Often chosen as a holiday destination for its scenic beaches, Fuerteventura offers the warmth and crystal clear seas perfect for diving, fishing and swimming. Most holiday resorts are just metres away from the coastline, some of which are man made with sand from the Sahara desert and offer calm seas for those with children.
Excursions for watching dolphins, whales and other marine life occur regularly in Fuerteventura, as do trips for deep sea fishing. These can be in glass-bottomed boats, yachts or catamarans. Around the north of the island more diverse species can be found, including hammerhead sharks and in rare cases, turtles.
Many water activities are catered for in Fuerteventura. Diving, scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing, water-skiing, jet-skiing, wind-surfing, even banana boating are available regularly in high season. Lessons are also available for those who want to learn. Inland, golf courses and swimming pools entertain the less adventurous.
Foods of the World
The local food of Fuerteventura is traditionally simple due to the island's barren landscape, but the range of restaurants in tourist hot spots makes up for this. Cuisines ranging from Chinese to Italian are available in some resorts, satisfying all tastes.
A Real Desert Island
As a semi-desert island, Fuerteventura enjoys temperatures of at least 17 degrees all year round. Because of this, the island's landscape is dry and rocky, attracting hikers and offering inland tours of the volcanic areas of the island. The island's arid beauty and dramatic coastlines also attract photographers.