Known as "La Isla Tranquila" (the Calm Island), Fuerteventura is the island with the longest coastline in the Canary Islands, with the total length stretching to 1,731km. With empty plains and immense beaches of fine, golden sand, this beautiful island is the nearest to the continent of Africa. Its land is characterised by its extensive, open coastlines which result in unbeatable beaches with regards size, tranquility and cleanliness. The beaches available in the northern and southern extremes of the island would rival the world's best. Fuerteventura, only separated from Africa by a narrow corridor, is a fishing paradise.
These characteristics enable the island to play host to the World Windsurfing Championships every year, as well as welcome the International Deep Sea Fishing Open. Its ports are also the perfect place for the practise of sailing, scuba diving and kayaking.
The excellent location of Fuerteventura has resulted in the island's history being defined by its cultural richness, native to the "majorera" people who were known for their industry and tenacity. This has left the island with an impressive patrimonial wealth that is evident through an extensive network of museums. Fuerteventura has much to offer. Come and discover it!