We spent one week on the Canary Island, Fuerteventura, outside of the coast of Marocco. The island has a beautiful, almost Moonlike landscape. We were here in February and the temperature where around 20 degree Celsius during the days. Perfect weather for exploring the island by car and for hiking. An island of wind, mountains, dramatic beaches, goat cheese and aloe vera.

Playa Esmeralda

Playa de Sotavento

Playa Esmeralda

We stayed at Hotel Meliá Fuerteventura in the south west of the island by Playa de Sotavento. A long stretch of beautiful beach popular by kite surfers. The hotel is very big and not so personal, but it’s location is amazing!

Las Bohemias del Amor at Playa de los Molinos. The most charming restaurant.

Playa de los Ojos. There is a beautiful cave located at this beach, but unfortunately we didn’t find it…

A long dramatic drive through the Jandia mountains on small dirt roads heading to Playa Cofete.

Playa de Cofete. A stunning beach in the southwest. We had lunch at the local restaurant in the small Cofete village. Canary style potatoes, tomato salad, goat cheese and octopus. This beach is totally unspoilt and wild. It is often too dangerous to swim here due to strong currents. Absolutely breathtaking beach and mountains.⁠

The cemetery of Cofete

Driving on route 605 and then route 30 north.

The view at Astronómico de Sicasumbre⁠.

Arco de las Peñitas. After around 40 minutes of pretty steep hiking and climbing we finally found the arch, well hidden behind the rocks.⁠ ⁠

Lajares. We found this small town to be very charming with some great restaurants, cafés and boutiques.

Popcorn beach

The sand dunes of Corralejo

Pozo Negro. A sleepy fishing village with a black beach on the east coast.

Playa de la Pared is a popular surf beach on the west coast.

Risco de las Peñas

Mirador Sicasumbre

We were surprised by how much there is to explore on this island. Such dramatic landscape and beautiful beaches!

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