Mile upon mile of stunning beaches, some untouched and remote. Famous as the nesting sites of loggerhead turtles.
The island is a mix of arid volcanic landscape and Sahara like sand dunes (the sand blows across from the Sahara). Two prominent volcanic peaks provide a back drop.
There is little wildlife on land except goats, donkies, cows and bird life.
While on the island it is worth booking excursions with operators as to see the gems of the island, visiting beaches, villages, farmlands and workshops. With certain tours this offers a unique opportunity to see parts of the island that otherwise would be missed on the trip to and from the hotel and airport.