– The sand dunes of Maspalomas.
– Valsequillo. This area is very green with imposing rock formations and steep ravines, It has pine forests, palm groves and almond trees (which are in bloom in January and February) and all kinds of vegetation within its 39.15 km2.
– Biking. The island is a paradise for bikers, with lots of trails for mountain biking, from easy to very difficult and long ones. There are also many possibilities of road biking, both in the mountain region and along the coast. There are bike renting centers in the island.
– Surf. Gran Canaria is a perfect place to learn to surf. A surf class will set you off safely with the right technique. Use a reputable surf school such as Surf Canaries, a mobile Surf School in the south of the island who take parties to the right beaches for learning and give in depth and fun classes with qualified instructors.
Fuerteventura is a volcanic island, in some places untouched but in others heavily developed for tourism. Spanish is the national language, although English and German are widely spoken in many tourist areas.
A hire car is the best option for discovering the remote wilderness regions.