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Fuerteventura: 4x4 Off-Road Trip to El Cotillo and La Olivia

1. Fuerteventura: 4x4 Off-Road Trip to El Cotillo and La Olivia

There is no better way to discover the north part of the island than with 4x4 vehicles, they allow us to alternate the narrow roads with dirt tracks. The landscape of this area of the Canary Islands is unique and difficult to explain, you have to see it and you have to live it. After you are picked up from your hotel, you drive to the meeting point then a briefing about the excursion and you take off on your safari tour, following the dirt tracks that will take you up to La Caldera volcano. The vehicles will drive us through Majanicho village on the north shore of the island up to El Toston Lighthouse the northwestern point of Fuerteventura. The tour will also stop at a El Cotillos´s natural lakes for a refreshing swim, where you can enjoy fun activities and games for all ages. After continue your journey at La Oliva village visiting an Aloe Vera farm where you will be informed about the properties of this miraculous plant, and finally visiting Corralejo´s sand dunes, ending the day by returning to your hotel. If you are on holidays in Fuerteventura, it will be an unforgettable day

El Cotillo: Surfing Class with a Pro Surfer

2. El Cotillo: Surfing Class with a Pro Surfer

Attend a surf lesson with a pro surfer on this tour in El Cotillo. Enjoy the Canarian nature, experience the surf life, and learn how to ride a surfboard in the temperate waters of Fuerteventura. Meet your local surfing teacher at the surf school and enjoy easy transportation to a quiet spot where they will show you the basics, at whatever pace you want to go. Experience standing up on the board and riding your first wave or even just develop your skills. Your surfing instructor will accompany you into the water and provide all the tips and tricks necessary to get you up and riding a wave. Learn in a safe, calm environment and enjoy spending some time in the sun and sea.

Fuerteventura: Fishing Excursion to Lobos Island

3. Fuerteventura: Fishing Excursion to Lobos Island

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in either Corralejo, El Cotillo, Lajares, Majanicho, or La Oliva. Climb aboard your boat and search for the best fishing spots around Lobos Island based on the weather conditions. Try your hand at bottom fishing and see if you can reel in a big one. After fishing, drop anchor opposite La Concha beach, famous for its tranquility and turquoise waters. Watch as the landscape ebbs and flows with the tide. Enjoy your choice of water activities, including swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, or snorkeling. Ride a water taxi to El Puerito, a traditional part of the island which boasts stunning blue lagoons. Return to the boat and feed the fish, snorkel, or just daydream while soaking up the sun. Enjoy a fried-fish lunch made from the catch of the day, and papas arrugadas (boiled jacket potatoes) with Canary-Island mojo sauce. Afterward, sail back to Corralejo.

Fuerteventura: Corralejo Natural Park Trails Bike Hire

4. Fuerteventura: Corralejo Natural Park Trails Bike Hire

The option of renting a bicycle will give you the opportunity to plan the tours according to your rhythms and interests. You can use the bicycle as an economic means of transport to visit Corralejo or to reach the beautiful beaches that are nearby. If you are trained or rent electric bikes, you can already visit the volcanic chain that starts from Corralejo to reach Lajares, reach El Cotillo and hundreds of other landscape attractions in the north of Fuerteventura.

Fuerteventura: Trekking Tour Through the North of the Island

5. Fuerteventura: Trekking Tour Through the North of the Island

Cross the north of Fuerteventura whilst enjoying a nature hike through a unique environment. During this Trekking Tour, discover El Calderón Hondo in Lajares village, one of the most well-preserved volcanoes of the island. Climb to the edge of the crater and enjoy the impressive depth of the cone from a panoramic balcony, one of the best views of the north shore and Lanzarote. Walk through fossil dunes and into ravines formed by millions of years of erosion in the natural setting of La Cañada de Melian Canyon.  Next, relax in the typical village of El Cotillo located on the northeastern coast, which offers some of the island's most charming beaches. Visit a local bar or restaurant downtown before walking around the Toston lighthouse to see the ocean and the natural lakes of the north.  Finally, return to your hotel for a rest after this unforgettable day. Be picked up at your Hotel between 9:00 and 9:30 AM and return between 2:30 and 3:00 PM.

Corralejo: 5-Hour E-Bike Tour with Hike on Fuerteventura

6. Corralejo: 5-Hour E-Bike Tour with Hike on Fuerteventura

Discover the beauties of Fuerteventura using the lastest E-bike, which will provide you with the power to complete the ride. Surround yourself with nature, exploring a lunar landscape, dry sand, river beds, valleys with ancient craters and white beaches with crystal clear water. Pass the volcanoes that start from Corralejo and end in Lajares. Hike up to the Calderon Hondo, following a path that will bring you to a balcony overlooking the Crater of the Vulcanoes. From there, take in the stunning view of Fuerteventura with its sand dunes, volcanoes and coast. In the background, you'll be able to see Lanzarote.  Follow the dry riverbed of white sand that will bring you to Cotillo. Your e-bike or fat bike is easy to drive on the sand. Snap photos of the surfers' beach in El Cotillo. Take a one-hour break at the lagoon, where you can relax on the white-sand beach, swim in the blue and calm water, or enjoy the view from the restaurant in front of the beach while you are tasting the local cuisine. Return to Corralejo along the north route, passing some of the most beautiful beaches and surfer's spots on the island.

