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Welcome!

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Welcome to Info-Fuerteventura – a holiday and excursion guide.
Welcome to all visitors and lovers of Fuerteventura and welcome to our “Info-Fuerteventura” website, a truly Fuerteventura holiday guide with practical info about places of interest and excursions!

Our header picture carries a second name – “BIDI Fuerteventura” - and this has to do with the BIDIrectional QR code system that we use (as the first ones on Fuerteventura on this scale) to provide more information about our business partners and customers. We publish these QR codes in our printed magazine close to the advertisement and by scanning in the code you get full details on the business and their offers. An easy and practical way to collect interesting and useful tourist info about Fuerteventura!

Just scan this QR Code in with your mobile to connect with our Fuerteventura travel and holiday website for mobiles and save it to your favourites. bidi webpage

When you (finally) are on the island, please look out for our free magazine “Info-Fuerteventura”, which is distributed in many hotels, businesses and tourist offices.
The magazine is in 6 languages (English, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Dutch) and offers useful travel and excursion information about Fuerteventura. Main topics are places of interest, beaches, what-to-do and what-to-see, practical tour info, local businesses and time tables.
Our website “Info-Fuerteventura” is full responsive and thus can also be used as your digital holiday guide about Fuerteventura for Mobiles and Tablets.
We wish you a nice stay on Fuerteventura!

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General Travel Guide of Fuerteventura.

Fuerteventura Goat

Dear visitor, this Fuerteventura Holiday Guide and Excursion Planner provides you with all the interesting information about your holiday destination Fuerteventura.
It is comprehensive, compact and with lots of pictures, videos and trip suggestions to make the best out of your holiday on Fuerteventura. Welcome to Fuerteventura - it will surprise you!
Fuerteventura has plenty of beaches with miles of golden sand, marvellous bays with shades of blue and turqouise, impressive geological formations and many places of cultural or natural interest to visit. Besides the traditional watersports, there are also many other sport activities to do like snorkelling, scuba diving or climbing.
And welcome to our website “Info-Fuerteventura”, a holiday and excursion guide that will offer you the most important info in a pleasant and condensed manner and that – we hope – will become your personal trip advisor on where to go on this island for the best experiences in restaurants, bars, shops, excursions, nightlife, sports, etc. Our Fuerteventura Guide aims to offer useful information about the top-10-locations, the best beaches, what-to-do and what-to-see during your holiday on Fuerteventura. Because the website contains printable Fuerteventura and City Maps, you can use them as a practical excursion planner, so you don't miss out on the Fuerteventura favourites.
PS.: we have chosen a picture of a goat as introduction picture to our General Travel Guide, because this animal has been so important in the development of human activities on Fuerteventura. Since about 1.500 B.C., the first settlers have visited Fuerteventura and brought with them some goats as a survival kit: milk, cheese, meat, cloths, tools and utensils. We cannot be grateful enough to these simple but dear animals.
Please find below a menu to all kinds of tourist and travel information about Fuerteventura.
Just click on the titles below.

 Fuerteventura North | Fuerteventura Centre | Fuerteventura South | Maps | Rent-a-Car | Market Days | Excursion Planner | Bus Timetables | Ferry Timetables | Tide Timetables | Emergency Numbers | Visions of Fuerteventura

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Places of Interest: Fuerteventura - North.

  • Corralejo 1
    Corralejo 1
  • Corralejo 2
    Corralejo 2
  • Corralejo 3
    Corralejo 3
  • Corralejo 4
    Corralejo 4
  • Corralejo 5
    Corralejo 5
  • Corralejo 6
    Corralejo 6
  • Corralejo 7
    Corralejo 7
  • Corralejo 8
    Corralejo 8
  • Corralejo 10
    Corralejo 10
  • Corralejo 11
    Corralejo 11
  • Corralejo 12
    Corralejo 12
  • El Cotillo
    El Cotillo
  • El Cotillo 2
    El Cotillo 2
  • El Cotillo 3
    El Cotillo 3
  • El Cotillo 4
    El Cotillo 4
  • El Cotillo 5
    El Cotillo 5
  • El Cotillo 6
    El Cotillo 6
  • El Cotillo 7
    El Cotillo 7
  • El Cotillo 9
    El Cotillo 9
  • El Cotillo 10
    El Cotillo 10
  • El Cotillo 11
    El Cotillo 11
  • El Cotillo 12
    El Cotillo 12
  • El Cotillo 13
    El Cotillo 13
  • El Cotillo 14
    El Cotillo 14
  • El Cotillo 15
    El Cotillo 15
  • El Cotillo 16
    El Cotillo 16
  • Lajares
    Lajares
  • Lajares 2
    Lajares 2
  • Lajares 3
    Lajares 3
  • Lajares 4
    Lajares 4

