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Vacation in the South of Fuerteventura

The island of Fuerteventura has a remarkably elongated shape. Measured from the southern to the northern tip, it is about 95 kilometers as the crow flies. This particular expansion has resulted in a tripartite division of the island: the north, the center and the south. You can count the Jandía peninsula in the broadest sense to the south of Fuerteventura, with Morro Jable at its southernmost tip, one of the island's tourist pulsars. In addition, there is much more to discover in the south of Fuerteventura.

Along the south-west coast there are some towns whose tourist infrastructure is well developed and in which the majority of the annual visitors to Fuerteventura spend their holidays. The region in the south of the beautiful Canary Island offers everything that makes a vacation a highlight. Wonderful beaches, breathtaking mountain landscapes, a unique flora and fauna and last but not least excellent underwater areas for divers and snorkelers. Read on to find out what you can expect in the south and what you should definitely visit.

Index

  1. Excursions in the south
  2. Sights in the south
  3. The weather in the south
  4. The beaches in the south
  5. Hotels in the south
  6. All our excursions in the south of Fuerteventura


Things to Do in the South of Fuerteventura

Excursions Fuerteventura South

Since the majority of the tourist locations are in the south of the island, a large number of operators for organized tours have settled there, due to the high demand. Excellent offers are available for all imaginable excursion categories. Countless boats set off for trips to the Atlantic every day in the port of Morro Jable. Or how about a tour through nature by buggy or a quad? And sightseeing by bus and jeep is just as popular as hiking in the mountains of the holiday island. At the end of this article you will find a wide range of organized excursions in the south of Fuerteventura.

Selection of Things to Do in the South of Fuerteventura

The number of providers for excursions is enormous in the south. Therefore, it is almost guaranteed that the hotel transfer is included for all your selected activities. Our website takes into account the tripartite division of the island so that you can easily find suitable excursions in the southern part of the island. Simply click on the south of Fuerteventura on the island graphic and you will be directed automatically to the excursions for this part of the island. In the rarest of cases, you will be picked up by operators from the north, if you are accommodated for example in Morro Jable. Therefore, when choosing your excursions, always check the information on the hotel transfer. You can find it in the detailed descriptions of our excursions in the menu bar under the large photo in the section “Services & Prices”. We will state exactly whether and from which locations you will be picked up, if this is included in the price or if it costs extra.

What to See in the South of Fuerteventura

There are so many attractions in this region. In addition to the ones described in the text below, you can find information about La Pared and Cofete on our Fuerteventura attractions page. We have also created special pages for Morro Jable, Jandía Playa, Esquinzo, Costa Calma and Tarajalejo, on which you can find detailed information about each individual town.

Parque Natural de Jandía

The nature park is a mountain range that stretches from La Pared to Punta de Jandía. At 807 meters, the Pico de la Zarza is the highest mountain on the island. The Parque Natural de Jandía acts as a natural wall that protects the tourist resorts on the south and southeast coast from the strong winds. While the wind blows heavily on west side of the kilometer-long Playa Cofete beach. Only unpaved roads and narrow paths lead through this massif. Many of them can only be accessed by foot or bicycle. Therefore, this area is extremely popular with nature lovers and mountain bikers. Stop your exploration tours once in a while and enjoy the views, because they are spectacular.

The Faro de Punta Jandía Lighthouse

This lighthouse is located on the extreme southwest tip of the Jandía peninsula. Getting there via unpaved tracks, past abandoned settlements and the mountain range of the Jandía Natural Park is a little adventure in itself. The lighthouse was put into operation in 1864 and is still in use today. It has been open to visitors since 2009 and you can admire at the remains of a sperm whale in the attached museum. You will also learn a lot of interesting things about the peninsula in the south of Fuerteventura.

Mirador del Barranco de los Canarios

Seen from Playa los Canarios, the hiking trail to the viewpoint Mirador del Barranco de los Canarios starts on the opposite side of the FV-2. You should have a certain basic degree of fitness if you want to walk there. After all, it is about 12 kilometers to get to this viewpoint - one of the most impressive in Fuerteventura, as many say. In any case, the view rewards you for your effort, because from here you can let your gaze wander along the beautiful west coast up to El Cotillo. Only birds have a better view.

