The Canary Island of Fuerteventura
Imagine sheer endless, golden sandy beaches, surrounded by a wild, untouched and barren landscape. Whether it's the huge, breathtaking, sand dunes of Corralejo in the north of the island, or the sandy beaches in the south which are several kilometres long, Fuerteventura is a holiday paradise for sun-worshippers and water-sports enthusiasts.
Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands with a length of around 100 kilometres. Thanks to its geographical location in the Atlantic Ocean, only 120 kilometres from the African mainland, Fuerteventura has mild temperatures all year round. The average yearly temperature is 23 degrees and even in the winter months temperatures hardly ever drop below 20 degrees. Fuerteventura does not have much rainfall compared to the other Canary Islands. It is therefore no wonder that it is a very popular holiday destination for Europeans all year round. Around two million tourists every year are drawn to the "Island of the Winds”, as Fuerteventura likes also to be known as.
About the beaches
The main attraction of Fuerteventura is without doubt the wonderful beaches which can be found along the entire coastline of 260 kilometres. The 76 beaches of Fuerteventura are quite diverse. Stretching along the entire coastline between the tourist strongholds of Costa Calma and Jandia, the beaches along the southern part of the east coast are very spacious, gently sloping, sandy beaches with amenities for tourists. At the southern tip of the west coast is probably the most breathtaking beach in the whole of Fuerteventura - Cofete. This very remote, natural beach stretches for over 10 kilometres and is situated in the shadow of the majestic mountain range of Jandia. In spite of the rather adventurous journey needed to get there, this a highlight for all nature lovers.
Further north, the west coast is dominated by steep cliffs and the waves here are ideal for surfing. Perfect conditions for surfers can be found at the beaches of La Pared and El Cotillo. The centrally situated beaches of the west coast of Fuerteventura are mostly black pebble or black sandy beaches. Other beach highlights to be found in the north of the island are the dune beaches of Corralejo.
"Long walks in the sand and swimming like in a lagoon"
"Extensive sandy beach, highlight for surfers"
"A fabulous kite and windsurfing paradise"
"Black, sandy beach with a variety of sports on offer"
"Large, natural beach with dunes, ideal for windsurfers and kiters"
"Beach at the heart of town with sporting activities for the whole family"
"Quiet town beach, excellent for learning windsurfing"
"An all-rounder among the beaches of Fuerteventura"
"The pearl of El Cotillo"
"Fantastic lava lagoons and white sandy beach"
"Great beach - stunning natural scenery surrounded by dunes"
"Nice and well-kept beach in a popular holiday resort"
"The largest town beach in Corralejo has a lot to offer and is ideal for a relaxing swim"
"Beautiful lagoons, ideal for relaxation"
"Action and fun for the whole family"
"Hot tip for surfers with the backdrop of wild nature"
"Advanced windsurfing and surfing conditions"
"A remote, small bay for campervan enthusiasts"
"Popular with the locals, offering a good variety of water-sport options"
"Peaceful and quiet beach that is also good for walkers, runners and those that enjoy sailing"