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Fuerteventura is a popular destination for sun worshippers and water sports enthusiasts, with windblown Saharan sand helping form some of the most critically acclaimed beaches in all of Europe.
There are many reasons why Fuerteventura’s beach scene beats most others across the continent, with deposited African sand plus marine build-up contributing to a mighty 125 miles of sandy coastline. With so many spots to choose from, the island truly does boast a beach fit for any taste, from the crowded commercial bathing zones of Corralejo to the isolated coastline of the south at Cofete.
A virtually treeless volcanic island, Fuerteventura is the oldest of the Canary Islands and the second largest in the archipelago. Naturally, there are plenty of different localities across the island’s six municipalities to lose oneself in.
While beaches dominate Fuerteventura’s offering, this shouldn’t stop you from discovering some of the island’s lesser-celebrated, yet stimulating day trips. In Fuerteventura’s former capital Betancuria, one of the island’s most beautiful churches – Our Lady of Betancuria – sits proudly with a Gothic bell tower begging to be captured by your camera lens.
Canarian cuisine refers to the typical dishes and ingredients in the cuisine of the Canary Islands, and it constitutes an important element in the culture of its inhabitants. Its main features are its freshness, variety, simplicity, and the richness of its ingredients (which may be a result of the long geographical isolation the islands suffered), the mix of seafood and meat dishes, its cultural influences and the low knowledge of it by the rest of the world. Canarian cuisine is influenced by other cultures, specially the aboriginal inhabitants of the islands (Guanches) and Latin American cuisine (specially after the 20th-century Canarian migration to Latin America). Some African influences still prevail as well.
Many small dishes are presented in the Canary Islands as appetizers, or snacks (tapas), which are known locally as enyesques.
Mojo (pronounced mO-ho) is a sauce served with many dishes, which is made mainly of oil, garlic, vinegar, salt, red pepper, thyme, cumin, coriander and several other spices. The two main kinds of mojo are rojo (red, often served with meat) and verde (green, often served with fish), though both can be served with potatoes. Spicy red mojo is called mojo picón. This recipe is the base of the mojos of Latin America, especially Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela, due to heavy Canarian emigration, and have also influenced the cuisines of the non-Hispanic Caribbean islands.
Created by Victor & Suse, water sports enthusiast back in 2007, Watersports Fuerteventura is dedicated to provide you with the best windsurfing, surfing, kitesurfing lessons and Jet Ski excursions in the island.
They are a team of international & experienced instructors in different sports who can conduct the lessons in German, Spanish, Italian, French and English.
Together they have the most amazing good vibes, the best quality of equipment and the best teaching methods. Not only will you learn the sport of your dream, but you will also learn their philosophy of life.
Watersports Fuerteventura is respectful of the environment, creating a sustainable company to the environment and resources.
They constantly participated in cleaning campaigns with Clean Ocean Project, Surfrider Foundation, in addition to the internal workings of separation of waste by category, cleaning of beaches nearby, and garbage found in the sea.
Fuerteventura, Wildlife and Nature. Fuerteventura was declared a Biosphere Reserve in May 2009 because of it's rich and unique natural setting. There are three main areas: Firstly, the east coast there are sand dunes, low cliffs and long beaches which are home to many endemic and rare speciesof plants and birds.
Fuerteventura was declared a Biosphere Reserve in May 2009 because of it's rich and unique natural setting. There are three main areas:
There's a wide range of birds to be spotted on the island, and these include Ruddy Shellduck, Mallard, Common Teal, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Egptian Vulture ,Eurasion Spoonbill, Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel, Barbary Falcon, Moorhen ,Coot, Houbara Bustard, Black-winged Stilt ,Stone-curlew, Little Ringed Plover, Black-headed Gull, Eurasian C ollared Dove, Eurasian Hoopoe, Berthelot´s Pipet, Canary Island´s Stonechat, Southern Grey Shrike, Common Raven, Spanish Sparrow, Common Linnet and Trumpeter Finch. See Birds on Fuerteventura
The usual mammals to be seen are the Algerian Hedgehog, Barbary Ground Squirrel, Bats, Brown Rats, Mice and Rabbits.
Reptiles include Geckos and Lizards. I had two Geckos that each moved in to my apartment for a few days, one of them was huge! They moved around the room and were often found hanging frim the ceiling.
Butterflies include the Bath White, Greenish Black Tip, African Migrant, Cloudied Yellow, Geranium Bronze, Monarch and Painted Lady.
Corralejo Natural Park is the best place to go to enjoy the desert beauty of Fuerteventura. This coastal zone, measuring 2.5 by 10.5 kilometres, is located in the north-east of the island and has two contrasting but nevertheless harmonious sides. In the north, alongside the large tourist resort of Corralejo is the biggest dune spread in the whole of the Canary Islands; an enormous extension of white sands bathed by the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. To the south, the opposite awaits: a volcanic landscape, red and ochre, dramatic and rugged
Large preserved park area featuring expansive stretches of sand dunes & pristine beaches.
One of the most popular parks for nature hikes on the island is the Parque Natural de Corralejo which lies along the west coast, just south of the town, Corralejo. You can take 4x4 adventure tours into the wide expanses of sand dunes and ancient solidified lava flows here.
And another top wildlife-spotting activity is visiting Montana Roja, meaning Red Mountain, which is a long-dormant volcanic cone.
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