Travel essay taken during my trip to Gran Canaria. These islands are located at the most south of Europe, next to Africa continent. It's deserted, remote and one of a kind. Myth was the sand dunes on Gran Canaria were brought by the wind from Sahara thousands of years ago across the Atlantic ocean. Desperately romantic.
We stayed at different parts of the island throughout the trip but one of the most memorable stays was Fataga, a tiny village located in the middle of the island in the mountains. Fataga can trace its origin back for more than 2000 years when the area was inhabited by the Guanche natives. It's also a starting point of several popular hikes. Another really wonderful place was a small beach called Tasarte; we stayed there for 2 days and had the beach totally to ourselves. Though it's not as convenient as Puerto De Mogan which serves as a base for diving and whale-watching trips, this beach is so quiet and peaceful I felt like it's belongs to us.
One of the best experiences was watching the sunset at the sand dunes in Playa del Inglés in Maspalomas. Hard to explain, but there is something with that soft golden light filling in the sky and going done the dunes. Myth was these dunes were brought by the wind from Sahara thousands of years ago across the Atlantic ocean. Desperately romantic