The spectacular landscapes of Fuerteventura leave breathless even the most impassive traveller. The astonishment that the spectators feel contemplating the nature and landscapes of this island does not cease to amaze and surprise them. Its striking flora and diverse fauna coexist in this habitat mostly inhospitable.
The protected landscapes of Fuerteventura
The island of Fuerteventura was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by Unesco. In its Parks and Natural Monuments, you will find incredible landscapes to see and photograph that, being protected spaces, conserve their genuine nature. Mountains, volcanoes, beaches, all landscapes of Fuerteventura possess incredible beauty that will not leave you indifferent.
Within the most outstanding landscapes of the northern area, in the municipality of La Oliva, you will find the Natural Park of Corralejo with its incredible dunes, areas with volcanoes such as the Monument of the Malpaís de La Arena or the Calderón Hondo, the Cueva del Llano , the Tostón Tower, the Barranco de Tinojay with its rock engravings, the Barranco de los Encantados or Enamorados, the Mirador de Vallebrón, the Caima Mountain. In Cotillo beaches you will find white sand beaches and excellent waves for windsurfing.
To the northwest, the Magic Mountain of Tindaya was considered sacred by the ancient aborigines of the island. It represents a site of high archaeological interest for the rock engravings that have been found there, also it tells about magical rites that generated fantastic legends that have been handed down for generations. There is a natural cave known as the Bailadero de las Brujas.
Towards the southwest of the island, is the Castle of Lara in the Natural Park of Betancuria, an ideal place to go with children. Don’t miss the outstanding landscapes offered by touring the Ajuy caves and enjoying a sunset on the beach of this area.
To the south, the Jandía Natural Park occupies a large part of the Jandía Peninsula. It is one of the highest peaks of the island, La Zarza. From there you can see the arch of the Cofete and the ravines of Vinamar and the one of the Butihondo Valley.
In the peninsula of Jandía is also one of the wildest beaches on the island, the Playa de Cofete, ideal for the more adventurous visitors as to access it you have to take a roughly paved road. Sotavento Beach, an extensive shore with fine white sand and crystal clear waters, with some dunes near the sea that recreate a desert.
Crossing by ferry to the islet of Lobos
In the Isla de Lobos you will find fantastical landscapes to photograph and create unique memories to bring home. The terrestrial landscapes are wonderful, but so are the submarine sceneries thanks to the crystalline waters of the sea and its marine life. The island is inhabited by a great variety of species of birds that live there all year round or pass during some periods in their migrations to other regions.
To get to the island, embark on one of the ferries departing from Fuerteventura.