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Excursions & activities

The island of Fuerteventura has plenty of exciting discoveries to be made and lots of activities to try.


Betancuria is the island’s historic and original capital. This quiet and quaint Spanish village nestles amongst the mountain tops and volcanoes in the island’s greener and more lush centre.
Untainted by the tourist route and full of cultural and traditional bounties and stunning vistas, this visit back in time has more than just its fantastic mountain views to be discovered. Enjoy visiting the old church and watch how the island’s aloe vera products are made at a live demonstration before sampling some local food in one of the artisan cafes. We run trips to Betancuria on request.

El Cotillo

Explore the west coast fishing village of El Cotillo – a place that draws people back again and again.
Visit the old fort and enjoy the sweeping vista of long beach and the surfers below. Follow the coastline to the rugged north shore, enjoying the stunning contrast of black volcanic rock, white sand and turquoise ocean and the old light house. Visit the crystal clear lagoons and enjoy a swim in the most stunning of locations. Visit the local handicraft shops and enjoy a drink in front of the old habour. We run regular trips to El Cotillo.


Lobos is just a short hop across the water by local boat. You can walk around the island, enjoying the coastal scenery and the flora and fauna that is unique to this island, visiting the lighthouse and climbing the volcano.
There are excellent places to swim and snorkel and beautiful beaches to have a picnic. We can take you to the port, arrange boat tickets for you and provide a packed lunch, leaving you free to explore the island at your own pace.

Volcano climbs

Take in the fresh Fuerteventura air as you climb one of the local volcanoes.
This is a wonderful way to see the island, with stunning views to the coast and inland of the volcanoes and local villages. If you are feeling super energised after class this is a great way to enjoy a bit more exercise. Join our walking excursion which includes a guide and any necessary transport to and from the base of the volcano.


Experience the breathtaking views of Fuerteventura on horseback.
Enjoy the freedom and tranquility of this beautiful island while riding on friendly horses. Feel the freedom of riding on mountain trails or coastal routes in an all-year-round temperate climate. We have a full range of tailor-made rides or lessons to suit riders of all abilities.
  • 1 or 2-hour supervised ride-outs in the panoramic hills of Villaverde
    For the novice or experienced rider. A fantastic way to experience the rural beauty and mountainous vistas of the La Oliva Region while riding on quiet off-road tracks.
  • Half-day coastal treks along the breathtaking Atlantic shore
    Recommended for the experienced rider. A thoroughly enjoyable ride alongside the lagoons and inlets of the rugged north coast, with panoramic views of the turquoise blue Atlantic Ocean and northerly views of Lanzarote.
  • Lesson packages for adults in small intimate groups
    Lessons are provided in our large outdoor training arena. Private one-to-one tuition is also available


Power yourself around the island enjoying the fresh air and fabulous views.
You can rent bikes from Surya Retreat and enjoy exploring the local area in your own time. You could cycle to Lajares, a nearby village with a great surf cafe culture, or over to El Cotillo on the west coast. As well as renting bikes to explore the local area, you can also take part in our cycling excursion to a nearby volcano.