Thanks to its diversity and culture,Spain is one of the most attractive destinations in the world. A country boasting good living, its people enjoy outdoor life with family and friends.
Spain is diverse, with each region having its own traditions and cuisine. A land of wines and joy, of flamenco, dance and tradition. Spain always surprises those who visit it.
On top of its amazing and varied culture, and along with the warmth of its people, you will discover a country of contrasts, of alluring cities and incredible natural scenery. Travel to the centre of this bountiful peninsula to discover Castilian Spain. Unearth Northern Spain's magical locations that include amazing grasslands and green forests, nourished by the Atlantic sea.
Or its fresh and green Mediterranean coast and islands, where the sea breeze will enchant you. Without forgetting to mention the richness of Andalusia, famous inspiration for artists and writers such as Hemingway.
This is Spain, a country that enchants everyone who visits.
Description of the area
The Canary Island archipelago comprising 7 islands is one of Spain's natural paradises. Each island is different from the others, but they are all united by a single spirit and their beautiful beaches.
This volcanic archipelago was inhabited by the Guanches, from which the first Canary Island settlers descended. The word Guanche is used nowadays to refer to the inhabitants of the whole archipelago.
The entire island of Fuerteventura has been declared a Biosphere Reserve, and of the 7 islands, it is the one with the longest coastline.
Its water and climate make it possible to swim all year round. It is also worth highlighting its impressive dunes, which coexist with the erosion of the volcanoes and layers of lava.
The local gastronomy includes:
· Exquisite fish dishes accompanied by Mojo, a sauce made with traditional Canary Island spices.
· Papas arrugadas (wrinkly potatoes boiled in their own skin) with mojo picón (red chilli sauce)
· Sancocho, a traditional Canary Island fish stew
· Majorero cheese, different flavours of goats cheese
Dried fish either grilled or flambéed, usually served as a tapa
· Tropical fruit
Betancuria. In the centre of the island, Betancuria was the first guanche village and therefore the first settlement on the Canary Islands. Well worth a visit is the Vega de Río Palmas hermitage Puerto del Rosario.
Puerto del Rosario. The Capital of Fuerteventura, where you can appreciate traditional Canarian architecture with its colonial remnants.
Casa de los Coroneles. An 18ᵗʰ century mansion located in the town of La Oliva, where you can admire this architectural style in all its glorious splendour Beaches of Jandía, Sotavento and Corralejos.
The Beaches of Jandía, Sotavento and Corralejos. The beaches of Fuerteventura are a paradise for divers and ocean lovers. Discover the beauty of its water and fine sand.
Isla de Lobos. This island is an unspoiled paradise inhabited only by a small number of fishermen.
Unamuno House-Museum. Besides introducing you to Unamuno's story, the house provides an idea of what life was like in Fuerteventura in the early XX century.
Various decorative ceramic objects, especially pretty vases, are the typical handicraft from Fuerteventura. Goats cheese, with its own denomination of origin is also representative of the region.