Photos_ Brix & Maas
The Canary Islands aren’t exactly an insider’s tip anymore…but sometimes it can seem like they still are. All you have to do is time your stay right. The beautiful landscapes, composed of volcano rocks and hills, cacti fields, white surfer beaches and their black sand counterparts can be so deserted when you visit off-peak season.
So from the standpoint of the photographers that we are, a deserted Fuerteventura makes for an abandonded paradise packed with photo ops. But even besides our love for Mother Nature and abandoned, beautiful-bizarre places, Fuerteventura qualifies as an amazing destination for vegan travelers. With a market with the best fresh produce in the South of the island – 'Agro-Artisan Market Fuerteventura' – most of the vegan hotspots are to be found in the northern part.
Three all vegan hot spots
The capital – Puerto Del Rosario – has a little organic health market called 'Eco Tienda Natural' as well as several smaller snack bars & restaurants. 'Delicias Y Namaste', 'Teteria Vegana Agar Agar' or 'Vegetando' all offer plantbased spreads and goods.
And then there are three completely vegan spots we can highly recommend visiting. The first would be BAOBAB, located in a vibrant small town called Corralejo. After a trip through the white Sahara dunes of the island, the best and most creative smoothie creations await you here, accompanied by healthy dishes, served in a beautifully arranged interior.
Impressions from the Baobab, a Juicebar and Eatery in Corralejo
The owners of the BAOBAB are an Italian trio and they're just the warmest people. The interior is all colorful and handmade and everything shows the owner's dedication to the ideas of veganism. And then of course there's Rubito, the house's ginger cat. Please note that hours are for late breakfast and lunch.
If you're in the mood for creative fusion cuisine in the evening hours, visiting PAST & FUTURE might be a good idea. Owner and chef Aida is a lovely and very inspiring person and every dish she creates is unique, everything is homemade. Try her cashew-based cheese variations and the heavy-chocolatey tiramisu!
Also located in Corralejo: A small organic health food shop in case you need to stock up.
On your way to the surfer-ruled El Cotillo, plan a stopover at HAPPY CACTUS to enjoy creative, organic dishes from a menu that's changing daily. A small grocery shop is included, so shopping for fresh fruit and veggies as well as some handpicked organic products from all over Europe can be done while your food is prepared.
Calle Josè Segura Torres 14
+34 634 691 008
11am - 4pm
Calle Almirante Nelson 3
+34 690 129 611
open from 6pm
Calle Mallorquin, 21 local 1c
+34 679 673 311
8:30am - 5:30pm
A Rescue's Paradise
If your heart beats for rescues as much as mine does, you might want to consider stopping by FINCA ESQUINZO – a spacious and wonderful dog sanctuary located near Tindaya mountain. Visitors are always welcome and if you'd like to lend a hand or donate a couple bucks, that's even better! Just make sure to call owner Andrea beforehand to make sure somebody's home for your visit.
We find ourselves returning to this beautiful, many-sided island – maybe you will, too.
Here's to Fuerteventura!
Here's to Fuerteventura!