Do you like a little action during your holidays too?
Welcome to the club!
We are also endorphin junkies, who isn’t? These natural substances are released in our body after doing sport. They provoke a sensation of freedom and wellness, multiplied by two (or even three) if you happen to be on an island of astounding natural beauty like Fuerteventura.
With the Windsurfing World Championships in Sotavento, the International Half Marathon that passes through the dunes, open water swims and trail runs such as the Baifo Extreme, sports and Fuerteventura were made for each other.
Are you in shape? Do you spend most of your day in front of the computer? Or are you a weekend sports enthusiast? Whatever shape you’re in, Fuerteventura has a wide range of sports activities for all levels.
At the end of the day, that last thing you want on holiday are obligations!
Feel the rush of kitesurf!
Wind and water. The perfect combination for this sport. There’s no better place to pull on a wetsuit and learn to fly over the sea.
Do you need to be a superhero to try kitesurfing in Fuerteventura? Of course not. The only thing to remember is not to try this sport by yourself: always start with the guidance of professionals.
- A professional instructor who’ll explain the theory before your first kitesurf experience.
- Patience, and the will to enjoy yourself: it’s not easy to get up on the board the first time around. Much will depend on your physical condition and if you have a knack for it.
- A reservation at a restaurant close to your accommodation. You’ll be tired, hungry, but very happy!
We guarantee that gliding over the Atlantic is a gift in itself. One of the most incredible sensations you’ll ever experience. The closest we’ve ever got to freedom.
Forget selfies in the dunes, or posing in a hammock: the coolest photo in Fuerteventura is you riding a wave and whistling the Beach Boys’ theme tune (you don’t need to be in the USA).
Surfing is one of the best water sport activities on offer in Fuerteventura.
It’s also much more than just a sport.
- You’ll not only improve your biceps, but also learn to respect the sea and read the language of the ocean. Even if you don’t manage to stand up the first time around, and you have a good instructor, you’ll definitely be fired up and want to do it again!
- It’s great fun! Really tiring, but great fun.
- As with all sea sports, it’s very important to get personalised attention. Enjoying yourself is the essence, but safety always comes first.
Don’t fancy getting wet again? Learn to skate on a hamboard, an extra long skateboard for improving your balance and practising your turns, just on dry land.
On foot: hiking trips to discover the island’s secrets
Nature lovers always have a pair of trainers (or mountain boots) in their suitcase. They’re essential items in Fuerteventura, for exploring incredible places that can only be reached on foot.
One example is Calderón Hondo, a 50,000 year-old volcanic landscape. Located in Lajares, it’s one of a group of seven cones (the Bayuyo ridge), from where you can see the direction of the lava flow, creating wonders such as Isla de Lobos. Reaching the summit of its 280 metres is fairly simple.
With a guide, a good eye and at a leisurely pace, we’ll walk along the marked trails along the sacred Mount Tindaya and see stone curlews, kestrels and hawks. If we want to climb to its 400 metre peak, we’ll have to request permission from the local authorities and do it with an official guide.
The Majos (the ancient people who inhabited the island long before the Spanish arrived) made numerous foot-shaped engravings (podoforms) on the summit of Tindaya. They are so well-preserved that this is now a site of international heritage. Archaeologists have found evidence to show they buried their dead here, and also used it for observing the stars. The mountain is a work of art in itself. It’s easy to understand how Eduardo Chillida’s project, which involved carving some of it out, caused a major controversy.
The panorama from Morro Velosa, where Cásar Manrique’s influence can be clearly seen, or from Presa de la Peñita, the pass over the mountain of the same name. Hiking in Fuerteventura is a sports activity that enables us to get a real feel for local culture and history.
Don’t feel like walking too much? Buggies and quads are here to make your life easier (and more fun). Viewpoints, gentle walks and a feeling that you’re steering the world in these 4×4 vehicles. Check the different prices and routes that the local travel agency offers to rent buggys and quads in Fuerteventura.
If you like to keep your feet on the ground or are afraid of the sea, pop a sea-sickness pill and go sailing, no matter what! Fuerteventura’s outline is even more beautiful from a boat.
The salty scent of the sea breeze, the ocean, an aperitif on board…this alone makes the voyage worthwhile. If you prefer a little peace and quiet, soak up the sun on deck as the boat gently rocks with the waves. If you prefer a little more action and are a sports fishing enthusiast, prepare yourself for an exciting morning under captain’s orders.
Enjoy the experience with a professional company that respects hook and fishing quotas, and who knows what you can fish, and what you can’t. We are responsible human beings and we don’t want to jeopardise the wonderful biodiversity of these waters.
Deep-sea fishing is a great family activity that can be educational for the kids and is one of the most popular sports activities with several modalities: troll fishing, from a moving boat, or slow trolling.
Hold a boating certificate and want to hire one on your own? You’re in the right place. Write to us at email@example.com to receive all the information you need to become the captain of your own adventure.