Fuerteventura Holidays, Canary Islands
Fuerteventura is second largest island after Tenerife of the beautiful Canary Islands, which is politically a part of Spain. In 2009, it was announced to be a biosphere reserve by UNESCO.
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The island with an area of 641 square miles, is divided into municipalities, namely, Antigua, Puerto del Rosario, Betancuria, Pajara, La Oliva, and Tuineje. 100 of the original settlements were distributed through these municipalities.
The QualityCoast International Certification Program has chosen Fuerteventura as one of the 500 European destinations that are attractive for tourists who are interested in environment, sustainability, and cultural heritage.
The pleasant climate all-year round has helped in attracting visitors from around the world. It is also a home to a range of wildlife, including the threatened anarian Egyptian Vulture, Barbary ground squirrels, wild dogs and cats, and geckos. During the summer, it is also a major destination for surfers. Beautiful, sandy beaches are abundant on the island, such as those that are found around El Cotillo.
Fuerteventura can be reached through Fuerteventura Airport located at El Matorral. It has a range of well-developed tourist facilities, including the first hotel ever built on the island in 1965. Some of the beautiful sights popular to tourists are the fine sand dunes of Corralejo and El Jable, the remote and imposing house called Villa Winter at Cofete, and museums and exhibitions like the Antigua Windmill Craft Centre, the Atalayuta Archaeological Interpretation Centre, and the Salt Museum.