Fuerteventura is the second-largest island of las Islas Canarias and is also known as the Island of Eternal Spring. With 300 days of sunshine per year, Fuerteventura truly invites serious sunbathers. Allow yourself to be enthralled by the white, powdery sands and turquoise-blue waters of one of the 150-kilometre-long beaches. However, the beaches are not only an absolute highlight for sunbathing. Surfers also have the perfect opportunity to dance with two-metre-high waves. It’s no wonder that this surfer’s paradise also bears the title “Europe’s Hawaii”.
Destination airport: Fuerteventura (FUE)
An absolute must-see, especially for holidaymakers with a keen interest in culture, is the town of La Oliva. Until the 19th century, La Oliva was the island’s unofficial capital and continues to attract visitors with its historic buildings from that time. Soak up the Mediterranean flair in combination with the olive groves and palm trees, and take the chance to rummage around for pretty keepsakes at the weekly market. Here you can also find fruit and vegetables as well as hand-crafted products made from wood and leather. Back on the road towards the coast, be sure to make a stop at the Parque natural de Corralejo nature reserve. Beaches of white sand and turquoise water as far as the eye can see - an especially relaxing area to stroll for kilometres along the coast. Fuerteventura has simply gorgeous sandy beaches, inviting you to while away the sunny days there and really unwind.
It is renowned for its long, bright beaches and their optimal conditions for surfers. Europe's biggest surfing event - the Wind- & Kitesurfing World Cup - is held there every year.
Another definite must-see is the Montaña de Tindaya mountain. According to legend, the “holy magic mountain” is an enchanted place. Montaña de Tindaya was once a place of prayer for the indigenous people of Fuerteventura and served as protection against evil spirits and demons. Allow the calm and powerful aura of the 400-metre-high Pico de la Zarza mountain to take effect on you. It can only be climbed with a special permit, but once there you are treated to a phenomenal view out over the island and beyond. Perhaps you can even see the neighbouring islands?
A fantastic destination for more adventurous spirits is the Cuevas de Ajuy. These mysterious caves - with equally mysterious pirate legends - at Playa de los Muertos have a very special aura and a quivering atmosphere. Here you can descend a steep staircase into the mystical underground, visiting the caves and, of course, allowing them to retell their pirate stories. Truly an experience! The Cuevas de Ajuy caves make for a spectacular excursion in the west of the island.