It is an island of the Canary Islands (Spain), located in the Atlantic Ocean 97 km off the northwest coast of Africa. The May 26, 2009 is declared in its entirety a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. It belongs to the province of Las Palmas, one of the two that make up the Canary Islands, an autonomous community of Spain. The island's capital is Puerto del Rosario (Puerto Cabras until 1956), where the Cabildo Insular, which is the government of the island. The indigenous name of the island before his conquest in the fifteenth century, was "Erbani" with its two regions "Jandia" and "Maxorata", whence the adjective majorero (originally majo or maxo). Fuerteventura is the largest island of the province, and the second of the Canary Islands. It is, geologically, the oldest island in the archipelago. Population: 103,167 (2009) Area: 1,660 km ² Elevation: 807 m Province: Province of Las Palmas Group of Islands: Canary Islands
¿What to see in Fuerteventura?
If you love the beach but do not like to share it with half a million tourists, and not have a huge budget to go to the other side of the world, the beaches of Fuerteventura are perfect for you.
Corralejo Natural Park is in the municipality of La Oliva, in the northern part of the island of Fuerteventura. It is an area of dunes, with the particularity of being a wilderness area still
Cofete is a remote beach on the southern tip of the island of Fuerteventura. It is about 20 kilometers from Morro Jable, but well worth it, to see the stunning scenery.
The small town of Betancuria, who presided over by its iglésia cathedral, was until 1834 the former capital of the island. Its name comes from the founder of French origin Bethencourt already in the fifteenth century becomes the political, administrative and religious center of the island.