Canary Islands are not famous for nightlife, night clubs or dressing-up occasions.
Forget about your heels and branded clothes. Forget about make up!
Just wear a swimsuit and comfy outfits even to go out at night. Your flip flops and a large shirt will be the best.
You cannot go to Fuerteventura and not learning how to Kitesurf or simply Surf. We recommend Flagbeach
school to learn. Lovely people working and the best beach where you can be in Corralejo. From there, the teachers often bring you to El Cotillo if the wind in Corralejo is not strong enough. We also took advantage to learn how to skateboard, given the huge spaces and empty streets on the island, really fun!
Let's list our 5 favourite beaches in Fuerteventura:
1. El Cofete: Enjoy the silence in Fuerteventura's deep south. For a 20-km-long dirt track, more suited to 4wd than standard hire car, leads to the perfectly-isolated Cofete. Where your only companions could well be the Jandia mountains above.
2. Caleta De Fuste: Also known as 'Shank's Shark', Caleta stretches for over 800 meters. With golden sand and a relaxed vibe, this beach is a big hit with families.
: Like Caleta de Fuste, this beach also lends it title to a popular holiday spot. Unlike Caleta de Fuste, it's located on the north-east tip of the island, facing the totally tropical Isla de Lobos. There's a small beach close to the heart of the resort known as Corralejo Viejo but for more towel space, head south to Playa Grande which boasts a near-10km-sweep of mellow yellow shore and dunes. Close to Rio Hotel you will also enjoy nice bars on the beach with good fresh fish to enjoy for lunch.
4. La Concha
: Not to be confused with the Isla de Lobos' Playa de la Concha, La Concha's is on the north west of the island. This is a quintessential Fuerteventura beach. White sand, check. Turquoise water, check. It may be only 200 metres in length, but it rarely gets crowded.
: Imagine miles and miles of deserted white sandy beach and you begin to get a feel for what Sotavento beach is. 17 continuous miles to be precise, running down the south eastern coast of Fuerteventura. Despite some more popular sections, the beach is deserted in many areas.A sea temperature of 21
℃ degrees year round gives ideal swimming conditions. It is also a surfers and kite-surfers paradise with steady, consistent winds. The World Kite Surf Championship is held here every august.
Our 5 best restaurants in the northern part of Fuerteventura island are the following (we have to admit food is not the best thing on the island, in general...you don't go there expecting high quality but just "good" one).
1. Tapas Oscar
2. Gregorio El Pescador
3. Sanus Fuerteventura
4. Tio Bernabé
5. El Olivo
Other nice restaurants in El Cotillo:
1. La Vaca Azul
After dinner there is the typical bar-tour to do.
Starting from El Agua
for a nice cocktail (even better for an Italian-style aperitivo as cocktails are really original and good), then continue to Buena Onda Bar, ending up at Waikiki.
LANZAROTE deserves a visit for a couple of days. It's a much better curated island, totally volcanic and so black, with lots of wineries and typical cultivation of special volcanic plants and cactus. The cactus museum indeed deserves a pit-stop.
The most special place on the island is the Casa Cesar Manrique Foundation
. It's house of the most respected artist native on the island, thank to whom the whole island has a special appeal and elegance. He made the building be built in such a way to respect the local ambience and at the same time able to attract tourism. Jameos del Agua
is another special place on the island where lots of events are organised. It hosts a natural fountain and little lake around which a restaurant has place.
A must to try: Papagayo Beach Bar
on top of the rock on the beach. Amazing food, amazing view. Just WOW!
See you next summer on Canary Island again for some kitesurfing?