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Vacations and Sightseeing

Basic information
Official languageSpanish
CapitalPuerto del Rosario
Area1.660 km²
Population119,732  (2020)
Currencyeuro  (EUR)



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Vacations and Sightseeing

Nowadays, only the tourist industry is of major importance for the island's economy.

Compared to islands like Gran Canaria and Tenerife, tourism started late. It started in the late 1960s, but it was not until the 1970s that tourism really took off. In 1968 only 1400 foreign tourists came to Fuerteventura, in 1989 this number had already risen to more than 300.000. From the year 2000 onwards, Fuerteventura was visited by tens of thousands of Dutch people every year.

At the moment there are four real tourist centres that are mainly visited by Germans: Corralejo, Caleta de Fustes, Costa Calma and Jandía Playa. With its unique long sandy beaches, Corralejo is Fuerteventura's main resort. It is a lively place where tourists of all kinds come together. Sun worshippers, nature lovers and surfers all enjoy spending their holidays here. This mix creates a cosy, dynamic atmosphere, which is also reflected in the nightlife. There are no historical buildings in the village, but the surrounding nature is all the more worthwhile. The direct surroundings of Corralejo consist of extensive sand dunes and endless beaches. Together, these are protected nature reserve, which indicates its unique character. Not only the beaches are beautiful, but also the picturesque Isla de Lobos is definitely worth a visit. Read more on the Corralejo page.


Evers, K. / Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote

Gawin, I. / Fuerteventura
Zuidnederlandse Uitgeverij

Grimm, P. / Lanzarote & Fuerteventura

Lipps, S. / Fuerteventura

Schütte, H. / Fuerteventura
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Last updated June 2024
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