A Week In Fuerteventura

A Week In Fuerteventura

After surviving what was an extremely tough final year at University, all I wanted was a week lazing by the pool and Fuerteventura was perfect holiday destination for that. My boyfriend (Jack) and I stayed in Antigua at an all-inclusive hotel for a week. Our week in the sun showed me that there is far more to Fuertventura than just the sand dunes, and that if you go and explore, there is plenty to keep you occupied during your trip.


A Week In Fuerteventura


















A Week In Fuerteventura

We went to Fuerteventura on the 7th June-14th June. The weather was hot yet very cloudy in the mornings and particularly windy. Despite that, with Fuerteventura being located in the Canary Islands just 100km off the coast of North Africa, you are pretty much guaranteed sunny weather all through the year, which is a blessing compared to the temperamental wet summers I'm used to in England.

A Week In Fuerteventura

A Week In Fuerteventura


Whilst we were there, we went on an excursion to Corralejo and El Cotillo which cost us only €20 each for the whole day. Corralejo, once a traditional fishing village, is one of Fuertevntura's main tourist spots. We particularly loved this town as it had a massive market which I always love to browse at whilst I'm away. We also bagged ourselves some bargains of fake designer gear which certainly put a smile on our faces, that's until we returned back to our hotel to see every man and his dog in the same 'BOSS' t-shirt and Michael Kors handbag! After spending the morning bargaining with the local shop owners, we then got back on the coach and headed towards El Cotillo, making a brief pit-stop to visit the sand dunes. With the couple of hours we had in El Cotillo, we decided we wanted to spend our time on the beautiful sandy beaches and lagoons and see for ourselves why El Cotillo is known for it's turquoise blue waters. The afternoon on the beach was so relaxing and this excursion is definitely worth €20 if you find yourself heading off to Fuerteventura and in search for a change of scenery whilst you're away.

A Week In Fuerteventura

My favourite day on the holiday turned out to be the day where we had nothing planned and the weather appeared pretty bleak. We woke up to find it was too cloudy to sunbathe around the pool so we decided to take a walk out of the hotel and see where we ended up. We walked for a good half an hour with no clear plan on where we were going to end up or what we were going to do. We then saw a town in the distance and began to pick up our pace as we eargerly anticipated what that town would have to offer. 

A Week In Fuerteventura

When we arrived soon after, the town was filled with a positive energy as couples rode past us on scooters beeping their horns and howling with laughter. I can't even describe our excitement as we raced to find where the tourists were hiring these scooters from.  

€15 later I sat on the scooter with Jack behind me and drove us into the nearest park bench, accidentally, of course.


A Week In Fuerteventura

I don't think I've ever laughed and screamed simultaneously so much in my life. At the time, I was petrified as to the right of the path for the scooters was a steep cliff edge, but it also made for one of the funniest moments of the whole week. It's safe to say Jack did most of the driving for the rest of that hour! We had a full day at this town, we later found out was called Caleta de Fuste and we returned back later in the week to swim in the sea and have our final evening meal out on the beach.

A Week In Fuerteventura

A Week In Fuerteventura



That's all for the exciting stuff, the rest of our week was filled with sunbathing around the pool or on the beach and making full use of the all-inclusive buffet. I really hope you enjoyed reading this post whether you're heading to Fuerteventura yourself soon or just nosey and interested to see how my week paned out! I really enjoy writing these travel posts. I feel like it's a great opportunity for me to reflect on my holidays/mini-breaks and I love revisiting each and every one of them from time to time. I'm heading to South Wales this coming Friday for a long weekend, so please let me know if you'd be interested in seeing a post from there.

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