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The Spanish island of Fuerteventura is the oldest and second largest of the Canary Islands which are located off the coast of Africa. With history dating back to the 11th century settling of the island by the Phoenicians, Fuerteventura is now a popular tourist destination offering visitors a unique experience amidst its tropical and lush setting in the Atlantic Ocean.

Due to the elongated shape of the island, Fuerteventura offers the longest beaches in the Canary Islands. With a warm climate it a prime destination for beachgoers and water sport enthusiasts. The beaches of Fuerteventura, which feature white sand as well dark volcanic sand is also popular for surfers due to the excellent waves created by the trade winds. Deep sea fishing, scuba diving, and other outdoor activities are available in Fuerteventura.

One of the least settled islands of the Canaries, Fuerteventura features a number of quaint coastal villages dotted along the island which is dominated by mountains including celebrated Mount Tindaya. The mountain is thought by locals to possess magical powers. The island has a wealth of natural areas to explore from the ancient volcanic cones to sand dunes to underwater areas that are frequented by scuba divers.


Travellers to Fuerteventura can reach the island by air via the Fuerteventura Airport near the capital of Puerto del Rosario. Over 20 European airlines offer flights from many of the major cities in Europe. Taxis and car hires are available from the airport to the major resort areas such as Corralejo, Caleto de Fuste, and Morro Jable.

Visitors to Fuerteventura can sample the Canarian culture through its music, customs, dress, and religion. Fuerteventura's folklore music can be enjoyed at festivals and oftentimes at local bars and clubs. The Spanish tradition of siesta is observed by the locals on the island as well as late night meals and outings. Lucha Canaria, a style of wrestling that is similar to Sumo is a popular sport on the island that should appeal to the sports enthusiast.

The island has a number of deluxe hotels, villas, and apartments that can provide the traveller with first class accommodations. Car hires and motorbikes are available to provide transportation around the island. Along the waterfront in Corralejo, which still retains the charm of its fishing village heritage, there are many shops, cafes, and restaurants. Known as the peaceful island, Fuerteventura has become a destination for European travellers looking to get away from the more crowded resorts in other parts of Europe.

About the Author:
Sophie is a blog travel writer who visits many cities and countries in the world, reviewing and commenting on cultures and diversity as well as reviewing accommodation and hotels where she stays. Whenever Sophie travels to Fuerteventura, she uses Resorthoppa transfer services and gets taken straight from Fuerteventura airport to her resort, quickly and easily. Resorthoppa is a convenient and cheap way of pre-booking private or shuttle bus transfer from the airport to the door of your holiday accommodation. Book your transfer at
Article Source: - A Travel Guide to Fuerteventura: At The Heart Of The Canary Islands

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