Barcelo Castillo Beach Resort
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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.
Landing at the airport I quickly found that they only had one ATM and it was out of order and there was nowhere to exchange cash. So rather than getting the bus I was lumped with a taxi.
It was a small bump in what was a chilled five days in the little town of Corralejo in the north of Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands. It's a kiteboarding and surfing paradise so not quite my cup of tea but I really enjoyed the laid back vibe ...
... 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 ...
... you could see numerous small streets and alleys built into the hillside so we set off to explore. :-)
We took a walk along the seafront where there were several small bars and cafés. The sun was out at last although there was still a lively breeze. We came to a small market square and had a browse among the stalls, before coming to a wide sandy beach where a few people in wetsuits with surf boards were putting the wind and ...
... 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 ...