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May 23, 2014
|EN: Last week I was on vacation on Fuerteventura with my boyfriend. It was mostly a relax holiday, so the things we were doing most of the time were laying in the sun and swimming. Other than that, we went to a village on the other side of the island twice. The surfing waves were better there that week, and my boyfriend is a surfer! We also went to the center of the village we were staying at a couple of times to have dinner and relax on the beach there. And last, but not least, we went on a quad tour on the volcanoes! That was so much fun! In this post I’m sharing the photos of all these things we have done and I will give some extra information of the villages, the apartment and the quad tour. I hope you’ll like it!||
|The bf surfing!|
|A surf shop|
|I have a weak spot for cacti.|
|The landscape seemed desert-like. I made this and the next photo from the bus window.|
|There are volcano’s all over the island.|
|EN: El Cotillo is a village north-west on the island. It was a very cute village and it had some great views over the ocean and some nice waves for my boyfriend to surf on. It didn’t seem like a very nice village to stay though, as there wasn’t much else going on than surfing. You can get a bus from Corralejo to El Cotillo, which takes about 50 minutes and there’s a surf shop renting surf boards for very reasonable prices almost next to the bus stop!
Our hotel in Corralejo
|On a sun bed at the pool!|
|The view from our balcony.|
|EN: The apartment building we stayed at is called Playa Park Club. We didn’t go for all-inclusive on purpose, so we only paid €330 for an entire week in an apartment with a bedroom, bathroom, living room, little kitchen and a balcony at the front and at the back. Really more than fine! I don’t really recommend the all-inclusive by the way, as everyone who booked that had to sit inside a dull restaurant with plastic chairs 3 times a day, haha! Going out for dinner doesn’t need to be expensive at all in Corralejo, but more about that later!||
|Yummy cocktails at the beach, just before the sun went down!|
|EN: Corralejo is a village where there’s a lot to do. It’s a bit touristy maybe, but not in a bad way. There are lots of restaurants, different spots where you can book excursions, such as the quad tour, and shops. We usually went there to have dinner. Most restaurants sell pizza for about €6 per pizza, so that’s pretty reasonable! Other than that, we went to Indian restaurant Yaipur (recommended!), the Rock Café (also recommended! Great live music!), an Asian restaurant on the main street (very good, but if you want sushi, we recommend the one on the ‘food square’ as this had an all you can eat policy for about €11) and we had a burger at the Surfer Café! All burgers come with a veggie option! Great prices, yummy taste, full stomach, haha!
|EN: We found a flyer for the quad tour on the day we arrived, and we immediately liked the idea. We did the tour on the only cloudy day of the week, which was probably a good thing, as we were driving on about the hottest time of the day. It was sooo much fun! I can totally recommend this! It is not very cheap: it costs €59 for 2 persons for 2 hours and another €20 if you want photos, but you don’t need to take those of course. Afterwards it looked as if we got a tan, but we were actually all covered in lava sand, haha! So, don’t wear white clothes ;-)
|EN: Oh, how I love airplane window views. I was lucky enough to have a window seat on both the outward and the return. There’s something so magical and dreamy about all those clouds and seemingly endless oceans. I literally looked out of the window for the entire duration of the flight (which was 4 hours). It totally made me dream away. How about you? Are you a fan of airplane window views as well? And did you ever go to Fuerteventura or planning to go? Let me know!||