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Fuerteventura Holidays Help You Enjoy Thrilling Activities

by Daisy Wilkinson Travel Guides

Located at a distance of 100 kilometres from the coast of North Africa, Fuerteventura is the second-largest of the seven main Canary Islands. It is also the oldest of all islands in the Canaries and was formed due to a volcanic eruption about 20 million years ago. Most of the island was created about 5 million years back. It is considered one of the most attractive tourist destinations for those interested in environment, sustainability, and cultural heritage. Over the years, it has become a favourite among many tourists owing to its climate that remains pleasant throughout the year and is often referred to as the 'island of eternal spring'.

During your Fuerteventura holidays, you'll get the chance to indulge in some exciting activities outdoors. One of them is getting to the dunes of Corralejo Nature Reserve. These dunes extend to about 6 miles and have been derived mostly from the mollusc shells and other organisms from the sea that were disintegrated over a period of time. The fine sands have also spread to the pristine beaches that are touched by crystal-clear azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Your tour of this nature reserve would also allow you to unwind on one of these beaches.

You can also go whale-watching while holidaying on this island as there are more than 20 species of whales in the waters that surround the Canary Islands. The chances of spotting some of them are quite high when you venture out into the ocean. All the boats that are used for such tours have to follow the guidelines laid down by the authorities to ensure that such journeys are made as pleasant as possible. On one of these guided tours, you'll come across some pilot whales and jumping dolphins. Make sure that you get your camera or smartphone ready and keep your eyes glued to the surface of the ocean's waters to capture these amazing marine beings in action.

A visit to Jandia Natural Park would allow you to witness the endemic plant and animal species of Fuerteventura. While strolling through the red and orange peaks, you'll get the feeling of walking through the lunar landscapes. The views of such diverse landscapes would give you some memorable moments to cherish for long. The strong winds blowing across the island create many opportunities for you to indulge in some thrilling water sports. You can try wind-surfing, sailing, or kite-surfing in the waters of the Atlantic. If you are a novice, you can hire the services of experienced instructors nearby.

Fuerteventura can also be an excellent destination for those who wish to indulge in snorkelling and scuba diving. Lobos Island Nature Reserve is one of the most popular locations for diving, as there are many creatures in the clear waters. The mainland has a rocky coastline that creates natural lagoons ideal for snorkelling expeditions. As the daytime temperatures on the island remain pleasant throughout the year, getting into the waters for exploring life underwater is always a fantastic experience for those wanting to enjoy snorkelling.


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