Fuerteventura is the second largest island of the Canary Islands. The island stretches over 100 km in length. Its mother country Africa is just 90km (56 miles) away to the east. It has got most glorious beaches and miles and miles of lovely, soft sand which attracts 2 million tourists a year. It gets windy at times but for windsurfer it is the ideal place to be. The island is divided into two. Northern two-third is The Bulbous with its historic sites and national park of dunes and wildlife, and Jandia in the south resides with its famous beach resorts and volcanic mountainous landscapes. There are many things to see in Lanzarote, but among them don’t miss:
- National Underwater Park: Finest Submarine Park.
- Valley of Palms: Surrounded by oasis with ancient buildings.
- Pajara Parish Church: Located in small, pretty village of Pajara. The Church is famous for its charming interior with beautifully painted design.
- Jandia Mountain: It is the highest point on the island. Magnificent view over island can oversee.
- La Oliva: The fascinating town where history has been framed with its 18th century colonial buildings.
- Dunes National Park: The Park is vast desert like mini Sahara of undulating white sand dunes. It is also nature reserve for several species of rare birds.
Getting There: Most of the international visitors arrive in Los Estancas International Airport via Spanish mainland. From airport you can hire car or use ferry service. Click highlighted link to find cheap flights to Fuerteventura.