Fuerteventura Live: Explore Canaries’ Second-Largest Island Beauty

A paradise of sand and sea shown in this iconic image of one of Fuerteventura's countless and very large beaches

Discover Fuerteventura: A Volcanic Paradise in the Atlantic

Located 100 km off the north coast of Africa, Fuerteventura is the second-largest island in the Canary Islands, after Tenerife. Its unique landscape, sculpted by volcanic eruptions, makes it an unparalleled destination in the Atlantic Ocean.

Part of the Las Palmas province, the island is divided into six municipalities, with Puerto del Rosario as its capital. With its 152 beaches and natural parks, Fuerteventura was designated a Biosphere Reserve in 2019.

Explore Culture and History: Urban and Rural Treasures

The capital, Puerto del Rosario, hosts historic churches and museums, while in urban and rural areas, evidence of the island’s rich history appears in windmills and manor houses. The airport, built in 1966, facilitates access to this fascinating heritage.

Must-Visit Tourist Destinations: Coast, Nightlife, and Beaches

The most touristy areas are along the coast. To the north, Corralejo, known for its nightlife and ferry to the island of Lobos. To the east, Caleta de Fuste, close to the capital, and further south, the famous hotel zone of Costa Calma. In the far south, the lively Morro Jable.

Don’t miss the Natural Park of Corralejo, the impressive Tindaya Mountain, the hiking route to Caldera de Gairía, and the Natural Park of Jandìa.

Water Adventures and Marine Life: Sports and Conservation

Fuerteventura is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts such as surfing and windsurfing, thanks to favorable winds. Playa de Sotavento is the reference. Additionally, turtles return each year in large numbers to Cofete Beach to nest, alongside other beautiful beaches like Vigocho and La Concha in El Cotillo.

       

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