Beach Heaven in Fuerteventura


I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but my husband has been craving beach time. Growing up only 15 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico and now living in a very dry central Mexico, I confess that a little time on the coast with some humidity would be nice.  I hope you like reading and dreaming a bit about the beautiful beaches of Fuerteventura Island in this post done in collaboration with Thomas Cook.

When it comes to finding an ideal location for a beach holiday, with all the sun, sea and sand you could ever wish for, you can't beat Fuerteventura.

As part of the sun-soaked Canary Islands, a gorgeous archipelago marooned off the West coast of Africa, Fuerteventura has plenty of sunshine, great beaches and a superb year-round climate to boot. This volcanic cluster of islands was born out of fiery eruptions that created a spectacular array of dramatic landscapes, craggy mountains and bizarre rock formations. Most of Fuerteventura's island neighbors have black sand or pebbly beaches, but most of Fuerteventura is blessed with silky soft golden sand that provides a fabulous beach holiday environment.  The island was recently chosen among 500 European destinations by the QualityCoast International Certification Program of the European Coastal and Marine Union as one of the most desirable tourist destinations for travelers interested in cultural heritage, environment and sustainability.

Once you've had your fill of soaking up the sun or sinking your toes into those powdery soft sands, you could try your hand at watersports – one of the things that the island is famous for.  Surfing, sailing, scuba diving and fisherman love the clear blue waters of this Atlantic paradise.  Or head inland to explore its volcanic landscapes and beautiful mountains.  It's a UNESCO biosphere reserve so you are guaranteed plenty of wonderful sights and grand days out.  There are several museums, an open-air sculpture park in the capital city of Puerto del Rosario, and lots of fresh, delicious seafood to enjoy.

What's more, there are plenty of ways to get to this lovely island. You could go your own way and organize your own flights and accommodation, or opt for a package holiday deal with a tour operator like Thomas Cook. When you book package holidays with Thomas Cook, you're able to plan for a stress-free getaway, without the hassle of organizing your own travel arrangements or figuring out how to get from the airport to your hotel.  Sometimes, when you travel, it's nice to let someone else handle all the details so you can arrive in Fuerteventura carefree and relaxed, making sure you get your holiday off to the best possible start.

However you get there, Fuerteventura is a beach holiday heaven that's not to be missed. When will your family visit this wonderful island? 

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