My boyfriend and I booked a one week vacation on Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands, a few months ago, but one day before we were supposed to leave my bf got ill and had to stay home. So I took my brother with me and we had a blast. Fuerteventura is such a beautiful island!
On the second day we rented a car, a small Opel Corsa, and started cruising the island. After visiting salt pans and exploring the nearby arid landscape in the middle of the day, we ended our day trip at the dunes and beaches near Corralejo.
On the third day we made a loop around the northern half of the island. After driving through some otherworldly landscapes in beyond La Oliva, we visited two coastal villages, Los Molinos and Las Playitas, and then ascended to the magnificent lighthouse on a 200-meter-high cliff. The drive back over the Betancuria pass was one of the most spectacular on the whole island.
This was a long, but fantastic day. We started early and drove all the way to the south of Fuerteventura to see the town of Morro Jable, the white sandy beaches of Sotavento, the southern tip of the island with two lighthouses and the wild beaches at Cofete.
On Sunday we had to stay in the hotel because Peter wanted to watch Formula One on TV. :) Well, some lounging around the hotel pools didn't really hurt. We did, however, head out in the afternoon, first to the Corralejo dunes, then to the valleys around La Oliva and finally to Los Molinos again.
The average number of rainy days in May is 0. Yes, zero. Well, on that day, it rained. In Ajuy, there were only dark clouds, driving around la Pared and Sotavento was also dry, but we couldn't escape the rain on the way back through the otherwise picturesque Betancuria landscapes.