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12 May 2021

Sports that can be practised on Fuerteventura


Fuerteventura represents a great opportunity to practice various outdoor sports, particularly if they are water sports, with the advantage that they can be practised at any time of the year.

The island of Fuerteventura has attractive landscapes full of spectacular beaches with very white and soft sands, and with a privileged climate, a pleasant temperature above 20º all year round.
This makes it ideal for the active practice of numerous sports.

For water sports lovers, this island offers an excellent option thanks to its strong winds, which can reach high speeds very suitable for kitesurfing, sailing or windsurfing.
Other sports also practiced are: hiking, kiteboarding, scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, paddle surfing, jet skiing and kayaking.

It has been proven that the practice of sports disciplines offer improvements in the health of those who practice them and additionally generate a series of sensations that fill people with energy and optimism, besides it helps us to achieve a better physical appearance.
Therefore, don't miss out on any of the sports that can be practised in Fuerteventura.

Local sports of Fuerteventura

The island of Fuerteventura, as well as having general sports practised in many other places, also has certain traditional sports practices of the region, where we can highlight the following:
1.- Bola Canaria
This is a regional sport that consists of throwing a ball into a rectangular area of sand or dirt, in order to get it as close as possible to a goal, the smaller ball is called a bowling ball. The aim is to accumulate points according to the number of balls closest to the goal.
2.- Canarian fight - Lucha Canaria
Another traditional sport of the island that is very popular among its inhabitants, it is carried out on a circular surface, with the aim of confronting two wrestlers who will try to make the opponent touch the ground with a part of his body.
3.- Palo Canario
It is related, in a somewhat direct way, to martial arts. This sport from Fuerteventura is usually performed by two competitors. These opponents start a grandiose combat with sticks without having physical contact between them.

Hiking and mountain biking in Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura offers various options for hiking along beautiful and interesting routes, as well as challenging for the more athletic.
As for mountain biking, it allows you to get to know very special places that would otherwise be out of reach for visitors. Some very interesting and demanding cycling routes in Fuerteventura are: from Cofete to Morro Jable, from Betancuria to Costa Calma and from Corralejo to Cotillo.

An excellent option for the transfer from where you are staying to the different places where you are going to practice sports on the island, is renting a car in Fuerteventura.
It is sure that you will not regret it, besides you will get to enjoy even more amazing sports in great places that without a car would be quite complicated to get to.

More details of the sports that can be practised in Fuerteventura


On the island there are numerous options of companies and clubs for the practice of different types of sports, which offer locations or localities according to each discipline.

Scuba diving
Fuerteventura offers a variety of diving schools, where you will be able to receive training and instruction in this practice.
This island has beautiful features and landscapes on the seabed, where you can appreciate the diverse flora and fauna typical of the region.
One of the most popular diving spots on this island is north of Corralejo.

Surf, Windsurf and Kitesurf
On the island of Fuerteventura there are beaches that are very suitable for the practice of these sports, particularly in Corralejo and Sotavento.
There are also a variety of schools and institutions where you can learn or improve your technique. Its beaches with strong winds allow the execution of various manoeuvres and pirouettes of these sports, reaching high speeds.
It is not for nothing that since 1985 Fuerteventura has been selected as the destination for the International Windsurfing and Kiteboarding Championship. This is a great competition in which internationally renowned figures from the world of kitesurfing and windsurfing take part.

Jet ski
An activity that will fill you with energy and enthusiasm as you glide over the sea and waves of Fuerteventura on a Jet Ski, travelling along beautiful beaches from a different perspective.

Without a doubt, apart from being fun, this practice will allow you to develop your concentration and balance and you can enjoy it in the company of friends, family or your partner.

Kayaking is a very appropriate sport to enjoy in the company of friends or family, allowing you to adapt to different types of waves.
Moreover, in Fuerteventura, you can find various options for the execution of this practice, which can include from inductions to excursions in different areas.

Paddle Surf
Known as paddle surfing, it is a sport where the user must stand on a board and paddle to glide across the water.
It is a more relaxed practice compared to others of its kind, requiring balance and concentration.
Additionally, it brings as benefits to exercise the muscles of the arms, and offers the possibility to relax and disconnect from the daily activities that fill us with stress while enjoying the sea.
The best thing is the characteristics of the paddle surf boards, what are you waiting for to get on one and enjoy the water sport in Fuerteventura!

It represents a great alternative for the enjoyment of a high level nautical sport, both for locals and tourists. Fuerteventura offers its beautiful coastline for sailing.
It is also a great place for people interested in acquiring nautical knowledge, as they can take part in the various sailing courses that are offered on the island.

Playing sports is incredible for the health of the human being, not only in the physical aspect, but also mentally, as doing them calms the mind while giving the body all the strength it should have, especially when it comes to defending itself.

Practicing the mentioned sports in Fuerteventura will not only give benefit health, but also an incredible peace of mind and new perspectives, don't miss them!
Do the sport that suits you best and enjoy it to the fullest.

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