It's an oasis. A small orchard of palm trees and swimming pools that opens up to a very blue sea. This is the Secrets Bahía Real Resort & Spa, an emblem of the hospitality industry in Fuerteventura, the first large hotel on the island. The environment, it must be said, helps. And how. Because although there are many corners that captivate on the island of the wind, there are several that are essential. The islet of Lobos, an unspoiled paradise just in front of the hotel, is one of them. From all its rooms, from dawn to sunset, the vision of Lobos is capable of awakening in the traveler an unsuspected desire for adventure.

The tropical garden inside the hotel. TRAVEL

But there is more, because it is enough to walk for a while to discover the amazing landscape of the Natural Park Las Dunas de Corralejo and with it, its endless beaches, the warmth of its Saharan sand and the desire to frolic in the sun in this eternal spring. In the harsh peninsular winter, you deserve it. The average in January is 23 degrees on the island.

Recently, part of the Hyatt Exclusive Collection, a portfolio of luxury resorts, the Secrets Bahía Real is an adults-only resort with a gastronomic and wellness offer to treat yourself at every moment of the day. Starting with the breakfast buffet where it is worth going with comfortable shoes to visit all its stalls. From Majorero cheeses to natural juices, everything provokes. This is one of the seven restaurants (and four bars) that this hotel has in 2003.

Tucked into the sea, at the end of a long pier, The Bay Lounge is ideal for sampling seafood delicacies and sipping signature cocktails on the waves. Another must-see is Chozo, the gastronomic restaurant with Canarian flavours, where the experience goes far beyond the delicious potatoes with mojo. And once you've tasted the local, it's worth asking for a table at Himitsu, an Asian-fusion dining room with Teppanyaki, where the chef prepares each dish in front of the diners. The resort isn't an 'all-inclusive', but it could be if the guest wants to experience a Fuerteventura at full throttle with unlimited gourmet meals and drinks, concierge services, a minibar restocked daily and much more.

The hotel has 243 rooms. TRAVEL

Experts on the island, the hotel offers all kinds of activities to explore Fuerteventura. From practicing some of the wind sports for which the island is famous throughout the world to the possibility of taking a great tour of all the tourist essentials of the north. From approaching Lobos Island by catamaran to taking an excursion to one of its most emblematic volcanoes, such as the Calderón Hondo which, with an overwhelming crater, is one of the best preserved on the island. The decision is even more difficult when it comes to choosing a sandy area. The Great Beaches of Corralejo have few rivals, especially when it comes to dodging people, but the charming whitewashed village of El Cotillo tempts the traveler with a whole collection of lakes, as they call them, which are beaches of volcanic rocks where the waves are usually kinder.

And after a full day of beach and wind, three magic letters: spa. With Natura Bissé products and the latest technologies, the treatments, massages and hydrotherapies of the Bahía Real are a journey in itself that can be extended as long as one wants in the outdoor heated pool, in the saunas and sensation showers... whatever it takes to recover and bathe in the Fuerteventura sun again the next day.

HOW-TO GUIDE

How to get there. Iberia Express. The low-cost airline, chosen as the most punctual in Europe, has 15 flights a week between Madrid and the island.

Where to sleep. Secrets Bahia Real Resort & Spa. On the beach and in front of the Island of Lobos, this legend of the hospitality industry in Fuerteventura is today part of the Hyatt Inclusive Collection brand. It offers seven restaurants, as well as tropical gardens and an extensive spa. For adults only.

Where to eat. Muanamboka (@muanambokataste). Open-air gastronomic experience by Guinean Roger Ekopele. Signature African cuisine.

The Viewpoint. On the same pier of El Cotillo and with dishes from the sea, such as limpets with mojo picón and the vieja on the back.

More information: in www.visitfuerteventura.com

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