Espagne : Beautiful Fuerteventura (Canary Islands)
We took a trip to explore the beautifully varied Spanish Island of Fuerteventura. It is part of the Canary Islands off the coast of NW Africa with a flight time of 4.20 (London - Fuerteventura) we found some very reasonably flights (£95 return) and with an average temperature of 18 degrees even in Jan it is a great place to come for sun all year round. Fuerteventura has a very varied landscapes from Dunes and white sand beaches in Corralejo (North), volcanic mountains running through the center of the island. Black sand beaches of Playa Ajuy (West), Crystal blue waters in the Lagoon and of course the stunning views and expansive beach of Cofete (South West).
0:02 - Cofete
0:49 - Dunas Corralejo
1:19 - Faro del Tostón
1:55 - El Cotillo Beach
2:13 - Playa Lagoon Fuerteventura / Risco del Paso
3:13 - Playa de Ajuy
We hired a car and started exploring straight away with so many beautiful white/black sand beaches and turquoise seas you want to make the most of your stay on the island. You can drive the length of the island in 1:45h from Corralejo (North) to Morro Jable (South) making the whole island accessible for your stay. I was really impressed with the roads there are many brand new 2 lane motorways being built, the single lane roads can be a bit hairy when you get up the into the mountains but take your time especially at night and you will be ok. We stayed in the North of the Island in Corralejo in an AirBnB (linked below) we picked this town as it seemed to have a good vibe about it, it is small but has everything you need with tonnes of good restaurants and bars (links below)
There are so many things to do in Fuerteventura, we just got a taste for the Island and were looking for a relaxing break so spent most of our time soaking in the sun and taking pictures of the beautiful landscapes. If you are excited to get out and do rather than see then you can try your hand at surfing, kite surfing, Kite Hyrofoiling, para gliding, paddle boarding, jet skiing and many other activities.
If you are a slower paced kinda doing person to relax there are yoga retreats, culinary experiences, a gin distillery and boat tours to name a few.
It is possible to stay on the Island without car hire but the price of €76 for 8 days of car hire (Citroen Cactus) with AutoReisen it just made sense for us to explore at our own leisure. Car hire always feels a bit of a gamble especially when dealing with companies outside of the big names (Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz etc) AutoReisen were really good there was no pressure to add on the expensive excess insurance and smooth and fast pick up / drop off.
AutoReisen - https://autoreisen.com/car-hire/car-hire.php
AirBnB we stayed in - https://bit.ly/2vyyW0V
There are plenty of great options at really good prices across the island.
Restaurante La Marquesina - Really good seafood restaurant, staff were great - https://bit.ly/2GNMjQ5
Fogalera - Italian restaurant on the sea front - https://bit.ly/2ISRphD
Tanta Luna - Modern Spanish Cuisine https://bit.ly/2LcG4L1
El Sombrero - Spanish Restaurant, Tasty Seafood - https://bit.ly/2WjHkxk
Buena Onda - Surf Bar with Live rock music some evenings - https://bit.ly/2Y46dxv
Nico's BELGIAN BEER HOUSE - https://bit.ly/2J2PqGK
Caesar's Pizza - Really good Pizza - https://bit.ly/2PHdBvr
Other places we ate/drunk:
Bar Torino - Playa Chica, Beach bar serving food we got a canary islands potatoes with speciality mojo sauce and Garlic Prawns. https://goo.gl/maps/yGW1dBubgwh3tDAD8
La Sombra - Betancuria, The gardens here are amazing sit outside surrounded by cacti and aloe vera plants, food its good burgers and sides https://goo.gl/maps/65xdG748bp8X5x6Q6
Leo's, Morro Jable, Fantastic seafood Garlic prawns and fried seafood selection was huuuge! https://goo.gl/maps/UVM8SSAWw3f5S6zD8
Locations from the video with links to Google maps:
0.09 - Cofete - https://goo.gl/maps/Q9eFvoSpNZHm1bXy5
0.42 - Road to Betancuria - https://goo.gl/maps/HxnCAryM7xKVnuWt8
0.49 - Dunas de Corralejo - https://goo.gl/maps/JfXbPebVY4kn4sHh6
1.19 - Faro Del Tostón - https://goo.gl/maps/UtHpwHo4QUdGUY6n8
1.55 - Playa Chica - https://goo.gl/maps/cAD9twz5MFbqHUtP9
2.15 - Risco del Paso - https://goo.gl/maps/geWLgK5bd12UcSri9
3.13 - Playa Ajuy - https://goo.gl/maps/gqZujK5en6Yc9PUY8
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