The beach of the Canaries

A paradise with over 150 km of beaches of white sand and turquoise waters, where you can discover vast natural landscapes and experience the open character of the local people. An island where you can practice a host of activities in optimal conditions.



There is a reason why Fuerteventura is known as the beach of the Canary Islands. In its calm, clear waters, there is so much more to do than enjoy the sunshine. Delighting in peaceful strolls, playing sports like surfing, windsurfing or volleyball, or simply contemplating nature - all of this is possible on the island’s beaches of golden sand. Simply envisage the beach you are looking for and Fuerteventura will have one for you: with a blue flag and the full range of commodities, a wild beach, a welcoming beach, next to picturesque fishing villages, or even beaches with wind and waves, great for practising water sports.

In fact, two beaches in the south of the island have recently been recognized among the best in Spain by the TripAdvisor travel community, in their annual Travelers Choice ranking. But it’s not just the beaches in the south of Fuerteventura that possess a special charm: the whole island has enclaves where time seems to stand still, ideal for laying down your towel, grabbing a good book, simply taking a deep breath and enjoying the unrivalled charm of this unique corner of the world. 



All fanatics of kitesurfing and windsurfing know that the Canary Islands is one of the best places in the world to practice the sport. Indeed, the islands are part of the international wind and wave sport circuit. There are average annual temperatures of 24 degrees and lots of sunshine as well as strong and constant winds both from land and sea.

The Canary Islands is blessed with fantastic infrastructure for wind and wave sports. Whether you are a professional athlete or a beginner, there are rental options for the perfect set up as well as schools and shops to purchase gear. 



Art, tradition, archaeology... Fuerteventura has some surprising museums and places of cultural interest... 

The island offers interesting options like finding out how salt is extracted or how gofio is made, immersing oneself in the everyday life of the ancient majoreros through reconstructed villages, or delving into the art of fishing at a picturesque lighthouse.

Fuerteventura has more than just paradisiacal beaches, waves, surf, and charming villages. Visitors to the island will discover that there are plenty of cultural activities to satisfy every taste. Fuerteventura has a fascinating network of museums that allow visitors to learn more about the history and culture of the island paradise.



Enjoying Fuerteventura simply has to include savouring its delicious gastronomy. As well as being the home of some of the archipelago’s famous restaurants, the island has an excellent range of gastronomy including traditional dishes like goat’s meat, majorero cheese or fresh fish, as well as proposals that fuse cultures and avant-garde tendencies. 

An island full of nuances that can be enjoyed both in tourist resorts and in smaller rural places, enabling one to experiment and take delight in new sensations via the palate every single day.

Visit some of the cheese factories, which know how to lend the best flavor to the milk of the native goat breed. The exquisite Majorero cheese (“majo” or “maho” is the name of the island’s ancient inhabitants), the first Designation of Origin in Spain granted to a goat cheese, has an exceptional taste, internationally recognized through the numerous awards obtained in different contests worldwide for several years.  



Trails, Agrotourism and the Stars: This is Rural Fuerteventura. Natural spaces, crystalline skies and a millenary civilization await you on the oldest island of the Canary archipelago.

Although the paradisiacal beaches of Fuerteventura are a must for anyone who travels the Canary archipelago, the truth is that this island of more than 1,660 km², also has amazing natural areas, clear skies, as well as a rich culture and gastronomy.

Declared in 2009 as a World Biosphere Reserve by Unesco, Fuerteventura is home to thirteen protected areas and the special fauna of steppe birds, such as the Canary Island Houbara bustard or the guirre, as well as 22 species of cetaceans and four species of sea turtles.


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