4 Days in Fuerteventura: The Perfect Itinerary for Your First Visit

By Cristian G. Guasch •  Updated: 08/16/22 •  6 min read

The Spanish island of Fuerteventura is part of the Canary archipelago. It belongs to the Macaronesia region, located in the Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of 119,732 inhabitants and is well known for its fantastic natural treasures such as the Natural Park of Corralejo Dunes and the Natural Reserve of Lobos Island.

Also, the island is home to incredible sandy beaches such as those of the Jandia peninsula, located on the south side of the island. In this article you will know the most special places to see in Fuerteventura in 4 days.

Day 1

Corralejo Dunes

One of the first places to see in Fuerteventura in 4 days are the Corralejo Dunes, a beautiful Natural Park with large expanses of dunes, beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. You can visit this place at sunrise or sunset to enjoy them at their best. The dunes are located a few meters from the town of Corralejo.

Popcorn Beach

One of the most popular beaches to see in Fuerteventura in 4 days is Popcorn Beach. The reason is that it is full of popcorn and no, they are not the edible kind. They are actually small white stones (algae fossils) that look like popcorn, which is extremely surprising. Of course, you cannot take them home because it is not allowed.

Windmills of Villaverde

There are approximately 1,000 windmills scattered throughout Fuerteventura. The most iconic are the Molinos de Villaverde, installed between La Oliva and as its name suggests, Villaverde.

Calderon Hondo

One of the most fun things to do in this town is to climb the crater of the volcano Calderon Hondo. However, before embarking on the hike you will have to reach the village of Lajares. The hike is well worth it as it offers panoramic views and you will surely be breathless when you see the crater in front of your eyes.

Beaches of El Cotillo

El Cotillo is a town that offers all the necessary services for your comfort, which can be a good choice when staying in Fuerteventura. One of its main charms is that it is home to the most beautiful beaches of the island. Among them the Playa de la Concha, which is shaped like a crescent moon, or several rocky areas that become natural pools at low tide so it is one of the special places to see in Fuerteventura in 4 days.

Day 2

Island of wolves

Lobos Island is a 20 minute ferry ride from Corralejo. You can make a circular walk in which passes through El Puertito, Las Lagunitas, Punta Martiño Lighthouse, La Montaña, La Caldera and Playa de la Cancha. Thus covering several important places to see in Fuerteventura in 4 days in one trip.

Vallebron Viewpoint

If there is something to spare in Fuerteventura are the viewpoints. One of the most spectacular viewpoints to see in Fuerteventura in 4 days is the Mirador de Vallebron, from which you can see the stunning views of Tindaya.

In the village of Tindaya is positioned the Sacred Mountain of Fuerteventura. If you decide to visit, we recommend a stop in Tetir, where you can explore the Gofio Museum, La Mantilla and the Monument to Miguel de Unamuno.

Aguas Verdes Natural Pools

Another of the things that abound in the Canary archipelago are the natural pools. To find them it is necessary to get to the Playa del Valle and walk along the rocks that are positioned on its right side. Remember that you will only be able to access them at low tide. The Natural Pools Aguas Verdes are undoubtedly one of the magical places to see in Fuerteventura in 4 days that you should not miss.

Castillo artificial beach

The artificial beach of the Castle is an excellent place to take a dip. You can end the day with a piña colada in one of its many chinguiritos.

Day 3


One of the most beautiful and ancient villages to see in Fuerteventura in 4 days is the town of Betancuria. For a time it was the capital of the island. It is really beautiful, and only a short walk through its streets will be enough to prove it. It still preserves a striking old town and some relevant buildings such as the Church of Santa Maria.

Ajuy Caves

Ajuy is a picturesque village on the west coast of Fuerteventura. One of its most outstanding areas are the Ajuy Caves, a set of sea caves that are a natural spectacle to see in Fuerteventura in 4 days. The path to reach them is simply wonderful because it runs through some extraordinary fossilized dunes. In Ajuy you can also enjoy a spectacular black sand beach.

Playa del Viejo Rey – La Pared

In La Pared is one of the favorite beaches of tourists, the Playa del Viejo Rey. It is composed of a series of small beaches that are commonly frequented by surfers thanks to its wild waves. On the cliff walls you can see curious caves. It is ideal for watching the sunset and strolling along the shore of the beach.

Entallada Lighthouse

This lighthouse has a particular architecture that makes it a unique construction of its kind. From it you will get breathtaking views of the 200-meter high cliffs and the Cuchillos de Vigán Natural Monument.

Morro Jable and beaches

From the lighthouse you can directly reach the town of Morro Jable, one of the most valuable tourist centers of Fuerteventura. Here you can visit some of the most idyllic beaches of the area such as the beaches of Costa Calma, Playa Esmeralda, Playa de Sotavento, Playa de Mal Nombre and Playa de Tarajalejo.

Jandia Natural Park and Cofete Beach

Before arriving at the Jandía Natural Park it will be necessary to cross some dusty dirt tracks that will lead you to the Punta Jandía Lighthouse and follow the zigzagging paths that make their way to Cofete Beach. This exceptional sandy beach is probably one of the most visited by tourists.

Day 4

Roque del Moro

Not everyone who visits Cofete Beach dares to go to Roque del Moro but you should definitely do it. This is a huge beach where you will come across a huge monolith at the end. The only problem is that you must arrive by car because the road is somewhat complicated.

Cristian G. Guasch

I have traveled the world visiting 18 countries, including Japan, most of Europe and North America. I love to learn about the culture and history, taste the different dishes and enjoy the beauty of this planet. I also work completely remotely, and this helps me discover new places all year around.

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