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.
- Excursions in the south
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- The weather in the south
- The beaches in the south
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- 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
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: 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…explore
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…explore
Bus and Minibus Excursions, Jeep Safaris and Day Trips to 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…explore
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…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: 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 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: 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
Bicycle and Segway Tours
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
Ride Excursions on Horses or Camels
JetSki, Parasailing, Flyboard and Water Sports Combinations
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: 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…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: 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…explore