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Fuerteventura

 

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With three thousand hours of sunshine a year, Fuerteventura is the closest Canary Island to the African coast with just 100 km separating the 'Punta de la Entallada' from Cape Juby in Morroco and is the second largest (after Tenerife) of all the islands. No other areas in the Canaries has as many enormous sand dunes and long sandy beaches (more than one hundred and fifty). In history, Fuerteventura is generally regarded as the oldest of all the Canary islands and its strange contours originate from various volcanic episodes. The last eruption occurred around 7,000 years ago so visitors are pretty safe. Water sports are very popular in Fuerteventura. Every year hundreds of surfers , windsurfers and divers descend on Fuerteventura and during July the island is host to the P.W.A world windsurfing speed and slalom event at Sotavento in the south.
Without doubt Fuerteventura has some of the most impressive beaches in the whole of Europe. Even though most of the land consists of stone and rock, these are some of the most impressive beaches in the whole of Europe being approx 98km long and 30km across the widest point.
There is such a vast expanse of sand in this area. From the Golden sand dunes of Corralejo in the north to the miles of flat beaches in Jandia in the south. This makes Fuerteventura an ideal destination for beach lovers.
This island features several lovely beaches, the best being along the east coast from Morro del Jable. Beaches for nudists include: Sotavento, Corralejo, and Morro del Jable.
There are many new attractions inviting tourists to discover different aspects of the Island's landscape and culture such as the Betancuria Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography and Tefia Craft Village to name but a few.
Betancuria Museum - The museum is located in the old part of the town Betancuria in a traditional style house.