Corralejo: the name means “small corral” where livestock was kept. Corralejo is an ancient fishing village with a modernised town centre and was the first touristic place on Fuerteventura to be developed. It still is one of the busiest tourist areas on the island, during the day and du-ring the night. You may split Corralejo into 3 main areas: the north with its old town centre and closest to the harbour, the centre that has been built during the 70’ties and the south which has been developed after 2000. The Old Town is a pedestrian area and the Music Square, Calle La Iglesia and Muelle Chico are host to many bars and restaurants. In the centre of the town you have the main street with a handful of short side streets which contain many shops, cosy bars and fine restaurants. Close to the Centre of Corralejo you have two small beaches which are ideal for children. In the South of Corralejo there are beautiful beaches with plenty of sports and leisure possibilities. The dunes (a national park) are world famous and are one of the must-see items of Fuerteventura. The island of Lobos can be visited to enjoy nature, tranquillity and the small beach.

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Places of Interest: Fuerteventura – Centre

  • Ajui
    Ajui
  • Ajui 2
    Ajui 2
  • betancuria
    Betancuria
  • Betancuria 2
    Betancuria 2
  • Betancuria 3
    Betancuria 3
  • Betancuria 4
    Betancuria 4
  • Betancuria 6
    Betancuria 6
  • Betancuria 7
    Betancuria 7
  • Betancuria 8
    Betancuria 8
  • Pájara
    Pájara
  • Puerto del Rosario
    Puerto del Rosario
  • Puerto del Rosario 2
    Puerto del Rosario 2
  • Puerto del Rosario 4
    Puerto del Rosario 4
  • Puerto del Rosario 5
    Puerto del Rosario 5
  • Puerto del Rosario 6
    Puerto del Rosario 6
  • Puerto del Rosario 7
    Puerto del Rosario 7
  • Puerto del Rosario 8
    Puerto del Rosario 8

Puerto del Rosario: For shopping there is of course LAS ROTONDAS, the commercial centre with underground parking. But if you prefer to do window shopping in the street, then we suggest to go strolling in the Avda 1er de Mayo and Avda Secundino Alonso. Here you will find a mixture of shops, bars and restaurants. Spirit wishes you an interesting stay in Puerto del Rosario!

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Places of Interest: Fuerteventura – South.

  • Costa Calma
    Costa Calma
  • Costa Calma 2
    Costa Calma 2
  • Costa Calma 3
    Costa Calma 3
  • Costa Calma 4
    Costa Calma 4
  • Costa Calma 5
    Costa Calma 5
  • Gran Tarajal
    Gran Tarajal
  • Gran Tarajal 2
    Gran Tarajal 2
  • Gran Tarajal 3
    Gran Tarajal 3
  • Jandía 4
    Jandía 4
  • Jandía 5
    Jandía 5
  • Jandía 6
    Jandía 6
  • Jandía 7
    Jandía 7
  • Jandía 8
    Jandía 8
  • La Lajita
    La Lajita
  • La Lajita 2
    La Lajita 2
  • La Pared
    La Pared
  • Morro Jable 1
    Morro Jable 1
  • Morro Jable 10
    Morro Jable 10
  • Morro Jable 11
    Morro Jable 11
  • Morro Jable 12
    Morro Jable 12
  • Morro Jable 14
    Morro Jable 14
  • Morro Jable 15
    Morro Jable 15
  • Morro Jable 16
    Morro Jable 16
  • Morro Jable 17
    Morro Jable 17
  • Morro Jable 18
    Morro Jable 18
  • Morro Jable 19
    Morro Jable 19
  • Morro Jable 20
    Morro Jable 20
  • Pájara 2
    Pájara 2
  • Pájara 3
    Pájara 3
  • Tarajalejo
    Tarajalejo

