Fuerteventura, the second largest island of the Canary Archipelago, is popularly known as La Isla Tranquila (the quiet island). You can definitely spend a totally relaxing holiday on this island of picturesque landscapes and white sandy beaches, but there is much more to Fuerteventura than peace and quiet.
While you are planning to book your holiday accommodation in Fuerteventura, you may also wonder if it is the island that best suits you from all the Canary Islands. What exactly is there in Fuerteventura? Fuerteventura has more than 150 kms of beaches with turquoise waters and charming landscapes of volcanic origin, which is the reason why it was declared Biosphere Reserve by Unesco in 2009.
Apart from that, Fuerteventura is the ideal destination for lovers of windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing. The days in Fuerteventura are long and sunny, with favorable winds and waves that can reach up to two meters in many of its beaches, such as Cotillo, Corralejo, Jandia or Caleta de Fuste. Underwater, cracks, tunnels, cornices and rock formations with coral reefs uncover the immensity of the ocean to those who are passionate about scuba diving. If you simply prefer to stroll, the beauty of its beaches will be enough to amuse you. Proof of this is Parque Natural Dunas de Corralejo.
The gastronomy of Fuerteventura is very varied as it features many traditional dishes. Fresh fish is the basis of most of them and you will soon realize that, like potatoes, it is common to accompany it with the tasty sauces of red mojo or mojo verde. During your holidays in Fuerteventura you can also taste other typical dishes from the Canary Islands, such as sancocho, gofio, or goat meat. Cheese deserves a special mention! Majorero cheese, produced in Fuerteventura, is a strong and rich cheese that has been protected by the Denomination of Origin since 1999. Do not forget to try it while you're here!
Its crystalline and shallow waters are well known by surfers and scuba divers, as they are ideal for practicing these sports. Fuerteventura is an island where you can get in touch with nature and discover environments such as Montaña de Tindaya, which rises in the middle of the plain as a highlighted tourist spot.
Fuerteventura is a great family friendly destination, where children and adults will enjoy themselves away from crowded beaches.
One of the places on the island that will certainly appeal to children is Oasis Park, a huge zoo that holds more than three thousand animals of 250 different species. You can also see the animals in the raw if you embark on a tour to see cetaceans or the turtle release on the beach. To continue enjoying the waters, but changing the landscape of sand for hilarious slides, you can go to Acua Water Park.
Another typical feature of Fuerteventura are its long plains, dotted with mills in which they make the gofio, a type of flour made of roasted cereals that is typical throughout the Canary Archipelago. In the coast towns you will discover its traditional architecture. Make sure you visit Villa de Betancuria, founded in the fifteenth century, which holds a beautiful historical complex where you can discover how the ancient inhabitants of the island lived.
Fuerteventura has an international airport that connects with the airports of the main European cities through regular lines, charters and flights of low cost companies, so you will not have any problem of accessibility. To travel by sea, there are ferries in the main ports of Fuerteventura that connect directly with the rest of the Canary Islands.
In Fuerteventura, you will find all kinds of tourist accommodations that will give you the freedom to travel the island at your own pace and without missing any details. From small apartments for couples, large accommodation for families or groups of friends, apartments with terrace and sea views located on the coastline, to beautiful flats in the center of the city, you will find the accommodation that best suit your needs. Accommodation options are never missing on this island of warm temperatures and paradisiac beaches. Get ready to step into an ocean of peace.
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