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From Lanzarote: Day Trip to Fuerteventura and Corralejo

1. From Lanzarote: Day Trip to Fuerteventura and Corralejo

Depart Lanzarote and cross to the neighboring island of Fuerteventura for a day trip. First, travel by bus to the harbor of Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, and board the Lineas Romero fast ferry and sail to Corralejo on Fuerteventura.   On arrival, get a welcome from your experienced guide as you board a comfortable air-conditioned coach. Make the first stop at the picturesque fishing village of El Cotillo, where you can stroll the beachfront and watch the waves roll in. Discover the most beautiful spots the village has to offer: roam its streets, relax on one of the beaches, or visit Castillo El Tostón, the tower built in the 15th Century to defend the coast from African, French, and English pirates. Then, stop off in the heart of Corralejo town to explore at your own pace. Discover all that the town has to offer, including the narrow streets, seafood restaurants, and old cottages that date back to the town's days as a fishermen's village. Then, go to the dunes of Corralejo Natural Park for some fun and photo opportunities. Have some free time in the afternoon to enjoy the fabulous white sand beach, where you can top up your tan or take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean. Return by coach to the port at Corralejo for the boat ride back to Lanzarote. On arrival, board the transfer bus back to your drop-off point.

Fuerteventura: Island Highlights Guided Sightseeing Tour

2. Fuerteventura: Island Highlights Guided Sightseeing Tour

Discover the sunny island of Fuerteventura's hotspots during an average 7 hours tour... An incredibly beautiful day together with a maximum of 8 people. Explore the highlights of the island. Sit relaxed in our brand new air-conditioned minibus and view and walk on the local white natural beaches, ancient natural caves, Canarian old villages and high mountains/volcanoes. See limestone formations, large natural caves and white beaches with crystal clear waters. . You will be picked up from your pick-up point by our multilingual local guide. Enjoy our photo stops, go for a stroll, or grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy a stop for a local inexpensive lunch. Admire amazing mountains, volcanoes, the south 30 kilometers surf beach Sotavento, the famous coral sand dunes & popcorn beaches of Corralejo & El Cotillo, and visit the natural swimming pools and white beaches on the North Shore. Panorama views all day! See or walk on the limestone formations aor perhaps have a relax walk to the natural caves in Ajuy (no obligations), and an amazing relaxing walk or shopping in/around the beautiful former capital Betancuria from, one of the oldest capital villages (1404) in the Canary Islands & one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. We have been doing tours for years at the request of friends & holidaymakers. This tour has all the ingredients to make it an extremely successful day together with our funny guides. The tour is not too long and not too short and on our sightseeing trip you will encounter everything the island has to offer... from old buildings to animals... We are not going to reveal more now. It is up to you to discover it with the best international local funny guide Andre who has been for years in beauteful Fuerteventura.

Fuerteventura : Corralejo Surf Lesson

3. Fuerteventura : Corralejo Surf Lesson

Enjoy your best surf experience! We teach you how waves are formed, about currents, different types of waves, safety measures, how to stand up on a board, we teach you how to surf! The lesson including a theory on the beach and practice on the water. Each lesson takes about 4 hours. Our instructor qualified will come and pick you up and take you to the best spot to surf.

Fuerteventura: North of Fuerteventura for Cruise Passengers

4. Fuerteventura: North of Fuerteventura for Cruise Passengers

The white beaches and emerald waters make Fuerteventura a traveler’s paradise, but there’s more to discover than meets the eye. This volcanic island is home to tremendous marine diversity and has a long history of people coexisting with nature — it’s not surprising Fuerteventura has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Your tour will take you through some historic sites and give you a taste of island life. Your trip begins in Puerto del Rosario, where you’ll take a car up the northeastern coast towards Corralejo. You’ll watch out the window as the landscape transforms into a desert of stunning white sand. Your guide will entertain you with stories of the past and present of Fuerteventura, as well as the origin of the sands and the island itself. Your next stop is El Cotillo, where you’ll see the cliffs, beaches, and waves that attract surfers and water sports enthusiasts from around the world. From here, your tour continues to La Oliva. See the historic Casa de los Coroneles (The House of the Colonels), and a church with historical burials. Finally, return to Corralejo around 1:30 PM. Before returning to the port, stop at the Dunes of Corralejo and the beach for a swim in the clear blue waters.

Fuerteventura: Wild North and Corralejo Tour From the South

5. Fuerteventura: Wild North and Corralejo Tour From the South

Discover the highlights of the north of Fuerteventura and explore the seaside town of Corralejo freely on a combo trip from Jandia. Admire lava-scarred landscapes, fishing villages, and the coastal scenery of the north. Walk along a volcanic crater and La Concha Beach. Following pickup, head to the island's impressive dunes to enjoy views of Lanzarote and Lobos. Take a walk and peer into the volcanic crater of Calderon Hondo before traveling to the fishing village of El Cotillo. Afterward, head to Corralejo to slow the pace down. It's an appealing resort town where you can enjoy free time to shop, grab lunch, or relax on one of the town beaches (lunch costs not included). Stop to see Popcorn Beach, a rare beach where the sand resembles popcorn. The way to the west coast is an off-road path that leads to an impressive north shore and a small village called Majanicho. A place where the world stands still. Finish the day on the west coast in El Cotillo. This trending old fisher village has a beautiful beach and coastline. Returning to the south for drop-off, pass by old island villages and farming grounds.

