The oldest island of the Canary Islands is Fuerteventura, it is also the second largest island (after Tenerife) and of the four largest islands the least popular with tourists. If you have ever visited Fuerteventura, you will wonder why.
It is the place with the most sunshine hours in Europe, even in winter there is a minimum of 6 hours of sunshine a day and the temperatures rarely fall below 20 degrees Celsius. The evenings and nights are a little cooler even in the warmer summer months so you can sleep well.
Most tourists visit Fuerteventura for the great beaches. Surfers, kite surfers and windsurfers love the island because of the constant wind and good surfing conditions.
But what many people don’t know is that the island is also great for hiking. Especially the centre of the island with the local small villages and different landscapes.
Puerto del Rosario airport
You can come to Fuerteventura by plane or by boat. By plane is by far the easiest way to get to the island. The airport is located in El Matorral, near the capital of Fuerteventura, Puerto del Rosario.
Culture on Fuerteventura
Some people say that there is no culture on Fuerteventura. Do you really believe that it is possible that on an island where people have been living since the 5th century BC there is no culture? There is culture everywhere, you just have to look a little bit closer to find it. Betancuria, the former capital of Fuerteventura, is the cultural capital of the island. In other places you will find various museums about the living conditions of the former residents. Modern culture is also very interesting. The street art that you see on many walls is amazing and the handcraft market in the hippie village of Lajares is a must visit.
Once you have opened your eyes and heart, you will certainly experience the Fuerte feeling and return to the island again and again.
Fuerte Feelings has also a dutch website:
Fuerte Feelings heeft ook een Nederlandse website: