Fuerteventura is the second-largest of the Canary Islands of Spain that are located off northern Africa. The island is known for its warm weather all year around and for its white sand beaches hugging its Atlantic Ocean coastline. The (roughly) 93 miles of beaches are backed by rugged cliffs and there are many sheltered coves to enjoy. There are many water sports to try, including water skiing, surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing. Fuerteventura is a Biosphere Reserve offering spectacular volcanic scenery. A visit to the Corralejo Natural Park offers dunes and white-sand beaches overlooking turquoise waters in a protected natural area. The coastal town of La Lajita offers several 5 star hotels in Fuerteventura as well as the expansive Costa Calma beach close by with all facilities and amenities available. Oasis Park in La Lajita gives a hand-on experience with various animals along with shows involving birds and sea lions. In Corralejo, everyone can enjoy the Acua Water Park with its slides and pools, a children's club and restaurants.
While the beaches seem endless, Cofete Beach is a wonderful choice for anyone wanting peace and quiet. Over 7 miles in length, the white-sand beach is clean, completely undeveloped and backed by impressive mountains. Caleta de Fuste offers a fine, white-sand beach with calm waves that's perfect for families. The area is popular for jet skiing and surfing.
The historic capital of Fuerteventura, Betancuria, is a colonial landmark founded in 1404 for defensive purposes. These days Betancuria offers a glimpse into past life on the island with several historic and religious buildings to visit as well as the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography. The Museum of Sacred Art is also of interest.
There is a choice of luxury 5 star hotels in Fuerteventura. For those who enjoy golf, the Elba Palace Golf & Vital Hotel is a good choice. The hotel is nestled on the golf course in Caleta De Fuste, close to a casino and Thalasso Spa and a short walk from the beaches. There is a restaurant and café on site and various sports facilities, while air-conditioned rooms have all amenities including free WiFi. The Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real is located right on the beach in Corralejo and has two pools located in attractive gardens as well as six restaurants, a bar, a gym and spa facilities. Rooms have every amenity for a comfortable stay and WiFi is free.