Fuerteventura Tourist Information and Tourism
(Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain)
The island of Fuerteventura is without doubt one of the most beautiful of the Canary Islands, with a relatively flat terrain. Fuerteventura is actual the second-biggest of the Canaries with a relatively diverse landscape, although Fuerteventura is also the least densely populated, retaining much of its true character.
Famous for its sensational coastline, which stretches for more than 193 km / 120 miles, Fuerteventura is home to more than 150 beaches, many of which are perfect for an array of water sports, often being lined with numerous cafés, bars and beachfront hotels.
The island's main tourism resorts are located at opposite ends of Fuerteventura, with Corralejo standing on the northern side, famed for its spectacular white sandy beaches and superb tourist facilities. On the southern side of Fuerteventura you will find Morro Jable, a sophisticated resort offering some of Fuerteventura's best surfing conditions. Other notable towns and villages on Fuerteventura include the bustling coastal capital of Puerto del Rosario, the villages of Antigua, Betancuria and El Cotillo, and the resorts of Caleta de Fuste and Costa Calma - both of which feature superb beaches and truly spectacular scenery, with a range of beachfront hotels and self-catering apartments. More information about Fuerteventura Hotels
A number of tourism bureaus can be found throughout Fuerteventura, offering a range of advice about the best places to visit and sights to see. The main tourism bureaus on Fuerteventura include the Puerto del Rosario Tourist Information Office along the Avenida Constitución, the attractive Caleta de Fuste Tourist Office at the Centro Commercial Castillo, Corralejo Tourist Information on the Plaza Grande de Corralejo, and Morro Jable Tourism Centre along the Avenida Saladar.
Fuerteventura is known for its extensive range of outdoor activities and leisure pursuits. These include a number of modern and scenic golf courses, scuba diving and snorkelling along the island's coastline, guided walking and hiking trails, windsurfing off Fuerteventura's many stretches of beach, and sailing around the island. Fuerteventura is also known for its nightlife, with a good selection of nightclubs, discos and restaurants, particularly around the Caleta de Fuste and Corralejo resorts.
Other popular tourist attractions on Fuerteventura include La Lajita Zoo / Oasis Park - with botanical gardens, many zoo favourites and Europe's biggest camel reserve; the American Star Shipwreck - the haunting remains of a huge liner, grounded close to Playa de Garcey beach in 1994; Isla Lobos - a small island just a short trip from Fuerteventura, which has become a major nature reserve, containing an array of nesting seabirds; and Fuerteventura's Antigua Windmill - a historic landmark in the charming village of Antigua. More information about Fuerteventura Tourist Attractions
and Fuerteventura Landmarks
Some of Fuerteventura's main museums and art galleries include the Archaeology Museum - celebrating Fuerteventura's extensive past, with many notable archaeological finds and information about rural farming; Ecomuseo de La Alcogida - an enchanting recreation of past village life, offering workshops and demonstrations; Cuevo De Llanos Visitor Centre and Museum - a large and important cave, which can only be reached by a naturally occurring volcanic tunnels; Casa Mane Art Centre - an impressive art gallery in the La Oliva part of Fuerteventura, with many works by local artists; and La Cilla Museum of Grains - featuring information about Fuerteventura's rich farming heritage, with collections of antique farming equipment. More information about Fuerteventura Museums
and Fuerteventura Art Galleries
Tourist attractions located nearby Fuerteventura include all of the neighbouring six Canary Islands, which are connected to Fuerteventura by regular ferries, jetfoils and flights. Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Tenerife are always particularly appealing excursions from Fuerteventura, all of which contain stunning coastlines and a huge selection of beach resorts, together with individual characters and regional scenery. More information about Fuerteventura Attractions Nearby
More Fuerteventura Information / Fast Facts and Orientation
Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
- Country: Spain
- Location: Las Palmas, Canary Islands
- Status: island / resort
- Area: approximately 641 square miles / 1,660 square kilometres
- Population: approximately 75,000
- Language: Spanish
- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Time zone: 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Country dialing code: +34
- Telephone area code: 928
- Religion: various religions
- Average daily Fuerteventura January temperature: 21°C / 70°F
- Average daily Fuerteventura July temperature: 28°C / 82°F