Airport transfers Fuerteventura
Literally translated, Fuerteventura in Spanish means “very windy”, providing a clue as to what you’re in for. Don’t let this put you off though. Picture long, sandy white beaches, clear blue sea and surf, and you have Fuerteventura.
The capital is Puerto del Rosario and despite being reasonably small, it houses almost half the island’s inhabitants. It was formerly known as Puerto de las Cabras, or Port of Goats, and has a small working harbour which attracts cruise liners and inter-island ferries. The Casa Museo de Unamuno is a museum which was once the home to exiled philosopher Miguel de Unamuno, a key figure in Basque history. There is also a large new shopping complex, ‘Las Rotondas’, and several smaller shops, bars and restaurants.
The island’s two main resorts lie at opposite ends. They are Correlejo and Morro Jable. Correlejo is at the north end of Fuerteventura and an airport transfer to Correlejo. The natural beauty is unspoiled due to its protected status. The 10km stretch of glistening white beaches and sand dunes are a protected nature park and have managed to retain their rugged but gleaming beauty. The town itself is low rise and is a great place for water sports. Book yourself diving trips, lessons, surfboards or a deep sea fishing trip.
There is a plethora of charming shops, cafes, restaurants and bars serving a variety of local and international cuisine. For a day trip jump on the ferry and venture to Isla de Lobos for lunch at the quayside. One word of caution, though; book your table as soon as you arrive as the quayside eateries fill up pretty quickly. Walk off lunch with a stroll along the beach before taking the return ferry back at around 16.15pm.
At the opposite end of the island lies Morro Jable. An airport transfer to Morro Jable. This is a classy resort with wonderful beaches. You’ll find it’s not too crowded, but still offers plenty of activity to ensure you will never be bored. Water sports again provide the backbone of the activities on offer. Diving, windsurfing, sailing and boat trips are widely available. If you’re more into dry land adventures, hire a bike and explore the area on two wheels, go off-road driving or dust off your clubs and have a round of golf. The Thursday markets offer local produce or you can wander around the shops and enjoy a lazy lunch in one of the local restaurants. As the sun goes down, the seafront nightlife kicks into action. Get your dancing shoes on and be prepared to party late into the night!
Hotel transfers Fuerteventura
The former capital of Fuerteventura is La Oliva, and this little town offers a superb location for a day trip. Easily accessible by road, it’s a quaint little place with a couple of striking centre pieces, namely the 18th century bell tower (housed in the Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria) and the fortress of Casa de los Coronoles. A little further south lies the town of Antigua. Unlike its Caribbean namesake you can be here in no time at all. Visit the cactus garden and windmill and relax in this slow paced location.
Other notable sights include the Ermita de San Pedro de Alacantara at La Ampuyenta. There is a chapel which houses several beautiful paintings in magnificent surroundings. Head to Tiscamanita next to view a working mill and perhaps snack on roasted wheat, barley and maize which are thrown in with the small entry fee.
Fuerteventura is a holiday destination which offers more than meets the eye.
The beaches and resorts are fabulous, but if you are willing to venture further afield you can explore hidden coves and find adventure. It’s a place for the energetic and is certainly a bit different from the typical sun baked holiday resorts. An active place with a temperate climate, Fuerteventura is sure to please.
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