Fuerteventura is known for its white sand beaches, rugged interior natural parks, and even some desert-like terrain. The beaches on the west side tend to be sandier, while the east side beaches are more rocky and not great for running. The interior of the island is rugged, mountainous, and dry. Here are some of our recommendations for the best places to run on Fuerteventura.
Coast-to-Coast Desert Run. 10 km (6.2 miles) out & back, 121m gain. Run between the east and west coasts on the Agua Liques Trail through the narrow El Jable sand desert! From Costa Calma on the south side of Fuerteventura, start at the palm-park that lines Avenida Jahn Reisen. After ~2 km, a sandy jeep trail (big sign, blue markers) leads across the isthmus for 3 km. It’s exposed, and the surface can be soft. There are additional trails in the desert area, which are well-signed. Inspired by Keith Hauser of joggingroutes.org. DETAILED DESCRIPTION ROUTE MAP
Playa de Cofete. This is a gorgeous run on a wide, remote gold sand beach with towering cliffs and crashing surf. Good, firm sand for running near the water. Some 10 km of runnable beach, accessed by a lone beach road from Cofete.
Corralejo Waterfront & Beaches 3.6 km out and back. In Corralejo at the northern end of Fuerteventura, there’s a pleasant promenade for running that extends for nearly 2 km around the marina, and then north along the Paseo Marítimo Bristol to the Bristol Sunset Beach Hotel. ROUTE MAP Add-On Options: Dirt roads/trails extending west from the Bristol Sunset Beach Hotel. Corralejo Beach, just south of the marina is also nice for running for 0.5 km. The sand is firm, but the beach is narrow so best to go early or off-peak. There are also wide, sandy beaches starting at Playa del Pozo and extending for several km south. Sand tends to be soft and firm only right near the water.