Fuerteventura's biggest attractions are undoubtedly its beaches and year-round sunshine. But the island offers plenty of things to do and places to visit away from the seafront - there are historic sites and museums, volcanic landscapes to explore, traditional restaurants to enjoy and a good range of sporting activities.
The island's capital, Puerto Rosario, is a picturesque small town on the east coast with typical Canarian architecture. Nearly a third of the island's 70,000 strong population lives here. There are good beaches either side of the town and you can take a ferry to the neighbouring islands of Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, the "Land of the Volcanoes".
The original capital, Betancuria on the western side of the island, has just a few hundred inhabitants but is worth a visit for its historic interest. The land in this area is especially fertile which probably explains why the island's original inhabitants, the Guanches, established their most important settlement here. Remains of this prehistoric civilization can be seen in the town's Archaeological Museum.
A couple of kilometres to the north of the town you'll find the Mirador de Morro Velosa viewpoint which gives breathtaking views across the island's extraordinary landscape.
Much of Fuerteventura consists of protected natural parks such as Corralejo Nature Reserve in the north of the island where you'll find a large area of sand dunes, a lavascape and the volcanic cone of Montaña Roja.
At the other end of the island in Jandia you can take part in the popular Camel Safari which involves a camel ride, a visit to the zoo and a traditional Canarian lunch.
The emphasis in this island is in its waters. Whether it is snorkeling in the beautiful Canarian turquoise sea or diving down into the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Fuerteventura has something for everyone.