FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LIFE’S A BEACH!

Fuerteventura abounds with an amazing kaleidoscope of contrasting colours-sensational swathes of white sand, the azure Atlantic, gargantuan golden deserts in the arid interior and black volcanic mountains. An island that assaults the senses!

Lying a mere 60 miles off the Moroccan coast of Africa and with a surface area of 640 square miles, Fuerteventura lays claim to being the second in size of the Canarian archipelago its name derived from the Spanish words Fuerte (strong) and Ventura (wind). However, don’t let this dissuade you, with 3000 hours of sunshine per year and an average temperature of 24 degrees the islands climate provides the perfect paradise for dedicated sun worshipers and golfing globetrotters alike. Fuerteventura’s strap line could almost be “Beaches R Us” as the island boasts 150 sandy strips of perfection, some 30 miles of fine white sand. Add to this, some enormous expanses of sultry sand dunes and it’s easy see why the island is a Mecca for those who wish to bask on some of the best beaches in Europe.

As a golfing destination Fuerteventura is the new kid on the block in the Canary Islands with its first course, named appropriately, Fuerteventura Golf, having opened in 2002. It enjoyed a rapid rise to recognition and was chosen to host the Spanish Open in 2004. A second course, Salinas de Antigua was built adjacent to the original course in 2006 thus elevating the modern purpose built resort of Caleta de Fuste, which is located a few miles south of Fuerteventura Airport, into the island’s golf capital.

Fifty miles to the south is the quiet, sophisticated resort of Jandia, home to one of the outstanding beaches on the island. An extension of Jandia is the traditional fishing village of Morro Jable with an abundance of quality restaurants and bars. Located between the coast and the foot of the mountains is the recently re-opened Jandia Golf Club, a premier quality course designed by Ron Kirby, once the right hand man to Jack Nicklaus. Playitas Golf is situated midway between the other courses and completes Fuerteventura’s golf offering. With a Par of 67 and eight of the holes being one shotters, it will probably not play host to the European Tour, but nevertheless it is a course that offers the highest entertainment not to mention a degree of difficulty and is well worth a visit.

Basking in year round sunshine and blessed with a climate suitable for golf even in July and August, Fuerteventura hits the perfect balance between beach break and golfing galore. When not bagging birdies, you’ll find….

LIFE’S A BEACH!