The flattest of the Canary Islands

Fuerteventura, spanning approximately 1,659 km² (640 sq miles), is the largest island in the Canaries. It is also one of the most arid as it lies the closest to the African coast, with temperatures staying the same pretty much all year round. Its vast beaches of golden sand are paradise for amateur or professional surfers and windsurfers, leading a number of schools to open in the area where you can learn and improve your technique. The Dunas de Corralejo Natural Park with its wonderful fine sand covers 9 km (5.6 miles) of coast, featuring lovely little bays and quiet beaches. The small island of Lobos, covering just 4.5 km² (1.7 sq miles) is clearly visible from the north-east coast of Fuenteventura and there are boat trips there that set off from Corralejo. Several boats set sail every week from Tenerife to the capital of Fuerteventura, and you can also get there by plane.