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Fuerteventura

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WITH KIDS

What activities you may do with kids in Corralejo
Glass bottom boat excursion in Corralejo

Explore Fuerteventura's diverse marine flora and fauna year-round with Corralejo's glass bottom boats. These boats have transparent sections below the waterline, allowing passengers to view the underwater world through the glass floor and portholes.

The clear waters of Corralejo provide an excellent glimpse into marine life, offering the chance to capture photos and videos of various marine mammals. This unique adventure creates special memories for families, making it an experience not to be missed.

Aqua Water Park
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Aqua Water Park is a top destination for families in Fuerteventura, offering a variety of attractions suitable for all ages. It's an ideal way to stay cool and have fun on hot days.

Popular Attractions:

  • Rio Lento: A family-friendly float ride where children under one meter must wear arm warmers and be accompanied by an adult.

  • Wave Pool: Features varying depths from 20 cm to 2.5 meters, mimicking sea waves.

  • Zig Zag, Castle, and Kamikazes: Thrilling slides, with the Castle reaching heights of 14 meters.

Facilities:

  • A restaurant serving fast food like hot dogs, hamburgers, and sandwiches.

  • An ice cream parlor and a souvenir shop.

Location: Avenida Nuestra Señora del Carmen, 41, Corralejo, Fuerteventura.

Hours: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Note that the park is not open year-round, so check their website for current hours: 

https://www.acuawaterpark.com

Oasis Wildlife
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Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura is a large theme park that includes a zoo, botanical garden, and garden center, located in La Lajita, in the south of Fuerteventura. It houses over 3,000 animals of 250 different species and a vast array of plants.

Attractions and Activities:

  • Animal Encounters: Enjoy parrot shows, feed lemurs, swim with sea lions, and see reptiles and birds of prey up close.

  • African Animals: Features animals like African elephants, crocodiles, cheetahs, camels, sea lions, and hippos.

  • Conservation Efforts: Learn about and support endangered species conservation; part of the entrance fee goes towards these efforts.

  • Educational Activities: Offers various educational and recreational activities for children.

  • Botanical Garden: Home to Europe's largest botanical garden.

  • Farm: Includes a domestic animal farm.

Transportation: Free buses connect Corralejo with La Lajita. Check their website for schedules and routes: website https://oasiswildlifefuerteventura.com/

Location: Carretera Gral Jandía s/n, South Zone of Fuerteventura.

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 18:00. Check the website for updated schedules: website https://oasiswildlifefuerteventura.com/

Ecomuseum La Alcogida
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Located in the town of Tefia, near Puerto del Rosario, visiting this museum is to delve into the way of life of the Majorero peasants of the 19th century. It is one of the best cultural centers in the Canary Islands. A rehabilitated town of stone houses, whitewashed with lime and gable roofs, where the lifestyle and work of the island's inhabitants hundreds of years ago are recreated. There is no shortage of camels, donkeys, goats and other animals, which makes the children have a great time. It is worth going to see it after visiting the Tindaya Mountain.

Today the houses retain the name of the inhabitants who, until not so long ago, lived their lives within those walls, and some rooms have been converted into workshops from where artisans of palm, openwork or clay, among other things, , show the details of the traditional trade.

Salt Museum
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One of the most famous interactive museums in Fuerteventura is the Salt Museum, an ideal museum to visit with children.

The Salt Museum is located in the town of Las Salinas del Carmen. This tries to highlight the island's salt-making tradition, telling curiosities about this product of great historical importance. Outside the museum you can see how the process of obtaining salt works, which has been the same since the 19th century.


Adress: Las Salinas neighborhood, no. 2
Timetable: Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Catamaran to Lobos Island
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A day sailing on a catamaran around Lobos Island is an ideal adventure for everyone. Feel the sea breeze and dip your feet in the refreshing water for a memorable experience.

Lobos Island, once a pirate refuge renowned for its sea lions, is now a popular tourist spot in Fuerteventura. Its waves also attract surfers from across Europe.

Situated just 2 kilometers from Corralejo and about 8 kilometers from Lanzarote's southern beaches, Lobos Island is a protected natural area. A catamaran trip around the island, lasting about three hours, includes stops for swimming and snorkeling.

Dive into the water to swim among friendly fish like seifias, barracudas, horse mackerels, and even hammerhead sharks. You can also try stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) or kayaking. However, children should be supervised by adults due to the wind's unpredictability.

