Fuerteventura is an island of the Canary Islands and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with thirteen protected nature reserves. The long coastline of Fuerteventura is just over three hundred kilometers, of which seventy-seven kilometers are beach. The different populated places on the island are well connected, but the number of cars has increased in the last years and that can make traveling on the island slower and even dangerous.
The conquest of the island began in the very early fifteenth century, and soon, Fuerteventura was under the control of Spain. Then, the island remained of lower importance and even now, its population is less than seventy-five thousand people but the airport, built in the mid-nineties, has boosted the development of the island and improved its accessibility for foreign tourists.
Like the rest of the Canary Islands, one of the most traditional festivals celebrated on the island is the Spring Carnival, held on different dates between February and March in all municipalities. The most important carnival in La Oliva is held in February in honor of the Lady of Candelaria. Among the most important festivals is the festival in honor of Our Lady of Rosary, held in October in Puerto del Rosario. You can also visit the Canario Art Center Casa Mane in the municipality of La Oliva, the Mill Craft Center Antigua in the municipality of Antigua, and the Salt Museum in Las Salinas del Carmen in Antigua.
Most Fuerteventura hostels are located in Corralejo, just next to the beach, but you can also find Fuerteventura hostels in other places on the island. However, Fuerteventura hostels in Corralejo are recommended if you look for convenience, as it is the most popular and largest tourist center on the island while there are far less populated and wild places for the more adventurous tourists. Hostels in Fuerteventura are generally quite good and not very expensive. Many Fuerteventura hostels might not operate all year long, so it is good to check this before you go.
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