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Fuerteventura - Canaries - Spain

The Canaries lie in the Atlantic Ocean, south west of Spain and north west of Africa, directly in front of the coast of Morocco. Due to this geographical location, the islands always have been an important station for the navigation between Europe, Asia and America.These islands boast a fair, spring like climate year-round. Visitors flock to the islands' casinos, golf courses, tennis courts and natural wonders, including good beaches of white, gold and black sand. The Canaries today consist of seven islands divided, Four Main Islands Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Tenerife and Lanzarote and three smaller Islands which are not as popular La Palma, Gomera, Hierro.

The province of Las Palmas brings together the major island of Gran Canaria and the lesser ones of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. The province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife encompasses Tenerife, La Gomera, La Palma and Hierro. Exploring the Canaries you move from sub-tropical vegetation to volcanic semi-deserts, from verdant cliffs and gorges to sand dunes by the sea shore.

Already Greeks and Romans reported on this archipelago of volcanic origins, and called it the Happy Islands, In 1496 the islands became part of the Spanish kingdom, and the ships of Christopher Columbus stopped here on their travel to discover the New World.

Fuerteventura, known as the old island has the oldest history and has the longest beaches of all the archipelago. Only a narrow channel of 100 kilometres separates Fuerteventura from the African continent. It is a paradise equally for spending holidays at the beach as for fishing. There are great beaches even very close to the islands capital, Puerto Rosario. It's the second biggest of the islands, after Tenerife. There are a total of 152 beaches offering something for everyone. The island is a paradise for sun, beach and water sports enthusiasts.

Fuerteventura's History began with a primitive pagan people prior to its invasion by Europeans. They lived in caves or semi-subterranean dwellings a few of which have been discovered and excavated. The unusual sight of windmills are a reminder of its farming past and can be found throughout the island, which is known as the 'granary of the Canary Islands'. Fuerteventura offers naturally peaceful environment is an open invitation to all nature lovers.

Fuerteventura Airport is close to every part of the island. The size of Fuerteventura makes almost every area easily accessible to the tourists. The island's capital and main port is Puert del Rosario. Airport Code FUE.