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Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands and the one nearest the African coast. It is a 2 hour drive from Corralejo at the north eastern tip to far south but just a 20 minute drive across the island from Corralejo to El Cotillo. It has the best beaches of any of the Canaries miles and miles of beautiful white sand most of which are naturist-friendly. In particular the Las Dunas National Park, starting on the edge of Corralejo and stretching
7 miles south.

There are three main tourist areas Jandia (mainly German), Calete de Fuste (a man-made resort) and Corralejo (still a fishing village although now much enlarged).

Although Fuerteventura is, quite rightly, known for its glorious beaches, it’s full range of watersports being a mecca for wind and kite surfers as well as excellent diving and snorkeling in its clear azure blue waters, there is much more to the island, and many things to do.

The landscape has a timeless quality, with large open plains, dramatic barren lavascapes with smooth volcanic peaks.    There are valleys dotted with the occasional oasis of palm trees.    Throughout the island many tiny hamlets of little whitewashed houses and historic churches waiting to be explored.    Remote beaches with no-one else in sight can still to be found.

Thomas Reich