Costa Calma: has been built from scratch. The first hotel was built in 1977, but the real boom started only in 1984, after completion of the main road through the resort. Costa Calma has different “centres” which are surrounding individual Shopping Centres and all of them have their particular atmosphere. In almost each of them you can find a good choice of restaurants, bars and shops. Thanks to effective water recycling, the resort has become a green area where it is nice to stroll through. A fine walk (2,5h one-way) goes from Costa Calma to La Pared and starts close to the petrol station. And at low tide you can walk on the beach from Costa Calma to Jandía. Every Sunday and Friday is “market day” at the North entrance of the village. Most famous is the area for its spectacular beaches and the yearly surfing contests at the Playa de Sotavento.

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Street Map Costa Calma - Fuerteventura

Download this Costa Calma City Map with all useful information about supermarkets, ATM cash dispensers, taxis, pharmacy, medical centres, police, postoffice, bus stations, etc
Costa Calma street map, callejero, Stadtplan, plan des rues, mappa stradale, stadsplan, mapa ulic

COSTA CALMA MAP web

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Street Map Jandia - Fuerteventura

Download this Jandia City Map with all useful information about supermarkets, ATM cash dispensers, taxis, pharmacy, medical centres, police, postoffice, bus stations, etc
Jandia street map, callejero, Stadtplan, plan des rues, mappa stradale, stadsplan, mapa ulic

JANDIA MAP web

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Street Map Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura Map:
Download this map with plenty of information about the Fuerteventura Top 10 favourites per region to visit: Fuerteventura - North, Centre and South.
Fuerteventura street map, callejero, Stadtplan, plan des rues, mappa stradale, stadsplan, mapa ulic

FUERTEVENTURA MAP web

 

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Street Map Morro Jable - Fuerteventura

Download this Morro Jable City Map with all useful information about supermarkets, ATM cash dispensers, taxis, pharmacy, medical centres, police, postoffice, bus stations, etc
Morro Jable street map, callejero, Stadtplan, plan des rues, mappa stradale, stadsplan, mapa ulic

MORRO JABLE MAP web

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Street Map Corralejo - Fuerteventura

Download this Corralejo City Map with all useful information about supermarkets, ATM cash dispensers, taxis, pharmacy, medical centres, police, postoffice, bus stations, etc
Corralejo street map, callejero, Stadtplan, plan des rues, mappa stradale, stadsplan, mapa ulic

CORRALEJO MAP web

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Excursion Planner Fuerteventura

The Fuerteventura Excursion & Tour Planner makes your planning to visit Fuerteventura easier and more effective. We have listed here the top 10 places of interest of Fuerteventura that are a must-see or a must-do. We will regularly update this Fuerteventura excursion planner to offer you the best info on the most interesting spots to visit. We wish you a fine and safe journey!

  1-2 Days 3-4 Days 5-6 Days > 6 Days
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City Sightseeing
Corralejo-4, El Cotillo-2 Lajares-1, La Oliva-1 Puerto Lajas-1  
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Culture
El Campanario market (Corralejo)-2 Los Coroneles (La Oliva)-1, El Toston (El Cotillo)-1 Bargain Market (Corralejo)-2, La Rosita (Villaverde)-1 Museum La Cilla (La Oliva)-1, Museum Rosalinda (Villaverde)-1
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Nature
Dunes (Corralejo)-2, Lagoons (El Cotillo)-2 North Shore (Corralejo)-1, Mountain La Muda (La Matilla - Tindaya)-3 Volcano Bayuyu (Lajares)-3, Mountain Arena (La Oliva)-3 Cueva de Llanos (Villaverde)-1, Mountain Escanfraga (Villaverde)-3, Mountain Tindaya (Tindaya)-3
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City Sightseeing
Betancuria-2, Pájara-1, Ajuy-2 Puerto del Rosario-3, Caleta de Fuste-2 Antigua-1, Los Molinos-1 Tetir-1, Pozo Negro-1
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Culture
Archeology Museum-1, Monastery-1, Cheese Farm-1 (Betancuria) Museum La Alcogida (Tefia)-1, Museum de la Sal (Caleta de Fuste)-1 Museum Molino (Antigua)-2, Casa Unamuno (PdR)-1 La Atalayita (Pozo Negro)-2, Museum Los Molinos (Tiscamanita)-1, Casa Dr. Mena (Ampyuenta)-1
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Nature
Cave (Ajuy)-2, Morro Velosa & road to (Betancuria)-3 Walk to lake (Vega de Rio Palmas)-3 Walk to Rocky Gate (Ajuy)-3 Malpais (Pozo Negro)-2
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City Sightseeing
Costa Calma-2, Jandia-2, Morro Jable-2 Gran Tarajal-2, Las Playitas-1 La Lajita-1, La Pared-1 Faro de Jandia-1
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Culture
Bargain Markets Costa Calma-2 & Jandia-2 Church (Gran Tarajal)-1 Cheese Farm La Pastora (La Pared)-1  
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Nature
Cofete-2, Barranco de las Canarias-1, Playa Sotavento-1, Beach La Pared-1 (Sunset)
Oasis Park-3, Risco del Paso-2, Walk CC Beach – Sotavento-4, Turtle Farm (Morro Jable) -1 Road La Pared - Pajara-2 Road Faro de Jandia-4
         

