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Island exploring - Gran Tarajal

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Gran Tarajal itself is well worth a visit - Gran Tarajal is Fuerteventura’s second biggest town and is situated in the south-east of the island. It's a lively authentic Canarian coastal town with a friendly vibe, excellent town beaches, good restaurants and a surprising artistic side.

 

Reasons to explore Fuerteventura

canariesThe Canary Islands formed as a result of volcanic activity with Fuerteventura the oldest island, formed about 70 million years ago. Today, the Canary Islands remain a popular hot spot with holidaymakers from all over the world craving the warm climate, diverse culture and a variety of activities such as carnivals, festivals and water sports.

 

Fuerteventura at its best.

SandJust 50 miles from Saharan Africa, the island of Fuerteventura has a breath taking, barren beauty. Despite the volcanic terrain, it has some of the best beaches in the Canary Islands - miles and miles of largely deserted sandy beaches. Golden drifts of sand, like fine-spun silk, ripple towards the sparkling shore. Goats are herded across arid plains dotted with windmills. And long-dead volcanoes, scarred and deformed, pierce the virtually cloudless sky.

 

A little bit of history.

Fuerteventura currently counts approximately 80.000 habitants and is the oldest island of the Canary Archipelago.
It is a pacific island with numerous hidden and isolated places. The extensive beaches and turquoise coloured ocean being an ideal holiday place for all who are seeking silence, relaxation, sun and sand. With a distance of about 100 km to Cabo Juby (Western Sahara) it is the Canary Island lying closest to the African continent. As with all the other islands of the Canary Archipelago it has its origin in the volcanic activity on the floor of the ocean thousands of years ago.

The Joys of Traveling on Business

It was one of those journeys where, when you reach the end and take off your clothes to have a well earned shower, you want to burn them. A simple journey from Fuerte to Amsterdam, which on a low cost airline would take 4 hours had ended up taking 25 hours!

Lingering in Lisbon

When the weather is clear, flying into Lisbon is terrific. Down below, there’s a magnificent view of the Vasca de Gama 17-kilometre bridge that links the north Lisbon suburb of Sacavém to the south bank of the Tagus near Montijo. And you can also see what, to all appearances, is the famous San Francisco Bridge but is actually the 25 De Abril Bridge, built by an American company. The approach to the airport depends on the prevailing winds. The day we flew, it seemed as if we were heading way out over the ocean, beyond the city. Then, with a swift left turn, we were around and over the high-rise buildings of Lisbon.

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