Fuerteventura North Full-Day Tour

7. Fuerteventura North Full-Day Tour

Discover the unique landscapes of the north of Fuerteventura on this 7-hour guided tour. Visit the natural park of Corralejo, a protected area covering 2,600 hectares of golden sand dunes. Stop at the town of Corralejo, the tourist capital of the island, and see the great variety of shops and restaurants. Climb to the top of an imposing volcano in Lajares. Its last eruption occurred 50,000 years ago and created all of the land in the north of the island and formed the island of Lobos as well. Visit the Tostón Lighthouse, a magical place that's open to the sea, and finish off with a stop in historic La Oliva.

Fuerteventura Tasting Experience

8. Fuerteventura Tasting Experience

Discover Fuerteventura through its flavors. Visit family-run farms and wineries, with their own production of cheeses, wines, and EVO oil. Learn about the culture and history of Fuerteventura. Finish your experience with a tasting of 5 craft beers accompanied by 5 tapas of typical food. After our guide picks you up at your accommodation at the appointed time (please read the corresponding section for pick-up areas), you will start this exclusive experience, of about 6 hours, discovering Fuerteventura through its landscapes, its customs, and it's locally grown and produced products.

Lanzarote: Advanced 5-Hour Fuerteventura E-Bike Tour

9. Lanzarote: Advanced 5-Hour Fuerteventura E-Bike Tour

This 5-hour e-bike tour is designed not only for those people that have experience in biking, but also those who accept the challenge of a biking tour. The tour itself is 45 kilometers and over different terrains, including rocks, paved roads, sand and beaches. Thanks to your e-bike, this tour can be enjoyed also by those people that are not trained. It is a full-day discovering and enjoying the beauties of Fuerteventura. You will pass the volcano chain that starts from Corralejo and ends at Lajares, before hiking up to the Calderon Hondo following a path that will bring you to a natural balcony that looks out over the craters of the volcanoes. From there you will have an astonishing view of Fuerteventura, complete with its dunes, volcanoes and coast. In the background you will also have stunning views of Lanzarote and the ocean. You will follow the dry riverbed of white sand that will bring you to Cotillo, and your E-bike will be a fat bike, meaning you will have no problems driving on the sand. You will take a break in El Cotillo where you will have the opportunity to take wonderful pictures of the the surfer's beach, before taking an hour break in the lagoon where you can relax on the white beach and have a swim in the calm blue water. You can also enjoy the view from the restaurant in front the beach while you experience the local cuisine. You will return to Corralejo along the north coast passing some of the most beautiful beaches and surfer's spots of the island.

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What people are saying about El Cotillo

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 100 reviews

A highly recommended experience. It completely exceeded my expectations. It teaches you the history and origins of the island, getting to know rural Fuerteventura. It helps you take a part of it with you by trying its typical dishes. Grateful at all times for the enthusiasm they express when showing their products. I never expected a gourmet level experience, but I was pleasantly surprised. It is a pleasure to be able to eat and drink quality products but, above all, in good quantity. Damiano is a charming, respectful and wise person. He will explain everything in detail and answer any questions you may have. Thank you for making the tour wonderful.

The fishing trip is the absolute highlight of our vacation so far. Even my girlfriend who doesn't fish was absolutely thrilled because the water activities (snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking) were super fun. Everything went smoothly, the staff and drivers were super friendly and helpful. Of particular note, however, is the crew on board, i.e. both the captain and the deckhand. They were always available to answer any questions and gave us very good hospitality and food. Should we be on vacation in Fuerteventura again, we will definitely do this activity again.

Amazing experience from start to finish! Damiano was so knowledgable and passionate about the island. The places we visited were so beautiful and the food and drinks were absolutely incredible. A fantastic opportunity to get to see the island and get to know it’s history! A must do when you’re in fuerteventura!

This experience was amazing. Attentive, friendly guide who made our our day very enjoyable. The tastings throughout the day were brilliant, excellent value for money. Was great to get off the beaten track to experience things we would not have found on our own. Would highly recommend this trip.

Super spontaneous guide Pepe, patient, humor but knows a lot about the history of volcanoes in the Canary Islands. Learned a lot, enjoyed it immensely and at times spectacular panorama.