Idyllic beaches on the sunshine island
At first sight windy and barren, the azure blue Atlantic Ocean soon reveals how multifaceted Fuerteventura really is. Fuerteventura is referred to as “the island of eternal spring” – and deservedly so. Owing to its latitude and position in the Atlantic Ocean, temperatures in winter are mild whilst trade winds help cool down the heat in summer.
As well as being a dream destination for sun worshippers, the second largest of the Canary Islands exerts a magical appeal on water sports enthusiasts too. Kite surfers cavort on the water and under the surface divers hope to meet a whale. Also, cyclists get their money's worth on Fuerteventura, as a cycle tour is an excellent way to discover the island's hinterland.
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Sightseeing in your Fuerteventura holidays
Dream beaches are no rarity in Fuerteventura. Playa de Esquinzo is recommended for families with children. The beach is very crowded and has very fine sand. View in maps
Beaches such as Playa del Salmo and Playa de Sotavento are ideal for those who are looking for peace and time to relax. A detour to the Mirador El Salmo is worthwhile for the views. View in maps
Playa de Viejo Rey is particularly popular with surfers and nature lovers. This dream beach in La Pared has room for everyone. View in maps
A nice destination after the beach day is the Oasis Park, which impresses with its variety of plants and animals. External link
Much more sparse, but no less worth seeing, are the vast shifting v. Here you can feel that Africa is right next door. View in maps