Where to go on vacation for a week? Fuerteventura in seven days can be an excellent election and go a long way if you organize in advance what you are going to visit while leaving room for improvisation. In today’s post we propose to discover Fuerteventura for seven days with the most complete planning.
The best way to reach the island is by plane. Try to book the tickets sufficiently early to enjoy the best deals. Compare the prices of low cost carriers with other reputable companies for the same dates to see which of them offers the best price, timetable and services. Keep in mind that on the first day of your trip you are usually tired when reaching the destination, from the nerves of the trip preparations and getting everywhere on time. Therefore, we recommend choosing an accommodation with amenities such as a private pool or a terrace overlooking the sea, to enjoy the rented place upon arrival.
We propose to visit the Torre del Toston which is located in El Cotillo, in the northern part of Fuerteventura. In former days it was used by the natives to defend their territory and to watch out for pirates intending to attack them. Besides, near the town of La Oliva you can visit the Volcán de la Arena, a crater generated by lava eruption that is located at almost 200 meters from its base. When afterwards visiting the village of La Oliva, we can see the “House of the Colonels” – Casa de los Coroneles, a colonial-style building, which will complete our second day in the planning of our activities for Fuerteventura.
The capital of Fuerteventura is Puerto del Rosario, a young city of 40,000 inhabitants, which offers tranquility away from the idea of large cities. In its two centuries of life, the town has been a benchmark in the areas of trade, industry, culture, leisure and tourism. When you go to largest shopping center of the island, make sure you add a tour through the downtown area, where you should visit the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, from the year 1824. The streets of Puerto del Rosario host a hundred sculptures, one of the most famous can be found right next to the entrance to the port and belongs to Amancio Gonzalez.
Today is museums day. In the capital is the museum dedicated to Miguel de Unamuno, where the writer stayed after being exiled by General Primo de Rivera in 1924. In this place the literary work of the writer is reproduced during his stay in Fuerteventura. The Archaeological Museum offers a particular charm, due to its location in a house of traditional Canarian architecture. Situated in the municipality of Betancuria, in the center of the island, the place allows looking into the origins of this population with exhibitions such as the first European expeditions to the Canary Islands. Finally, to understand life in Fuerteventura you have to visit the Salt Museum, el Museo de la Sal, which is situated in a fishing village named Las Salinas del Carmen. Here you can learn about the production of salt with an interior and exterior tour.
The Parque Natural de las Dunas de Corralejo is a beautiful setting which combines sand and sea and was declared as such by the Government of the Canary Islands, due to its environmental importance. For example, it is worth to mention the fact that the sands originate from shells from shellfish and other organisms originating in the sea. The extension of the park is 2,668 hectares stretching for eight kilometers with varying heights of up to fifty meters.
The shipwreck of the American Star is situated at the northwest of the town of Jandía, on the west coast of Fuerteventura. It was one of the largest luxurious cruise ships that were built in 1939. Used during the Second World War, at the end of the combats once again became a luxury transportation until 1994, when it went adrift while it was being towed by another boat. It was found stranded days after, it was plundered several times and is now one of the main attractions of Fuerteventura, while being almost sunk.
Relaxing on the beach surely wasn’t left out in the previous days, in some spare time between visits and tours. And, obviously, we finish our week in Fuerteventura with a well-deserved break for an entire day on one of the large sandy beaches that the island has to offer: a perfect plan to conclude the vacation. Two examples: in El Cotillo you will find white sand, few people and good waves for surfing on Playa Esquinazo and in Pájara you have the Cofete beach, where it’s common to practice nudism.
Take full note of the planning and come to enjoy seven days of good weather in the Canaries. You’ll find that time flies by! In Vacanzy Collection we offer you a wide selection of apartments and villas in Fuerteventura to live an unforgettable experience. See you soon?