Our trip to Fuerteventura was a blast, a total success in terms of relax, going places and simply enjoying our time in family. These holidays won’t be a total success without Pierre & Vacances colaboration.
I know we were missed, and you waited for new posts and our post-holidays impressions. But, sister is in town, and have to show her all the beauty out of Barcelona as well, and almost no time for blogging.
As almost all of you already know, we went to Fuerteventura the second largest of the Canary Islands. An amazing Canary Island, one of 8 of those. With great 365 warm Spanish weather.
For our US readers, Fuerteventura is situated in Atlantic ocean hundred kilometers off the coast of Saharan Africa. The island was formed by ancient volcanoes and shaped by the winds from the Sahara desert. It is a Spanish island, even if it is so far from main country.
With its rugged, volcanic terrain, surrounded by white sandy beaches, makes a perfect holiday destination for families, couples and surfers. The wind blows constantly and cools down the warm temperatures, that is why this Spanish island is a year-round place to visit.
During the day you can perfectly lay out on the beach and get tanned, while by the evening it gets pretty cold, so you need a jacket.
To get to Fuerteventura from Barcelona, you need to take a 3h flight. Kids love flying, but even for ours 3h is pretty long time. We had to entertain them during the flight, as they didn’t want to sleep, and screen movies are not a solution for us.
Firstly, we thought to stay all day long at Pierre & Vacances Origo Mare Village and enjoy the pool and their activities inside the village. That is why, we thought not to rent a car. But, then, we were advised to discover the island, as it is very beautiful. So, in very last moment we took a car. And we were happy of taking this decision.
The best part of renting a car on an island, is that you can get easier wherever you want, and enjoy the best local places that are usually left and undiscovered by all tourists.
Important tip for family travellers: if you plan to travel to an island, no matter which one, you just have to seriously consider your place of stay and renting a car. You have to think in spending wisely your holidays and come back happy and relaxed.
Before we will jump into top places to visit with kids in Fuerteventura, I would like to share with you some previous posts:
- PIERRE & VACANCES VILLA REVIEW: ORIGOMARE VILLAGE IN FUERTEVENTURA, SPAIN.
- TOP 10 PLACES YOU MUST VISIT WHILE IN TENERIFE.
- TOP 10 THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN LANZAROTE
Top Places to visit with kids in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain:
We stayed in Lajares, a town, close to Corralejo. For my family, Corralejo is perfect place to discover.
It has a lovely beach that is the perfect size for strolling along with kids and it is also a very short journey from the massive sand dunes of the National Park (Parque Natural de las Dunas de Corralejo). Approximately 11 kilometers covered with fine sand is a great playground for young and for old. If you followed our instagram stories, you saw our lovely videos with kids and beautiful sunset.
We were advised as well to go to the closest island, Isla de Lobo. But, in the very last moment, we just decided to stay and stare at it, from Corralejo Beach. Enjoying other people doing kitesurfing.
El Cotillo, another closest place to Lajares offers a quieter pace and is largely, untouched by tourism. This is that kind of place, that gives you a real taste of the real life of Fuerteventura. People, get there to surf, enjoy the prettiest sunsets and have a lovely time.
If you head north from El Cotillo, following a dirt road, you will find a lighthouse and some interesting coast. We did, and the views were spectacular.
Costa Calma, Risco del Paso
Costa Calma is a long beach which alone can entertain children for hours. It is the best beach because you cannot see where it ends. Costa Calma and other beaches, heads over 18 km, and all of these beaches are perfect for kids, turquoise water and big sandy beaches.
The gently sloping sands and shallow, gentle waters of this stunning horseshoe-shaped bay make Costa Caleta a family favourite.
Betancuria is the former capital of Fuerteventura. It lies in a picturesque valley next to a dried stream. Betancuria has quite a lot of historical and cultural heritage. What we loved about this place, that it shows exactly the Spanish culture, and culture of people living on the island.
Tefia village is home to the ‘Ecomuseum’ called La Alcogida. The buildings were restored using original methods and here you can see what life on the island looked like before the arrival of tourists.
The volcanic landscape around La Oliva is stunning. But we, stopped here to take some shots close to wind mills, that are stunning as well.
Tindaya, was an occasional stop, as kids wanted to get out of car and relax in a beautiful playground, that had spectacular views over the Tindaya, island´s volcano.
Mirador de Guise y Ayose
Actually, we went to Mirador de Morro, but we went on Sunday or Monday, when it is closed to public. This made us change the plans, and go to Mirador de Guise and Ayose. The views are spectacular, worth every minute spent there. You can see, how ocean and the sky get together and form a one entire blue view.
There we read, that Guise and Ayose were the kings of Fuerteventura, one was leading the North part of the island, and another the South. It becomes one of most touristic places, and I understand why, the views are just spectacular.
Museo de la sal Salinas del Carmen
This place, we left for our last day in Fuerteventura, as it is close to the airport, and easy to get. Till recently, it was closed to the wide public, as it was refurbished. Now, you can see a daily work that is done to get salt. Really lovely experience
Caleta de Fuste
Caleta de Fuste was our last stop on the island, it is only 10-minute drive from the airport, and it is just perfect place to take your family. Located centrally on the east coast, this place is brilliant for those who want to enjoy some quality time with kids.
It has a big, man-made beach with a small but entertaining climbing frame built on it and, again, there are lots of restaurants as well.
Hope you enjoyed the reading, as we will share with you more experiences there on the island.
What a lovely location! I would love to go to Europe someday. A trip with the kids and a trip without would be great.
Yes, there are lot of things to do as a couple or with kids. It all depends, on what are you looking for.
All the places you visited look amazing! The beach is just beautiful! It’s nice to find places where there are plenty of things to do as a family. It looks like you guys are having a lot of fun.
For more than 2 years, we are looking for destinations family friendly, that help us to discover those better
This is such a wonderful experience. Happy to know you had a great time. We would love to visit soon. The sea is so inviting.
We had a lovely holidays indeed, but the water was so cold, that we didn´t swim there
Beautiful photos. I want to visit Spain SOOOOO badly! I REALLY need to get over there.
I am sure you will be amazed of this country, how beautiful it is.
What a beautiful trip.
It was a great trip indeed.
Happy to know that you had a great time. Blogging can definitely wait but ofcourse, we love to read your posts again. Thank you for sharing about wonderful experience.
Thank you a lot for your appreciations
Never been to Fuerteventura, and was just reading a couple of reviews about the place here https://www.canaryislandsinfo.co.uk/fuerteventura/places/caleta-de-fuste/ and at Tripadvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g187467-Fuerteventura_Canary_Islands-Vacations.html
I initially thought that Caleta de Fuste looks different compare to the other places in Fuerteventura(more of imitating an old vibe). So aside from being a family friendly spot, how do you find the place?
Thank you Howard for stopping by.
Caleta de Fuste is close to the airport, that is why, we decided to stop there on our last day, before the flight. It is a great place, lots of people. Many Barcelo Hotels around. But, I would better recommend you to go to Corralejo Beach, or to the South of the island, as there are 18km of priceless beach. You won´t have the same crowds by the beach, and you will feel like the island is all for yourself and few people more.
Caleta de Fuste is only a good choice if you don´t want to rent a car, in any other ways, there are better spots to enjoy with your family.