Lying close to the Moroccan shore, Fuerteventura is the most sparsely populated of the Canary Islands. There is wonderful diving to be had off the remote Barlovento coast, which is home to the island’s best subtropical marine life. Inland the rugged volcanic landscape is stunning at sunset, when a drive across the plains shows a staggering variety of colours. The relaxed and low-key resort of Calets de Fustes offers diving and wind-surfing schools and an array of shops and restaurants gathered around its central plaza. Corralejo is one of the island’s most important resorts, with its distinctive sand dunes stretching away to the south and a lively port area. There are excellent fish restaurants in town and a ferry runs frequently to Lanzarote.