» Canary Islands, Fuerteventura – Interesting Places on the Island
Canary Islands, Fuerteventura – Interesting Places on the Island
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.
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.
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.
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
If you are thinking about this year's holiday, be sure not to forget the Canary Islands in your choice. Although geographically a part of the African continent, it belongs to Spain. Tenerife is their largest island and attracts not only the tranquil atmosphere, but also the more demanding tourists for its unique beauty of volcanic nature.
Lanzarote, along with Fuerteventura, are the easternmost islands of the Canary Islands. Because they are so close together, I thought of spending a week on each of them and taking a ferry between them. Lanzarote combines a unique volcanic landscape with characteristic architecture.
Lanzarote is sometimes called Fire Island. This is because there are more than 300 volcanoes. Its extraordinary beauty and magical landscape is unmistakable with another place on our planet. In addition, the island offers so many experiences that in recent years it has become more and more in the subconscious of tourists. And some of them keep fascinating, so they come back here every year.
Although Fuerteventura is known for its breathtaking beaches, it is also possible to go hiking here. We bring you interesting tips for a trip. Throw your backpack on your back, sturdy shoes on your feet, and set out to explore the island with us.
The Masca canyon is one of the places in Tenerife where you believe you have returned to the Mesozoic and that a lost dinosaur must peek at you from behind the rock.
It is not easy to get to the top of the Pico del Teide volcano. You have to get permission, which is free, but I recommend to apply for it at least a few weeks in advance. The reason is the limited capacity of 200 people per day. But we got to the top of the crater differently.
The most impressive place we have seen in Tenerife is the dormant volcano Pico del Teide. It rises from the center of the island to the clouds up to 3 718 m above sea level, making it the highest point of both Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. If we measure it from the ocean floor, it is even the third highest volcano in the world. The volcano is also a national park with the surrounding countryside and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In the northern part of Tenerife, there is a peaceful town of Puerto de la Cruz. It originated from a former fishing settlement and later became a major port city. Today, its main economic activity is tourism, so there is a large number of hotels. After all, you can find nice apartments for a very reasonable price. In combination with reliable public transport, you do not have to pay to travel agency for services at your vacation.
If you go to Tenerife and want to know its history, don't miss out on its second largest city, La Lagune, with the official name of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. You can get there very quickly from the capital Santa Cruz, as the two cities are connected by tram. You can get there by direct bus service from Puerta de la Cruz.
The Canary Islands are one of the popular holiday destinations, which is still inclined to travel today. Of course, PCR tests are needed before departure from the Czech Republic, antigen tests before returning to the Czech Republic and PCR tests again after returning home. However, the services are slowly becoming cheaper, so holidays on these exotic islands are becoming more financially enjoyable every day.
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