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Brits see appeal of Fuerteventura

26 January 2009 07:33

Brits see appeal of Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands is incredibly popular among Brits because of its beautiful weather and pristine beaches, it has been claimed.

According to the Canary Islands Tourist Board, the exquisite island enjoys nearly 3,000 hours of sunlight every year and has over 55km of beaches.

"These are the main attractions of the island," said Andreas Caliman, a government-licenced tour guide for Fuerteventura.

He explained that the holiday destination also has enough appeal to lure people back again and again, adding that the island is also known as La Isla Tranquilita, because of its peaceful disposition.

"It's a very quiet and chilled out place," Mr Caliman added. "It's a good life here."

Meanwhile, discount travel website recently suggested that Brits look for "quality, value for money and good weather" when travelling abroad.

He claimed that Fuerteventura "has the best beaches in Europe", adding that the short flight time of just four hours from the UK makes it an even more desirable location for holidaymakers.