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LANDSCAPES

 

    Given the lack of vegetation, the landscape is characterised by geomorphic formations which are interesting visually, scientifically, culturally and didactically. The most interesting formations can be found in areas of recent volcanic activity, examples of the erosive forms of old volcanic rocks, those covered with volcanic sand, the sedimentaries of the Basal Complex where fossils have been found and which have enabled geological dating.

    The specific areas are:
    The Dunas de Corralejo and Isla de Lobos nature reserve, with incredible, evocative landscapes with golden sands and beautiful beaches with amazing transparent, blue and turquoise-coloured waters; Tindaya Mountain, the Bayuyo Lavascape, an authentic geological extension of the island, and in particular the alignment of cinder cones, which can be visited by walking along the specially made footpaths, the Arenas Lavascape, the Arrabales Lavascape and the area of the Caldera de Jacomar, the coast of the Puerto de la Peña, the series of raised beaches.

    Within the sober landscape which is characteristic of the island, and the peace and tranquility exuding from all its corners, it is worth mentioning the following picturesque landscapes:

 

JANDÍA

Enormous area in the south of the island renowned for its dunes and solitude. With its almost virgin beaches, you can discover the remotest of spots and enjoy the sand and the sun. Morro Jable, a small fishing village and tourist resort in the south of the island, is a paradise for fishing, and here tourists gather to enjoy good cooking, which is mainly based on fish.     

 

CORRALEJO

Fishing village, separated by a narrow inlet from the small, attractive Isla de Lobos, with fantastic beautiful endless beaches, with fine white sand. Not only does this tourist resort have unbeatable resources for sports such as windsurfing, jet-skiing, scuba diving, etc, it also has perfect sea temperatures and seabed conditions.                                      

 

EL COTILLO

El Cotillo stands out for its indescribable sea feel and the incredible cordiality of its inhabitants. The versatility of its beaches provide the perfect place for relaxation but also to explore such impressive features as the Tostón Tower from the 18th century, which was used to defend against corsair attacks in the past.

 

TETIR MEADOW

With beautiful natural phenomena such as the Leeward Valleys and Cuchillos, it was the cereal-growing centre of the island. Its popular architecture emits the unquestionable aroma of rural Fuerteventura.

QUEMADA MOUNTAIN

15 km. from Puerto del Rosario, where the monument to Miguel de Unamuno was erected, a famous thinker who during and after his exile on the island extolled the virtues of the beauty, solitude and tranquility of Fuerteventura.

 

TINDAYA MOUNTAIN

This is known as the island's "Holy Mountain", where important aboriginal remains have been found.          

 

CASILLAS DEL ÁNGEL

Worth mentioning in this municipality is the chapel with its stone portico and belfry, within the small urban structure which clearly shows its agricultural and cattle-raising nature.

 

TEFÍA

With rolling plains, the prominent presence of the cornmills hint at the peacefulness of this region, and which together with the restoration of its original settlement bring to mind times of conquest and struggle against adverse conditions.

 

CALETA DE FUSTE

Its 18th-century Fortress Tower is located at the entrance to the bay and it is currently an unbeatable enclave for family holidays, particularly because of its safe beaches. It is a first-class tourist resort and has a marina.

 

LAS SALINAS

Incomparable example of folk wisdom, where full advantage has been taken of the tides which are used to refill the water reservoirs. The sun heats the water which then evaporates, thereby producing sea salt.

 

AJUY

   Village with a true sea feel, which is known as the "Port of the Crag", as it was said to be the disembarkation point in centuries gone by and situated in the only place on the island from where it is possible to see parts of Africa.