Sporting Activities In Fuerteventura


One of the main attractions in Fuerteventura is the fairly constant, year-round temperature of the water. The Canaries stream is responsible for the fairly constant sea temperature, and this results in an abundance of sea life, that makes diving such a pleasure.


There are about a dozen dive centers, such as Abyss divers in Corralejo, around the coast of Fuerteventura. They all run courses for divers with various levels of ability, and a day spent taking part on a taster course makes for a very enjoyable day out. You are guaranteed to see a wide range of species.



 


 

Snorkelling and Diving

Snorkelling is a popular activity that is suitable for everyone. The crystal clear waters around the island means that there is plenty of sea life to see. There are snorkelling excursions that take you to the best sites.


Fish and other marine life tend to congregate around rocks, so you will need to swim along and look in the nooks and crannies.


As the water is so clear, you don't have to dive beneath the water if you don't want to. There will be many things that you can see if you look in the right places. 


Diving schools with equipment for hire and qualified PADI instructors are available in Corralejo and Caleta de Fuste. Free transport can be provided to and from your  accommodation where they can recommended safe diving areas for groups and/or individuals tailored to your individual experience.
 


 

Sailing

Fuerteventura has plenty of water and wind to make sailing an enjoyable activity. There are lots of harbours around the island and some offer sailing trips, however there are only a few sheltered bays where you can drop anchor.


 


On the island there are several sailing schools where the local children and adults can learn how to sail and surf.


 

Watersports

The strong surf around some parts of the island make Fuerteventura one of the best spots in the world for surfing. The reliable winds and a variety of water conditions mean wind and kite surfers have all they need to enjoy these activities.


There is surf to suit all standards of surfer from the novice to the most experienced and adventurous surfer. Lessons are available for any of the disciplines at various centres around the island.


Various watersport schools can be found throughout Corralejo and on Flag Beach, all of which offer instruction, sporting equipment, wetsuits and transport for body boarding, sand boarding and surfing. Ask about their clubs for children. Schools are also available in Caleta de Fuste at the watersports area in the harbour beach.


 


 

Fishing

Fuerteventura has a very long coastline and an abundance of fish around its shores. This makes it an ideal place for angling, whether it be a serious attempt to catch fish, or a relaxing couple of hours of amusement.


Game fish are primarily caught with artificial fish, shallow & deep diving plugs, the Yo-Zuri magnetic series plugs are very popular with the locals in Caleta de Fuste, which is why Gone Fishing, the tackle shop in Caleta de Fuste started stocking them.


Crab is the best bait when fishing for Parrotfish. Squid and prawns are the number one bait for all other species.


There are many harbours around the Island that will offer different fishing trips.


Fishing equipment and tackle for purchase or hire are available from specialist shops in Corralejo. Deep Sea fishing is also available on skippered fishing boats for hire from the Corralejo harbour.


 

Kayaks and Canoes

Kayaks and canoes are available in El Cotillo. Try kayaking in lagoons and the Atlantic, along the coast near Corralejo. Beginners are welcome.
 
Jet Ski tuition and equipment hire is available at the harbour of Corralejo and also at Caleta de Fuste watersport harbour area.


 

Tennis

Tennis court facilities and equipment for hire are available at many hotels and complexes throughout Corralejo.Young children need to be supervised.


 


 

10-Pin Bowling Bowling alleys available at the Acua Waterpark, also at Papagayo complex, Corralejo, open in the evenings only. Recommeded at the Atlantico Centre, Caleta de Fuste. Open every day and evening.
Trekking

Trekking routes and tours are arranged by the local council with a guide at planned times during the year. Details, maps and applications are available from the local Tourist Information Office in Paseo de Maritime (promenade), Corralejo.

Gymnasiums

Two well equipped gyms are available in Corralejo and Caleta de Fuste. Instructors are available to advise on equipment use. 
 
Membership and pre-booking is not necessary. Various hotels in both resorts have gyms and health spa facilities (pre-booking is required, visit the hotel receptions to book a time).

Cycling

Cycles are available for hire daily or weekly in Corralejo, also guided cycling tours, on and off road are available to book.

Boulles

Flat green boulles are a new sport in Corralejo.  Boulles can be hired and instructors are available for beginners.


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