Fuerteventura Island

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FuerteventuraFuerteventura Island is part of the Canarian Archipelago (autonomous region of Spain) and is located about 100 km from the African coast, belongs to the province of Las Palmas and is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Its capital is Puerto del Rosario and is the second largest island in the archipelago and also the most ancient from the geological point of view.

Description

Fuerteventura from the elongated shape together with Lanzarote is one of the driest islands of the archipelago. The island is home to extensive plains, and in its central area Fuerteventurawe find the Betancuria massif 760m high. But the highest area is located to the south and reaches with the Pico de la Zarza 807m.

The island is home to more than 70 km of wide pebble beaches or white or black sand. In the Northwest, in Corralejo, there is also an area of spectacular desert dunes.

Fuerteventura dune

What to see in Fuerteventura

You can start the visit from the pretty port of Corralejo, (take advantage of the beach), then in the evening you can take a walk and have dinner at Puerto del Rosario.

Iglesia de Pajara
Iglesia de Pajara

To see then the locality of Pozo Negro, with its fish restaurants. So visit the beautiful church of Pajara.

Also, take a day to visit Betancuria, with its museums and the church, it’s a nice place, in addition it’s a good place for for having a dinner in one of its characteristic places. Afterwards you can enjoy an enchanting sea with crystal clear water and white sand at La Oliva and El Cotillo.

Betancuria
Betancuria

Finally, do not forget to visit the wild Isla de Lobos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

See also: Lanzarote Island
See also: La Palma Island
See also: La Gomera Island
See also: El Hierro Island
See also: Gran Canaria Island