The lucky one among the lucky ones.
Fuerteventura, an island of volcanic origin, emerged from the ocean 20 million years ago. It has an enormous biodiversity, having been colonized by animal and plant life which arrived for centuries by air and sea. It belongs to the Macaronesian region, name of Greek origin that means blessed islands or islands of happiness (Makáron = happiness, Nêsoi = slas), a place described in the legends of ancient Greece as Paradise.
According to Greek mythology, the semi-legendary Isles of the Blessed were in the Atlantic Ocean, a winterless paradise also called Elysian Fields or Elysium, the final resting place of the souls of the virtuous heroes and other favoured mortals. Centuries later, the Romans named them the Fortunate Islands (Insulae Fortunatae) for their beauty and the goodness of their climate.
Today, everyone knows the Canary Islands with the name of Fortunate Islands but not everyone knows that among the 7 islands of happiness there is one that stands out: Fuerteventura which lives up to its name (from latin fortis which means strong, and ventura which means fortune). The beauty of Fuerteventura has no exception, it is totally breathtaking. There is not a corner of this island that is not touched by the magic of beauty of nature. On May 26, 2009, the island in its entirety was declared a biosphere reserve by Unesco.
Fuerteventura is the perfect place to feel fortunate to be under the benevolent sun, breathe the fresh breeze of the ocean and remember that heaven is on this earth for those who know how to realize that existence is a gift.