Out & About · Travel

Escape to the sun

Last week I returned from Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands after a week spent soaking up the last of the sun with two friends. The island is similar to the others in the Canaries but is also known as a surfers paradise, rated as having some of the best waves in Europe no less. There was no water sports for us though just lots of relaxing and cocktail drinking! We stayed in Caleta de Fuste, which is a fairly small town with not a huge amount of night-life…we were at an all inclusive hotel though so luckily our on-site bar (complete with karaoke every night) was put to full use. Most of the restaurants in town cater for the English crowds, if you’re going check out Fado Rock steak restaurant – amazing food, really good value and a great atmosphere!

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We headed to the bigger resort of Corralejo on one of our days, from the beach you can see Lanzarote and there’s lots of beach bars along the front to admirer the view and soak up the sun. The only regret was not stopping off at the AMAZING white sand dunes we passed on the way – although that’s a good excuse to go back! The weather is pretty much consistent throughout the year (although hotter in the summer), the average temperature when we were there was about 25c but as the island is only 60 miles away from the coast of Africa it means is much fiercer than it is in the UK.

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The great thing about Fuerteventura and the other Canary Islands is that they can provide you with a little bit of winter sun without having to travel too far (it’s about a 4 hour flight from the UK) and it can be really good value too, especially if you go outside of the school holidays!

Right then where next? Lanzarote?…;)

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