Recently we had an amazing opportunity to head to the beautiful Island of Fuerteventura, just off the coast of Morocco in the Atlantic Ocean and what a time we had!
I had wanted to visit Fuerteventura for so many years – I had always heard about the glorious sunshine, pristine seas and the vibrant Spanish culture and cuisine but most of all I had heard about the dramatic landscape where sheer cliffs and volcanic mountains meet the natural beauty of the island’s shores.
How To Get To Fuerteventura
Our adventure started with our direct flights from London to Fuerteventura with Thomas Cook Airlines. I’m a total flying geek so I was so glad we got to experience some of their in-flight comforts. One thing that really stood out to me was the James Martin menus that have been curated for hungry in-flight diners. I also learned something very interesting from Thomas Cook Airlines… did you know that some foods taste different at high altitudes and air pressures? I had no clue, but award winning chef, James Martin sure did! The food was delicious. After a little nap and a tipple, I was becoming super excited about our adventure ahead.
What To Do In Fuerteventura
Fuertoventura is such a beautiful Island, with a climate that is warm all year around and cooled nicely by the atlantic winds that blanket the island. There are so many amazing things to see, do and eat while you are there, with some of these being our top picks:
1.) Discover Lobos Island
Lobos Island is a largely uninhabited island, just off the coast of Fuerteventura. Once home to many seals in the 19th century – this island is a volcanic paradise that can be hiked and walked. Take lots of water and enjoy the natural beauty of this most breathtaking island.
2.) Snorkel With the fish
Take a trip off the eastern coast of the island in the calm seas that lap the coastline. Don’t forget to grab a snorkelling mask, or scuba gear and get up close and personal with some of the local inhabitants 🙂
3.) Eat Local Cuisine
No visit to Fuerteventura would be complete without lots of Spanish cuisine. Fuerteventura has some really great local restaurants and bars that dot many of the small sea-side villages and mountain hamlets. Don’t forget to visit one of Fuerteventura’s famous cheese making farms… yum!
4.) Watch a Glorious Sunset
As the sun sets in the west, head towards one of the island’s beautifully rugged cliff tops. Watch the sun disappear behind the horizon, leaving the cliffs and white sandy beaches in a breathtaking orange glow.
5.) Meet a Pig or Two?!!
No holiday would be complete without seeing a cute little piglet or two… no?!? 🙂
6.) Hike the Sand dunes
One of Fuerteventura’s most famous landscapes are the dunes. Head here early in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid a strong sun. You can even watch a range of kite enthusiasts that showcase some of their best tricks and kites on a daily basis.
7.) Visit Quaint Villages
Explore some of the tiny hiltop villages and quaint farming communities that speckle this beautiful Island. If you head to some coastal villages, don’t forget to try some freshly caught seafood that is caught everyday!
8.) Spot A windmill or two…
The wind was a powerful source of energy for early inhabitants of this island. As you explore Fuerteventura you will see a range of different types of windmills and historic structures that not only look quaint, but are still in working condition!
9.) Surf the Waves
If you’re a surfer then you will love Fuerteventura – if not… why not learn? The western coast of the island has become famous for its high-energy currents and high waves. Take a class, learn the sport and become a pro!
10.) Experience a Catamaran Tour
Fuerteventura is a beautiful island, one that should be appreciated from every possible aspect. Head on a private or shared catamaran and enjoy the tranquility of the ocean while witnessing the island from a new perspective.
Last, but not least… Enjoy! make booking your flights easy and catch a direct flight to Fuerteventura. Plan where you would like to stay and explore one of the most magical islands in the Atlantic ocean!