Isle of Fuerteventura

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Las Playitas – where hustle and bustle are extraneous

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Fuerteventura is very famous for beautiful beaches, but what is as well very characteristic for this isle are the small and lonely beaches along the coast and in the interior.

Fuerteventura is the second biggest isle of the Canaries and at the same time the less populated of all seven isles.
Fuerteventura is everything except an overcrowded area. Here you can drive along for kilometers and kilometers through the wonderful landscape where no village is near or far. The villages on the coast and in the interior are sometimes very tiny and sometimes all you find there are only one bar and one restaurant and a shop. I have been to one of those places called Las Playitas.

las playitas, fuerteventura

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Posted by Ann
Categories: About Fuerteventura, Places to visit

Excursion to Cofete, a shepherds village

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

A nice excursion you can make on Fuerteventura is a tour to Cofete on the South of the isle.
Our excursion was a real nice experience. Cofete is one of the smallest villages of the isle where you can see locals and their way of life.

The breeding of the goats hast got a long tradition in this area and many families formerly dedicated their time to breeding. Cofete is a village of shepherds and farmers.
Typical specialties from this area are goat milk, goat cheese (Majorero Cheese) and delicious dishes with goat meat.

goats in Cofete

To get to Cofete you start from Morro Jable, from where an earth road leads to the village. For this … Read the rest

Posted by Ann
Categories: Beaches, Cofete, Locations, Places to visit, Specialties

Isla de Lobos

Friday, February 27th, 2015

In the North of Fuerteventura you can find a small island called Isla de Lobos, which is a famous destination for excursions.

The whole surface of Isla de Lobos is 6 km² and reaches 127 m on the highest point, which is a volcanic cone. The Isla de Lobos is situated between Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.

The space between Fuerteventura and the isle is round about 2 km and it’s known as Rio. The depth of the Rio is not superior to 10 m.

The name of the isle comes from the extinction of a colony of sea lions. The isle is more or less between 6.000 and 8.000 years old and it was populated … Read the rest

Posted by Ann
Categories: About Fuerteventura, Corralejo, Flora and Fauna, Places to visit

Windmill Tiscamanita

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

In a tiny, introspective village on Fuerteventura you can find a real worth seeing windmill. If you drive from Tuineje in direction to Antigua you come to a village called Tiscamanita. You really shall stop in Tiscamanita and visit the windmill.

Windmill in Tiscamanita

A museum round the windmill has been created to tell to the visitors the story about the windmills and the tradition of Fuerteventura. The information about windmills is very interesting, but only available in Spanish.

windmill in the museum

Windmill in the museum of Tiscamanita

On the museum area you find beside the windmill other traditional facilities like a bakery oven, where bread and other bakery have been produced in former times.

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Posted by Ann
Categories: About Fuerteventura, Pictures, Places to visit

Antigua – picturesque village on Fuerteventura

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Antigua means in Spanish ancient and the village is one of the oldest villages on the Isle of Fuerteventura. Antigua is situated in the center of the Isle, near the village of Betancuria.

The village was built in the 18. century and has been the capitol of Fuerteventura for one year. Afterwards the capital was changed to La Oliva near Puerto del Rosario. At the moment Antigua counts with 3.000 habitants and a surface of 250 qkm.

In the center of Antigua there is a picturesque church, which is dominating the village. The church was built in 1785 and is situated in the middle of green spaces with trees and plants. The church is open for … Read the rest

Posted by Ann
Categories: About Fuerteventura, Antigua, Places to visit
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