Interesting Facts About the South of Fuerteventura

The Weather in the South of Fuerteventura

The weather in the south of the holiday island is subject to a west-east division. The hours of sunshine on the eastern side of the Parque Natural de Jandía are very high with over 3,000 hours a year. In the western part, however, the climate is somewhat different. Because sometimes clouds accumulate in the mountains of the Bay of Cofete and therefore there are a few cloudy days here and again. And while the towns between Jandia and Morro Jable are more sheltered from the wind, a fair breeze will blow through your hair in Costa Calma. But this also has advantages and is particularly pleasing to surfers and kiters, but also to those who appreciate cooling off in summer temperatures. The thermometer in Costa Calma rarely climbs over 30 degrees due to the wind. Measured in absolute terms, it is the coolest place on the island. While instead the temperatures, on the climate table of the less windy south, correspond again to the average values on the Canary Island.

The Most Beautiful Beaches in the South of Fuerteventura

Playa Risco del Paso

This popular white sandy beach lies between Costa Calma and Mal Nombre. It is a little out of the way and borders on high dunes in the south. This beach is particularly well known among surfers, because the Fuerteventura Windsurfing & Kiteboarding World Cups are held here.

Playa del Matorral

This is one of the beaches in the south of Fuerteventura that stretches in front of some hotels. Its sand is fine and light. Due to its excellent water quality, the beach has already been awarded with the Blue Flag. Here you will find umbrellas and loungers for rent and beach bars offer cool drinks and snacks. You can stroll down to Morro Jable on the adjacent beach promenade.

Playas de Matas Blancas

This section has become a Mecca for wind and kite surfers in recent years. It is very windy with sometimes high waves. Therefore, the beach is hardly suitable for swimming. In the meantime, a kite and windsurfing school has opened its doors there, so that also beginners can be introduced to the wet adventure.

Hotels in the South of Fuerteventura

The south is widely developed for tourism. You will also find a large number of hotels of all categories here. Many resorts in the south of Fuerteventura are built close to the beach and offer families, water sports enthusiasts and sun worshipers ideal conditions for a dream vacation. Popular hotels in the south of Fuerteventura are for example the H10 Tindaya, Melía Gorriones, Iberostar Playa Gaviotas and SBH Club Paraiso Playa, to name a few.



Tours and Excursions for Holidaymakers in the South

Boat and Yacht Excursions, Dolphin and Whale Watching

Beach & Market From Fuerteventura to Lanzarote

    Beach & Market From Fuerteventura to 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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    Catamaran Tour Morning Deluxe Fuerteventura

      Catamaran Tour Deluxe Fuerteventura

      Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily                              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

        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

          Catamaran Trip Select Fuerteventura

          Season: All‑season                            Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday                       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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          Fishing Trip Morro Jable Fuerteventura

            Fishing Trip Morro Jable Fuerteventura

            Season: All‑season                            Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday                              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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            Paradise Sailing Trip Fuerteventura

              Paradise Sailing Trip Fuerteventura

              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…

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              Pirates & Dolphins in Jandía Fuerteventura

                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

                  Relax & 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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                  Sea Adventure from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote

                    Sea Adventure from 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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                    Whale and Dolphin Search Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                      Whale and Dolphin Search Morro Jable Fuerteventura

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

                      From Fuerteventura to the Volcanoes of Lanzarote

                        From Fuerteventura to the Volcanoes of Lanzarote

                        Season: All‑season                            Days: Tuesday (15.07. to 15.09.) 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…

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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: Friday                              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                              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                              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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                                            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

                                                Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily                              Duration: 1 or 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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                                                Water Sports Package Crazy Ufo Morro Jable Fuerteventura

                                                  Pack 1: Crazy Ufo & JetSki Safari & Jet Boat

                                                  Season: All‑season                            Days: Daily                              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: Daily                              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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                                                        Hiking and Climbing

                                                        Hiking Wine & Volcano Fuerteventura

                                                          Hiking Volcano & Wine Fuerteventura

                                                          Season: All‑season                            Days: Friday                             Duration: 5,5 hours                                                                     A guided hiking tour through the fascinating volcanic landscape of Fuerteventura followed by a wine tasting. Enjoy the absolute silence, far away from the tourist paths, in the middle of…

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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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