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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.
... gave me a much better appreciation of the island’s geography and history, from Roman occupation and the indigenous Guanches tribes to French and Spanish conquerors. I later read that in a battle at Tenerife, another Canary Island, Admiral Horatio Nelson famously lost his right arm. (Trivia note.) At the organic aloe vera farm we visited, it was demonstrated how just a few outer leaves of this desert lily plant (not cactus) are cut ...
... 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 ...
We are warmly welcomed at the hotel for our 5 night all inclusive stay. Our room is very spacious with an excellent balcony and sea views. The hotel is set in beautiful gardens.
We spend the next few days relaxing locally and travelling around the southern tip of Fuerteventura.
More to follow!