Discover the North of Fuerteventura
Unlike the almost circular island of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura is shaped more like a banana and has a north-south extension of about 95 kilometers linear distance. Therefore, life and tourism on the holiday island are divided into three parts: north, center and south. The north is, so to speak, the bridge to the neighboring island of Lanzarote. A large number of ferries to Playa Blanca start daily from the port of Corralejo. And Corralejo itself is a vibrant city.
The best known sight in the north of Fuerteventura are the dunes in the Parque Natural de Corralejo. But there are other attractions that you should visit too. Quite mountain villages, such as Lajares or La Oliva, and the more lively surfer’s paradise El Cotillo should definitely also be on your list. If you have booked your holiday in the north of the island, you will also focus more on this region during your stay. What there is to see and to experience, you will find out in this article.
- Excursions in the north
- Things to see in the north
- The weather in the north
- The beaches in the north
- Hotels in the north
- All our excursions in the north of Fuerteventura
Things to Do in the North of Fuerteventura
Excursions Fuerteventura North
The range of organized excursions in the north of the Canary Island is quite extensive. A huge selection of different boat trips is available at the port in Corralejo: Fishing trips, island hopping, party boats, dolphin and whale watching, snorkeling and relaxing. All these activities can be done on the north coast of Fuerteventura. And also the minibus and jeep tours start in this area and take you to the center or the other end of the island. Quad or buggy tours will add some extra action. These are also offered directly in Corralejo.
Selection of Excursions in the North of Fuerteventura
If you are staying in the north of Fuerteventura and would like to book a trip, make sure that the operator will pick you up at your hotel and bring you back again. Due to the size of the island, operators from the southern part do not offer transfers for the center and the north of the island and vice versa for cost reasons. Our website considers this tripartite division. The excursions are visually associated to the region, for which the operators offer hotel transfers. You simply have to click on your region on the island map and will automatically be directed to the excursions of the respective part. Under “Services & Prices” of the detailed descriptions of the excursions you will find the exact locations from which the transfer is provided.
Things to See in the North of Fuerteventura
There are many interesting places to explore in this part of the island. These 3 sights must not be missing from any list:
This small and historically interesting place is located almost in the middle between the east and the west coast. In the 17th century, members of the Spanish military leadership built a stately headquarter here. The Casa de los Coroneles is built in typical Spanish colonial style. Today it houses a museum and a historical archive. The Casa Mane cultural center hosts temporary exhibitions of talented Canarian artists. Noteworthy is the three-nave parish church Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria. Its huge bell tower is not centered but built on the left extreme.
At the foot of the nearly 400-meter-high Montaña de Tindaya, which the indigenous people have venerated as a sacred mountain, there is the town Tindaya. Its inhabitants are now dedicated to the production and sale of goat cheese. A stop in this quite place is well worth it, because you can try all kinds of local treats in the bars and restaurants.
Villaverde not only houses the oldest cave on the island but also something scary. The Cueva del Llano is about 600 meters long and measures between seven and ten meters in diameter. From the information center there are regular guided tours of the cave. Inside, you may encounter some very special spiders that only exist in this cave, the maiorerus randoi. They have no eyes because they are adapted to life in complete darkness.
More Attractions in the North
In addition to the sights listed here, there are also, for example, the dunes of Corralejo and much more, as described on our page Fuerteventura sights. You will also find more information about Corralejo, El Cotillo, Puerto del Rosario and Isla de Lobos on our detailed pages.
Interesting Information About the North of Fuerteventura
The Weather in the North of Fuerteventura
The climate is generally pleasant throughout the year on the entire Canary Island. Temperatures range between 18 and 26 degrees Celsius. So that the vacation time is from January to December. However, there is a peculiarity in terms of weather in the north. The neighboring island Lanzarote captures the clouds carried by the northeast Passat with its mountains. Consequently, the north of Fuerteventura stays drier and warmer than the south. In addition, the wind is less strong in the area of Corralejo and the dunes, than in the rest of the island. However, the area around Morro Jable is excluded. There are around 3,000 hours of sunshine a year in the north.
The Best Beaches in the North of Fuerteventura
Playa los Lagos
In the north of El Cotillo you will find this beach of very fine and bright sand. The perfect beach for sea lovers. It enters very flat in the Atlantic, that is really calm here. Therefore, the beach is ideal for a swimming day with kids.
Playa Bajo Negro
Overlooking the adjacent dunes, this almost white sandy beach is also something special for the eye. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful beaches in the north of Fuerteventura. The waves are not so high and allow a good coexistence of water sportsmen and bathers. You can rent sun loungers from the surrounding hotels.
The city beach of Corralejo is protected from the wind and low in surf. Perfect for the bathing pleasure of the whole family. The small island of Isla de Lobos in sight, you can spend a nice day swimming here. Nearby restaurants and bars offer drinks and food. You can also rent umbrellas and sunbeds here.
Playa del Medano
This white sandy beach is located directly between the Island Los Lobos and Correlejo. Surfers and kiters are an integral part of the picture because the conditions are excellent for them. Sufficient wind and waves result in a concentration of these water sports activities. This in turn attracts numerous people who like to watch their tricks.
Hotels in the north of Fuerteventura
Most hotels in the north of Fuerteventura are in Corralejo. Hotels with categories from three to five stars are available as well as various theme hotels such as sports and fitness, family, beach, wellness and adults only hotels. Also in El Cotillo there are a few hotels. The best hotels in the north of Fuerteventura include the Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real, the RIU Palace Tres Islas, the Riu Oliva Beach Resort and a few others.
Tours and Excursions for Holidaymakers in the North
Boat and Yacht Excursions, Dolphin and Whale Watching
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
Bus and Minibus Excursions, Jeep Safaris and Day Trips to Lanzarote
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: 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
Buggy and Quad Tours
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
Bicycle and Segway Tours
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: 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: 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
Ride Excursions on Horses or Camels
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