This adventure guarantees an unforgettable experience, making it a must-do activity in Fuerteventura.

DISCOVER LOBOS ISLAND 

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Discover Isla Lobos with Javi, a local guide: 

Javi's Story:

Born in Fuerteventura, Javi has lived there all his life and since 2017 has been offering Zodiac excursions to Lobos Island. His family is closely tied to the island, where his grandfather was a lighthouse keeper for 60 years. Javi spent much of his childhood on Lobos, and his family owns a fisherman's cabin that has been passed down from generation to generation. Now, he invites others to enjoy the island and its history through his excursions.

What's included?:

Transportation: Zodiac transfer to Lobos from Corralejo and back.

Sports equipment: Bicycles, SUP (Stand Up Paddle), Snorkeling gear, and Kayaks.

Beverages: Wine, beer, soft drinks, and water.

Lunch: Freshly made paella on each trip, a classic Spanish dish with seafood, rice, and vegetables.

The Boat:

They offer excursions in the Atlantic Ocean with a Zodiac, a rigid inflatable boat (RIB). It is fast, very stable, and safe, ideal for adventures. Unlike a slow cruise, a Zodiac tour is fast and close to sea level, making it an exciting experience. Its stability allows for smooth navigation and makes it easy to jump into the water and get back on board, perfect for snorkeling.

Playgrounds in Fuerteventura

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In practically every town in Fuerteventura you will find a swing area where children can enjoy the outdoors. Below we leave you the best playgrounds in the North of Fuerteventura: 

Villaverde playground 

Villaverde has a swing park almost at the entrance of the town in front of the Escafraga restaurant. It can be seen from the road itself. On the left in the direction of La Oliva. 

Corralejo playground

The Parque la Tunera in Corralejo is located next to the Civil Guard and in front of the Hotel Playa Park Zensation. In this leisure park you will find a very well designed and maintained skate park, basketball court, soccer field, swing area, barbecue area and outdoor gym. A new playground in very good condition where the little ones, in addition to swings, have a board games area with boards to play the game of goose or ludo.

Lajares playground

In the center of the town of Lajares, you will find this playground with swings and a climbing area for the little ones. On Friday afternoons it is usually quite busy.

Family crafts in Lajares

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Participating in craft workshops in Lajares is a wonderful way to involve children in the local culture.

These workshops allow families to create their own works of art using clay, offering a hands-on and creative experience.

It is a perfect opportunity for children to express their creativity and take home a unique souvenir of their trip.

Guay Park Corralejo

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Not far from Fuerteventura's Aqua Park is this outdoor amusement park. The Guay Park is a children's leisure park that has trampolines, a mechanical bull, inflatables, a train for the little ones, a merry-go-round and a snack area with a small stall where you can buy some sweets. Or even eat a slice of pizza.

Best of all, children can ride the attractions as many times as they want. You just have to buy a bracelet that will give you a free pass to all attractions for 30 minutes or 1 hour. Its price starting at 7 euros makes it a cheap option to keep the children entertained.

International Kite Festival

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A spectacle of colors and shapes. Every year the International Kite Festival is held in Corralejo (Fuerteventura), in which hundreds of people participate in this fun day with kites, even created by hand. In 2017, the XXX edition of the Festival was held and, like every year, it was organized by the La Oliva City Council and included a great program of activities.

The Festival lasts several days on different beaches in the Corralejo area. You can see sharks, octopuses, flying dogs and cats in Playa de La Concha, in El Cotillo, Playa del Burro... The imagination of the participants is infinite! In addition, the days are full of activities designed for children, such as, for example, kite-making workshops.

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, competing with authentic works of art, and many more are the spectators.

The Festival is celebrated in November, so if you are considering traveling to Fuerteventura during those dates, make sure you coincide with this wonderful show!

Horseback riding excursions

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Among the most rewarding experiences that can be had on the island, and that children will surely be excited about, is taking small excursions on horseback.

There are horseback riding routes both along the coast and in the interior of the island, and they usually last between 1 and 2 hours.

Fuerteventura has several companies that offer these services at very competitive prices. Among them is the Gran Tara Ranch located in El Cotillo.

Hiking

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The most active families, who like trekking, are in luck. Fuerteventura has more than 200 kilometers of trails spread throughout the island. Some skirt cliffs, others climb volcanoes or pass by lighthouses... There are very accessible routes, suitable for any age, that last one hour and cover less than 5 kilometers.

