Fuerteventura: What To Do and Where To Go?
Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands, located off the coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. This island has a population of over 100,00 people, most of which are Spanish. Throughout its long history, Fuerteventura has suffered from a population decline due to its economic instability, making it into a desert island. However, the development of tourism during the 1980s has caused the population to grow year on year since, doubling it in a little less than a decade, and turning it to a very popular, modern day holiday destination with the British and other Europeans.
Tourism now remains the core of the Fuerteventura economy, with record levels of revenue yearly. The rapid development in tourism that resulted in high rate of economical growth, was attributed to year-round good weather and the tourist-friendly atmosphere of the area. Furthermore, the seamless mixture of historical and modern architecture on the island, as well as its gorgeous beaches, ever-charming villages, museums, caves and harbor, there’s no doubt that you’ll have an amazing time on the island of Fuerteventura this year. Let’s take a look at some of the top attractions and places to visit.
La Oliva is a traditional village in Fuerteventura, and it was formally the home of military governors of this island from early 17th to the late 19th century. However, this formal governors’ townhouse has been restored, and is now open to the public as tourist attraction. Also in the centre of the village is the pretty church of Parroquiade Nuestra Seiiora de Candelaria, offering a spectacular square bell tower and finely carved wooden door. Anyone even vaguely appreciate of architecture will appreciate a trip to La Oliva and http://www.cheapflights.co.uk/flights/Fuerteventura/ is a great place to start looking for flights.A visit to this church will also give you the once in a life time experience of catching a glimpse of the historical painting ‘The Last Judgments’ – a baroque altar painting by Juan de Miranda.
The Mirador de Morro Veloso
There are several museums and caves on the island, which detail the history of Fuerteventura. All of these historical places are now well signposted, as new signs have been put up along the main road and other important areas within the their vicinity. However, of all the historical places in Fuerteventura, Mirador de Morro Veloso is the place to visit. This viewpoint/café is located high above Betancuria on the massif called the Macizo de Betancuria. Believed to have been designed by Cesar Manrique, the famous architect/designer from Lanzarote, this attraction offers wonderful views of the central and northern area of the island.
Your visit to Fuerteventura won’t be complete without a visit to one of its most beautiful beaches, and Juan Gomez is sure not to disappoint. Juan Gomez is one of the most spectacular shorelines on the whole island, and with its golden sands and warm waters, this beach is simply breathtaking. Capturing the hearts of millions of tourists worldwide, visitors can make use of the free deckchairs, snorkel hire and amazing cuisine from the surrounding restaurants.