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:
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.