This deserted island is a marvelous place. Any castaway would gladly want to wash ashore here and live happily on the sandy beaches, enjoy the refreshing breeze, explore the clear seas and relax under the blue skies!
Nowadays, the Canary Islands are known by their nickname of Fortunate Islands. However, at the beginning of the 20th Century, the famous Basque writer Don Miguel de Unamuno described Fuerteventura as unfortunate. And one look from afar at the harsh landscape and the furious water beating the shoreline seems to confirm this image. Only by exploring the island and taking a closer look will you discover its true beauty and learn to love it!
Even though this little paradise is only a one hour flight from home, I had never been there. So we decided to go visit it during our holidays. We explored the entire island in a rental car, crossing it from North to South and from East to West.
We started our trip in La Caleta de Fustes. This may be one of the most touristic places on the island, but its beautiful beaches and lovely restaurants are priceless and well worth a visit.
Passing through Antigua, Betancuria, Pajara and La Oliva, we discovered Fuerteventura has a lot more to offer than sand and sunshine. These picturesque villages convey such a calm, they make you feel like you’re a million miles away from the rest of the world.
Morrojable in the south is another tourist hotspot thanks to its magnificent, extensive beach and its gorgeous lighthouse. A bit of track you will find the wetlands declared national heritage.
The beautiful beach of El Cotillo is the perfect place for wind and kitesurfing or, for the less adventurous, to simply enjoy a good book.
Near the sacred mountain of Tindaya we had an odd “phantom” experience .
Our trip ended with an impressive visit to Corralejo and its dunes. From there we went to Isla de Lobos, but that’s a story for another time!
written by mart on 2013-03-22 in #world #locations #beach #the-captain #lomography #premier-pc600 #sea #locations #sun #travel #sky #la-sardina #local-flavor #fuerteventura #subtropics
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