The beautiful island of Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands, yet the least populated, situated just 15Km south of Lanzarote and 115Km from the African Coast.
The destination of Fuerteventura boasts a blissful average of 2938 hours of sunshine per year, this topped with the fact that the island offers in excess of 150 golden sandy beaches to explore makes the island a sun-seekers and water sport enthusiasts paradise, you can try:- Scuba Diving, Sailing, Big Game Fishing and Windsurfing to name a few or for land lovers why not explore by Jeep, Quad Bike, Horse or of course Camel.
Home to the Windsurfing World Championships every July in the south of the island, and 2004 found it hosting the Spanish Open Golf Tournament in the fantastic Campo de Golf facilities in Caleta De Fuste, further golf courses are currently under construction. 2004 also saw the opening of the Baku water parl in Corralejo.
The islands impressive landscape is a mass of Volcanic mountains, and plains with hidden typical Canarian towns such as Betencuria the former capital of the island just waiting for you to wander around the streets, and seek out the 15 th century cathedral, or maybe you will find the typical handmade products such as lace and goats cheese that are still made today by ancient methods. Traditional windmills will be found dotted along the landscape, and the contrast of Natural Park sand dunes in the north of the island and the 32 Km of soft white sandy beaches in the southern peninsula offer spectacular views, and a great contrast to the barren and ridged mountains that dominate this isle.
Puerto Del Rosario has been the islands capital since 1860, and is home to a majority of the islands population, however the many visitors and property investors wishing to make Fuerteventura a more permanent fixture to their lives either as residents or holiday home owners often choose the more touristic locations of Caleta De Fuste, and Corralejo.