Fuerteventura North Full-Day Tour

6. Fuerteventura North Full-Day Tour

If you want to live an unforgettable adventure in Fuerteventura, you cannot miss this tour through the north of the island, where you will discover the most incredible and surprising places in this natural paradise. We will start the tour leaving from your hotel and heading to the Corralejo Natural Park, where you will be speechless when you see the white sand dunes that seem to be taken from a story. You will be able to feel the sand under your feet, take spectacular photos and breathe the fresh air. We will continue the tour towards the center of the island, where the Calderon Hondo volcano awaits us. You will be able to ascend to the top of the crater and enjoy the impressive views of the volcanic environment. You will also discover the secrets and curiosities of this unique place. Then, we will move to the west of the island, where we will visit the fishing village of El Cotillo. Here you can learn about its history, its culture and its gastronomy. We will end with a visit to toston located at the easternmost end of the island. From here you can see the island of Lanzarote, and marvel at the contrast between the white of the lighthouse and the blue of the sea. In addition, you can take a dip in the natural pools that are created between the rocks. Do not hesitate and book this tour through the north of Fuerteventura, a unique experience that will make you fall in love with this Canary Island.

Fuerteventura: Explore the Area with a Bike Rental

7. Fuerteventura: Explore the Area with a Bike Rental

Enjoy the freedom to plan your own adventure in Fuerteventura with the use of a bicycle as an economic means of transport. Explore with ease and set out on a self-guided bike ride that fits your interests and schedule. Pick up your bike, hop on, and set off for your desired destination. You can ride along the trails in Corralejo National Park, or head towards the beautiful beaches that are nearby. If you are feeling more adventurous you can ride from Corralejo to Lajares or El Cotillo. Adventure awaits you with numerous attractions and an amazing landscape in Fuerteventura. Get outdoors and explore the area with the freedom of a bike rental.

Fuerteventura: 4x4 Off-Road Trip to El Cotillo and La Olivia

8. Fuerteventura: 4x4 Off-Road Trip to El Cotillo and La Olivia

There is no better way to discover the north part of the island than with 4x4 vehicles, they allow us to alternate the narrow roads with dirt tracks. The landscape of this area of the Canary Islands is unique and difficult to explain, you have to see it and you have to live it. After you are picked up from your hotel, you drive to the meeting point then a briefing about the excursion and you take off on your safari tour, following the dirt tracks that will take you up to La Caldera volcano. The vehicles will drive us through Majanicho village on the north shore of the island up to El Toston Lighthouse the northwestern point of Fuerteventura. The tour will also stop at a El Cotillos´s natural lakes for a refreshing swim, where you can enjoy fun activities and games for all ages. After continue your journey at La Oliva village visiting an Aloe Vera farm where you will be informed about the properties of this miraculous plant, and finally visiting Corralejo´s sand dunes, ending the day by returning to your hotel. If you are on holidays in Fuerteventura, it will be an unforgettable day

From Caleta de Fuste or Corralejo 5-6 Hours E-Bike Tour

9. From Caleta de Fuste or Corralejo 5-6 Hours E-Bike Tour

Discover the beauties of Fuerteventura using the lastest E-bike, which will provide you with the power to complete the ride. Surround yourself with nature, exploring a lunar landscape, dry sand, river beds, valleys with ancient craters and white beaches with crystal clear water. Pass the volcanoes that start from Corralejo and end in Lajares. Hike up to the Calderon Hondo, following a path that will bring you to a balcony overlooking the Crater of the Vulcanoes. From there, take in the stunning view of Fuerteventura with its sand dunes, volcanoes and coast. In the background, you'll be able to see Lanzarote.  Follow the dry riverbed of white sand that will bring you to Cotillo. Your e-bike or fat bike is easy to drive on the sand. Snap photos of the surfers' beach in El Cotillo. Take a one-hour break at the lagoon, where you can relax on the white-sand beach, swim in the blue and calm water, or enjoy the view from the restaurant in front of the beach while you are tasting the local cuisine. Return to Corralejo along the north route, passing some of the most beautiful beaches and surfer's spots on the island.

Fuerteventura: Trekking Tour Through the North of the Island

10. Fuerteventura: Trekking Tour Through the North of the Island

Cross the north of Fuerteventura whilst enjoying a nature hike through a unique environment. During this Trekking Tour, discover El Calderón Hondo in Lajares village, one of the most well-preserved volcanoes of the island. Climb to the edge of the crater and enjoy the impressive depth of the cone from a panoramic balcony, one of the best views of the north shore and Lanzarote. Walk through fossil dunes and into ravines formed by millions of years of erosion in the natural setting of La Cañada de Melian Canyon.  Next, relax in the typical village of El Cotillo located on the northeastern coast, which offers some of the island's most charming beaches. Visit a local bar or restaurant downtown before walking around the Toston lighthouse to see the ocean and the natural lakes of the north.  Finally, return to your hotel for a rest after this unforgettable day. Be picked up at your Hotel between 9:00 and 9:30 AM and return between 2:30 and 3:00 PM.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 193 reviews

Day excursion from Lanzarote to Fuerteventura, well organised, bus and ferry pick-up right on time. Guides (multilingual), friendly and competent. Fuerteventura is very different from Lanzarote, and it is an opportunity to get to know it, the visit to the dunes of Corralejo alone is worth the trip. So I highly recommend it.

It was an amazing sunny day. The guides were knowledgeable and nice. It was a bit to windy for me, to be able to swim at the end of the day (only had 50 min altogether as well). You could go maybe earlier in the day, on the first stop which is longer. All in all it was a great day.

It was the best adventure I had! I enjoyed a lot the drive experience and the Island views ware amazing, I couldn’t get there by normal car or bus so it was something special. Full recommend. Thx for the guide he was a great animator and professional.

The wealth of impressions was impressive. Small caveat, for me there could have been a few more photo stops. The backrest of the vehicle was very steep and couldn't be adjusted. Otherwise everything was okay.

Perfectly organised, attentive guide who speaks the languages well!