The Spanish Canary islands have been a regular haunt for holiday makers seeking a sun-filled holiday for many years. One of the most popular of the islands is no doubt Fuerteventura, one of the oldest of the Canaries and an island that is close to Africa, that retains its Spanish charm. What makes Fuerteventura such a special place for holiday makers is not only the stunning landscape and the searing heat, but also the tourism infrastructure which is set up here, giving tourists plenty to do and see and accommodation which range from 3 to 5 star hotels in Fuerteventura. If you are planning on a trip to this Canary isle, here are some of the best things which you can do.
It would be foolish not to start with one of the most attractive features of Fuerteventura, the beaches. The golden and yellow sands of this island are notoriously clean, very busy and offer a wide range of activities. Whether you are going on holiday to relax or get active, the beach is definitely the best place for you to go. If you are looking for solitude then Playa de Cofete is a real hidden charm and this virgin beach is the perfect place to go and be alone.
Isla de los Lobos
If you are looking for a day trip then Isla de los Lobos is a great option, just 2 kilometers from Fuerteventura which can be reached by ferry. Once home to a huge population of monk seals, this beautiful island is a great place to explore more of the Canaries. The last people who lived here were the lighthouse keeper and his family and whilst the family have long since gone, the lighthouse still stands.
Another fascinating day trip which you could go on is to the salt museum in Salinas del Carmen where you can watch the process of salt making from start to finish. Within the museum you can take a tour throughout the factory as well as learning all about the history of salt and slat making as well as its uses across the world, a genuinely interesting story.
The Sculpture Park
This park is filled with over 100 sculptures which have been created by a variety of local artists, originally they were created for an annual sculpture event but now they stay here all year round. The open-air park is situated in Puerto del Rosario and the area has been carefully crafted with paths to allow visitors to enjoy the sculptures in the best possible way. If you are heading up to see the sculptures then allow 2 to 3 hours in the park if you want to enjoy the sculptures rather than just passing through, it is also important that you get there early as the park can get very busy.
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