Exploring Fuerteventura Whilst On Holiday This Year

Fuerteventura once lived in the shadows of the other islands in the Canary’s, but now it has become a popular tourist destination in its own right. Thousands of people visit the island to enjoy the year round sun shine and warm weather and with so much to do and see here, people are no longer just clinging to the amazing beaches. Here is a guide to exploring what else Fuerteventura has to offer while you are on holiday this year.

Parque Natural de Corralejo

The beach dunes of the Parque Natural de Corralejo stretch over ten kilometres along the east coast from Corralejo. Many people come here to relax on the sands and there are plenty of vendors who are around renting umbrellas and sun loungers. The winds here can pick up some power during the day time and the result of this is that it has attracted plenty of wind surfers and kite boarders.

Casa Museo de Unamuno

This former home of an opposition leader to the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera has since been turned into a museum to remember his efforts. The ground floor of his house has been turned into a period place, where there are four rooms furnished from Unamuno’s era. This includes a bedroom including the potty he used, his study with the original desk and the kitchen area with original utensils. Sadly, you will only understand anything about the museum if you speak Spanish, although the staff here are friendly.

Isla de Lobos

For those who are looking to explore some of Fuerteventura’s off shore islands then head over to Corralejo and get on board the ferry that leaves at 10 am. Previously, the island was inhabited by monk seals, but these were eaten by stranded sailors who were staving off starvation on an exploratory mission.

These days, it is a popular place for bird watchers to come and admire some rare species of bird and there are also hammerhead sharks that swim around the island. There is some good surf around the island as well so you will often see groups of people enjoying some surfing. The ferry returns at 16:00.

Iglesia de Santa Maria

Although not the original, the Iglesia de Santa Maria is a beautiful church dating back from 1620. The original was destroyed by pirates in 1593 and the current structure is home to some magnificent stone floors, high rise wooden ceilings and an intricate baroque altar.

If this guide has interested you in taking a holiday to Fuerteventura, then check out http://www.cheapflights.co.uk/flights/fuerteventura/ for some great deals on your holiday and start exploring this fantastic island.

Museo Artesania

Just across the way from the Iglesia de Santa Maria, the Museo Artesania is a fantastic little museum and craft centre where you can see skilled weavers working away at their fabrics. You can also taste some local cheeses, watch a film about the local culture and visit the small exhibitions of antique agriculture in the area.

 

 
 

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