Fuerteventura in 1 Day: A treasure trove of Riu Fuerteventura Hotels
A gift from the volcanoes, Fuerteventura emerges from the Atlantic Ocean as if it were a dessert. The large dunes formed by the winds which bring sand straight from the Sahara, placidly penetrate the sea forming fantastic sandy areas. Its water, with its characteristic turquoise tones which contrast against its ochre surroundings, are perfect for practicing a wide variety of water sports.
Far from the bustling crowds, the island's volcanic charm and the abundant sun which drenches it for most of the year, make it a perfect place to spend an exceptional vacation.
When you arrive at your Fuerteventura Riu Hotel the first thing you want to do is take advantage of its beaches. However, we suggest you take a day to get to know its other charms.
Day 1: What to See in Fuerteventura
After your day on the beach, you'll likely want a change of scenery. In that case, your best option is to visit the traditional village of Betancuria, located in an old volcanic crater and is the island's greenest spot. It is a village with lots of historic and artistic significance and, as a result, it's worth strolling around its white houses and exploring its cathedral. In the village you will also find a small craft center which offers a range of local products which make for perfect souvenirs.
In the afternoon, we recommend you take a small excursion. There are two particularly popular routes. The first is a visit to Fuerteventura's typical windmills which in many cases have been declared sites of cultural interest. You can see several in Puerto del Rosario and in the town of La Oliva, although it is interesting to first stop at the Tiscamanita Windmill Interpretation Center (Tuineje).
Another classic excursion in Fuerteventura is a visit to the sacred mountain of Tindaya where there are many traces of the island's native inhabitants which believed it had magical properties. If you want to spend more time learning about Fuerteventura's natural and cultural heritage, you will discover many other points of interest and leisure activities from which to choose.