Saltar al contenido

10 activities to do with kids in Fuerteventura

Is Fuerteventura a place that’s just for adults? No way! It’s a perfect vacation destination for the whole family! There are lots of activities to do with kids here, and all of them out in the fresh air.

Here, we’ll recommend 10 activities to do with kids in Fuerteventura so that the children have a great time and the grownups can relax. Take note!

Acua Water Park

Beaches are all well and good, but who are we kidding? What kids really love is water parks, and Fuerteventura is home to one of the best in Spain: Acua Water Park, located in Corralejo to the north of the island.

This water park has attractions for all ages (waterslides, wave pools, jacuzzis, etc.) as well as several activities for adults, such as mini golf and a sandy solarium. Traveling with very small children? No problem. They can enjoy the soft children’s play areas, the kiddie pool or the two children’s Kamikazes. A new kid’s area was built not too long ago, known as Laguna Splash, where young kids can play with jets and walls of water.

Oasis Park

You’ve probably heard of Oasis Park in Fuerteventura, which has an area of over 150,000 square meters and contains a zoo, a botanical garden and a garden center. In total, there are some 3000 animals from 250 different species. The zoo is located in an area that is surrounded by thousands of tropical plants and cacti. You can find it in the town of La Lajita, to the south of the island.

In this park, they often put on shows and animal exhibits. You can take a camel ride along a route to a mountain with a view of the Atlantic Ocean. Or, you can ride into the zoo so that you can observe the African elephants, zebras, crocodiles and more up close.

Las Dunas de Corralejo

Since you’re going to the water park, why not enjoy the beaches in the Dunas de Corralejo natural park? This was the first tourism destination ever developed on the island, so it’s definitely a must-see.

Its beaches are perfect for families because of the calm waters. On windy days, you can try windsurfing or skatesurfing. Near the beach you’ll find the port, which is quite beautiful early in the morning. On the other hand, there’s the mini desert in the dunes, right next to the turquoise waters, which is a truly unforgettable sight.

Isla de los Lobos

About 6 kilometers from Corralejo is a small islet known as La Isla de los Lobos, or Wolf Island. The name comes from the South American sea lions (lobos marinos) that used to live there, although local fishermen eventually drove the species out. Nowadays, it is a natural park and the ocean floor is an underwater reserve.

Enjoy the island with your family walking along its gorgeous beaches with crystal clear waters, taking a stroll along the inland hiking trails, and more. Best of all, getting to the island is no problem. All you have to do is take a short 15-minute ferry ride.

Town of Cotillo

One of the most tourist-friendly towns on the island, with stunning sunsets and lots of live music shows. There are beaches to the south, preferred by surfers, and to the north, which is where you’ll find Playa de los Lagos beach, with volcanic rock formations all around the beach. This is a beach where you can take a walk as tiny fish and prawns nibble at your feet to remove dead skin.

Now, keep in mind that these beaches are very popular among nudists, which is rare on tropical beaches. This is, of course, completely optional.

Tindaya, the sacred mountain

On this island, you can visit the Montaña Tindaya natural monument, which stands in the middle of a plain and is an icon that is visible from practically anywhere in the northern part of the island.

This is the most majestic mountain in the entire Canary Islands Archipelago where you can still find many remnants of civilization from the islanders of centuries past. It is not always possible to climb the mountain, so it’s important to check before visiting the island.

Parque Rural de Bentacuria

Located farther inland is Bentacuria Natural Park, where you can take in landscapes of unrivaled beauty with natural formations of valleys, mountains and ravines. Here, you can climb Tegú mountain, 669 m tall, home to the Morro Velosa viewpoint, from which you can admire the island’s scenery.

Very near here is the town of Ajui, which is located inside the park. An especially interesting place thanks to its large number of ancient artifacts, from marine fossils to items used by the islanders long ago. You can also visit the Ajui Caves, which according to experts is the oldest region of the Canary Islands, being the first part to come to the surface.

Malpais badlands

Situated between the towns of Antigua and Tuineje, you’ll find the Paisaje Protegido de Malpais Grande, a protected landscape with no less than 3,250 hectares of land. One of the most arid and untamed parts of the island, and definitely a point of interest for nature lovers and geology enthusiasts.

It has lava fields which rise up around the volcanoes, which erupt with dense, silicon-rich lava that flows slowly down to the surface. This region is home to the Malpais de Arena natural monument, a volcano that is surrounded by a sea of lava (hence the name malpaís: badlands).

Wildlife observation

While it’s fun to go down a water slide at incredible speeds, there’s something else that kids love, and that’s the chance of seeing animals. In Fuerteventura, you can encounter lots of sea life and birds living in their natural habitats, some of which are very comfortable around humans.

You should know that this island is home to both native species and others which are originally from continental Africa. You’ll have the opportunity to see sea turtles, which use the island as a shelter, as well as many types of birds that you would never see in Europe.

Faro de la Entallada

A destination that will delight young and old alike. This building from 1953 is on a cliff near the town of Playitas, which is also worth visiting if you come to see the lighthouse, either to relax or because it’s great for tourism.

Once here, you can see the Los Cuchillos de Vigán natural monument, declared an Ecological Sensitive Area and Specially Protected Zone for birds. A lovely spot where you can observe many of the island’s native bird species.