The second largest island of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura stands out in not only for its size but its close proximity to Africa. Just 100km from the African coast, Fuerteventura is a striking location because of its lunarlike landscape and its unique architecture with North African–style architecture. The minimalist style of the island can be compared to the simplistic island of Lanzarote, but with a splash of color. The main port town of Puerto del Rosario is not only the capital but a main destination on the island.
The name of Fuerteventura comes from the Spanish words fuerte – strong, also considered a land of true luck and adventure. The unusual form of Fuerteventura was formed as a result of a series of volcanic eruptions that occurred many thousands of years ago. With over 150 km of sandy beaches and turquoise waters, you can easily discover the vast natural landscapes and bask in the openness of its people.
The main attraction of the Canary Island of Fuerteventura is without a doubt its glorious beaches. Fine golden sandy beaches as far as the eye can see, wide unspoiled landscapes, with large sand dunes delicately positioned across the island- Fuerteventura is a real dream destination for beach lovers. With over 80 beaches, the choices are endless on where to lay out and catch some rays. Fuerteventura is also home to the longest beach of all the islands, El Corallejo Grandes Playas. The most exhilirating thing about the beaches of Fuerteventura is the fact that there is something for everyone: whether you are a nature-lover, a family looking for space for the kids to dig into the soft sand, or a water sports fan - on this island, exists the perfect beach for everyone.