Fuerteventura is different from all the other islands in the Canaries. Being the closest to Africa, there’s a definite taste of the Sahara about it. The countryside is lonely but warm, bleak but friendly and, in its own way, beautiful. Beaches are what Fuerteventura is all about; mile upon mile of untouched golden sand, great billowing white sand dunes, foaming surf, and quiet turquoise coves. Even though the landscape changes little, it’s pleasant to tour Fuerteventura by car, since there’s little traffic. But walking in Fuerteventura is also extremely enjoyable; there are walks to suit all appetites — rambles across the hills, fairly easy mountain ascents, a seaside hike and, for explorers, rocky barrancos with hidden streams and palm groves.