Info and References (based on our trip) if you’re visiting Fuerteventura
We flew, no hassle on an Easyjet direct flight from Bristol airport. I am increasingly impressed with Bristol airport which seems to have a number of good connections all over Europe. Less impressed with the supporting rail network but that’s another story.
Fuerteventura has a reputation for being very windy and indeed, it is! It attracts wind surfers and beach dudes for this very reason. It also has a number of nudist beaches and ‘nature’ areas and even beyond these official signs it is quite common for locals to go ‘undressed’ on the beach. There is a high proportion of German tourists who frequent Jandia in particular – this is the beautiful sand dune area in the South.
Fuerteventura is very warm and sunny throughout the year but if you take the wind chill factor into account, you will need to take a light jacket/cardigan to cover up with in the evening and on the beach (the equivalent of…..obviously you don’t actually take a jacket with you onto the beach unless you are my son). In sheltered areas out of the sun it is very hot indeed. Watch out for this!!
Some good Books/Blogs
Places of Interest
- El Cotillo
This village used to be the capital of te island. It takes a bit of effort to get there but it is very beautiful. There are a number of walking options in the valley:
The Jandia peninsula is in this municipality. Jandia has the massive sand dunes – great for sliding down.
- La Pared – exposed west coast
Puerto Del Rosario – capital
- EU funding – Objective One and Convergence funding
What is Objective One funding in Cornwall?
LSE – ‘Europe in Question’ Discussion Paper Series
Economy of Cornwall
If you’re too young to know this lot, check out these awesome sounds:
Roxy Music – ‘Dance Away’
Souvenir (this was my favourite tune at school)
Joan of Arc
Gloria Gaynor and Chakka Khan
Well it’s a classic, isn’t it…..
- Jodi Picoult’s ‘My Sister’s Keeper’
*The Tale of Demeter and Persephone