With more than 150 swathes of sand to its name, holidays to Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands, are all about the beach. Its coast morphs from the empty sweeps at Cofete to the busy, bar-lined stretches in Jandia. Fuerteventura’s coastline gives the green light to some of the best watersports in Spain. Kite surfing is big business here. And Playa de Sotavento, on the island’s south coast, has cornered the market for windsurfing.
If you can drag yourself away from the shoreline during your Fuerteventura holiday, the interior is well worth exploring. Wind-whipped lava fields and valleys of euphorbia give way to centuries-old villages that have missed the march of mass tourism.