Action and sport in Fuerteventura

The nature-activity combination places Fuerteventura at the forefront of world destinations. A living and wild nature, a warm and appetizing climate all year round, and a network of modern infrastructures adapted for everyone make the Island the ideal place to practice a myriad of sports in the best conditions: windsurfing, kiteboarding, diving, golf, hiking, cycling. Fuerteventura is a paradise for practicing outdoor activities, a good option to spend a holiday full of sporting activity.

Top sporting events such as the world windsurfing and kiteboarding championships or the International Kite Festival have an appointment during 2010 on the island of Fuerteventura, in addition to another large number of sports that can be practiced on this Canary Island.

A great sports offer

Golf: Fuerteventura has four golf courses (Playitas Golf, Fuerteventura Golf Club, Salinas de Antigua Golf Club and Jandía Golf) with amazing landscapes in the most exclusive locations. The diversity of these courses, the warmth of the climate and a privileged environment make playing golf in Fuerteventura a unique experience to enjoy 365 days a year.

Windsurfing and kitesurfing: Lovers of sports such as Windsurfing and Kiteboarding have a good opportunity on this island to enjoy their hobby. With more than 330 kilometers of coastline, it covers an endless number of corners in which to practice these sports. Important learning centers with the best professionals and for all levels. In addition, Fuerteventura is an appointment with the great championships of these activities such as the XXV World Championship of Windsurfing and Kiteboarding.

Surf: The Island is magical for more reasons. One of them is the amount of surf able coastline that it has, which is why, for surfing fans, it is a paradise. Its warm waters and the perfect conditions of its waves, especially during the winter, make this island an ideal place to practice this sport.

Cycling: The benevolence of the Majorero climate, a renovated road network with especially moderate traffic and hotel infrastructures adapted to high-performance athletes, are the advantages that Fuerteventura offers to bicycle lovers. Aware of this, the professional world of cycling has already taken the first steps to establish its training base in this place between competitions.

Hiking: In 2010 Fuerteventura will complete an ambitious project to rehabilitate its network of trails, which will allow fifteen very interesting routes to be traveled throughout its coastal, desert, lunar, volcanic and humid landscapes. The visitor will be able to enjoy 255 kilometers of recently enabled paths.

Also, the Raid Jable Pájara Playas de Jandía is a new proposal in the field of hiking, maintaining the essence of the activity in its non-competitive nature, and offering the possibility of enjoying an endurance route along 60 kilometers of disparate surfaces such as land, rock and sand. A test that will delight the public and the participants in its two stages in an incomparable environment such as the southern geography of Fuerteventura where the Jandía Natural Park is located.

SUP South: Stand Up Paddle Surf is a modality with Polynesian roots in which the rider paddles standing up on a large board, and which is undergoing a spectacular progression in Fuerteventura. The SUP Surf Long Distance Championship offers a surfing alternative to wind and wave sports, in a competition that is held in the resistance modality within the framework of the Corralejo beaches.

Diving and scuba diving: Fuerteventura has seabeds of Atlantic beauty, where the richest and most varied flora and fauna, as well as the surprising silhouettes of its thousand-year-old rock formations of volcanic origin, usually meet the expectations of the most demanding divers. Divers of all levels find top quality infrastructures, schools and clubs. The conditions and the climate, the sea temperature is between 24 and 18 degrees all year round, a coastline declared a Biosphere Reserve, gentle currents and innumerable shelters do the rest.

Kayaking: Half a hundred adventurers discover a new version of Fuerteventura every year, the one offered by its coasts to the viewer who contemplates them from the sea. Sport and camaraderie, nature and improvement, are some of the values ​​that the Tour of Fuerteventura in Kayak has been brandishing for more than a decade. Landscape and emotions during eight tough stages to enjoy the island from an unexpected perspective.

Swimming: for high-performance athletes, Fuerteventura has state-of-the-art hotel facilities in which to train with the most complete sport: swimming. An open-air Olympic swimming pool and several sea swimming trips organized annually are examples of the love for this sport on the island.

Enduro: Majorera’s sports offer has an outstanding space in the motor world. Numerous quad rental establishments, excursions to remote places or several motocross circuits scattered around the island, are some of its assets. At a professional level, the rallies of La Oliva and Antigua stand out, and in 2009 the Baja Fuerteventura, including the circuit of the Spanish All Terrain Rally Championship.

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