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Fuerteventura is one of the Canary Islands, in Atlantic Ocean. Its believed that, the first native of Fuerteventura have arrived from North Africa. They lived in caves and dwell. By the start of 11th century, the Phoenician settlers arrived in Fuerteventura. In 1405 French conqueror Jean de Be’thencourt conquered the island. The island began to develop since 1859, when 151 year military rule was dissolved and is announced as an entirely new capital. The major breakthrough in the history of the island happened in the year 1912, when it secured the right to self-govern. By 1940s Fuerteventura Island got it own airport. Tourism began to flourish in Fuerteventura by the building of Fuerteventura airport. It’s situated in EL Mattoral, 5 km south west of the capital. As the island is close to Africa, many illegal immigrants take the sea way to enter European Union. Fuerteventura Island offers pleasant climate throughout the year. The sea protects the Fuerteventura Island from the hot Sahara winds. A sand storm known a Calima can cause the temperature in the Island to increase up to 10° Celsius. The temperature rise is temporary. The island is also home to two endangered species of Canarian Egyptian Vulture. The first tourist hotel was built in 1965. Fuerteventura is sitting comfortably in the world’s stage as a major European holiday destination. It is also known as the surfers paradise, as the summer trade wind and the winter swells of Atlantic make year round surfing possible. Scuba diving big fish lovers are all drawn to Fuerteventura, as it has got it all. Fuerteventura is also packed with long beaches and remote bays. In the north there is Correlejo and El Jable which are made up of fine sand dunes. Most of the surfing takes place in the south side, as there are rarely any beaches in the north. No wonder, the economy of Fuerteventura completely depends on tourism. There are a large number of boats to travel from One Island to another. There are fast ferries, which links almost all the island. Both type of transportation is capable of transporting large number of people and cargos. Fast ferries are normally built of aluminum and they are powered with most modern Diesel engines. There are an 8 airport in total, in the Canary Island group. Fast ferries travel faster than the conventional ferries. The fast ferries can cruise up to 30 knots per hour, whereas the conventionally ferries struggle to even touch the 20knot per hour mark. Most of the people opt for the fast ferries. Road transport constitutes of public transportation system and the hire a car service. As Fuerteventura is a tourist spot, the mast widely used transportation system is hiring a car. Dedicated offices of cheap car hire works throughout the Fuerteventura Island. Car hire services are reliable and comfortable than other means of transportation. Facilities such as prior booking are made available to the tourists. Car Hire Fuerteventura Airport offers the best service for the customers. Car Hire Spain can be used to hire a car anywhere in Spain. Visit Car Hire through which you can choose the car you like for your transportation in Fuerteventura.
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