El Cotillo is a pretty quiet town on the northwestern coast of Fuerteventura. The west coast in particular has the reputation of being very windy so the town is very popular with surfers, who take advantage of the high waves at the coast. In general the area is less touristy than other parts of the Canaries but nonetheless offers all amenities of modern tourism with great restaurants and nice little and more modern hotels. Also the town itself is just charming.
Travelling Fuerteventura you discover a mostly barren and dry land, but still there is a lot going on. The goats for example, roaming many parts of the island and providing milk for one of the culinary specialities here, goat cheese. Also there are beautiful old windmills to find and if you dig deeper the nature become more and more diverse with sandy beaches and more mountainous regions. It’s worth it to travel to the inner part of Fuerteventura as well, as enchanting as the coast often is.
At the end of the road there was a lighthouse in red and white. In the midst of nothing it stood, withstanding all the winds and the sands of the island and shining in the sunset when the time came.
The island of Fuerteventura is well known for the strong winds hitting it frequently and making for strong waves. These circumstances were not very favourable to seafarers but are very welcome today to many birds living on the island and to the surfers visiting it for the waves. In fact the name of the land itself Fuerteventura points to this natural phenomenon as it means nothing else than strong wind.
Ashore of the Sahara in the Atlantic Ocean there is a group of islands called the Canaries. They belong to Spain and are renowned for their mild weather and beautiful nature. One of these islands is called Fuerteventura. Due to its proximity to Africa and the Sahara the weather here is quite dry, it almost never rains, and the landscape is shaped to a large degree by dunes and deserts. Often dusts sweep across the island and make for interesting moods.
Shot in November 2018