Jeep Safari Cotillo in the North of Fuerteventura

                              Jeep Safari Cotillo in the North of Fuerteventura

                              Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily except Sunday                          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…

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                              Minibus Tour from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote

                                Minibus Tour from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote

                                Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily                              Duration: 8 hours                                                                     Island hopping by minibus from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote - the beautiful neighbor island. A truly fascinating tour between two islands that could not be any more different from each other.…

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                                Minibus Tour Inland South Fuerteventura

                                  Minibus Tour Inland & South Fuerteventura

                                  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…

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                                  Minibus Tour The Flavours of Fuerteventura

                                    Minibus Tour The Flavours of Fuerteventura

                                    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…

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                                    Buggy and Quad Tours

                                    Buggy Tour Costa Calma Fuerteventura

                                      Buggy Tour in Costa Calma Fuerteventura

                                      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…

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                                      Buggy Tour in Jandia Fuerteventura

                                        Buggy Tour in Jandía Fuerteventura

                                        Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily except Sunday                          Duration: 2 hours                                                                     Enjoy a buggy tour in Fuerteventura over unpaved tracks from Morro Jable through the Jandía National Park. The driving pleasure is known to increase in proportion to the length of…

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                                        Quad Bike Tour Costa Calma Fuerteventura

                                          Quad Bike Tour in Costa Calma Fuerteventura

                                          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…

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                                          Quad Bike Tour in Jandia Fuerteventura

                                            Quad Bike Tour in Jandía Fuerteventura

                                            Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily except Sunday                          Duration: 2 hours                                                                     Explore Fuerteventura by quad starting from Morro Jable. This ride combines the action-packed quad driving fun with the unique natural experience of the Jandia Natural Park. You can…

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                                            Bicycle and Segway Tours

                                            E-Bike Tour Costa Calma Fuerteventura 3 Hours

                                              E-Bike Tour in Costa Calma Fuerteventura 3 Hours

                                              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…

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                                              Segway Tour in Jandía Fuerteventura

                                                Segway Tour “Fit for Fun” in Jandía Fuerteventura

                                                Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily                              Duration: 1 hour                                                                     Glide along the panoramic promenade of Jandía in the south of Fuerteventura on this amusing and fun tour on the trendy Segway. The ideal tour for Segway newbies. Before…

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                                                Segway Tour in Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                                                  Segway Tour “Playa y Sol” in Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                                                  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…

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                                                  Segway Tour in La Pared Fuerteventura

                                                    Segway Tour in La Pared Fuerteventura

                                                    Season: All‑season                            Days: Tuesday and Thursday                          Duration: 2,5 hours                                                                     The tour for adventurers and explorers. This Segway Tour is designed for experienced riders. The route leads you off the beaten track into the authentic Fuerteventura. The small village…

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                                                    Ride Excursions on Horses or Camels

                                                    JetSki, Parasailing, Flyboard and Water Sports Combinations

                                                    Parasailing in Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                                                      Parasailing in Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                                                      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…

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                                                      Jet Ski Safari in Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                                                        Jet Ski Safari in Morro Jable Fuerteventura
                                                        1 hour

                                                        Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily                              Duration: 1 hour                                                                     Discover the stunning coastline of Fuerteventura by Jet Ski. Get on the powerful watercraft turn up the speed and follow your guide on an exploration safari along the beautiful…

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                                                        Water Sports Package Crazy Ufo Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                                                          Pack 1: Crazy Ufo & JetSki Safari & Jet Boat

                                                          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…

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                                                          Water Sports Package Parasailing Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                                                            Pack 2: Parasailing & Crazy Ufo & JetSki Safari

                                                            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…

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                                                            Water Sports Package Banana Boat Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                                                              Pack 3: Banana Boat & Parasailing & Crazy Ufo

                                                              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…

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                                                              Water Sports Package Jet Boat Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                                                                Pack 4: Jet Boat & Crazy Ufo & Banana Boat

                                                                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…

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                                                                Jet Ski Safari in Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                                                                  Jet Ski Safari in Morro Jable Fuerteventura
                                                                  2 Hours

                                                                  Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily                              Duration: 2 hours                                                                     Discover the stunning coastline of Fuerteventura by Jet Ski. Get on the powerful watercraft turn up the speed and follow your guide on an exploration safari along the beautiful…

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                                                                  Hiking and Climbing

                                                                  Hiking Wine & Volcano Fuerteventura

                                                                    Hiking Volcano & Finca Fuerteventura

                                                                    Season: All‑season                            Days: Friday                             Duration: 5,5 hours                                                                     A guided hiking tour through the fascinating volcanic landscape of Fuerteventura followed by a tasting of local delicacies in an authentic canary finca. Enjoy the absolute silence, far away from…

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                                                                    Hiking Wild Coast & Legends Fuerteventura

                                                                      Hiking Wild Coast & Legends Fuerteventura

                                                                      Season: All‑season                            Days: Tuesday                              Duration: 5,5 hours                                                                     Walk the ancient shepherds’ paths of Fuerteventura and immerse yourself in myths and legends from bygone eras. The guided hiking tour will first take you to the unique canyon La…

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                                                                      Hiking Tapas & Culture Fuerteventura

                                                                        Walking Tapas & Culture Fuerteventura

                                                                        Season: All‑season                            Days: Wednesday                             Duration: 5,5 hours                                                                     Enjoy Fuerteventura with all your senses. This guided walking tour will take you from finca to finca and from tasting to tasting. Tunos, Mojo sauces, Gofio and of course…

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                                                                        Walking with Goats in Fuerteventura

                                                                          Walking with Goats in Fuerteventura

                                                                          Season: All‑season                            Days: Saturday                             Duration: 5,5 hours                                                                     Explore the inland of Fuerteventura off the beaten tourist tracks on this guided hiking tour accompanied by goats. Your friendly four-legged companions will happily take care of your physical…

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