The scenic, sun-drenched Canary Islands, located in the sparkling Atlantic not far off the Morocco coast, are being discovered by more and more travelers. Long owned by Spain, the Canaries are only a quick flight away from much of Europe and not all that far from the United States and Canada.
Fuerteventura is the second-largest of the mountainous Canary Islands, but for holiday and vacation purposes it could easily be the best. The climate is sunny throughout the year, so summers are hot and even the winters are warm – perfect for golf, mountain hikes, strolls on the snowy white sand beaches, water sports, and swimming in the brilliant blue ocean waters. Some people might say it’s the perfect holiday destination.
The atmosphere on Fuerteventura isn’t at all hectic. Far from it – days on this island are low key, laid back and tranquil, and so are the nights. That’s not to say that nightlife isn’t available at some of the island’s livelier resorts (if that’s what you’re after), but this is one of the world’s best places to kick back, relax, and rejuvenate your tired mind and body.
One of the island’s newest resorts is called Costa de Antigua. Only a 15-minute drive from the Fuerteventura airport, the resort and the area surrounding it offer plenty of things to see and do while you’re on the island:
- Water sports like kite surfing, windsurfing and traditional surfing
- Sheltered blue-water lagoons for swimming
- Tax-free shopping for mementos of your trip as well as any supplies you might need
- Walking and bicycling along the waterfront or quaint village lanes
- A relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere that’s suitable for all ages, including young children
- Quiet beaches perfect for couples
- Picturesque panoramas from the mountaintops
- Restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines
- Romantic sidewalk bars along the waterfront
- Striking sunsets
- Your choice of lively or subdued nightlife
- Diverse hotels, villas and apartments in a wide range of prices for visitor accommodations
- Local color and culture, including rustic fishing villages, traditional Canary Islands foods, and Saturday markets where island goods like leather items, pottery, jewelry and embroidery are offered for sale.
Fuerteventura is a happy combination of warm blue waters, an ever-present sun, terrific sandy beaches, quaint villages, exhilarating water sports and a tranquil atmosphere. If this combination sounds appealing, consider booking your flight to Fuerteventura through Airlines Northwest. The Canary Islands are a beautiful place to spend your vacation, but Fuerteventura could easily be the best of them all.Google+