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- 1 Guise and Ayose viewpoint
- 2 Morro Velosa viewpoint
- 3 Las Peñitas viewpoint
- 4 Risco de Las Peñas viewpoint
- 5 Astronomical viewpoint Sicasumbre
- 6 Vallebron viewpoint
- 7 Sotavento viewpoint
- 8 El Salmo Viewpoint
- 9 Cofete viewpoint
- 10 Los Canarios viewpoint
- 11 La Pared viewpoint
- 12 Viewpoint from the Calderon Hondo Volcano
- 13 Faro de la Entallada viewpoint
- 14 Punta Pesebre viewpoint
- 15 Degollada de Villa Norte viewpoint
This paradisiacal island, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2009, delights us with landscapes that will make us connect with nature in its purest form in a way never before experienced. Fuerteventura, the closest island to the African continent, has the privilege of offering more than 150km of beach. World favorite destination for windsurfers and kitesurfers and ideal for mountain biking or hiking. This island will make us lose ourselves in an immense sandy desert next to the force of the waves of the Atlantic sea.
How could it be otherwise, Fuerteventura has a series of viewpoints throughout the island that will give us the possibility of feeling tiny in the face of such immense beauty of its natural environment.
Therefore, through this post, we will give you the opportunity to venture the 15 most spectacular viewpoints on the island of Majorera, where you can observe sublime natural, rural, coastal and even urban landscapes. Are you going to miss them?
Guise and Ayose viewpoint
The Guise and Ayose viewpoint is located in the direction of the town of Betancuria, along the FTV-30 road. This refers to the ancient two Kings of Fuerteventura who ruled the two kingdoms in which the island was composed: Jandía and Maxorata.
To our surprise, upon reaching the viewpoint we will find two huge statues, about 4 meters high , representing the kings . The location of this viewpoint is not by chance, as it was built just where both kingdoms were separated by a defensive wall.
Once we are there, we will have before us unparalleled views of the Betancuria Valley and half of the volcanic north of Fuerteventura, at the same time making out the beautiful little towns in the north of the island.
Morro Velosa viewpoint
The Morro Velosa viewpoint located at an altitude of 669 meters in the town of Betancuria, more specifically in the Santa Inés Valley, offers us unparalleled views of the north and center of the island that we will not easily forget. Access by the FV-30 road.
This was designed by the Lanzarote artist César Manrique, an essential figure of reference in the development of sustainable tourism in the Canary Islands.
If we look north, we can see the coastal town El Cotillo, or the Montaña de Tindaya, while if we look south we have the possibility of observing the town of Antigua. In addition, this viewpoint, since it has a cafeteria inside, offers the opportunity to enjoy wonderful views, while enjoying a good coffee.
As if that were not enough, just to the left side of the viewpoint we will come across a mist collector, a pilot project of the Government of the Canary Islands, with the aim of obtaining water through natural methods.
Your schedule visit is from 10am to 18pm, Tuesday to Saturday.
Las Peñitas viewpoint
Las Peñitas viewpoint is located to the west of Pico de la Mula, at an altitude of 338 meters, between Betancuria and Pájara, one of the most beautiful areas of the island. Access through the FV-30 highway. From there, we can see the town of Río Palma, the valley of Los Granillos and the Presa de las Peñitas. Also, you can see a gallery forest formed by tarajales, which together with the palm trees form different greens along the entire channel of the ravine until reaching Betancuria.
The fauna of this place is characterized by the sighting of Squirrels, Crows, La Tarabilla Canaria, El Herrillero, and the Bibitas Camineros.
Risco de Las Peñas viewpoint
The Risco de Las Peñas viewpoint is located on the FV-30 highway, between Betancuria and Pájara. This viewpoint is 426 meters high and offers spectacular views of the entire valley.
It should be known that you will also have the possibility of spotting huge crows, squirrels. Attention, do not feed them.
Without a doubt, it is an ideal place to relax, disconnect from society, and eat with incredible views.
Astronomical viewpoint Sicasumbre
The island of Fuerteventura, apart from being considered a Biosphere Reserve in its entirety, is ideal for practicing astronomical tourism. Thanks to the quality of its dark skies, it gives us the opportunity to feel that the stars are at our fingertips.
The Atronomical viewpoint Sicasumbre was designed as a meeting point to admire the Majorero starry sky.
It is located at the entrance to the Jandía Natural Park and was built with natural materials from the area, with the aim of avoiding a negative visual impact and remaining in harmony with the environment. Access by the FV-605 road that connects Pájara with the coastal town of La Pared.
Its access is illuminated with solar charging LED lights to ensure the arrival of visitors. And, it should be noted that this was designed in a circular shape and has a base that allows to seat photographic equipment and all instruments for stargazing. In addition, the viewpoint has integrated elements that allow you to learn to interpret the sky and its stars installed in this viewpoint.
This is also known as the Degollada de Valle Grande viewpoint. The Vallebron viewpoint is located on the northwestern slope of the Montaña de la Muda. Access through the main road FV-10.
It should be noted that its greatest attraction is the sacred mountain of Tindaya that you can see in front of you. And, in turn, you will have the opportunity to observe a magnificent landscape that includes the west coast of Cotillo.
