Fuerteventura is a sports lover’s paradise. With over 150 beaches and warm waters ranging from 24 degrees in the summer, dropping to around 18 degrees in winter, Fuerteventura lends itself well to water activities.  Enjoy windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling, scuba diving and fishing. Equipment can be rented and lessons are available. There are many different private boat charters available for groups or individuals - watch out for turtles, flying fish, and if you are lucky - dolphins and whales.

Fuerteventura also hosts the world’s windspeed-surfing championship every August at Sotovento in the Costa Calma area. Other special events include an annual kite-flying contest in November in Corralejo, week-long Carnival celebrations throughout the island in February and March.

There are several nature reserves in Fuerteventura where endemic flora and fauna flourish. The largest are the Parque Natural de Jandía, which spreads over 35000 acres on the southern peninsula, and the Parque Natural de Corralejo, which has excellent beaches, immense sand dunes, and is home to numerous protected species.

The Islote de Lobos, located just north of Fuerteventura, is also worth a visit with its crystal clear waters and turquoise lagoons - ideal for snorkelling. There is no accommodation available - take food, water and sunshading as there are NO FACILITIES!  Lobos can be reaches by daily ferries or private charter boats.

Fuerteventura has a variety of different beaches from black volcanic sand, pebble beaches, to soft white sands.  Beaches in the south of the island tend to be fairly flat, with some in the north having immense sand dunes, noted as some of the best in the Canaries.  The soft white sands and blue lagoons of El Cotillo are definitely worth a visit for family picnics and safe bathing.