The volcanic island of Fuerteventura (Spanish for “strong fortune”) is the second-largest of the Canary Islands (after Tenerife). Located about 100 km. off the North African coast, Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands – blessed with having the longest white sand beaches within that archipelago. The Spaniards first settled in Fuerteventura during … Continue reading About Fuerteventura
Centro Comercial Atlántico (Carretera Gral. Jandía, km. 11, Antigua) – this mall has over 40 retailers (mainly local & national ones), along with a Spar supermarket, a six-screen cinema complex, a bowling alley, a small amusement arcade, and a few restaurants. There are also some outdoor events (especially during the holidays).
Acua Water Park (Avda. Nuestra Señora del Carmen 41, 35660 Corralejo) — located in the tourist area of Corralejo, this is the only water park in Fuerteventura. With over 25,000 square meters of unlimited fun, the water park offers more than 14 attractions suitable for all audiences, as well as a wide range of dining … Continue reading Acua Water Park
Bar Bugaloo (Calle Hernán Cortés 2, 35660 Corralejo) – this is an internationally-themed music bar close to the sea, located in the heart of the town of Corralejo. The staff is multilingual (English, German, Spanish, Dutch, French and even Slovenian). A large contingent of 20-something-year-olds (students) hang out here. This is also an ideal place … Continue reading Bar Bugaloo
722 Gradi Restaurant (Calle Majanicho 11, 35650 Lajares) – located towards the northern end of Fuerteventura, this is a “fusion” restaurant whose menu offers dishes with Italian and other culinary influences. One fusion dish served there is Canarian staple fried sardines paired with Korean-style pickled vegetables. There is also an art gallery offering local & … Continue reading 722 Gradi Restaurant
Betancuria – this town, located in the mid-west part of Fuerteventura, was founded in 1404 by the Norman knight Jean de Bethencourt (making it one of the most important colonial landmarks of the island). Those visitors who are looking for a glimpse of this town’s past (which was a former capital of the island) will … Continue reading Betancuria