Sitting just off the African coast, Fuerteventura is one of the least spoiled of Canary Islands. It has more miles of sandy beaches and sand dunes than any of the other Canary Islands.
Fuerteventura is a place like no other. Although tourism has made its mark, it is still easy to escape from it all on the island. With over 150 beaches to choose from, you could spend almost half a year here and still never see the same beach twice.
From the charm of Corralejo in the north to the mile upon mile of golden beaches and lagoons in the south, Fuerteventura is the place to come for a relaxing holiday. Here, the pace of life is dictated by the land. Lose yourself on on virgin white sand that stretches as far as the eye can see or drive into the timeless, volcanic landscape that dominates the interior of Fuerteventura
Basking in year round warm temperatures, the desert landscape is unique and large areas of Fuerteventura are protected parks.
Sitting on the same latitude as Florida and Mexico, Fuerteventura is an all year round holiday destination. Come to Fuerteventura and you are stepping back to the way Spain was perhaps 30 years ago – no high rise buildings, a relaxed and gentle way of life, clean streets and beaches.
Fuerteventura (Fuerte – strong: Ventura – happiness) has been described as “the land that time forgot” by some of our guests. It is the second largest of the Canary Islands and coming here really is like stepping back in time! Unlike its more touristic neighbours of Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura is the place to come to relax, unwind and step back in time.
Fuerteventura has an embarrassment of beaches – some are in deserted coves and little fishing villages.
Traveling is easy … buses and ferries are cheap, Caleta de Fuste on the coast and midway up the island is very much an up-and-coming resort
geared to families and is the ideal base for
sunbathing and exploring. You can find restaurants of all nationalities to
suit all tastes and all pockets.
Caleta has a golden sandy beach set in a bay
shaped like a horse shoe. The gently sloping shore makes for very safe
In the north of Fuerteventura is the major tourist town of Corralejo – bustling, busy and rapidly expanding. But before then are the marvellous sand dunes – created by natural sandstorms which have swept vast amounts of Saharan sand over from Africa creating amazing dunes and miles of golden beaches for bathing and water sports.
To the west of Fuerteventura is El Cotillo, a more relaxed
village with some excellent surfing beaches to the south and lovely lagoons
to the north side.
Fuerteventura is the oldest island of the Canary Islands dating back 20 million years from a volcanic eruption but the majority of Fuerteventura was created about five million years ago and since then has been eroded by wind and weather. The last volcanic activity in Fuerteventura was between 4,000 to 5,000 years ago.
Fuerteventura - the tranquil island
It's tranquil nature derives from it being the least settled of the Canary Islands. The highest point in Fuerteventura is Mount Jandia (807 m) in the southwestern part of the island. Geographical features include Istmo de la Pared which is 5 km wide and is the narrowest part of Fuerteventura. The island is divided into two parts, the northern portion which is Maxorata and the southwestern part called the Jandía peninsula.
On Fuerteventura you can swim with dolphins, go whale watching, take a ferry to the Isle of Lobos – a protected natural park just off the north coast with many rare birds and plants – take a trip to Lanzarote … or just relax on the beach in the sun!