Gran Tarajal Cruises
Gran Tarajal is one of the largest towns on the island of Fuerteventura and basks in the stunning climate of the Canaries.
Once renowned as a busy shipping town from where the island’s tomato export was shipped, Gran Tarajal now offers an authentic taste of Canaries culture with a relaxed feel and a constant air of tranquillity.
The town’s a fabulous beaches and beautiful promenade are waiting to be explored, and the handsome harbour is always busy with fishermen and offers great views of the winding hillside streets. Highlights in the town centre include the expertly crafted fountain with six seahorses spouting water within a shady oasis of tall palms. Alongside it, is the charming town church.
World Biosphere Reserve
In 2009 Fuerteventura was recognised as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve due to its volcanic landscapes and 150km of pristine beaches. The island has the largest desert in Europe, with a western coastline that stretches for over 100km and is free from human intervention. The island also has a rich collection of fossils and is among 50 paleontological sites of global importance.
A large number of goats live on Fuerteventura, and the island is known for its goat’s cheese production. Majorero Cheese, also known as Queso Fuerteventura, has Protected Designation of Origin certification. It is a semi-hard cheese with a nutty, milky flavour.
El Faro La Entallada is a unique lighthouse built in 1953 – the last lighthouse in the Canaries to be built with the ability to be inhabited. An extremely winding, narrow road takes you up to the lighthouse, which is situated on a cliff 200m above the sea. It is the closest point to Africa in the whole of the Canary Islands.