Just in time with the first snow here in Munich (and we had plenty of it the past weekend), I am bringing back the sunshine and balmy memories of ravishing holidays on the Canary island Fuerteventura. It was my very fist time on the Canary Islands and Fuerteventura proved to be a great choice.
Fuerteventura marks the Eastern edge of the Canaries and is very close to the African coast. It is the oldest island of the archipelago and the driest, too. The latter fact can easily be noticed by the dominance of earthy hues and a striking absence of vegetation. However, the island leaves its visitors breathless with amazing sand beaches. The dunes of Corralejo, the sandy lagoons of El Cotillo, the wide beaches of Sotavento and the endless strand of Morro Jable - these beaches combined with the crystal clear sea make the recipe for perfect seaside holidays. And enough to make me go frenzy as you can see!
But Fuerteventura is not all about beaches. The island's rough landscape is scarcely inhabited by people but vastly occupied by goats. These set the basis for two of the island's culinary delicacies: excellent local goat cheese marked 'majorero' and the local traditional dish, goat roast. Try both, you will be astonished by the exquisite taste! And local fish is a must - accompany it by local 'papas arrugadas con mojo' - baked potatoes with a spicy pepper sauce. And finish your meals with a good 'cortado', a Spanish espresso topped with creamy milk foam. Sigh.
If you ever plan on visiting the island, I strongly recommend you rent a car to be flexible and discover the island's multifaceted spaces and places. And don't save on accommodation - pick a good address to fully enjoy your holidays. I was staying at the fabulous Sheraton Beach, Golf & Spa Resort - I will blog about that later. And the island is more than what I've posted here today. Stay tuned for part two next Monday!
Have a great new week, my friends!
Photography by Igor Josifovic