Fuerteventura: Geography

White beaches, volcanic mountains, palm trees and goats (lots of goats!)

Fuerteventura Geography

Fuerteventura is the second largest island of the Canary Islands, which are islands of Spain. It is located just 100 km off the coast of North Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. Fuerteventura is divided into six municipalities: Antigua, Betancuria, La Oliva, Pajara, Puerto del Rosario, and Tuineje. The island has a rich volcanic history; the last volcanic activity occurred between 4 000 and 5000 years ago. The highest point in Fuerteventura is Mount Jandia at 807km. The island enjoys 50 km of sand coastline and 25 km of volcanic shingle.