Part of the Canary Islands
The island of Fuerteventura, part of the Canary Islands and located south of mainland Spain in the Atlantic Ocean, has got a diverse landscape and mild climate, also being known as ‘’the island of eternal spring’’, which makes it ideal for leisure visiting. Situated in close proximity of the African coast, it was first inhabited by settlers of African origin and became part of Spain in medieval times.
Today, it is renowned predominantly for its touristic value, which has been increasing since the 1960s, when it became a key destination for holiday makers worldwide.
Visitors are drawn by its sand dunes, coastal potential for sailing, fishing and water sports, as well as its hilly landscape which is perfect for hiking, sightseeing and photography.
Among the many features worth discovering, three auditoriums are located on the island, adding to its artistic appeal, as many events are organised throughout the year.
Other places to see unique exhibitions include a sculpture park in El Rosario, a salt museum and a windmill craft centre.
Moreover, Fuerteventura is perfect for family holidays as it doesn’t lack children’s attractions either; sites such as the Baku Waterpark in Corralejo and the Zoo in La Lajita offer plenty entertainment for youngsters. And for the more adventurous, dolphin safaris and submarine trips are also available.
Every February and March, the island is fervent with preparations for the Carnival, an explosive event which includes large parades, eccentric costumes and intense partying.
The best locations to take part in carnivals are Moro Jabe, Corralejo and of course, Puerto de Rosario. There are two notable music festivals, Fuertemusica and Lebrancho Rock, which focus on introducing new artists, thus offering them a base to build their recognition on. There is also a colourful kite flying festival held every year at Dunas de Corralejo Natural Park, which is known to attract thousands of foreign visitors.
Concerts, opera and theatre
Eccentric local events
Fiestas and Ferias
Places of Worship