Road trip around a paradise in the Canary Islands

Fuerteventura is known to be a paradise island with more amazing beaches than any of the Canary Islands. Nevertheless, there are more things to see and do in Fuerteventura than just laying down on one of these dream beaches. We will tell you in this article where the best beaches in Fuerteventura are, but during the road trip we propose you, you will have the chance to see fascinating landscapes, picturesque villages and other incredible sights. In this post, we provide you with all the information you need to prepare your own route with the most indispensable things to see in Fuerteventura in 4 days, or if you have less time available, you can prepare your itinerary that includes the highlights to visit in Fuerteventura in 3 days.Fuerteventura can be divided into different well-defined zones and in this itinerary, you can dedicate a day to each of them without the necessity of being too much time on the road. As we usually do, our proposed route of 4 days in Fuerteventura focuses on the natural sights (mountains, viewpoints, etc.), the best beaches in Fuerteventura and authentic villages, while we skipped theme parks and other sights we consider tourist traps. Although Fuerteventura does not seem to be too big on the map, there are many dirt roads - for instance the one going to Cofete Beach, one of the nicest beaches in Fuerteventura, which makes it difficult to get from one tip to another in short time. The first day in the 4-day itinerary is dedicated to the Jandia Peninsula (Península de Jandía) on the South, the second day to the mountains and villages in the interior of the island, the third day you can spend on the best Caribbean-style beaches in Fuerteventura in the area around El Cotillo and the fourth day you will spend between the beaches and sand dunes of Corralejo Natural Park.We recommend you to spend your first entire day in the Jandia Peninsula situated at the Southeast end of the island. In this peninsula, you will visit some of the most spectacular beaches in Fuerteventura and also some other incredible and lesser-known sights.Without any doubt one of the greatest things to do in Fuerteventura is simply enjoying one of the many paradise beaches situated on the Eastern shore of the Jandia Peninsula. We especially recommend you to visit several points of the Sotavento Beaches (Playas de Sotavento), a 10 km long stretch of beautiful golden sand beaches, which seem to come out of a dreamy postcard. These virgin beaches change their look a lot as a function of the tide. At low tide, you will find a broad sandy beach, which is perfect for a walk, while at high tide the beach is flooded by the sea and a precious lagoon is formed, which is popular amongst kite surfers. We recommend you to visit several points of this beach area such as Playa de la Barca, Playa Risco del Paso o Playa de Mal Nombre. It’s quite usual to find windy weather on these beaches, and locals have built small walls from stones that serve as protection. If the sea is not wavy, these beaches are great for swimming. If you prefer more urban beaches in the area, you can head for Matorral Beach (Playa de Matorral) located in Morro del Jable, the main settlement in the peninsula. Here you can find restaurants and shopping malls close to the beach, but the area has still a virgin look. It’s a beach protected from large waves, perfect for families with kids.