Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Spain
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Approximately 7 Hours
Fuerteventura -- a peaceful island in the Atlantic Ocean -- enchants you today with its inspired landscape, action-packed history, some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, and the gentle pleasure of a slow, laid-back lifestyle.
Driving north you will pause at the Dunes of Corralejo -- a nature park encompassing seven miles of white sandy beach. Take photos and enjoy the fantastic view to the islands of Lanzarote and Los Lobos.
See Fuerteventura's most popular mountain -- Mt Tindaya (1,300 feet tall) -- known as the Sacred Mountain.
In the Betancuria Valley, surrounded by high mountains, you will visit the Casa Santa Maria Museum. A film about Fuerteventura explores the seasons on land and in the sea. The array of colors and diverse scenery is quite stunning.
The beautiful village of Pájara invites you to view its Aztec-themed church door -- there are many interesting theories around how an Aztec design graces the door of a place of worship in Spain.
Take time out for lunch at a typical Canarian restaurant.
At the Aloe Vera Plantation, learn all about the succulent lily plant that is widely used in the cosmetic industry. Aloe vera is rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins and amino acids. Canarian farmers knew this long before aloe became a household word in North America. You will also have the opportunity to buy aloe products for everything from sunburn relief to scalp and hair products, wrinkle serums, psoriasis treatments, acne, stretch marks, tired legs and body massage gels.
A traditional windmill is used by the locals to mill gofio -- a staple used in soups, baking and even as a dessert.
A short drive returns you to the ship.