Author Archives: Fuerteventura Activa

Antoñito el Farero: The last lighthouse keeper of Lobos

Antoñito el Farero

The work of a lighthouse keeper was always a job suitable only for the brave. Living in the isolated places where the lighthouses were located in Fuerteventura was quite an adventure. Especially if we take into account that they did not have medical assistance nearby, and that the nearest town was several hours away.  But […]

What to see in the municipality of Pájara?

Iglesia de Pájara

If Fuerteventura boasts of something, it is its beaches. Some of the most impressive beaches on the entire island are located in the south, and they are among the most beautiful in Europe. This fact is confirmed by the myriad of images that flood social networks, blogs and specialized travel websites. But not everything on […]

Festivities of the Virgen del Carmen

Virgen del Carmen

Fuerteventura’s festivals are set according to different calendars, such as agricultural, religious and pagan celebrations. The agricultural calendar sets the festivals with the end of the harvest or the beginning of good weather. The religious calendar is determined by the Catholic Church, highlighting Christmas, Easter, Corpus Christi, etc. Added to this calendar is the festivity […]

Fuerteventura Markets

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Going to an open-air market is for many a rewarding experience during the holidays. In them you can find what you are looking for: a souvenir, a special gift or complete your shopping basket with kilometer zero products.  Fuerteventura has several weekly markets spread throughout its geography  Today we review the most significant markets on […]

The bonfires of San Juan in Fuerteventura

Hogueras de San Juan

The night from June 23 to 24 is one of the most magical of the year. Wishes are made, people sing, they dance, but above all, bonfires are lit and their fire is projected into the darkness, giving it an almost ghostly appearance.  This festivity has thousands of years of history, an issue that is […]

Recreational rod fishing in Fuerteventura

Pescando viejas

The waters that surround Fuerteventura are home to a very varied fauna and excellent gastronomic quality. The richness of the fish and shellfish that we find on our coastline has been, since the arrival of the first settlers, one of the main sources of food for the inhabitants of the island.  The idiosyncrasy of Fuerteventura […]

Seafood in Fuerteventura

Mariscar en Fuerteventura

Summer is coming, the hours of daylight are getting longer and more and more you want to go to the coast to spend a special day.  When the tide goes out on the rockiest beaches of Fuerteventura, puddles and rocks are exposed. That is the ideal time to shellfish. This practice dates back to the […]

Poet Domingo Velazquez Cabrera

Poeta Domingo Velázquez

Domingo Velázquez Cabrera was one of the best lyrical writers that Fuerteventura has produced during the 20th century. He is part of the so-called “Postwar Generation”, considering him one of the most significant poets of that generation. Today we approach his story. Domingo Velazquez Cabrera (1911 – 2003)  Domingo Velázquez was born on May 14, […]

Route to Playa Larga

Playa Larga

Today we approach a route that you can do both by bike and on foot, and which runs through the hypnotizing landscape of the jables of the Jandía isthmus, in the south of Fuerteventura. The route connects Casas de Pecenescal with one of the most spectacular beaches on the windward coast: Playa Larga.  This enclave […]