Where to go in Fuerteventura if you travel with children
Fuerteventura is, without a doubt, a perfect destination for a family trip. A place like no other, beautiful beaches, great culture and natural heritage will make your visit very entertaining and even educational.
Make no mistake, Fuerteventura is an island for all audiences. Be it a romantic getaway or a group trip with friends, it is a perfect plan for the holiday to go to the oldest island (from the geological point of view) of the Canary Islands. But today we want to help you discover fun and colourful Fuerteventura to enjoy it with your children. Do you want to know where you can go in Fuerteventura with children? Keep reading!
Fuerteventura, the Biosphere Reserve
Fuerteventura was declared a biosphere reserve by Unesco in 2009. Yes, the whole island! Only knowing this you can imagine the paradise that you are going to find on your trip.
The whole island is an incomparable landscape of volcanoes, beautiful beaches with turquoise waters and treasures of the most tropical nature. That is why it is the perfect place to learn about the mysteries of nature: how its black sand beaches were formed, the organic origin of the dunes, etc.
International Kite Festival, a show of colours and shapes
Every year the International Kite Festival is held in Corralejo (Fuerteventura), where hundreds of people participate in this fun event with all types of kites, many of them handmade. In 2017 the XXX edition of the Festival was celebrated and, as every year, it was organized by the City Council of La Oliva and included a great program of activities.
The Festival lasts several days on different beaches in the Corralejo area. You can see sharks, octopuses, dogs and flying cats in Playa de La Concha, in El Cotillo, Playa del Burro and other beaches. The imagination of the participants is endless! In addition, the days are full of activities designed for children, such as kite creation workshops.
Do not miss the Rokakus Comet Match! Rokaku kites are those that have hexagonal designs and, therefore, fly at high speed. The combat consists in trying to knock down other opposing comets until there is only one in the air, which will be proclaimed as the strongest kite.
The Festival has its origins in 1987, when a group of kite enthusiasts decided to organize a meeting in which only eight people participated. Currently there are hundreds of participants, who compete with authentic works of art, and many more are the spectators.
The Festival is held in November, so if you are planning to travel to Fuerteventura then, be sure to coincide with this wonderful show!
Corralejo Fun between dunes and water parks
The Natural Park of Corralejo is one of the greatest attractions of Fuerteventura. It is a horizon of dunes with the intense blue of the sea on the background. It is a plan of a guaranteed fun for adults and children who will surely enjoy running, jumping and even sand surfing among the golden sand dunes. It is a desert area of 2,600 hectares. You can learn more about this incredible area in this post of our blog: ‘Corralejo Natural Park. The famous dunes of the Canary Islands.‘.
In Corralejo you will also find the Acua Water Park, a water park where you can refresh yourself while having fun on the water slides. Who will have a better time: your children or you?
Ajuy, a town in the Rural Park of Betancuria
The Rural Park of Betancuria is a must if you are lovers of nature and like to take pictures of landscapes of great beauty. In this area that covers both the interior and a large part of the island’s coast, you will find mountains, valleys, ravines and other charming sights.
You cannot miss the Tegu Mountain (669 meters) where you will find the Mirador de Morro Velosa. Enjoy the panoramic view on the centre and the north of the island that its height offers you!
In the Rural Park of Betancuria you will find the town of Ajuy, a small coastal town of just 150 inhabitants. Ajuy is an old fishing village where you will find incredible restaurants and taste typical food of Fuerteventura and exquisite fresh fish dishes. Make sure you stop by the black sand beach of Ajuy. We recommend you to enjoy the sunset there, they are breath taking!
Cuevas de Ajuy, a trip to the interior of the Earth
Fuerteventura is an island known internationally for its geological interest. In fact, it is recognized by the International Geological Union as one of the 150 places in the world of the greatest geological interest. And it is on this island so full of nature and history where we find Cuevas de Ajuy.
The Cuevas de Ajuy (Caves of Ajuy) are a must visit if you are in this area of the island. It is almost a trip to the interior of the Earth. The Caves of Ajuy are recognized as a Natural Monument since 1987 and it is the area where the oldest rocks of the Canary Islands are located. The Natural Monument has a surface of 31.8 hectares.
The visit is free and one of its main attractions is a 4-million-year-old fossilized black sand beach. During your visit to this area you cannot miss the Barranco, where you will find the Madre del Agua palm grove (a spring of great historical importance, where water gushes from the ground), the Mirador de Ajuy with incredible views and the Hornos of Cal.
What if you dare to visit Lanzarote from Fuerteventura? It will only take 45 minutes by ferry! Our ferry leaves from the Port of Corralejo and arrives at the port of Playa Blanca, in Lanzarote. It is also a perfect plan for the whole family. See you on board!