Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands (which, despite being just off the coast of Africa are actually Spanish) is definitely one place that surprised me on our recent travels.

The landscape here is diverse, absolutely stunning (as you might have seen from this post here, this one in the mountains and this one with that that clear blue water)…. and if you pick your hotel just right – it’s the perfect all-year round sunshine destination!

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After spending several days exploring the length and breadth of the island, we finally decided to slow the pace down and do relax by the pool before heading for something of a late lunch…

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The hotel has a fantastic restaurant down by the pier and in the spirit of holiday laziness (the very best kind of laziness), we decided to go there for lunch.

Between the picture-perfect view and the delicious tapas plates that seemed to appear out of nowhere, this was easily one of the best lunch I had in Fuerteventura…

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To ‘work off’ our lunch, we hopped into the car (you didn’t really think I’d try to do proper exercise, did you? 😉 ) and made our way down to the beach to catch the sunset.

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Thing is we arrived far too early for sunset, which was the perfect excuse to check out some of Fuerteventura’s ‘rockier‘ terrain.

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The cliffs here, by the way, are sheer and jagged (i.e. justifiably scary) so we all steered clear…bar daredevils like Lucy. 😉

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As the sun slowly began to set, we made our way down to the beach, to soak up the last of the day’s sunshine before returning to the hotel for food and a whole lot of wine!

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The next morning, carried on as the day before, by the hotel pool after breakfast before popping into the spa! To be fair though – we would be returning to London that afternoon and so it was impractical to do anything but relax.

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In retrospect, this was actually a great way to finish off a holiday as sometimes, you end up piling up so many plans on your holiday that you leave your holiday feeling like you need another one to recover fro the one you just had. 🙂

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Fuerteventura definitely turned out to be so different and so much more than I’d imagined and has definitely make me so much more curious and eager to explore the other Canary islands!



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