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Canary Islands, Fuerteventura – Interesting Places on the Island

Published: 26.1.2021
Fuerteventura took our breath away! It is completely different from the other Canary Islands we have visited so far. It's a lunar landscape and beaches like the Caribbean. Fuerteventura is not rich in monuments, but rather in extraordinary natural beauty.

Fuerteventura

We were the first to be enchanted by the fishing village of Ajuy on the west coast. Many tourists do not go here, but those who come to this place can take a narrow path along the coast to the caves of Caleta Negra. It is ideal to have freshly caught fish prepared by the locals after a walk, you can enjoy it overlooking the black beach. Not far inland is probably the most famous and important town Betancuria. Formerly the capital of the island, you can admire the 17th-century Iglesia de Santa Maria and the 15th-century Franciscan monastery of Monasterio de San Buenaventura. When traveling around the island, you will certainly come across windmills and some viewpoints. Worth stopping is the Mirador Corrales de Guize with surviving statues of two mythical kings. Also worth mentioning is the view of the Mirador de Morro Veloso or the attractive town of Antigua with typical Spanish features.

Ajuy   cesta k jeskyním v Ajuy

Betancuria

As for the beaches, there are a total of 144 on the whole island. Most of them are long and with fine light sand, so taking long walks is not a problem. Probably the most sought-after beach is Playa de Sotavento. It is interesting in that the sandy barrier 100 to 300 meters from the shore creates a 3-kilometer lagoon, great for beginner windsurfers or kitesurfers, of whom there are many. Playa de Corralejo Beach in the north-east of Fuerteventura is bordered by a wide range of sand dunes. Playa de Costa Calma in the southern part of the island offers ideal conditions for water sports and relaxation. By boat you can reach the island of Isla de Lobos, where in addition to water fun, you can enjoy views of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.

Playa de Sotavento   písečné duny

větrný mlýn

Lastly, don't miss a tour of the aloe vera shop. It is grown on plantations and is used to make a wide range of products of exceptional quality. You can also take delicious goat cheeses from local farmers.

GPS: 28°24'13.2"N 14°09'18.7"W

 

Text and photos: Veronika Kocmanová



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