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Corralejo: Roundtrip Ferry to Lobos Island with Entry Pass

1. Corralejo: Roundtrip Ferry to Lobos Island with Entry Pass

Cruise from Fuerteventura to Lobos Island on this return trip by ferry. Visit the beach, immerse yourself in Lobos's unique and tranquil atmosphere, and benefit from an all-in-one ticket which includes the island's entry fee. After just 20-minutes by boat from Corralejo, be amazed by the different tones of blue water whilst you disembark to this hidden corner of the Atlantic Ocean. Looking to the right of the harbor, you will find the path that takes you to El Puertito, an old fishing village next to a white-sand beach. At El Puertito, you can find the only restaurant on the island and a few buildings that were built before the island had been declared a Natural Park. Surrounded by tranquil waters, you will enjoy the island’s rich and exotic sea life. To the left of the harbor, you can find the most famous beach on this side of El Río. Take a swim in the calm and crystal clear, turquoise blue water or sunbathe in the fine sand, perfect for families with children, couples, young and old. This beach is commonly known as “La Concha” (the Shell) because of its shape, although the official name is La Caleta because of the limescale oven that played an important role in the construction of the “Martiño” lighthouse. From here you can see in the distance the dunes of Corralejo, the contours of Fuerteventura and when turning your back to the sea, appreciate the unique mountain “La Caldera”. Don’t forget to visit the nearby statue of Josefine Plá, the Spanish writer, poet and essayist, who was born on the island. Take a deep breath, a bottle of water and get ready to climb the highest peak of the island. The “La Caldera” mountain is a volcanic cone of relatively recent origin. Enjoy a fantastic view of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote from its 127-meter peak. Time stands still here as you take in the silence and colour of this splendid natural surrounding.  Whilst visiting the Northern part of the island, you will find the lighthouse, whose first lighthouse keeper was Josefine Plá’s father. Nowadays, the lighthouse works fully automatically and has been restored to its full splendour. Within the shade of this structure, stop for a rest while admiring the sea and Lanzarote with its volcanoes in the background. Admire the volcanic nature of the island’s interior and take a walk on the “Saladar (salt marsh) del Faro Martiño” and “Las Lagunitas”. More than 130 plant species and endemic birds live here, which has converted this idyllic paradise into a protected natural park. Enjoy a hiking excursion that will see your senses awakened to the island’s wildlife.

Corralejo: Lobos Island Boat and Snorkel Activity with Entry

2. Corralejo: Lobos Island Boat and Snorkel Activity with Entry

Take a trip on a glass bottom boat and admire the beauty of the island’s tranquil waters and underwater life. Board your tour vessel at the harbour of Lobos Island and join your friendly guides on a trip to the sea beds of this little dream spot in the north of Fuerteventura. Start your adventure with a short boat trip (10-minutes) along the south coast of Isla de Lobos, and then, stop to take a relaxing bath for around 25-minutes. During your dip in the luxurious waters, you can feed the fish, swim and/or go snorkelling. Your tour ticket also allows you entrance to the island, letting you explore the small paradise freely. With this trip you will be able to enjoy the sea’s thousand different blue tones, from a clear green turquoise to a more intense blue color that surrounds the protected national park. Under these amazing waters and dancing around your feet, you will get to observe hundreds of fishes and other species of these waters thanks to the underwater view provided by your Glass Bottom Boat. The trip around the southern part of the island, from where you can see the soft orology of Fuerteventura, leads you to the “El Puertito” (little harbour) through the “El Río” (the river) – this name has been given by the locals to the sea arm that separates Fuerteventura from Lobos.

Corralejo: Buggy Safari Tour

3. Corralejo: Buggy Safari Tour

Sand Dunes, dusty paths and old volcano craters will amaze you by offering an unforgettable driving experience around this most interesting lunar landscape. The deserted landscape will be your challenge on this tour, consisting of wide open space and silent valleys. Stop for approximately 20 minutes at the "Don Pepe" bar to relax or sample some authentic local tapas. Following the dirt tracks, you will proceed to drive close to old volcano craters where you can discover some amazing panoramic views of Lobos and the Lanzarote islands. This is sure to be an experience you won’t want to miss, as it offers you the opportunity to view the complete beauty of Fuerteventura whilst experiencing the thrill of a buggy ride through the desert.

