Isle of Fuerteventura

Isla de Lobos

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 “Isla de Lobos”

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

Windmill Tiscamanita

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.

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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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Baking oven on the Read the rest “Windmill Tiscamanita”

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Categories: About Fuerteventura, Pictures, Places to visit

Antigua – picturesque village on Fuerteventura

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 “Antigua – picturesque village on Fuerteventura”

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Categories: About Fuerteventura, Antigua, Places to visit

El Cotillo – wonderful coast village

May 9th, 2013

In the North of the Canary Isle Fuerteventura, on the Westside, is situated a small village called El Cotillo.

The small village directly at the coast side is famous for surfers and watersport and generally for all people, who want to know a traditional village on the isle.

In the center of El Cotillo you find a small harbor, where the fishermen arrive with fresh fish and seafood. The other harbor, where the boats are, is quiet new. The old harbor is situated near the new harbor, separated only by a small path.

Near the old harbor you can find lots of bars and restaurants, where you can taste typical canarian food and wine and … Read the rest “El Cotillo – wonderful coast village”

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Categories: About Fuerteventura, Beaches, El Cotillo, Surfing, Watersport

excursion to the neighbour island Lanzarote

April 9th, 2013

Fuerteventura is situated right next to the Canary Isle Lanzarote in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Who spends his holiday on the Canary isles doesn’t have to stay only on one isle because you can do isle hopping and visit the neighbor isles. You can stay for more time or only make an excursion. It is very easy to get from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote.

The ferries from Fred Olsen are departing every day from Corralejo in the North of Fuerteventura and take their guests to Lanzarote. The trip takes more or less about 15 minutes. Thanks to this connection you have the possibility to visit the volcanic isle of Lanzarote, which characteristics are very typical for a volcanic … Read the rest “excursion to the neighbour island Lanzarote”

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Categories: Corralejo
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