It seems to be Canary Island season as we’re now going to take a look around Fuerteventura (the last post was about La Gomera.) Fuerteventura is known for its almost daily sunshine,gorgeous beaches and jammed packed with events, this Spanish Island which is actually nearer Africa than Spain is just a four hour flight from the UK.
The sizzling and bustling summers brings Fuerteventura to life and attracts jet setters from around the globe. With plenty of local festivals, sporting challenges and local island traditions.
Where to Stay on Fuerteventura
The Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahіa Real makes a fabulous base offering a perfect haven for visitors seeking a touch of luxury to explore from. This multi-award winning hotel has one of the island’s most comprehensive spas, six exquisite restaurants with some of the island’s best local gastronomy, as well as an Ibiza-style beach club and lounge, Coco Bahia.
San Juan Festival
San Juan takes place every 24th June to celebrate the summer solstice. It starts with a large bonfire, a candle and a salt ceremony followed by a dip in the sea as the final part of the cleansing ritual. Those who stay at Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real can enjoy the celebrations at their very own beachfront club, Coco Bahia, and also sample some of the best mojitos on the island.
Corralejo Night Run
On 30th June hundreds of runners fill Corralejo town centre for its annual night run along a five kiolmetre stretch of the coastline. There’s a Children up to the age of 13 can also get involved in some sporting fun, completing a one kilometre kids night race. Visitors will be able join in with street parties, musical events, whilst enjoying local Canarian cuisine and wine until the early hours.
The Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahіa Real
Our Lady of Carmen
From 8th to 16th July Corralejo is full of locals and visitors from across the islands, who gather on hundreds of flower embellished boats to honour the patroness of the town the religious figure – Lady Carmen which is paraded through the towns, along with traditional music and Canarian song.
Once at the beach the figure is placed on a boat and sailed around the harbour. An age old tradition, the festival and its patroness are believed to bring good luck to the fisherman of the sea, making it a great spectacle for all.
Just a short review of what to see and do while on holiday in Fuerteventura.