Of course, you have to be protected from the sun and with enough water because there are few places to take shelter. One of the most popular tours is on Lobos Island. A path of about 8 kilometers that surrounds the island and can go up to La Caldera, the ancient 127-meter-high volcano that is an indisputable landmark of the landscape. The panoramic view is impressive… you will have Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and the island of Lobos itself at your feet. Another reason that makes a family vacation on this island 100% recommended.

Hiking through the Calderón Hondo Volcano

The hike to the Calderón Hondo Volcano is an impressive adventure for families. Located in Lajares, this volcano offers an accessible trail that takes visitors to its summit, where panoramic views of the island can be enjoyed. The volcano's crater, 70 meters deep, is an impressive natural spectacle. The short 40 to 45 minute route is ideal for families with children, offering an educational and exciting experience.

This imposing volcano awaits you with its landscape full of adventures and activities for children. If you are passionate about hiking, this volcano gives you the opportunity to enjoy a stunning view of the entire island.

The shortest route for children can last between 40 to 45 minutes, which takes them to contemplate the imposing crater a little more than 65 meters deep. An unparalleled experience. In this post we leave you the complete route to climb the Calderon Hondo volcano with small children.

Skater region

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If your children are skateboard lovers, you are in luck since the municipality of La Oliva is an area full of good skateparks and bowls. The surfing community is also a lover of skateboarding and the children of this community have been skateboarding since they were very young. That is why skate parks have proliferated in this region.

In Corralejo you will find a very good skatepark in the Parque de la Tunera, with areas for surfskate, street and bowl.

In Lajares you will find the Lajares Bowl, which is super developed with a skate shop inside and a great skater atmosphere. There is also the La Ola bowl, a surf camp that offers the public a super bowl as if it were a wave in the sea, it is super accomplished and very beautiful.

In La Oliva there is a bowl that is very well built and is very fun even for beginners.

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Karting in Fuerteventura

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Before starting the race, the kart track instructors will give you safety instructions. These instructions ensure your safety while karting on the circuit. For example, you will learn the difference between the flags that are used. For the little ones, there are karts and special equipment. With them, children will also be able to enjoy a safe kart race. Therefore, karting is a great activity for children's parties.

At the Gran Karting Fuerteventura, children from 6 years old and over 1.25 meters tall can practice karting. There are special children's karts that are extremely safe for the little ones. Before starting the race, everyone also receives a helmet. Enjoy your next karting experience in Puerto del Rosario.

Discover the best kart tracks in Fuerteventura
 

With plenty of kart tracks located in Fuerteventura, there is always one to suit your desires and desires. Enjoy an incredible race at Gran Karting Fuerteventura. On this outdoor track, all ages can have the best karting experience. At more than 6 years old and 1.25 meters tall, the young speed devils are capable of running around the track faster than lightning.

Pirates & Dolphins in Jandía Fuerteventura

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Embark on an exciting whale and dolphin search off the coast of the Jandía Natural Park in southern Fuerteventura with this picturesque pirate ship. Board one of the last cargo sailboats of the Spanish navy in the Iberian Peninsula.

Raise the sails and sail across the Atlantic with this piece of living history, see dolphins and discover the hidden corners of the island's stunning coastal landscape.

Boredom does not exist in the vocabulary of a true pirate: you can expect fun wild swims and exciting encounters with fantastic creatures from the depths of the ocean: flying fish, turtles or dolphins and, with a little luck, you will even be shown a whale.

There is always a lot of action on board, in the most typical pirate style. There is no shortage of fun games, good music and tasty food, as well as drinks. The pirate dolphin watching tour is great fun for adventurers young and old in Jandía, Fuerteventura.

Surfing lessons experience with kids

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The island offers ideal surfing conditions all year round, with a variety of beaches for different skill levels.

The pleasant climate and relaxed atmosphere create the perfect setting for a romantic vacation.

Additionally, after surfing, they can enjoy activities such as snorkeling, hiking, and dining by the sea.

The surfing community is welcoming and the NOMAD school offers them the best discount on the island with excellent and qualified instructors.

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EXPERIENCE

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HOW TO GET THE DISCOUNT?

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Fuerteventura Beaches

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Fuerteventura is famous for its stunning beaches, perfect for family enjoyment. Going to the beach is a favorite activity for kids, who love building sandcastles and splashing in the sea. All you need are some snacks and sun protection.

