Guide to Fuerteventura, one of the Spanish Canary Islands.

The Canary Islands - Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura Spain - Second largest of the Spanish Canary Islands at 1,660km2, Fuerteventura is also the longest, boasting some of the finest beaches in all of the Canaries it attracts sun-worshippers and also water sports enthusiasts, who visit to enjoy the ideal surfing conditions on some parts of the island.

Fuerteventura is one of the most sparsely populated of the Canaries (around 70,000) and this is mostly due to its arid interior, consisting of sand dunes and rocky mountain ridges and having the look of a desert landscape.

Fuerteventura is something of a recently discovered tourist destination (the first tourist hotel was built in 1965), and has not yet suffered the mass tourism endured by some of its Canary Islands neighbours, tourist numbers are however growing as people discover the wonderful sandy beaches, the excellent water sports conditions, and the peaceful scenic lanscapes of the interior.

Among its most popular resorts are Corralejo, Jandia and Caleta de Fuste. Other less well known resort include Gran Tarajal, Costa Calma, Betancuria, El Cotillo, Villaverde, Triquivijate, La Pared, La Oliva, Tarajalejo and Lajares.

The airport is located to the south of the capital Puerto del Rosario and is handy for one of the main resorts at Caleta de Fuste. Fuertaventura can also be reached by ferry from Lanzarote (Playa Blanca), Arrecife (Lanzarote) and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


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