Volcanic activity shaped the Balearic Island of Fuerteventura millions of years ago, creating its stunning interior landscape and 125 miles of beautiful beaches.The perfect destination for sun-loving holidaymakers looking for an adventure, the island enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year and has over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. There are accommodations available for every type of budget, ranging from inexpensive beachside cottages to luxury resorts with Fuerteventura hotels. There are many reasons to visit Fuerteventura, but one of the best is for the range of water sports and activities available.
Windsurfing and Surfing
The Atlantic Ocean brings the summer trade winds and the winter swells that blow onto Fuerteventura, making it ideal for windsurfing. With a large windsurfing community of people are dedicated to the sport reside on the island, there is plenty of opportunities for beginners or those who are unsure of their abilities to windsurf. With expert guidance, many holidaymakers find that they master the sport within a day or two – traditional surfing opportunities are also abound with the most consistent surf on the north/northwest coast of the island.
The waters around the island are a prime destination for sailors and while you’re sailing, you can catch a glimpse of whales, dolphins, porpoises, marlin and turtles while navigating the crystal clear waters of the island. Novice sailors can take lessons from several large sailing schools on the island. More advanced sailors can explore the quiet fishing harbours close to Fuerteventura, including those of Lanzarote and Los Lobos. Those who wish to venture even further can sail off to the Canarian archipelago where they can visit as many islands as time and inclination permits. Make the most of the local knowledge of the staff at the surrounding Fuerteventura Hotels, who will be able to tell more places to go sailing and the best deals around.
Snorkelling and Diving
If you look closesly into the waters of Fuerteventura, you will see that it is teeming with oceanic life. The island offers numerous dive shops, which offer instruction for beginners or planned diving excursions for more advanced divers. The dive shops can offer snorkelling excursions and snorkelling equipment, with the possibility to rent equipment from many Fuerteventura hotels. Many travellers have likend their experience to swimming in a giant aquarium or fish bowl, due to the calm, clear waters.