Fuerteventura Island tourist information.
Fuerteventura is the oldest Canary Island, and was formed about 70 million years ago as a result of volcanic activity. Fuerteventura is the most easterly of the Canary islands and is only 100 km from the coast of Morocco. The geographical position of Fuerteventura means that for many tens of thousands of years sand from the Sahara has been deposited on Fuerteventura’s shores. The coast of Fuerteventura is sea and sand in its purest state. With 150 km of beaches of all kinds there’s a perfect one whatever your plan. Forget everything and walk along along the shore, eat fresh fish right by the ocean, or just sit on the sand and watch the sunset.
As well as being a natural paradise, Fuerteventura also has a diverse range of cultural attractions, such as museums, religious architecture, historic monuments and local crafts. The people are also proud of their traditions and music and local festivities play a major part in the island’s culture.
La Alcogida EcoMuseum
Of special interest is La Alcogida EcoMuseum, a group of seven houses, which depict the traditional Fuerteventura habitat. La Atalayita Interpretation Centre is an archeological site situated close to the Pozo Negro Valley.
The Llano Caves are the largest volcanic caves on the island, situated close to the Villaverde village. The caves are literally a volcanic tube which has gradually filled with sediment over the last million years.