If you're a fan of endless beaches and crystal clear water there's no need to cross vast oceans to discover these places of paradise. Not far from from the African coast (57 miles), Fuerteventura undoubtedly offers the most beautiful beaches of the Canary Islands, we might say of the whole Atlantic! Miles and miles of fine white sandy beaches border the island's shallow turquoise waters. The seabeds, which host a variety of fauna, are great for diving; however, Fuerteventura is especially famous for being one of the best spots in the world for sailing and kite surfing due to the incessant winds that blow from April to October.
The famous beach of Jandia, which stretches over 15 miles from Morro Jable to Costa Calma in the south of the island, hosts the world championships in July and August. However, the attraction of the 'red island' is not limited to its beaches!
The desert landscape is reminiscent of the American West and its mountains - scattered with windmills - conceal picturesque villages and their white houses like those of the ancient capitals Antigua, Pajara and Betancuria.
At the north end of the island, Corralejo (classified a national park) is a small fishing town which is ideally located near a dune-filled wide beach facing the volcanic island of Los Lobos. The Saharan landscape makes us realise that Africa is actually not so far away. Ferries leave from the port of Corralejo and take you to Lanzarote in only 12 minutes.
Maximim temperature between 22°C and 24°C, the perceived temperature is <30°.
Little or no rain (less than 1.5mm per day).
Cloudy with sunny intervals (40% to 60% cloud cover).
Sea temperature between 20 °C and 22°C. Wind speed between 4 mph and 7 mph.
Moderate to strong winds (between 12mph and 18mph).
When my editor told me that my next destination would be Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, it was like someone had just thrown me in a cage full of greedy immobile sunbathing hyenas that would move only to gorge on fried foods. The images haunted me for days until we arrived on the island, where we were ...
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