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I decided a night in Puerto del Rosario might be good for a change of scene and I had an early flight in the morning. I probably should have listened more to what I'd been told, it's more industrial and not so enjoyable. Still it was a transit stop that helped me get to the airport in plenty of time, the bus being much more efficient than I'd expected.
... sun. Not the wind so much and you get dust from the Sahara blowing in which made it impossible to see Lanzarote across the way at times.
I found a relaxed hostel at the north end of town that had a nice back yard and deck leading down to the shore. I didn't get up to much during my time here apart from the beach, sun and cheap food and drink. Caught some of the World Cup matches and the F1 at a local bar, Alis Tavern, run by an Irish lady and her Italian boyfriend that was good ...
... I walked the length of the pleasant, wide, waterfront promenade to the nearby town of Caleta de Fuste, a.k.a. El Castillo, named for the small castle built in 1743 to repel pirate attacks.
For my last three days I rented a car, but before that, I went on an all-day bus tour around Fuerteventura. There were stops at an aloe vera facility, a goat farm, scenic lookouts and two towns with notable churches. It was informative and ...
... would have to do our packing later. But never mind that for now; the weather looked as though it would be a lot better today so we were going to make the most of our last day.
We disembarked the Braemar and enjoyed a pleasant slow stroll along the harbour. Gran Tarajal is, apparently, one of the biggest towns on the island and owes its success to the fact that all of the island’s tomatoes were once shipped from here. From ...
... traders can't wait to pounce on you to sell their wares but here in Gran Tarajal we were greeted with a smile FREE!Almost half the Islands population live in Puerto del Rosario, the port town and is the Islands capital since 1860.Following Spain's departure from the Sahara in 1975, 5000 soldiers of the Foreign Legion were garrisoned here. Their quarters are still used ...