Wild Fuerteventura: Campervan and flip-flops

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Hello! We’re Belén and Julio, two photographers and travel vloggers. In 2017, we swapped our office jobs for a backpack and a pair of cameras.
Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
3 days
Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
3 days
Coast to coast Kitesurfing Surfing

We’re going to discover the wildest side of Fuerteventura. A journey along beaten and not-so-beaten tracks in our campervan. Get ready to be amazed!

Fuerteventura was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
So let’s enjoy it by leaving zero footprint: We collect our garbage and any garbage we see; we don't bother animals and we use eco-friendly sunscreen.
We can’t leave without surfing, windsurfing or kitesurfing.
Fuerteventura was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
So let’s enjoy it by leaving zero footprint: We collect our garbage and any garbage we see; we don't bother animals and we use eco-friendly sunscreen.
We can’t leave without surfing, windsurfing or kitesurfing.

Explore Fuerteventura's wildest side in 3 days

DAY 1

El Cotillo

We start our adventure with a good dose of salt air on one of the most beautiful beaches of El Cotillo, one of the few areas of the island with calm waters. We will then take the opportunity to visit the Tostón Lighthouse before heading to the village of Corralejo.
Although the island has many beaches, La Concha is the most stunning of all and therefore, the most touristy. But if you go early, there shouldn’t be a problem. The Tostón Lighthouse is very photogenic and worth a visit.

Surfing at Playa del Moro

On the way back, you can stop and visit one of the beaches of Corralejo. If surfing is your thing, Playa del Moro is a great place to hit the waves! If you’re learning to surf, there are schools where you can take classes.

Afternoon at the Corralejo Sand Dunes

To end the day, we will head to the Corralejo Sand Dunes. Strolling across these immense sand dunes while watching the sun set is a magical experience that cannot be missed. We recommend that you stop for the night on the side of the road where the dunes are to comply with laws on overnight stays on the island.

DAY 2

Windmills and cheese in La Oliva

About 20 minutes south of Corralejo lies the village of La Oliva. Here you can take a walk, buy the traditional Majorero cheese and see the windmills, which will make for a great Instagram post.
The windmills can be seen off the FV-101 highway just before arriving at La Oliva. Find them on Google Maps by searching for “Molinos de Villaverde” (Villaverde Windmills).

Visit the most beautiful village on the island: Betancuria

We follow the road south. This winding road with various observation points, such as the one at Guise y Ayose, will take us to the town of Betancuria. This is the oldest and allegedly the most beautiful village on the island of Fuerteventura. The local flora and its white streets welcome all who visit to take a gentle stroll and marvel at its beauty. This might also be a good time to stop and grab some Canarian “wrinkled” potatoes with a cold can of the local Tropical beer!
Don’t leave without visiting the Plaza de Santa María in Betancuria and, if you have time, the ravine known as the Barranco de las Peñitas.

Ajuy: Caves and Betancuria Rurall Park

Follow the highway to Ajuy, the coastal area of the Betancuria Rural Park, where you’ll not only find beautiful beaches to spend the afternoon, but some extraordinary black basalt caves 40 meters high, which can be reached via a trail over a petrified sand dune.
You can find the caves by searching for “Cuevas de Ajuy” (Ajuy Caves) on Google Maps.

DAY 3

La Pared Cliffs

By now you might be craving a bit of action, so today we’ll head to the peninsula of Jandía, one of the wildest areas the island has to offer! We will first stop at La Pared, where we’ll find surfing, beaches and very photogenic cliffs.
The observation point at La Pared can’t be missed. The Playa de La Pared is a great surfing spot, so it’s easy to rent boards by the hour and hit the waves.

Sun, waves and windsurfing in Jandía

We continue south until we reach Jandía, a tourist area with some resorts. For this reason, we recommend you escape the town and head to beaches, such as: El Risco del Paso and La Playa del Mal nombre. Here the turquoise waters and windy conditions make it the perfect time to try wind or kitesurfing.
If you want to give water sports a try, head to the Ion Club Fuerteventura on the beach, a school and equipment rental center.

Stock up in Morro Jable

When you get tired it’s time to begin the trip to the most incredible spot on the island: Cofete. On the way, we pass through Morro Jable, which is the last town we will stop at. This is a good time to stock up on everything you’ll need to spend the night at Cofete.
There are many small supermarkets, but if you’re in need of more than a few items, there is a SPAR and a HiperDino supermarket on the road into the village.

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Before you travel

  • At times the wind can be very strong, so watch out. This island is not called “Fuerte-Ventura” (Strong Wind) for nothing!
  • Backpack basics: Flip-flops, all-terrain sneakers, sweatshirt, flashlight, diving mask and snorkel.
  • Open your heart and mind, and turn your smartphone off. This is a trip to truly disconnect from your life, and reconnect with the Earth and yourself. Try to avoid the distractions and cacophony of daily life.

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Welcome to el mundo

Hello! We’re Belén and Julio, two photographers and travel vloggers. In 2017, we swapped our office jobs for a backpack and a pair of cameras. Since then, we’ve been creating and sharing content around the world at “@WelcometoelMundo”, and producing professional content for companies at “Welcome Studio.”