Guide to Fuerteventura
With Pullmantur Cruises’ Canary Islands season now in full swing, now is the perfect time to consider booking a Christmas or New Year’s escape. The line is currently operating a series of roundtrip cruises around these islands, with itineraries including port calls in Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Palma, and Lanzarote.
To coincide with the launch of these itineraries, we have taken a closer look at the islands of Gran Canaria, La Palma, and Lanzarote. Continuing our Canary Islands series, we take a closer look at the highlights you can expect to be able to see during your time on the island of Fuerteventura.
Corralejo Natural Park
Unlike many of the other Canary Islands, Fuerteventura has managed to maintain a significant amount of its original rugged natural landscapes. This is perhaps most apparent upon visiting the Corralejo Natural Park – a beautiful golden expanse located in the north-eastern reaches of the island. This area expands over a total area of 9km and is home to some of the island’s finest white sand beaches and turquoise waters.
The Corralejo Natural Park is not the only place on the island where you will find beautiful beaches. Fuerteventura offers plenty of space to pull out a towel and soak up the sun with more than 150km of beaches on the island. Many of the beaches are highly renowned, having acquired ‘Blue Flag’ status and these include Gran Tarajal, Sotavento, Costa Calma, and Morro Jable.
The islanders of Fuerteventura have crafted a cheese which is not only enviable throughout the Canarian archipelago, but is also sought after outside of the islands. Queso Majorero is a distinctive local goat’s milk cheese that comes in a variety of different flavours and textures. It is thought that the rugged landscape has created a distinctive, yet pleasant environment for the Majorera goat – an adaptable species with unique characteristics. This allows for a thick and aromatic high-fat milk, which is the secret behind this wonderful cheese. In between visiting the beaches, be sure to try this fabulous local produce.
Natural Monument Caldera de Gairia
The Caldera de Gairia is a volcanic cone that was formed as a result of recent activity on the island. It is of considerable botanical interest and is an officially protected area covering 240 hectares. It is possible to hike to the top of the volcano, and those that do will be rewarded with sweeping views over the surrounding volcanic landscape. It is also common to see wildlife such as goats and camels within this area.
The Canary Islands are perfect for anyone seeking a retreat this winter, with temperatures often floating around the 20C mark throughout November and December. If you would like to find out more about Pullmantur Cruises’ range of Canary Islands itineraries, contact us via the freephone number above or complete the online enquiry form.Tweet