Capturing the natural beauty of Fuerteventura on film
Fuerteventura’s glistening sand and turquoise lagoons make it a standout among the Canary Islands. You’ll be enchanted by the allures of this wonderful destination from the moment you step in.
The island is famous for its endless sandy beaches and desert-like landscape, but there are more places throughout the island that can offer visitors a unique experience.
During my visit to Fuerteventura, I was lucky enough to capture some amazing sights and unforgettable moments on film.
Corralejo & El Cotillo
It was by noon when we arrived at our accommodation in Corralejo. I went there with my friend Ruby, and Nika was waiting for us there. Afterward, we got into a little chat and rested for a while.
By the evening, we were all freshened up and excited to start exploring the beauty of Fuerteventura. We went to El Cotillo for dinner and had a wonderful, laid-back time. An incredible sunset over the harbor, combined with delectable Canarian cuisine.
Volcanes de Bayuyo
The following morning, Ruby and I went to experience the exhilaration of hiking Volcanes de Bayuyo together. Hiking the Volcano Bayuyo was a pleasant experience on a bright sunny day. The trek is somehow wild and unmarked. Google maps come in very handy in this type of situation. It took us approximately 45 minutes to reach the peak and back down.
After the hike, we took a refreshing dip in the Grandes Playas de Corralejo and drove to the former fishing village of El Cotillo and its beaches. El Cotillo has a unique blend of a quirky coastal village and the laid-back feel that comes with being one of the island’s most popular surfing spots.
From Betancuria to Pájara
On the third day, we planned on taking a road trip around Fuerteventura. Fuerteventura’s Betancuria to Pájara road is one of the island’s most scenic routes. It’s a winding route through the mountains and the mesmerizing scenery.
By noon, we hiked the Arco de las Peñitas, which is one of the most intriguing places in Fuerteventura. This area is full of rugged terrain, semi-desert hills, and breathtaking scenery sprinkled with palm trees and cactus.
Volcán Calderón Hondo
The next day, the three of us went hiking at Volcán Calderón Hondo. For the most part, Calderón Hondo has been well kept and is the most readily accessible. From Corralejo in the north or from Lajares in the south, there are a lot of well-marked paths you can take to get there.
Barranco de Cho Cruz
After that, we went for a walk at the Barranco de Cho Cruz, where the sand rocks were really stunning. Our evening ended with a visit to El Cotillo, where we sipped beer while taking in the sunset.
Parque Natural de Jandía
On our fifth day, Ruby and I took a road trip along the southernmost route in Fuerteventura.
Our first stop was the Parque Natural de Jandia, which is a haven for nature lovers and a perfect location for photographers to capture magical shots. We saw a ton of different cacti and shoot a few rolls of film.
Our next stop was the island’s most popular beach, Playa de Cofete, located in remote Cofete at the island’s southernmost point. A huge, fine, honey-colored sand area with a rumbling background of persistent Atlantic swells and blue water characterizes this vast, stunning, and completely unspoiled beach.
Corralejo Dunes National Park
We reserved our sixth day to explore the Corralejo Dunes. Corralejo Dunes National Park has miles of pristine sand dunes that lead to a stunning stretch of coastal shoreline with water the color of sapphire. The park’s clean white sand contrasts well with the island’s darker, rockier areas formed by volcanic eruptions.
After exploring the Corralejo Dunes, we went to Aguas Verdes natural pools, where we had a relaxing bath. The Aguas Verdes natural pool is surrounded by the sound of crashing waves and the cries of seagulls. We stayed there till the evening while taking in the impressions of the entire day.
On our last day, we decided to pay a visit to Sotavento in Fuerteventura. If you’re looking for more than just a relaxing day on the sand, this beach also offers opportunities for water activities such as surfing and kiting.
Finally, no trip to Fuerteventura will be complete without tasting some delicious Spanish cuisine. And the best place to grab some mouth-watering food is El Bar de Marko y Moni in Costa Calma. The food was amazing, and the staff was super friendly too.
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Photography gear that I used to create displayed photographs
|35mm Film Camera (100% mechanical)||Yashica FX-3|
|50mm lens||Yashica 50mm 1.9|
|35mm Film Camera (Electronic)||Nikon N75|
|50mm lens||NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4|
|17-35mm lens||Tokina 17-35mm|
|100-400mm lens||Tamron 100-400mm|
|2x CR2 batteries||Duracell – CR2|
|100 ASA Film||Kodak Pro Image 100|
|200 ASA Film||KODAK GOLD 200|
|400 ASA Film||Kodak Ultramax 400|
|800 ASA Film||Kodak Professional PORTA 800|
|Film scanner||Epson Perfection V600|
|Editing software||Adobe Photoshop|