Emerald, sand and lava

Discovering North West Fuerteventura. A land filled with rolling emerald waters, mini sahara's and red mountains.

Locations visited included El Cotillo, a little West coast fishing village dedicated to the Virgin de Buen Viaje (virgin of good travel). Enter the village and turn left to view the far away cliffs. Here you can walk down onto the Playa del Castillo. This beach is a surfers paradise with the strong Northeast trade winds and strong waves.

Not far from El Cotillo is the village of Lajares and from here you can enter a volcanic world. An easy walk can take you up Calderon Hondo, one of the best preserved volcanoes with a crater 70 meters deep. You may feel you have stepped back in time to a prehistoric era but the only animals you are likely to find are goats and very friendly   squirrels looking for nibbles.

Bill visited Fuerteventura in February 2017 spending 2 weeks exploring and capturing this colourful land.