Did you know that Fuerteventura is the oldest island in the entire Canary archipelago? Yes, this island situated 100 km away from the African continent was the first formed and the second largest after Tenerife.
If you have decided to go on holidays to Fuerteventura, you will want to know curiosities like this: the island hides thousands of secrets that visitors, and even many residents, do not know. This is why we have done this small selection of the most outstanding ones:
- The whole territory of Fuerteventura was declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, due to its impressive natural wealth and its good state of preservation.
- These islands possesses two different regions: Jandía and Maxorata, where is prepared the famous cheese that gives the name to the people of the island: majoreros.
- The first colonists settled in the Betancuria valley, leaded by Juan de Bethancourt, from whom comes the name of the area.
- One of the most beautiful views of the island could be contemplated from La Entallada lighthouse, built on a wonderful cliff.
- The beautiful volcanic landscape of Malpaís de la Arena appeared 10.000 years ago and hides unique species of plants.
- With almost 80km of beaches, Fuerteventura boasts the largest seaboard with swimming areas in the Canary Islands. If you have the privilege of staying in a hotel in the beach area of Jandia, you could brag about being in the best of the island.
- Fuerteventura was, originally, two different islands: The peninsula of Jandia was an isthmus of sand which, after several volcanic incidents, joined Fuerteventura. Now, this is precisely the area where we find some of the best hotels in Fuerteventura.
- Cofete beach, in the municipality of Pájara and very close to the hotels area in Jandia beach, was previously used as siting of the famous film “Planet of the Apes”, due to its wonderful landscape.
- Jandia and, in general, the entire Fuerteventura coast, is one of the favourite places of the sea turtles of the Atlantic to nest and reproduce.
- The majorero cheese is made in the Gran Tarajal cooperative, with guarantee of origin and quality. Each one could weigh from 5 to 7 kilos.