Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Spain
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Approximately 4½ Hours
Meals not included
See the best of Fuerteventura -- second-largest of the Canary Islands and the island closest to Africa. From the port at Puerto del Rosario, you'll venture through the island's interior and along its famous beach-lined coast.
Proceed towards the former colonial capital of Betancuria, named after the conqueror of Fuerteventura, John de Bethencourt.
You'll visit the Casa Santa Maria Museum in Betancuria village to catch a glimpse of the old lifestyle of the Guanches -- the island's native people.
Continue north to Corralejo. This picturesque resort and fishing village is where you will have some free time to browse in the local shops, or simply relax and purchase refreshments in one of the local bars (at your own expense).
Fine sand and crystalline water make the beaches at Corralejo some of the most beautiful in the archipelago. In a protected area, there is also a natural park with sand dunes -- a little slice of the Sahara Desert right here on Fuerteventura.
On the return drive to the ship, watch for the offshore island of Lobos. It is separated from Fuerteventura by only a narrow strait. Its distinctive shape is that of a pronounced a volcanic cone.