The beautiful island of Fuerteventura is located in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of Africa. This island is one of many Canary Islands, and it’s culture makes it one of the best places to holiday in all of Europe. From food and dance to historical sights and natural attractions, there’s no doubt that you’ll have an amazing time in Fuerteventura. If you’re travelling with your kids, there are plenty of water parks and daytime entertainment too, so there’s no need to worry about keeping them active! Let’s take a look at how to experience Fuerteventura like a local.
The initial inhabitants of Fuerteventura are said to be from from North Africa, and they were known as the Mahorero, which later became Maho. ‘Maho’ literally means a kind of goatskin shoe that the original inhabitants of this region used to wear. Furthermore, the traces of the primitive culture can still be found in the Island. The excavated relics and artifacts, which reveal countless historical stories are one of the best sights to see, so be sure to bring your camera!
Food and Culture
The cuisine on Fuerteventura is basic and simple, since simple food is known to be the most suitable for the island climate condition. The residents of Fuerteventura consume a lot of fish and other seafood, not least because these are the foundations of Mediterranean cuisine. Although most of the land is barren, there are some areas that are able to grow vegetables, supplying many of the restaurants on the island.
Carnival is one of the biggest traditional festivals on the island, which is celebrated every year. Various concerts and events are also held in the auditoriums and other venues, and are certainly an integral part of the Canarian culture.
Adventure Activities to Experience in Fuerteventura
Several small businesses, mostly located on the beautiful beaches, offer great packages for all the adventure sports, so if you want to try diving or scuba diving then the shoreline is the place to head to.
Fishing is one of the simplest water sports available in Fuerteventura, and if you want to experience it then you should register with one of the many trips available, either from your hotel or in the town centre. Trips usually take place during the early hours of the morning from Monday to Saturday. The fishing here is so good that many people come back time and time again for it, so you’d best not forget your rod when getting flights to Fuerteventura!
One of the best things to do in Fuerteventura with your family is to enjoy the music, dance events and festivals. You should also try the local cuisines! Papas arrugadas is a popular food of this region, which is a dish made from wrinkled potato and typically served with tangy and spicy sauce called mojo.
Beaches are aplenty in Fuerteventura, and they’re a great way to relax and unwind if you’re holidaying with your loved one. From Bajo Negro and Barlovento to Caleta de Beatriz and Caleta de Fuste, there are so many great beaches to choose from, and many are looked over by traditional restaurants and cafes, so you won’t have to walk far for food or drinks!
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