A taste of the caribbean a little closer to home

A Taste of the Caribbean a Little Closer to Home

Many people enjoy cheap holidays in Fuerteventura year after year. This popular Canary Island is the second largest of the group and the nearest to the African coast. It shares the same geographical latitude as Mexico and Florida giving it a near perfect year round climate.

Although of volcanic origin it is the only one of the Canary Islands that has no high mountains, instead it is blessed with miles of sandy beaches that have drifted gently in the warm Sahara breeze to create over 150 very impressive sand dunes. The seemingly endless sandy beaches are often dotted with palm trees and you’d be hard pushed to find any as beautiful this side of the Caribbean. With just a four hour flight from the UK, it makes the perfect year round family destination.

The interior of the island is perhaps the only part that hints at its volcanic start in life, with a dry, rocky and sometimes baron landscape dotted with cute little white washed villages.

The four main resorts you’ll visit on Fuerteventura holidays are Corralejo, Jandina, Costa Caleta and Costa Calma. Corralejo to the north of the island is perhaps the busiest resort, yet never loses its magnetic family charm. Costa Caleta, formerly known as Caleta de Fuste, has a wonderful safe horseshoe shaped bay, making it ideal for smaller children. Costa Calma and Jandina are at the southern end of the island and boast probably the best beaches to be found in the Canary Islands.

Holidays in Fuerteventura portray a laid back outlook on life yet there is plenty of energy in this island should you be tempted by some of the many excursions. On land why not take a jeep safari through the desert like terrain or even try a camel trek.

Many of the activities on Fuerteventura holidays are water based though and at nearly every resort you’ll get the chance to try your hand. Whatever you want to do there are usually lessons available and sessions for every level and capability. Fuerteventura is extremely popular with water sports enthusiasts and every July the P.W.A. (Professional Windsurfers Association) world windsurfing speed and slalom event is held in the south of the island at Sotavento. Attracting surfers from all over the world, it is worth visiting the area just to see the exciting surfing.

Sailing and fishing are also extremely popular on Fuerteventura holidays with catamaran rides over to Lanzarote, pirate ships that sail around the coast or ferry rides over to the tiny island of Los Lobos.

Divers are drawn to the warm clear waters around Fuerteventura, and the island has many PADI Dive centres around its coast. Among the stunning volcanic rock formations below the surface, you can expect to see such beauties as Angelshark, Parrot fish, Moray Eels, Barracuda and maybe even Octopus on a good day.

If you’re looking for a relaxing family holiday in beautiful surroundings, with just as much energy as you want to include then look for cheap holidays to Fuerteventura, and enjoy the beautiful scenery and facilities that this Canary Island has to offer.

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Опубликовано 31 Jan 2009 в 9:32 pm. Рубрика: A. Вы можете следить за ответами к этой записи через RSS.
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