Everybody knows Fuerteventura is a paradise for holidaymakers, with its winter sun, enviable climate and world-class nightlife, but there is more to this island than just these (admittedly wonderful) things. The secrets of the landscape and history of the island make for an interesting and captivating read, whether this place your next holiday destination or not. After reading some of these little-known facts, you might be considering jetting off!
The World Cup of Windsurfing
With coastlines galore and an island breeze to die for, it’s not really surprising that the windsurfing and kitesurfing world championships are held here every year. On Playa de la Barca each summer visitors can watch the very best that these outdoor sports have to offer.
The Calderón Hondo is one of the island’s many volcanoes. Like the other Canaries, Fuerteventura is volcanic and there are craters all over the rugged landscape for intrepid explorers to enjoy. Many can be climbed and explored thoroughly!
You might not think that there’s much to learn about salt and salt production, but that’s where you would be wrong. If you’re staying near Salinas del Carmen, you’ll have the opportunity to check out an interesting and unique Salt Museum nearby. With the noise of the sea in your ears on this island, learning how they make sea salt can be a fascinating experience.
An Otherworldly Island
The sandy and weathered terrain conjures up images of alien worlds, and this is probably one of the reasons that the makers of the Star Wars franchise chose parts of the southeast coast as the setting for one of their latest films. Solo: A Star Wars Story tells the tale of Han Solo’s exploits in his early years. If otherworldly landscapes are something that interest you, then book yourself a flight and an airport transfer: Fuerteventura has everything you could wish for and more!
An Ancient Island
Fuerteventura is over twenty million years old. This makes it the oldest of the Canary Islands and one of the most spectacular for the sheer length of time that the elements have had to mould the landscape. Nowhere else in the world do history and geography combine in such an elegant and unexpected way.
How to Get There
If these unusual facts about this gorgeous island have tempted you, then you’ll be happy to know that lots of UK based flights serve it year-round. With hassle-free airport transfers, Fuerteventura has never been easier to experience for yourself.
Whether it’s the landscape, the history or the unusual museums, there is something here that will cater to all, no matter what your interest. Save this guide to refresh your memory straight after your transfer. Fuerteventura is waiting for you!
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers in various countries across the globe. If you’re visiting the Canary Islands and looking for an affordable transfer, Fuerteventura Airport arrivals are easy to navigate when you book with Shuttle Direct. Lukas and his colleagues will make sure that you get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.