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Visit the Basilica of Candelaria, a religious edifice built in the 18th century, at a moment in history when a part of the bourgeoisie was moving to the north of the island. First and foremost, you’ll notice the strong contrast between the main white structure and the very dark tower (reminding us of the island’s volcanic origins). This darker structure acted as a watchtower from where eventual attackers could be spotted. You will also notice that the building is composed of three naves, each covered by a sloping roof. Inside, you can admire five oil paintings which decorate the altarpiece. They are ascribed to the painter Juan de Miranda, who is considered to be the most important 18th century Canary island artist.
During your stay in El Cotillo, you can enjoy a wander to see the church or the hermitage of Nuestra Señora del Buen Viaje, as well as discovering the numerous beaches. This coastline boasts a number of beaches which are popular among visitors and locals alike. Be aware that most of these beaches are nudist beaches. But you will surely be able to find a quiet spot to enjoy the beauty of the El Cotillo coast.
North-west of the island of Fuerteventura you'll find the lagoons of Cotillo, a group of small beaches that provide a true haven of peace. The fine sand and turquoise crystalline waters are an undeniable attraction.
With a bit of luck, you'll be able to enjoy the richness of the underwater life...
These charming and exotic places are ideal for a day at the beach with family, but also, simply, to enjoy the natural beauty of the place.
Going to the Corralejo natural park means having the chance to admire the fascinating scenery that is mainly comprised of sand dunes. The dunes are formed from the breaking down of the hard exoskeleton of mollusks, bivalves and other organisms. Underneath the sand dunes is an accumulation of volcanic rocks with knife-sharp edges, hidden under a depth of several metres of sand. You'll have understood: this area of 2600 hectares is fascinating.
The Yolo Riders Water sports Centre offers every option imaginable for water activities in Fuerteventura. Thanks to its great location, you'll always be close to spots for surfing, kite-surfing, paddle-boarding, windsurfing, snorkelling... So many sporting activities to discover or rediscover. Children will be able to make the most of the centre's activities since there are packages tailored just for them.