One of the most oriental islands in the archipielago, an extensive flatness surrounded by the most beautiful coast, with beaches of transparent waters, white sand and intense blue sky like its sea.
Its innumerable beaches are the tourist heavens of peace when required, but it can also be the enjoyment of water sports such as windsurfing, surf, underwater fishing, swimming or simply sunbathing in any season of the year.
But its coast is as beautiful as its interior. Betancuria, old capital of Maxorata kingdom and founded by the conquerors Juan de Bethencourt and Gadifer de la Salle, keeps in its interior the beauty of its green areas and the history in its church-cathedral of Gothic-Romanic style with an Boroque altar piece that magnifies the whole church.
La Oliva, northern town on the island, is conformed by several places of diverse characteristics being Corralejo the most important touristic enclave, with the so called "Grandes Playas".
Puerto del Rosario,is a town that occupies a strip from the Western coast to the eastern one. Here the capital of the island with the same name, its villages denote the old customs of its inhabitants in its buildings, keeping concrete heights and a very specific type of construction.
Antigua, situated in the central area of the island, is one of the most important touristic places with specific commercial zones for enjoyment and leisure.
Tuineje, town of contrasts, Gran Tarajal outstands for the beauty of its black sandy beach. Tiscamanita for its handmade bread,Tarajalejo for the possibility of riding on its beaches and in its surrounding areas.
Pajara, town in the south of the «majorera» island, has the biggest extension of beaches, these, of great contrast with transparent waters, reaching the perfect colour gradation. And it is in Pájara, where the Windsurfing World Championship is celebrated.
Finally, it is the peaceful island with more possibilities of finding peace in the beauty of its semiwild coast and enjoyment at the same time, an explosive cocktail that can only be named Fuerteventura.
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