Discovering the secrets of the island of Fuerteventura

When traveling it is normal to take advice, so we recommend travel guides, agencies or acquaintances who have been to the destination before us. Although it is a good idea to sum up a place, there is nothing better than to leave everything “typically well-known” for others and choose the destination’s unknown corners that are hardly touched on in the guides and that make the place unique.

One of those places that hide secrets that are well worth discovering is Fuerteventura, an island that is a biosphere that hides natural treasures that are highly recommended for curious travelers who do not conform to the norm. What does the island hide beyond its beaches and its purely volcanic areas? Let’s do a review.

Playa de Jandía

The Jandía Peninsula

Few areas are as beautiful as the whole of the Jandía peninsula. Although it is known by the great majority of tourists who visit the island, it is worthwhile to stop in every nook and take in every detail on each beach in order to feel the magic of its deserted beaches, its dunes with an African feel and the color of its truly spectacular emerald toned Atlantic waters…

Beyond the hotels and the most frequented points of Jandia, do not forget to enjoy those routes with limited access that can only be reached by foot or with the help of an off-road vehicle.

Some of the best and most highly recommended hotels on the island are in the Jandía Peninsula are like the Iberostar Playa Gaviotas, the Iberostar Fuerteventura Palace or the Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park.

 The Betancuria Pinar

A pine grove in the middle of an island that tends to be arid! The locals also questioned this idea when a few hundred years ago the authorities at that time tried to create a lush pine forest on this arid island.

Although the project failed, the good result was that at this point on the island we can find a truly beautiful native Canarian pine forest; an ideal picnic area to spend a day with the family or to rest after a hiking session.

El Puertito de los Lobos

One of the most beautiful areas of Fuerteventura is, by far, the little port of los Lobos. This place that was formerly the refuge of the sea lions that visited the island is today a place you must visit and an authentic treasure for the inhabitants of Fuerteventura. In order to visit this charming little port you need to arrive by boat to the little island of Lobos (from the North of the main island).