5 Days In Fuerteventura | Best Things To Do

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The last of the winter blues were hitting me at the end of March and I decided to book a spontaneous trip to Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands, for a few days in the sun. Fuerteventura has an all year round temperature of 20-22 degrees and with guaranteed sunshine, beaches, and beautiful coastlines, it seemed like the perfect spot to relax and unwind for a few days.

I booked my flights with Skyscanner and surprisingly they weren't that expensive for being so last minute. Fuerteventura is a relatively cheap place so it's great for a cheap last minute holiday in the Canaries.

I booked my trip for 5 days, which would give me enough time to chill out and unwind while still seeing what the main things to do in Fuerteventura were. A 4.5 hour plane journey later and I arrived in Morro Jable, a resort in south Fuerteventura. Here are the top 5 things to do in Fuerteventura.

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1. Relax by The Pool

I booked my hotel through Booking.com and stayed in the SBH Maxorata Resort. It was relatively inexpensive for my stay and the hotel was perfect for my needs. With three large pools, an all-day pool bar, an indoor spa including sauna, jacuzzi and steam room, and with the beach right across the road, I really got my money's worth from this hotel. With Fuerteventura being quite a quiet island, I'd definitely recommend bringing a book and chilling out by the pool for a day.

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2. Take a Yacht Trip

Sailing is quite popular in the Canary Islands and Morro Jable has a lovely harbour with some beautiful boats. Taking a boat trip is a very popular activity for tourists in Fuerteventura and I had to experience it for myself when I was there. I booked my sailing trip with Flounder Yacht Sailing who went above and beyond to provide an excellent experience. They accommodated my last minute booking and included hotel pickup. We spent around 3.5 hours sailing in the beautiful waters on Fuerteventura, which included snacks and drinks, and best of all, honey rum shots (delicious!). There was an option to go snorkelling but no one was brave enough to jump in, as the water was a little chilly at that time of year.

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3. Visit The Beautiful Beaches

Fuerteventura is known for its beautiful beaches and golden sands. I spent most mornings taking long walks along the endless miles of beach in Morro Jable. There's a beautiful lighthouse and lots of little cafes on the beach to check out. Just a heads up, the beaches in Morro Jable are nudist beaches, which I got a bit of a surprise seeing, but don't let that put you off. There is another beautiful beach Cofete in the south of the island, which you need a car to get to and it's completely untouched and 12km of beauty, but you'll get lovely sandy beaches anywhere you go in Fuerteventura whether it's Corralejo or Costa Calma.

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4. Go Surfing

Surfing and water sports are hugely popular activities in Fuerteventura for all ages and there are regular surf camps in different parts of the island. There are beginners surf lessons where anyone can put on a wetsuit and experience body boarding in the sea and you'll be guided to learn different surfing techniques. The main surf school in Morro Jable is OTRO MODO Surf School, they even offer yoga on the beach in the evenings, so give it a go and try something different when you're there!

5. Visit The Sand Dunes

Fuerteventura is quite a barren and rocky island, which you'll notice when travelling between resorts, but you can take day trips to the Corralejo Dunes National Park in the north of the island or take an off-road dune buggy adventure.

6. Go Shopping and Dining

There are lots of little local shops as well as bigger shopping centres in Fuerteventura so you can take a break from lounging in the sun to spend some cash and get your holiday wardrobe sorted. You'll find lovely little local restaurants with an array of cuisines so you won't be stuck for something to eat.

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I really enjoyed my trip to Fuerteventura and although it's quite a peaceful part of the Canary Islands, you'll find something to do, from soaking up the beautiful views and experiencing the local Spanish food. The people were lovely and there are lots of shops and restaurants around, it's the perfect place for a short getaway.

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