When you think about heavenly white or golden sand beaches with turquoise waters, golden dunes at sunset, it is the magical Fuerteventura.
This beautiful island is the oldest of the Canary Islands. It began to rise up out of the Atlantic Ocean about 22 million years ago. It is located off the west coast of North Africa. The island is referred to as the island of eternal spring because of its climate. This is the reason why it is a dream destination any time during the year.
The island is divided into two parts, the northern portion which is Maxorata and the southwestern part called the Jandía peninsula.
The island’s name is a compound word formed by the Spanish words for “strong” (fuerte) and “fortune” (ventura). Another theory is that the island’s name derives from “Fortunatae Insulae” (Fortunate Islands), the name by which the Romans knew the Canary Islands.
If you wish to experience outstanding outdoor activities, do not hesitate to try out the unforgettable activities such as exploring the landscapes, visiting the small villages. There are so many amazing places to travel. Don’t miss Corralejo Natural Park, which is the most popular place to visit in Fuerteventura. The white sand dunes are formed by the strong winds that hit the island thus Fuerteventura has the largest dune system in the Canary Islands.
Fuerteventura provides so many opportunities for those who are in love with water sports. It is a paradise for windsurfing and kitesurfing as the constant wind always blows. Kayaking, snorkeling and sailing are also a good choice for having fun. But most of all, surfing is the most popular sport in the island!
Would you eat out? Enjoy the delicious fish of local cuisines. Taste some famous cheese of Fuerteventura. ‘Majorero cheese’, which is made with the milk of an endemic goat species and is one of the three Canary Islands cheeses that have a protected designation of origin.
The people of Fuerteventura are called ‘Majoreros’, derived from the ancient term ‘Majos’ or ‘Maxos’ That’s where the previous name for the island comes from: ‘Maxorata’. – Canary Fact
Fuerteventura is the home of the most beautiful beaches in the Canaries. Let’s spend your day with relaxing and enjoy the sun in the amazing beaches such as: Sotavento Beach, Corralejo Beach, Cofete Beach, Esmeralda Beach, Gran Tarajal Beach, Lobos Island, Costa Calma. Each of them is worth to visit.
Do you travel with kids?
Enjoy the water park with more than 14 attractions, which provides all day entertainment. Spending the day at Acua Water Park is another of the most popular activities to do in Fuerteventura with kids.
Boat excursion for whale and dolphin watching along the coast of Fuerteventura is also a good choice to have fun with kids.
Betancuria is the oldest city and it was the island’s capital until 1834. However, today it’s one of the least populated towns. It is in the Betancuria valley, the greenest area on the island.
If you travel with kids, La Alcogida Ecomuseum is a great choice to visit. They will love seeing the livestock of the time, which includes goats, donkeys, and camels.