Los Lagos Beach (El Cotillo)

Los Lagos beaches in El Cotillo are perfect for families. Protected by a reef that prevents waves, they feature fine white sand and rich marine life, ideal for snorkeling. While they lack services, there are bars and restaurants nearby.

The Corralejo Dunes

The beaches of the Corralejo Dunes Natural Park have calm waters, ideal for families. On windy days, you can try windsurfing or kitesurfing. Highlights include Flag Beach, Entubadera, Riu Beach, El Moro, and El Burro, all surrounded by unforgettable desert scenery.

Caleta de Fuste Beach

This natural bay is sheltered from wind and waves, providing a safe environment for families. It offers amenities like sunbed rentals, umbrellas, showers, and restaurants. Additionally, you can visit the nearby Torre de San Buenaventura or Castillo de Fuste, a historical fortification.

Cofete beach:

It is an almost surreal image of the landscape, you have the most intense feeling of freedom you can imagine. This beach is amazing. 

Natural Green Water Pools

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Although the island of Fuerteventura is mainly known for its kilometer-long and paradisiacal beaches, it hides secrets that you cannot miss, among them the natural pool of Aguas Verdes or, as the Canarians call it, the Aguas Verdes puddle.

When the island was created, more than 100 million years ago, the lava, together with the erosion of the waves, created this watertight space where sea water penetrates, open to the Atlantic Ocean but protected from strong waves.

We could say that it is a perfect balance between the peace and tranquility that floating on the water provides, knowing that just a few meters away, behind the rocks, is the wild and chaotic nature of the ocean.

Aguas Verdes offers the opportunity to take a relaxed swim in an incredible environment. Its water is crystal clear, since the waves continually renew the interior of the pool, and the soundtrack, composed of the waves of the sea and some seagulls, could not be better.

Submarine trip with crystals

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One of the most impressive activities you can do in Fuerteventura with children is to take an excursion on the Subcat Morro Jable (1 hour 30 minutes from Corralejo). This is a completely different boat than any you have seen before. The Subcat Morro Jable is one of only 3 catamaran-submarines in the world. Yes, you read it right. This boat combines both modalities to provide an unusual experience. At the beginning of the journey, you will sail across the sea on a catamaran, enjoying the sea breeze in your hair and the incredible views. This makes this part of the activity one of the best boat trips in Fuerteventura.

As you pass, you will see the best beaches on the island and you can even take the odd dip. During this part of the excursion, a guide will explain the curiosities and characteristics of the marine fauna and flora of the area. 


Once the catamaran ride has taken place, you and the rest of the passengers will go inside the submarine. This is when the immersion and the most exciting part of the trip will begin. Through the windows of the submarine you will see the different animals that live in the depths of the sea. It is impressive to see them in complete freedom and at such a short distance. Without a doubt, this plan is ideal for all members of the family. Although Morro Jable is a town far from Corralejo since it is 1.5 hours by car, we recommend it if you have decided to visit the Oasis Wild park since it is very close to this fantastic zoo.

The Ajuy Caves

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The Ajuy Caves, located in Betancuria Rural Park, are a designated Natural Monument in the municipality of Ajuy. They are the oldest geological formations in the Canary Islands, spanning 32 hectares of underwater lava that surfaced during the Cretaceous period.

These caves are among the top 150 geological sites of global interest. Visiting them feels like stepping into a movie about the Earth's beginnings due to their ancient and impressive nature.

The magical mountain of Tindaya

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Tindaya Mountain, known as the Sacred Mountain of Fuerteventura, is a magical place worth visiting on the island. Located in the Llano de Esquinzo in the municipality of La Oliva, it is part of the Biosphere Reserve and rises to 400 meters, with unique geographical features.

Beyond its beauty and views, Tindaya has significant historical and archaeological value, with ancient engravings and footprints. The island's natives once considered it sacred, and today it is a Cultural Heritage Site, Natural Monument, and Point of Geological Interest.

You can see unique species here, such as the hornua, a purple plant typical of the Canary Islands and Morocco, and birds like the Saharan runner and the houbara bustard. I recommend visiting the Bailadero de Las Brujas Cave, where rituals were performed centuries ago.

To visit Tindaya, go to La Oliva. If you go on your own, you will need a permit from the Environment Department of the Cabildo de Fuerteventura. If you hire a company, they will handle the permit for you.

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