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Interesting Fuerteventura for the Tourists

By Alissha Johnson Subscribe to RSS | July 31st 2012 | Views:
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Fuerteventura has as many interesting delights for the tourists as its long name. There are wonderful surprises awaiting the tourists’ discovery. Fuerteventura belongs to the Canary Islands situated closest to Africa.

Background

Fuerteventura is an island that surfaced out of a volcanic activity that happened twenty million years ago. Hence, Fuerteventura is shaped by the natural forces of wind, rain and soil erosion after the volcanic activity. It has plenty of natural formations in terms of vast green plains, lava flow remnants and volcanic mountains which are deemed ‘protected sites’.

Its strategic location at the tropics makes it an attraction holiday destination that offers white sandy beaches with clear turquoise waters and warm climates of 22º C all year round. It is well known as a surfer’s paradise with lots of beach activities available such as kite surfing and beach volleyball. There is a consistent blowing of Sahara dessert winds to refresh the land and inhabitants.

Fuerteventura is the oldest island among the Canary Islands cluster.

History

The first inhabitants at Fuerteventura are supposedly from North Africa; their presence is supported by recent archaeological discoveries in caves and other settlement locations where ancient tools and earthenware were uncovered.

The Phoenicians purportedly arrived at Fuerteventura around 11BC before the Spanish, Portuguese and French came over.

Spain regained control in the 19th century with Queen Isabel II declaring the island to be a free trade zone with a name change. However, Fuerteventura gained independence in the following century when it became part of the province of Gran Canaria.

With its first airport in 1940, Fuerteventura has been flourishing as one of Spain’s more popular tourists’ holiday destinations.

Main industry

Today, the main industry in Fuerteventura is tourism. Many tourists enjoy the island’s year round tropical climate. However, other industries support the island’s economy; these include fishing, agricultural and business activities.

There are many popular tourist attractions here such as scuba diving, windsurfing, kite-boarding and fishing. Deep sea fishing is popular with avid fishermen from all over the world to enjoy this marine paradise in the Atlantic waters. One would probably sight whales, dolphins, marlins and exotic turtles.

Tourism is huge at Fuerteventura with plenty of beach and water activities on popular beaches such as Gran Tarajal, Pájara and Corralejo.

Avid golfers would enjoy their game with great golfing courses that have been designed and planned to blend with the wind conditions for the best golf game ever. The golf courses overlook panoramic sea views.

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