From Lanzarote: Day Trip to Fuerteventura and Corralejo

4. 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 Tour by Minibus

5. Fuerteventura: Island Tour by Minibus

Discover the beauty of Fuerteventura and explore the north of the island. Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off from multiple locations on the island. Savor a lunch comprised of regional delicacies. See Mount Tindaya, the valley of the Conception and the Corralejo Dunes.  Hop aboard a comfortable and airconditioned bus and immerse yourself in the realm of King Guize, the last king of the Maxorata. Discover "The Gateway to the World" at the caves of Ajui, and learn more about goat cheese that has a long tradition on Fuerteventura. Be enchanted by the impressive landscapes of Fuerteventura and enjoy the views of the sand dunes at Corralejo, the sacred mountain of Tindaya, and the lush greenery of the valley of the Conception. Sit down to lunch of a few regional Spanish specialties before returning to your hotel by bus.

Fuerteventura: Island Highlights Guided Sightseeing Tour

6. 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: Wild North and Corralejo Tour From the South

7. 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. Attention!!! The excursion language will be English and/or German depending on bookings! All our tour guides speak englsih and german!!

Fuerteventura: Calderón Hondo Volcano Tour

8. Fuerteventura: Calderón Hondo Volcano Tour

Day: Excursions around the volcano offers private tours with three versions of daily tours. You will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the volcano at different times of the day. Daytime tours will allow you to explore the volcano during the daylight hours, giving you a clear and detailed view of its majesty. You will be able to marvel at the volcanic landscapes and discover the flora and fauna that inhabits its surroundings. Sunset: If you prefer a more romantic experience, sunset tours are ideal for you. You will be able to witness how the sun slowly sets on the horizon, dyeing the sky in shades of gold and pink. This magical moment will allow you to enjoy spectacular panoramic views while you immerse yourself in an atmosphere of tranquility and serenity. Night: For those looking for a night adventure, night tours are a fascinating option. You will be able to enter the darkness of the night and contemplate the stars from the crater of a real volcano. This unique experience will allow you to marvel at the immensity of the universe and enjoy a heavenly spectacle like no other. No matter which version of the tour you choose, at Volcano Tours we guarantee you an unforgettable experience. Come and discover the magic and beauty of this emblematic volcano on our private tours with three daily departures!

Fuerteventura: Full Day Tour with Lunch

9. Fuerteventura: Full Day Tour with Lunch

You will begin your route towards Pájara, a small oasis among barren mountains. From here you will have views of its church, which is complete with an Aztec-style façade. You will then visit Tiscamanita, stopping at an aloe vera production plant where it is possible to see where this product is created out of agave plants on the island. Next up, you will continue to Betancuria, where you will visit the Casa Santa Maria, a traditional house which collects samples and customs of the inhabitants of the island. Lunch will then be en-route to your next destination, where delicious and traditional dishes will be waiting you. After lunch you will continue the route passing the Mirador de “los Guanches” on the way to the north, before reaching Oliva. Once here you will have a panoramic view of the House of the Colonels, a former residence of the island’s authorities. Afterwards, you can see the beautiful beaches of the Dunes of Corralejo, complete with a photo-stop. This idyllic beach has been a natural setting for various Hollywood production films.

Corralejo: E-Bike Rental with Map to Popcorn Beach

10. Corralejo: E-Bike Rental with Map to Popcorn Beach

Fun self-guided electric bike tour through the wild north of Fuerteventura. This easy route will take you to the most picturesque places of the area such as the famous popcorn beach, the small fishing village of Majanicho, and the chain of volcanoes that gave rise to the north of the island some 100,000 years ago. Enjoy this wonderful island at your own pace and with the confidence of having top-quality e-bikes and assistance in the event of a breakdown or emergency. One of the best activities to do if you visit Corralejo.

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I just want to say if you are looking for buildings and other famous sites, then this is not for you. This is all about nature which we enjoyed. We are staying in Iberostar at Playa Blanca but we opt to be collected near the assigned pick up point Flamingo Hotel by 9am. Drop off at the harbour and we took this boat Lineas Romero, by 9;30am, all I can say is that the staff in this boat are all courteous and Friendly. The boat itself was clean. Arrived in Corralejo port and we were separated by 2 buses and travel to El Cotillo which we spend 2 hours in the area, the bus will stop in the bus allocated stop which will take you at least 30 minutes to reach the end of the town then returned so literally you have one hour or depends to your plan time to move around this area. The culminating point is going to dunes and took photos there and we were drop off in the beach area to stroll or swim around, Also, if you have sea sickness, please bring a bag.

Lovely friendly guy at electric legs bike shop, we really enjoyed our bike ride even though we got a little lost and it did rain a bit , but would definitely do it again, lovely scenery great bikes and we did get back a bit later than planned and the guy waited for us to return , 100% recommend 👍 Jason and Janet

I can't believe how good it was! The crew is very nice and helpful and the snorkelling one of the best experiences! The crew was throwing some food and lots of fishes came around, it was incredible, highly recommended for everyone ;)

Beautiful island, easy booking, approval was already included with the ticket

Very nice trip, we really enjoyed it. Only the last stop could be better