Nature

There's plenty of wildlife to be seen in Fuerteventura along with the volcanic and desert landscapes, cliffs and beaches with crystal clear water.

Taking a walk away from the tourist crowds, hiring a bike or taking a trip to a quiet village or secluded area can be both relaxing and rewarding. There are numerous unusual plants, birds, and fish species as well as whales, dolphins and turtles.

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February 21, 2020
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The African Blue Tit (Cyanistes teneriffae) can be seen in Fuerteventura, these small, compact and colourful birds reach up to 12 centimetres in length and have intense blue on...
September 21, 2016
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The African migrant, African emigrant, or common vagrant (Catopsilia florella) is a butterfly of the Pieridae family and can be found on Fuerteventura
May 28, 2019
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The Albacore Tuna (Thunnus alalunga) also known also as the Longfin Tuna and known locally in Fuerteventura as Barrilote and bonito del norte are found in Fuerteventura waters. ...
May 05, 2018
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Aproximately 300 species of Aloe Vera plants can be found, however, very few of these are beneficial to humans. Of the minority that contain healing properties, Aloe Vera Barbadensis...
May 25, 2019
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Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) are found in Fuerteventura waters towards the end of each year and are highly sought after by sport fishermen. The body...
May 27, 2019
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The Atlantic bonito (Sarda sarda) is a large mackerel-like fish and is common in shallow waters off the coast of Fuerteventura. Atlantic bonito are strong...
May 20, 2019
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Atlantic Chub Mackerel (Scomber colias) locally known in Fuerteventura as Caballa are found in Fuerteventura waters. They are silvery green and blue in colour with zigzag...
May 20, 2019
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Atlantic Horse Mackerel (Trachurus trachurus) known locally in Fuerteventura as Chicharro can be found in Fuerteventura waters. They congregate in large schools and feed on crustaceans,...
January 29, 2020
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The Atlantic Lizard (Gallotia Atlantica) is very common on Fuerteventura, where it can often be seen on rocks and walls. They can run very fast and can reach a size...
May 22, 2019
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The Axillary seabream (Pagellus acarne) known in Fuerteventura as Besugo can be found in Fuerteventura waters. Besugo are silver in colour with a pink...
October 05, 2018
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The Barbary falcon (Falco pelegrinoides) can be seen in Fuerteventura on cliffs and ravines both on the coast and inland. A medium sized falcon similar to the peregrine falcon,...
January 28, 2020
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The Barbary partridge (Alectoris barbara) can be seen in Fuerteventura, these game birds in the pheasant family prefer the dry and open ground making the volcanic landscapes an ideal...
December 06, 2016
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The Barbary squirrel was introduced to the island of Fuerteventura in 1965. The squirrel burrows in bushy rocky areas and grassland. They are colonial animals and live in family groups....
December 06, 2016
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This pretty little butterfly is scientifically known as Pontia Paplidice. In accordance to its name it is white, although the underside of the hind wings display small green patches....
February 28, 2020
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Berthelot's pipits (Anthus berthelotii) are a small birds and common residents of Fuerteventura. They grow up to 14.5 centimetres in length, are mainly grey above and whitish below and...
May 21, 2019
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The Bigeye Tuna (Thunnus obesus) known locally in Fuerteventura as Tuna are found in Fuerteventura waters. Bigeye Tuna have streamlined, torpedo-shaped bodies adapted to fast and...
May 27, 2019
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The Black Moray Eel (Muraena augusti) known locally in Fuerteventura as Morena negra is common in Fuerteventura waters. Black Moray are similar in appearance to the...
March 01, 2020
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Black Sea Urchin (Arbacia lixula) can be seen around the coast of Fuerteventura in rock pools and in shallow waters on rocky shores at depths down to 30 metres....
May 20, 2019
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Black seabream (Spondyliosoma cantharus) known in Fuerteventura at Chopa are very common around Fuerteventura, large schools can often be seen when snorkelling in shallow water, close to the shore....
February 21, 2020
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The Black-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles orientalis) can be seen in Fuerteventura, they look similar to pidgeons with compact stocky bodies and reach up to 39 centimetres in length with a...
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