Fuerteventura between two continents

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The sea and sand of supernaturally imposed on this small island canary, one of the oldest in the archipelago. Wind and weather have carved so thoroughly that his heritage has been downplayed by its landscape, a true tourist attraction.

Fuerteventura between two continents

Photography by Peter Shanks

Fuerteventura boasts a low-lying and long beaches and desert dimensions, thus encouraging best practice water sports thanks to the winds that bring the trade winds and the kindness of its climate, where the average temperature along whole year is 20 degrees, a privilege.

According to the locals, the beaches are considered the best in the Atlantic. Of the 326 miles of coastline that is, 77 are coastal. Not in vain the island was declared a Biosphere Natural Reserve by UNESCO. Fuerteventura will consist of six municipalities: La Oliva, Betancuria, Antigua, Tuineje, Pájara and the capital, Puerto del Rosario. And yes, it is possible to enjoy a holiday here at cheap cost.

To this end, the bottom, first of all, renting a vehicle, usually financial, to travel around the island. From $ 78 can get a car for a week. Regular bus lines are also a good option for insight into the field by moving the passenger. Hiking, although it comes free, not advisable due to extreme hardness conditions: Very hot in summer, dry climate, dusty and windy, at least if you’re not used to practice.

The boom for the holidays to the Canaries Fuerteventura has turned into one of the destinations most experienced hotel development in recent years, so that its offer of accommodation is extensive and quality. There are more than 120 stores and over 50,000 places to stay. In addition, a wide range of cheap hotels where you can spend the night from $ 33. Another option is to search the Internet.

On arrival at the island, which lies about 100 miles just off the African coast, visitors can admire beautiful natural areas, such as the dunes of Corralejo, Tindaya mountain or the majestic landscapes among which arc Cofete of Jandia.

RIU Tres Islas Hotel

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Despite its proximity to the black continent, the sand of the magnificent beaches of the Canaries did not reach the Sahara Desert, if they are made up of broken shells and other remains of marine mammals.

If traveling with family, nothing better than a trip to one of the theme parks on the island, including the Baku Water Park in Corralejo and the Oasis Park Zoo in La Lajita, which offered group discounts.


Photography by Peter Shanks

Another inexpensive way to learn about the history, customs and folklore of Fuerteventura is through its museums. Several, such as salt, grain La Cilla, the Alcogida, the Cueva del Llano or Village of Atalayita. Since it is on the island for a few days, visitors can not leave without trying the opportunity to practice some water sports offered by the beaches of Fuerteventura: Scuba diving, surfing, windsurfing, fishing or kite boarding. Better, cheaper and above all, if one takes home their own equipment. A recommended area for enjoying the nightlife is Corralejo, although the two southern tourist areas are more suitable for those seeking a vacation of sun and sea calm.

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