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Fuerteventura is the second largest island of the Canary archipelago in the Atlantic. This unspoilt landscape is sparsely populated, lies about a hundred kilometers off the African coast and belongs politically and socially to Europe. We start exploring the island in the far north. Corralejo developed into a ferry port and within a few decades into a lively resort. A fairly large marina also shows that many residents of mainland Spain have set up their second home here.
Puerto del Rosario, the island's capital, is spreading out on the eastern Atlantic coast, where shepherds used to graze herds of goats. The place was created in 1797 as a port and with the increase in shipping traffic and as the central gateway to the island more and more people settled here. Since the 1980s, historic buildings have been restored and parks and a harbor promenade have been created. Only a few kilometers from here into the interior of the island, an old Canarian ruin field emerges, La Atalayita, a stone village from the Stone Age. Archaeologists have tried to reconstruct the pre-Spanish housing complexes. Igloo-like buildings made of lava rocks.
In Jandia, most tourist settlements appear as a special contrast to the monotony of the stony steppes, scree fields, dark volcanoes and glowing sand dunes. The extensive desert-like dune landscape of El Jable shows that North Africa with its Moroccan coast is not far away. Volcanic mountains and dream beaches with sun, sand and sea abound. Fuerteventura is a Canary Island dream!