Explore the most ancient island of Canary Islands
A sea of dunes
Fuerteventura is the closest island to the African continent of the Canarian archipelago and the second most extensive after Tenerife. Its surface is 1,659 km², with 150 kilometers of beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, which makes it a unique and captivating island. It is a territory declared a Biosphere Reserve and Starlight Reserve by Unesco. It is simply a fascinating island that is very easy to visit by ferry from Lanzarote with Líneas Romero.
From the geological point of view, it is the oldest island of the Canaries and is of volcanic origin. It was formed millions of years ago. Today, it has a gentle relief as a result of erosion, although recent volcanic activity, about 100,000 years ago, has left wide fields of rough lava called malpaises.
The highest elevation of Fuerteventura is the Pico de la Zarza, with an altitude of 807 meters, located in the Peninsula of Jandía, in the south of the island. In the northeast, a little less than 2 km away, there is a small islet of 4.58 km² – the island of Lobos that belongs to Fuerteventura.
The island has a very stable temperature, with more than 300 days of sunshine a year and an exceptionally low rainfall level. The climate of Fuerteventura is dry, with climate zones of desert and dry subtropical climate.
Biodiversity that captivates
Fuerteventura has a rich, unique and peculiar fauna and flora. It is home to many nesting species, some endemic to the Canary Islands, that cross the sky of the island and rest on major land during their long journeys.
Regarding the vegetation of the island, its dry aspect hides a rich variety of unique species, adapted to the climatic conditions, highlighting extensive palm groves that form exuberant oases.
There are no forests; the island is dominated by plains and volcanic cones, mountains, ravines that support a great environmental aridity. The “majoreros” farmers have been forced to sharpen their wits by adapting to the harshness of the environment by taking advantage of both the scarce rains and the frequent winds. The landscape has been modified by the human footprint, achieving a unique harmony in the world.
Visiting the island and enjoying its landscape and its people is very easy with Líneas Romero. Travel on our ferries from Lanzarote, specifically Playa Blanca, to Corralejo, one of the most important tourist centres of Fuerteventura. The ferry ride takes around 45 minutes.
With Líneas Romero you also have the option to book excursions from Fuerteventura to the island of Lanzarote, where you can enjoy a true volcanic landscape and visit attractions such as the Timanfaya National Park.
Escape in the best company, breathe the Atlantic breeze and live new experiences.