 

Use of Tour Planner: We have classified the items to be visited into 3 categories:
- City sightseeing (just stroll around in the city/village and absorb the atmosphere),
- Culture (visit locations that offer information about culture & history of the island) and
- Nature (locations that will show you representative views about nature & geography of the island).
Suggestions are presented in function of the area where you have your accommodation (North, Centre, South) and in function of the amount of days that you want to spend for your excursion (from 1 to more than 6 days). If you also want to make tours outside your area, then preferentially pick those items that are in red unless you specifically want to go for a black item. All of them will give satisfaction.

Legend: Items in red are those that are regarded to be most representative for Fuerteventura. Items in black are interesting too, but of somewhat lesser priority if you have to make a choice. The numbers behind the items are the estimated minimum time in hours to spend at that location to fully enjoy the place. Please note that these times do not include the time to drive to this place, as everybody has his own pace. After all, you are on holiday, aren't you?

Extra Info: please always take with you on your trip: min. 1,5l still water/person, sun cream min. factor 30, cap or hat, camera, good shoes. When you drive on the roads around Betancuria, you may take some pictures of the squirrels that you will encounter on the parking lots, but please don't feed them.

We wish you a nice and safe journey around Fuerteventura.

 

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Market Days Fuerteventura

Craft and Street Markets -  FUERTEVENTURA:

Find here a list of the most important markets on Fuerteventura, per day and per town.

Mondays

Morro Jable – Av. Saladar - Shopping Centre "COSMO": 09.00h - 14.00h Street market

Tuedays

Corralejo - Parking Aqua Water Park: 08.00h - 14.00h: Street market

La Oliva - Casa de Coroneles: 10:00h - 14:00h: Craft & Vegetable Market

Caleta de Fuste – Montecastillo: 09.00h - 14.00h: Street market

Wednesdays

Costa Calma - Hapag Lloyd Square: 09.00h - 14.00h: Street market

Thursdays

Morro Jable – Av. Saladar - Shopping Centre "COSMO": 09.00h - 14.00h Street market

Corralejo - Shopping Centre "El Campanario": 10.00h - 14.00h: Craft market

Fridays

Corralejo - Baku Water Park: 09.00h - 14.00h Street market

La Oliva - Casa de Coroneles: 10h - 14h: Craft & Vegetable Market

Saturdays

Corralejo Shopping Centre "El Campanario": 10.00h - 14.00h Fuerteventura’s Flea Market.

Puerto del Rosario – Bus Station: 09.00h -14.00h Biosfera Farmers Market (1st & 3rd Sat)

Caleta de Fuste – Montecastillo: 09.00h - 14.00h: Street market

Lajares – Square of the village: 10.00h - 15.00h: Craft market

Sundays

Costa Calma - Hapag Lloyd Square: 09.00h - 14.00h: Street market

Corralejo – Shopping Centre "El Campanario": 10.00h - 14.00h: Craft market

La Lajita – Oasis Park: 10.00h - 14.00h: Agriculture, craft and gastronomic market.

