Welcome to Fuerteventura Island
Fuerteventura is the most occidental island of the Canary Islands, and the closest one to the African coast. This incredible island emerged to the surface from the sea twenty million years ago, as an effect of the volcanic activity that created the Canarias islands. This island is famous for its huge beaches of white sand, its turquoise waters and a fabulous average temperature of 22º C (71,6ºF) all year long due to its tropical position. Fuerteventura is in fact a paradise for windsurfers and kytesurfers thanks to the Sirocco winds that sweep the island smoothly from the Sahara desert. This is a quiet paradise, not as frequented by tourists as other islands like Gran Canaria or Tenerife. The tropical temperature average through the whole year offers a very pleasant escape for Europeans just a couple hours by plane from most European capitals. Any time of the year is a good for a holiday in Fuerteventura. The first hotel of the island was built during 1960’s and short after the international airport opened in the capital city Puerto del Rosario. Currently there are direct flights to Fuerteventura from London, Munich, Brussels, Amsterdam, Milan, Dublin and many other European cities. Thanks to its special conditions and clear waters, Fuerteventura is considered by sailors, scuba divers and fishermen as natural paradise where whales, dolphins and turtles are common sights. The most important tourist resorts in the island can be found at Corralejo in the north and Morro Jable in the South. The interior of the island is worth a visit as well, formed by large plains, lava landscapes and volcanic mountains that can be visited. A good way to visit the island is by car, you can hire cars in Fuerteventura airport, car rentals are usually cheap and petrol is also quite cheap in the islands as there are fewer taxes. The main industry of the island is tourism, although there is also some fishing, agriculture and business.