Fuerteventura is an island of tremendous contrast located in the Atlantic Ocean and the closest of the Canary Islands to the African Coast. Second largest after Tenerife, it sits on the same latitude as Florida and Mexico and as such enjoys a warm year round climate with an estimated 3000 hours of sunshine a year. With some of the best beaches in the world, it's an ideal family destination.
The second largest of seven Canary Islands, Fuerteventura which loosely translated means "strong winds" is renowned worldwide for its glorious climate, warm balmy winds and beautiful beaches. Set on the same latitude as Mexico and Florida and just off the coast of North Africa, Fuerteventura enjoys a sub-tropical climate and boasts a great mix of rugged interior, miles of sweeping sand dunes or beach and a rich and diverse eco-system. A favorite with families and water sports enthusiasts, the island's climate and location lend itself to a variety of on-water activities such as kite surfing, surfing and windsurfing to name but a few. It is a top year round destination from the UK and particularly popular for winter sun, and at just over a 4-hour direct flight away, ideal for those who don't like to travel too far for their sunshine fix.