Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Spain
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Approximately 4½ Hours
Meals not included
Heading out of Puerto del Rosario, capital of Fuerteventura Island, you'll head to an aloe vera farm located inland on this desert-like island. Fuerteventura is the second-largest of the Canary Islands, but it is among the least populated. It is also the closest to Africa -- only 60 miles from the Sahara Desert -- so its climate is ideal for cacti and succulents such as aloe. You will see how this strange succulent is made into all sorts of cosmetics.
Then, carry on to the former capital of the island -- Betancuria. In the small, historic village of Betancuria, you will visit the main church, one of the oldest in the Canaries, and the small museum.
The highlight of your day may be the House of Cheese goat farm. Fuerteventura cheese won a Gold Medal at the London Cheese Show. Enjoy a taste of goat-milk cheese, local marmalades and the delicious Canarian mojo sauce. You will also have a chance to taste the local honey-rum, before returning to the ship.