Fuerteventura Island (Fuerteventura)

Fuerteventura (Fuerteventura) – Large island in the eastern part of the Canary Archipelago, located in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 100 kilometers from the North-West Coast of Africa. Area – 1 659.74 km², Population – 103 167 people (2008).

The island received its name by blowing it from all sides of the wind: in Spanish wind – «El Viento», And "FUERTE" – "strong".

Scientists believe that Fuerteventura is the oldest island of the Canary Archipelago, formed as a result of volcanic eruptions that occurred in the distant antiquity. Now the island for the most part of the deserted, although in the past was covered with dense forests, which over time were cut down for the construction of ships of the Spanish fleet.

Multi-kilometer wide and mostly deserted sandy beaches of Fuerteventura are considered the best on the Canar, and the steady wind has made the world famous center of Windsorfing.

Tourism here is developed yet as much as on Grand Canaria or Tenerife, but it is rather one of the advantages of this island, especially for those who prefers a relaxing atmosphere of rest, instead of crowded resorts with always crowded beaches.

Most of the existing travel infrastructure is concentrated in the south of the island – on the peninsula of the chandi (Jandía).

Symbols and integral parts of Fuerteventura’s landscapes are goats, images of which are crowned with bumpers of many local cars, and mills symbolizing wealth and prosperity.

With one tourist Fuerteventura is the perfect place for a calm and measured rest, and on the other – this is one of the best places in the archipelago for water sports.

Capital of Islands — Puerto del Rosario

As with the neighboring Islands of the Canary Archipelago, the beach season on Fuerteventura lasts all year round.

The average air temperature in July is +27…+28 °C, in January — +20 … + 22 ° C.

The temperature of the water in the ocean throughout the year is + 20 … + 22 ° C.

Specific feature of Fuerteventura – constant not very strong wind blowing the whole island.

Since Fuerteventura is an island with a low landscape, there is no clearly distinguishable climatic zones (like on Tenerife and Grand Canaria, where the clouds are delayed), and the rain – the phenomenon is very rare.

Fuerteventura Island (Fuerteventura)

It is believed that the best on the Canary Islands Extended Beaches with Small Light Sands are located on Fuerteventura. They are almost 100 kilometers here, and all of them for the most uncommon.

A total of several dozen beaches on the island, but three of them are the greatest interest: Sotavento (Playa Sotavento) – The longest, coffee machine (Playa Cofte) – the most «wild» and with strong waves, Corralejo (Playa Corralejo) – the most beautiful.

All beaches on the island municipal and free. Pay only for sun beds – 2-4 € For all day, umbrellas – 2-3 ? And, as a rule, for shower on the beach. And that, all this can only be near hotels, and on remote sections of the coast all this is missing.

Beaches on Peninsula Thadia and much of the coast of Corralejo are popular with fans of naturist recreation, as Nudism is officially allowed here.

Direct air traffic between Russia and Fuerteventure. You can get here by plane from the neighboring Tenerife and Grand Canaria, as well as out Madrid or Barcelona (the last two and Tenerife have a direct regular post with Moscow).

A regular ferry message connects Fuerteventura with Tenerife, Grand Canary and Lanzarote.

On the island itself you can move on the bus or taxi, but the most convenient to take a car for rent.

Fuerteventura Airport (Fuerteventura Airport) – Located 5 km south of Puerto del Rosario and is the only airport of the island.

Fuerteventura Island (Fuerteventura)

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