We introduced you to Fuerteventura here, now let’s take a look at what makes this island an ideal destination for your team building activities and group trips! Fuerteventura is rightly called the “island of strong winds”. Although the weather is always mild, the island of the archipelago of eternal spring is frequently swept by strong winds. This singularity allows it to be recognised for the quality of its 150 km of beaches and its numerous water sports “spots”! Fuerteventura is a natural island and has been awarded the title of Biosphere Reserve. But it is also an authentic island where gastronomy is also honoured! In short, in terms of team building activities during an incentive trip, you are bound to find something to suit you in Fuerteventura!
Discover now what to see and do in Fuerteventura: the 10 best things to do and see in Fuerteventura!
1. Discover the Corralejo Natural Park
Let’s start with one of the most famous places on the island! The Corralejo Natural Park is located in the north of the island and is known for its amazing “mini-Sahara” landscape. Come and admire the spectacular view of the dunes as far as the eye can see, plunging into the turquoise water. An unmissable natural park with a striking and idyllic landscape.
2. Partying in the north of the island
Let’s not leave the north of the island, and in particular Corralejo, so quickly! The town of Corralejo, a former fishing port, has a great nightlife! You will find bars with live music, authentic restaurants and bars serving delicious tapas and wines, or even karaoke bars if you feel like singing! In short, Corralejo offers everything you need to let off steam! Perfect for a memorable evening on a group trip to Fuerteventura!
3. Discovering another island: Los Lobos
From the port of Corralejo – which also serves Lanzarote – head for the island of Los Lobos. This small island, located between Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, can be reached in about 20 minutes by boat. The island is ideal if you are looking to visit off the beaten track and relax on one of its beautiful beaches. The island is quite unknown and is a real gem surrounded by turquoise waters!
4. Gourmet visit to Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura is of course about beautiful beaches and natural areas, but also about gastronomy and gourmet food. Let yourself be guided inland by the island and discover small authentic villages such as Tiscamanita, a small farming village. Discover also the numerous mills of Fuerteventura necessary to the manufacture of the Gofio, true symbol of the Canary Islands. Taste the majorero cheese, another lesser-known speciality of the island, dating from before the Spanish conquest. Go to the small town of Betancuria: in a traditional cheese factory, you will be served this delicious goat’s cheese with gofio and spices, a real Canarian meal! But there are still many gastronomic specialities to discover in Fuerteventura: its mojo picón and papas arrugas or typical fresh fish dishes in a small fishing village. A gourmet visit to Fuerteventura is an ideal team building activity to delight any team and add a little bit of greed to a group trip to Fuerteventura!
5. The Ruta de los Coroneles, in the footsteps of history
Fuerteventura, like the other Canary Islands, has a rich and fascinating history. To discover traces of this past, you have to go inland to La Oliva, a small town in the north of Fuerteventura. There you will discover the Iglesia de la Candelaria, the largest church on the island built in the 15th century by the colonists. And above all, you will visit the Casa de los Coroneles, the main residence of the Colonels in the 18th century. And how can we talk about the island’s past without mentioning Betancuria, founded in 1404 and former capital of the island. This small town is a true witness of Fuerteventura’s colonial past. Discover an authentic city full of history and charm that will captivate everyone on a group trip to Fuerteventura!
6. Hiking to discover the island’s volcanic history
How can you talk about the Canary Islands without mentioning the volcanoes! Fuerteventura is the oldest island of the archipelago, formed by volcanic eruptions about 20 million years ago. Volcanic activity ceased about 4,000 years ago, but it has left many traces on the island. Thus, there are many volcanoes or mountains to discover in Fuerteventura! Pico de la Zarza in the south, reaches 807 metres and offers a magnificent view of the island and its neighbours Gran Canaria and Tenerife. The mountain of Tindaya, nicknamed “the mountain of the witches”, is a sacred place of the Guanche populations and a site of cultural interest. Or Lajares, where there are three volcanoes in a row, of which Calderon Hondo is the most massive, from where you can have an impressive view of its crater and the panoramas of the island. An off the beaten track team building activity for your next group trip to Fuerteventura!
7. A feeling of the end of the world in Cofete
If you are looking for a view like no other, a feeling of the end of the world, then Cofete in the south of the island is the place to go. In Cofete you will find a white sandy beach stretching as far as the eye can see, bordered by beautiful turquoise water. But what impresses most is that all this is located on the side of a mountain. And more specifically, the Pico de la Zarza, the highest peak on the island. You will discover a wild beach and breathtaking landscapes.
8. Discover the beautiful beaches of Fuerteventura
Cofete is a beautiful beach, but it’s far from the only one. Fuerteventura is known for its 150 km of beaches and crystal clear waters. Among the island’s sublime beaches is Costa Calma, in the south-east of the island. With 2km of white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, Costa Calma is a real piece of paradise. If you’re looking for more secret beaches, head to the north of the island to El Cotillo: the area is dotted with wilder beaches and small coves. If you’re lucky, you’ll get one all to yourself!
9. Fuerteventura, the place to be for kitesurfing
Kitesurfing is a national sport in Fuerteventura, especially in the southeast of the island. If you want to learn how to kitesurf, the beach of Sotavento is a must! What makes this beach so special? The natural sand barrier 300 meters from the shore creating a 3 km long lagoon, perfect for kitesurfing and initiation! Besides, the island hosts the world kitesurfing and windsurfing championship, so there is no doubt about the quality of its spots!
10. Surfing, beach volleyball, catamaran… The beach and the coast as a playground!
If you think that adding a kite is a bit much, the island is also a great place to learn to surf! But that’s not all! The island is full of secrets to discover: take a catamaran trip and discover its seabed by snorkeling, take advantage of its kilometres of beaches to practice yoga, or participate in a beach volleyball tournament! Do you prefer the air? Then take the plunge and discover the island from the air by paragliding! Breathtaking panoramas, an emotional experience and unforgettable memories! You will surely find the right team building activity for your group trip to Fuerteventura!
As you have seen in this article, Fuerteventura is an island with a strong focus on its beaches, but that’s not all! It is also an island of stunning scenery and fascinating culture. You will be charmed by its wilderness, its unique nature views and its local sights! At Secret Barcelona, we believe that the island is ideal for your group travel and team building activities, so don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be able to offer you the trip that suits your needs!