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Museums Fuerteventura

 Find here a review of the most important museums of of local history and activities on Fuerteventura:

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Short History of Fuerteventura

  • Tomate Canario
    Tomate Canario
  • Cosco
    Cosco
  • Old Dunes Lajares
    Old Dunes Lajares
  • Dunes Lajares
    Dunes Lajares
  • Fuerteventura new land
    Fuerteventura New Land North
  • Gavias
    Gavias
  • Hoplaco Corralejo
    Hoplaco Corralejo
  • Horno de cal
    Horno de Cal
  • Horno de cal 2
    Horno de Cal 2
  • Orchilla 1
    Orchilla 1
  • Orchilla 2
    Orchilla 2
  • Pheniciens
    Pheniciens
  • Pico de la Zarza
    Pico de la Zarza
  • Queso de Cabra
    Queso de Cabra
  • Cochinilla
    Cochinilla
  • Cactus Garden
    Cactus Garden
  • Cabra Majorera
    Cabra Majorera
  • Montaña Arena
    Montaña Arena
  • Betancuria
    Betancuria
  • Guize & Ayose
    Guize & Ayose
  • Landing  of J. de Bethancourt
    Landing of J. de Bethancourt
  • Majos
    Majos
  • Montaña central
    Montaña Cardón
  • Bethancourt
    Jean de Bethancourt
  • Historic Map
    Historic Map
  • Barilla
    Barilla
  • Agave
    Agave
  • Old Airport Los Estancos 1952
    Airport Los Estancos 1952
  • Old Airport Los Estancos
    Old Airport Los Estancos 3
  • Old Airport Los Estancos
    Old Airport Los Estancos 2

Fuerteventura is about 20 million years old and is the oldest formation of all Canary Islands. It is geographically twinned with Lanzarote as both are on the same plateau with only 40-50 metres of sea depth between them.
Fuerteventura, like all other Canary Islands, is of volcanic origin. The first eruptions were well below sea level and the formations were subsequently pushed up. These early eruptions show the typical gentle slopes of the Betancuria Massif. Later eruptions – above sea level – have the traditional “volcano-like” shapes. The latest eruption on Fuerteventura was in what is now La Oliva, about 5.000 years ago.
The first inhabitants of Fuerteventura are believed to be of North African origin but, according to recent genetic research, there were several immigrations of at least three types of human races. Significant exploration of the island began in the 15th century with Jean de Bethancourt and Gadifer de la Salle.
Fuerteventura – at that time only the North – was developed for tourism as from the early 1970´s. The South followed about 10 years later.

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TYPICAL PRODUCTS THAT YOU SHOULD TRY

  • Tomates
    Tomates
  • Queso Majorero
    Queso Majorero
  • Aloe Vera
    Aloe Vera
  • pescado
    Pescado a la sal
  • Papas arrugadas
    Papas arrugadas
  • Salsa Mojo
    Salsa Mojo
  • Tapas
    Tapas
  • Gofio
    Mousse de Gofio
  • Aceite de oliva
    Aceite de oliva

Tomatoes from this island are considered to among the most flavoursome in Europe and used in many renowned restaurants on the continent.

Queso Majorero is an absolute must to try. There are 3 major classifications: “Tierno” (soft), “Semi-curado” (medium-aged) and “Curado” (aged). There are also variations with peppers, Gofio, oil, etc.

Aloe Vera from Fuerteventura is one of the best of its kind. Fuerteventura offers the best conditions for the cultivation of Aloe Vera. Look for local products with a high concentration and vending places that offer you information about the plants. Don’t go for the cheap stuff.

Local fish from Fuerteventura is a great opportunity to enjoy absolutely fresh and tasty fish. The ultimate dish is a “Pescado a la Sal” for min 2 people.

Papas arrugadas are wrinkled potatoes to accompany fish or meat dishes. You eat them with the skin.

Salsa Mojo is a mixture of olive oil, parsley, dried peppers and a lot of garlic. If it is too strong for you, then scoop of the oil and spread the oil onto your bread.

Tapas are small dishes to share or to eat alone. In this way you can have the pleasure of tasting several preparations without stressing your wallet.

Gofio is the local name for flour made from roasted cereals, like wheat, barley or certain varieties of maize. Gofio is a highly versatile product and is very rich in vitamins, proteins, fibre, and minerals. Try the Gofio mousse as dessert.

Olive oil: since a couple of years, some local farmers have started to plant olive trees and they are now harvesting the first significant crops. Thanks to the particular soil elements, the oil is of premium quality and a good souvenir.

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