Family Holidays in Fuerteventura

Family Holidays in Fuerteventura

Discover Fuerteventura with your family - tranquillity, beautiful beaches and water sports. Here are some tips for an unforgettable holiday.

Fuerteventura is great for kids of all ages
Fuerteventura is great for kids of all ages

🏝️ Why visit Fuerteventura?

We visited the island for the first time in 2019. Three weeks on the island captivated us so much that we have returned many times since our first visit.

Fuerteventura is an island with the most beautiful beaches easily accessible from Europe, providing a stable, pleasant climate all year round.

Moreover, the island is not nearly as touristy as neighbouring Tenerife or Gran Canaria, making it an ideal destination for a quiet family holiday.

Playa de La Concha

Playa de La Concha
Playa de La Concha

White sand and turquoise sea. Such are the bays in the fishing village of El Cotillo. Thanks to the horseshoe-shaped reef, there are only small waves.

La Concha is a great place for small children, but also for the bigger ones who can enjoy safe snorkelling. (Link to Google Maps)

Sotavento

Sotavento
Sotavento

One of the largest and most beautiful beaches in the world.

The beach is best visited at low tide, which creates large natural lagoons with low depths and warm water. Ideal for holidays with children as well as for water sports. (Link to Google Maps)

Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura

Giraffe feeding in the zoo
Giraffe feeding in the zoo

A beautiful and diverse zoo that you cannot skip with your children. You will see sea lions, hippos, giraffes, elephants and many other animals.

Don’t miss the show times - they are free and really worth it. (Link to Google Maps)

Dunas de Corralejo

Dunas de Corralejo
Dunas de Corralejo

For families with small children, these never-ending sandy beaches with a gently descending seabed are ideal.

The dunes near Corralejo are a truly impressive place and you’ll leave with sand blown absolutely everywhere, but that’s simply part of a holiday here. (Link to Google Maps)

🧸 Children’s playgrounds

Corralejo

Children playground in Corralejo
Children playground in Corralejo

Large playground in the centre of Corralejo. On the sides of this small square are cafes and restaurants where you can pause while the children play. The playground can get a bit busy in the afternoon (link to a map.

Pajara

Children playground in Pajara
Children playground in Pajara

When visiting Ajua and Betancuria, be sure not to miss a stop at the playground in Pajara. The playground is new, nicely maintained and quiet. There is a large parking lot right next to it. Perfect for a short stop and a stroll in Pajara (link to a map).

Children playground in Pajara
Children playground in Pajara

El Cotillo

Newly renovated playground in El Cotillo. Smaller but with a cafe right next to it (link to a map).

Amusement park in Caleta de Fuste

Right in front of the Atlántico shopping centre you’ll find a small amusement park with a bouncy castle, trampolines and a merry go round. The cost is €12 for 30 minutes of play. There’s also a smaller traditional playground nearby for free in case the park is closed (link to a map).

Lajares

A smaller playground with a pirate ship can also be found in Lajares. Suitable for a short stop while exploring the north of Fuerteventura (link to a map).

Antiqua

You may also like the smaller playground in the town of Antiqua when crossing from the north to the south of Fuerteventura. It’s not on the maps, but you can find it easily (link to a map).

📷 Family Holidays in Pictures

Fuerteventra offers planty of kid-friendly walking trails
Fuerteventra offers planty of kid-friendly walking trails
Tired of crowded beaches?
Tired of crowded beaches? 🙂
One of the amazing shows in the Oasis Wildlife Zoo
One of the amazing shows in the Oasis Wildlife Zoo
Relax while the kids are busy playing
Relax while the kids are busy playing
Older kids can enjoy surfing and other water sports
Older kids can enjoy surfing and other water sports
Park with public BBQ and an outdoor gym in Corralejo
Park with public BBQ and an outdoor gym in Corralejo

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Lucie Marková

Lucie Marková

A great lover of endless beaches, the sound of oceans, goat cheese, paella, sangria, and sunsets. The only thing I miss here is my favorite specialty coffee. I have been to the island 5 times already and hopefully, I will get there again soon. I work as a PPC consultant, I love coffee, books, and write a food blog.