Recommendation: go in the morning, since the light is much better than in the afternoon, when everything is backlit.
The Sotavento viewpoint located on the south coast of Fuerteventura. This place provides you with the best views of Sotavento Beach, with an incredible panoramic view. Access by the FV-2 road.
It should be noted that, in case of wind, the viewpoint has a small cabin at its highest point, where you can take shelter, so that no adverse circumstance ruins your visit.
El Salmo Viewpoint
El Salmo viewpoint is not so well known. However, it is a great viewpoint to contemplate the Sotavento Beaches. It is located very close to the Sotavento viewpoint. And, it is convenient to know that, from it, you will be able to perceive fantastic views over the coast of Jandía. Access from the main road FV-2.
In addition, you will have the possibility of observing the beautiful lagoon that is formed between the shore and the sand bar that rises a few hundred meters from it.
This is also known as the Degollada Agua Oveja viewpoint. The Cofete viewpoint is located on the south west coast of the island, in the Jandía Natural Park.
It should be noted that Cofete Beach is perhaps the most spectacular in Fuerteventura with 12 kilometers in length and a permanent swell that is too impressive even from a viewpoint. This can be seen from The Cofete viewpoint, as well as from the Los Canarios viewpoint. Access by the dirt road that goes to Punta de Jandía.
Also, from there we can contemplate the Pico de la Zarza, the small town of Cofete, founded in 1800, and also the famous Winter House, full of legends about spies and Nazis.
This area is protected for its preservation of both birds and its native fauna.
Los Canarios viewpoint
To the south of Fuerteventura, in the heart of the Jandía Peninsula, within the municipality of Pájara, located between the La Matanza peak and the Viento peak, you will find Los Canarios viewpoint, considered one of the most emblematic points of the island. Access, through the old road that goes from Costa Calma to Morro Jable (FV-2).
From the viewpoint, especially if you go to it in the afternoon, you will be able to appreciate a magnificent panoramic view of the entire Cofete valley, the mountains that protect it (Pico de la Zarza) and the islet of the beach.
Curiosity: the Barranco de Los Canarios was chosen as one of the natural sets in the filming of the movie Exodus, directed by Ridley Scott, in 2014.
La Pared viewpoint
La Pared viewpoint is located on the northwest coast of the Jandía peninsula. Access through the FV-617 road (one of the most beautiful roads on the island).
This allows you to observe the arid landscape, the characteristic volcanoes that are everywhere on the island of Fuerteventura, as well as enjoy a sublime sunset.
Also, it should be noted that you will have the opportunity to appreciate the magnificent views of the coast and feel the force of the ocean, which undoubtedly embody a magical environment with its wild beauty.
Viewpoint from the Calderon Hondo Volcano
The Viewpoint from the Calderon Hondo Volcano is located in the municipality of La Oliva, north of the town of Lajares. Access from the main road FV-2 . You should take into consideration that from this viewpoint you will have the opportunity to contemplate the crater of the Volcano, more than 70 meters deep.
In addition, from it you can enjoy spectacular views of Corralejo, the north of Fuerteventura and the west coast of the island; You will even be able to appreciate the silhouette of Lanzarote that appears with obvious proximity.
Also comment that there are usually squirrels in the area.
Faro de la Entallada viewpoint
The Faro de la Entallada viewpoint is located in the municipality of Tuineje, about 6 kilometers from the town of Las Playitas and about 12 from Gran Tarajal. It should be reflected that this is at the closest point to the African continent, exactly 100 kilometers away. Access through the FV-20 road that leads to Gran Tarajal.
From this viewpoint you will have majestic views of the south coast of Fuerteventura. And, in the same way, you will be able to appreciate the carved lighthouse (unique building in the entire Canary Islands), which is a very peculiar building built in 1953, by the architect Carlos Alcón Sanz.
Attention: from this area there are very strong winds.
Punta Pesebre viewpoint
The Punta Pesebre viewpoint is located at the southern tip of the Jandía Peninsula. Access, through a dirt road that goes to Punta de Jandía and when you reach the small town of Puerto de la Cruz, you must take the detour to the right towards another dirt road and continue until the end.
It should be noted that it is not a classic-style gazebo, since it is not at a considerably high height. However, this unknown corner will give you truly sublime views of the west coast of the peninsula and its cliffs, through a plurality of colors, which recreates the place in a striking way.
Degollada de Villa Norte viewpoint
The Degollada de Villa Norte viewpoint, 591 meters high, is located in the municipality of Betancuria. Access through the FV-30 road.
From this place you will have the opportunity to fully appreciate the Northwest area of the island of Fuerteventura; in addition to towns and plains, which form a perspective worth visiting.
It is worth knowing that from there you can see to the north, the towns of Valle de Santa Inés, Los Llanos de la Concepción, Las parcelas, Tefía, El Almácigo and Ampuyenta.
In short, you have a great diversity of viewpoints to choose from; therefore, look at the images and information contained in this post, in order to make the best choice. However, if you have the possibility to visit them all, do so, since each one has a unique and incomparable perspective of the majestic island of Fuerteventura. Are you coming to discover them?
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