Fuerteventura’s scanty landscape is captivating. Due to the scarce rainfalls, desert vegetation is predominant. Olive trees, cactuses as well as lichens and spinney can be found on the island. Aloe Vera is an indigenous plant and is nowadays cultivated and sold.
Large shifting sand dunes can be found near Corralejo in the North of the island.
Fuerteventura’s fauna is not very distinct, either. There are no snakes, but lizards and geckos. Mice, rabbits, urchins, squirrels can be found and goats, sheep and cows are kept as domestic animals. Various birds are indigenous and a few species just spend the winter here.
However, Fuerteventura’s underwater world is very impressive. The rocky topography is bizarre and you find overhangs, caves, canyons and huge sandy patches. The water is very clear and visibility is fantastic. Sea anemones, microorganisms, moray and conga eels, big stingrays, angel sharks and groupers are resident. On slightly more remote dive sites sharks, Manta rays, whales and dolphins can be seen.