Sunday, 23 December 2012

Happy Christmas!

We’re spending Christmas in Gran Tarajal in the south of Fuerteventura, after hopping down via Lanzarote.  It’s a small beach town with a local feel to it – not an Irish pub or Daily Mail reader in sight! It’s a shame that the Canaries have acquired their budget package-holiday image, as that hasn’t been our experience at all so far. It’s easy enough to avoid the tourist enclaves, and the landscape is impressive.
Gran Tarajal beach front
The friendly town, only a few minutes’ walk from the harbour, has a chandler's (hoorah!), decent supermarkets and bakeries, a good beach and swimming, and lots of fantastically imaginative murals livening up the white-washed buildings (I shall try to put some photos of these up soon).  We saw an impressive nativity play a couple of nights ago, made more realistic for being staged among the palm trees, although the donkey was uncooperative..