Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

With its long, wild beaches of crystal-clear waters and spring-like weather throughout the year, this  island is the favourite destination for lovers of water sports and open landscapes but it also possesses a vast natural heritage as well as a unique historical and cultural one bequeathed from three continents: Europe, America and Africa.

  • Fuerteventura, which has belonged politically to Spain since 1476, is one of the seven islands forming the paradise archipelago of the Canaries, the southernmost spot of the European Union.

    Located 100 km from the Western Sahara coastline, its weather is subtropical, dry and warm. The climatic conditions are excellent during the whole year. The trade winds soften and refresh the temperatures even on the hottest days of summer (20ºC / 68ºF year average). It has 320 days of sunlight during the year.

    It is directly connected to many European cities and only two and a half hours from Madrid by plane.

    South America and the Caribbean have turned the Canaries into a crossing point for an endless number of round trips in the course of explorations, conquests, discoveries and migrations, so they share accents, gastronomy, culture and mutual love.

    With Africa it shares landscapes, proximity and many other similarities.
    Its European customs are merged into the exuberant and lightfilled landscape that conveys serene tranquility. The safety to move around the most hidden spots both in the day and night makes it an idyllic destination to enjoy your holidays in a relaxing and different way.
    Its traditions and gastronomy distinguish it among the rest of the CANARY ISLANDS, although it is worth to visiting all of them as their diversity and beauty are extraordinary.

  • Fuerteventura was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

    It has three Natural Parks and six protected landscapes of amazing beauty, which make it unique. In the year 2012 it received the QualityCoast award for its efforts to become a sustainable tourist destination.

    From a geological point of view, it is the oldest Canary Island. Its volcanic origin is evident in the breath-taking preserved craters, which give character to its arid landscape.
    The last volcanic eruption took place approximately 7000 years ago.
    These special conditions make Fuerteventura a different and appealing place of singular beauty, which we would like to share with everyone who comes to visit us.

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