Fuerteventura largest attractions are beaches and weather. Whether you like your beach life slow and sedentary or quick and crazy, Fuerteventura caters for all with its fantastic swathes of gold in the archipelago, no surprise that it attracts sun worshippers and water sports professionals alike. The name ‘Fuerteventura’ translates to ‘strong wind’ which is characteristic for the island. The island is exposed to north-eastern trade wind and the cool Canary Stream. The weather here is unlike any of the other Canary Islands however thanks to the closeness of the northwest mainland African coast. Fuerteventura is known as ‘the island of eternal spring’ because of their pleasant temperatures throughout the year.