Taking time out for yourself has so many benefits for you health on many levels and doing this on the Canary Island of Fuerteventura is fantastic because you also have the benefit of the 360 days of sun and the consistent spring climate all year around. There is also the bonus of over one hundred and fifty beaches to choose from and this beautiful island only being a short flight from mainland Europe. What more do you need?
Lajares village is a very modern village for Fuerteventura standards it is possible to get your oat milk Lattes from the local Paneteca café. Lajares has funky little restaurants and a bustling little high street with a craft market every Saturday in the main town square. It is also located well on the island for the main North beaches of El Cotillo, Majanicho, and Corralejo. All these beaches are known for there white sand, surf and kite surfing areas. These three beaches all have kid friendly lagoons at high tide for those with small humans. I have been lucky enough to be invited to Seven Lemons house. An intimate setting and retreat home of Heike and Laura in Lajares Fuerteventura.
Their home and rental studios are located in a very quiet area of the north of Fuerteventura in Lajares it has beautifully organized apartments and cabin set in a beautiful tranquil garden. There is a gorgeous outdoor seating area and covered outdoor yoga/Pilates area. There are many little areas to enjoy in peace. They have recently added a massage therapy room to the list of relaxing activities on their property.
Everything that has been planted and built or reconstructed in this plot has been done with care and love. It has a great mix of old and new. When you step into Seven Lemons House you are transferred to a peaceful balanced atmosphere that is absolute bliss. Their mantra is “We help to find your joy in life, orientation, balance and focus. Finding perspectives and mindfulness of body, mind and soul. In the context of a family atmosphere, social interaction, external stimuli reduction and an holistic lifestyle“
Seven Lemons House also offers retreats regularly. I have visited while the retreats are on and loved it. They offer Christmas and Easter retreats. They also offer other retreats through the year from Surf, yoga, health, Functional Fitness to name just a few. So there is definitely something for every person that needs to take a little time to treat themselves and relax.
If you book a retreat you also get the amazing cooking provided mainly by Heiko. He also provides catering for the different film and movie crews that come to the island so if the food is good enough for the movies its definitely good enough for us! It’s delicious and they caterer to many different diet needs and have fantastic fresh produce supplies, this is very important on a desert island. Another amazing activity that is located and organized by Seven Lemons house is a Soul Sunday where anyone is invited to come and join in on a yoga or exercise class on a Sunday and enjoy delicious food with a group of lovely people that also want to come and join the Soul Sunday fun. It is truly always a memorable experience for all.
If you were after a even more rural retreat with only yourself and close friends then the Fuerteventura Bio farm Verde Aurora located further south in the Island would be a fantastic place for you to unwind and enjoy the piece and quiet. It is in the middle of the hills of Fuerteventura and there is nothing but the farm so apart from a little wild life there would be nothing to disturb you. On the farm they grow and make the most delicious organic olive oil I have ever tasted with two different olives both with very unique favors. They have three different houses you can rent on the farm, Pilar House, Tarabilla house and Aurora House. They all have a private pool within the grounds of the house. These houses can sleep between 4 to 9 people. They all also have fully fitted kitchens. The houses also provide Wi-Fi, Barbeque area and private parking. These are some of the most tranquil areas of Fuerteventura, if a relaxed and secluded setting is what you want in your vacation then this place is beautiful. The privacy, spectacular star watching and natural landscape are exquisite.