When you visit La Pared, go check out those super impressive natural walls from up close! I stood there, just tracing the many different lines, looking at the various depths and admiring all the details.. Very beautiful! 🗿🌋
Playa de Cofete! Black and white goats! Crazy big clouds in front of those massive mountains!
Cofete is very impressive with those huge hills (or mountains?) behind the playa.. When you visit the place you might even bump into some goats or even a donkey! Almost like going to Oasis Park haha!
Still, my favourite beach ever remains Playa de Sotavento - beyond words!! If it's your first time, go between high and low tide to see those gorgeous puddles.. But not on low tide, everything is super dry. I've yet to see the beach at high tide; this is when it turns into a lagoon :-) And definitely check out Cofete too! 🐐🌴
Have you been to Esquinzo beach? It's a favourite amongst surfers; the big waves really do attract many of them! Even if you don't surf it's worth a visit.. You can hide between the rocks and medidate or do yoga to the sound of the powerful waves. You might even see some goats on the cliffs in the distance! Very nice just before sunset for some cool silhouette shots!
Come out here and escape autumn for a while - you'll love it :-) ☀️🐐
Hola from the small beaches of Corralejo city (I'm not talking about the ones at the dunes nearby)! In the distance you can see Lanzarote.
The sea has been very flat here the past days.. I was quite surprised to see that as I've only seen waves since I got on the island! Fuerte fuerte! 🐠🏊🏻
Somewhere between Antigua and Vega de Río Palmas..
When I arrived on Fuerteventura, I had the impression this island wouldn't be interesting for hikers. It seemed to me that the island looked more or less the same (dry soil and lots of stones), and wouldn't be accommodating in the heat (barely any trees to hide under from the sun). What's the point of hiking in those conditions?
But I was wrong! When you're up on these craters, looking at the layers and layers of mountains in the distance while the wind hits your face, you know you've made the right decision! I like those beautiful, curvy mountains so much - I got hooked on them the first time I saw them while my plane was landing! Best view!!
For hiking on Fuerte, pick a cloudy day. It's still going to be warm, and you'll still have to apply sunscreen, but the hike will take much less energy out of you. And you might even bump into a tiny pine "forrest", like we did! Crazy how you turn around a corner and suddenly the natural landscape completely changes!! So go on, check the weather forecast and pick an ever-changing route! 🌲☁️
If you haven't been to Playa de Sotavento on Fuerteventura, you haven't seen the island!! It is the most gorgeous beach I have ever seen! I'm happy to say I now have a favourite beach :D
I was so impressed by the sheer size of it - it's unbelieveable! It's 600m wide and more than 4km long! I was walking and walking and walking and the people I saw were so far away.. Just dots on the horizon.. No soul around you front, back, left and right! And with those beautiful little water pools the beach is like a water park - I saw people of all ages having fun in them.. Floating on their water mattresses, chilling in the water like in a whirpool, and even kitesurfing there! There's even fish living in those puddles!! And during high tide, the whole place fills up with water and becomes this gorgeous lagoon (I have yet to experience that :D)!
I loved walking on this beach so so much! I began walking at hotel Meliá Gorriones and continued long after Playa de Sotavento.. Just before Playa Esquinzo I left the beach, otherwise it would have gotten too late.. I wanted to see Playa Esquinzo too but what can you do.. Girl's gotta catch her bus!! Next time then! I did walk more than 12km just on sand though - pretty epic!!
So: if you're on the island, DEFINITELY check out Playa de Sotavento!! My photo and words don't do it justice! Go, go, go!! 💙🏖
If you bump into a Canarian yoga instructor called Marie, ask her about the German books in her car trunk! Ever since some guy gave them all to her, she's been driving them around the island, hoping book lovers will pick up some of them.
A mobile German book shelter on Fuerteventura? Hashtag tick! 🏝📚
Nothing better than walking around some cliffs, getting lost in super huge caves (around 600m long!!), making your muscles work, and finally sitting down on those hot rocks for a rest just beside the wild sea... Flipflops (or cholas here on the Canaries) aren't the best hiking footwear (duh), but at least you'll have your feet feeling that wind! And exhale!! 💦🌞
The place where I'm currently staying at has so many different plants! The eco-garden here is in its early stages but they've already got some fruits growing.. A little vegetable garden is also under construction!
Here you're seeing two maracujas - the big one from the store and the tiny one next to it directly from the garden. It was a bit sweeter and very cute to eat from :-) 🌱🍍
Here on Fuerteventura they also have cool murals, just like in Las Palmas. This is even a category higher than what I saw there.. Those two paintings are in Gran Tarajal, where there are many more big murals to discover! 🐟🐪
This food is all made at Jacob's casa, a local farmer on Fuerteventura, who grows a variety of organic fruit, vegetables and also produces goat cheese. Here you see what he shared with us - a giant onion, leek looking like a palm tree, delicious grapes and the most amazing and tasty olive oil from his garden. We're just dipping bread in it and say, 'Mmmmmmmmm'!
He also has chicken, sheep, grows potatoes, figs, makes his own wine and cheese, and and and.. He told us he rarely buys food.. In his garden he has more than enough to provide for his family - how cool is that, being self-sufficient? 🍅🌾
Welcome to Fuerteventura!
I made it to the oldest Canary island! It's so different here from Gran Canaria, like a huge desert. A bit like a dry Hawaii, with all the lava-shaped mountains, sand and rocks. It's actually called Hawaii of Europe, but that's because of its beautiful white beaches and turquoise water.. Gorgeous!! 🏊🏻🏜
Nature at its finest! Found in Caldera de Bandama, which is cooler than I expected! At first I thought, 'what's gonna be so great about going to see a huge hole?', but when I got there I was stunned about the beauty and enormity of the crater! Definitely go there if you can! At the bottom there are also some ruins, so you could play hide and seek haha! Also notice that it gets less and less windy and more warm on your way down :-) and make sure to check when they close the gates, otherwise you might end up having to sleep there? ⛰🌼