Located just 100 kilometres off the coast of North Africa, it is the second biggest of the islands, after Tenerife, and has the longest beaches in the Canary Islands.
The Island is a paradise for sun, beach and watersports enthusiasts. The island is also widely believed to be the oldest of the Canary Islands.
Its strange form was created out of a series of volcanic eruptions many thousands of years ago. Water sports are very popular in Fuerteventura.
Every year hundreds of surfers, windsurfers and divers descend on Fuerteventura and during July the island is host to the P.W.A world windsurfing speed and slalom event at Sotavento in the south.
There is nowhere else in the Canaries with as many enormous sand dunes and long sandy beaches (more than one hundred and fifty). Even though most of the land consists of stone and rock, these are some of the most impressive beaches in the whole of Europe.
- Country: Spain
- Population: 30,000 in Fuerteventura
- Language: Castilian – Spanish
- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Time zone: Same as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Country dialing code: +34
- Electricity: 220 volts, 50 Hz
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