Northern route


The route through the north of Fuerteventura starts off from Corralejo, important tourist area of the north of the island with magnificent beaches and a charming landscape. Taking the inner main road of the island we arrive at Lajares, famous town for its hand made embroidering crafts. At about 7 kilometres towards the coast is El Cotillo, marine town with numerous and cosy beaches where is the fortress of Tostón, once a watchtower against pirates.


Returning on the same highway towards Lajares and taking the direction “centro”, is La Oliva, which was capital of the ancient Maxorata and with a valuable archaeological legacy exposed in the Museum of Betancuria. Within its architectonic-pictorial patrimony of the XVIII century we can admire its church, with a square tower with local stone. Another interesting point is the Casa de La Cilla (House of La Cilla), a museum that exposes the agricultural history of the island, and the Casa de Los Coroneles (House of the Colonels), of colonial style. Passing through Tindaya we can see from the highway the Mountain of Tindaya, sacred place for the natives and where important archaeological pieces have been found.


Continuing the route through the main road, we can see on our right Montaña Quemada (Burned Mountain), with its monument to Unamuno. Further ahead we find Tefía, where it is possible to stop and visit the eco-museum of the Alcogida, artisan town with representative houses of the traditional architecture of the island. From La Mantilla and the Valley of Tetir, we arrive at Puerto del Rosario, capital and commercial centre of the island. The Casa de la Cultura (Cultural Arts Center), La Sala Juan Ismael and the Museum House Unamuno are places of interest of recommended visit. Returning to El Corralejo on the coastal road we will cross the Natural Park of Las Dunas de Corralejo, with its unique landscape of impressive beauty.    


Centre Route


The centre route begins in Caleta de Fuste, tourist centre and leisure harbour with a fortress of the XVIII century. Towards the south we arrive at Antigua, agricultural and crafts town, where one can visit the Crafts Centre of Molina de Antigua. This centre has as differential element the typical three-floor mill, with the corresponding machinery of these elements of traditional engineering.


The same road arrives at Bentacuria, a town surrounded with glorious history and formed by a set of monuments and buildings that emphasize the insular architecture. For example, the cathedral of Santa Maria de Betancuria from the XVIII century divided in three. We must emphasize the main entrance of white stonecutting, its tower, its altarpieces, the sacristy, the choir and baptistery. The Hermitage of San Diego, the Franciscan convent constructed in 1423, the old parochial house and the Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum are also part of the building.


Advancing through the route we arrive at Vega de Río Palmas, peregrination place in which church is kept La Virgen de la Peña (Virgin the Rock), patron saint of the island. Going towards the north we come across Las Casillas de Ángel, Los Llanos de la Concepción and Valle de Santa Inés, towns in flat lands that have kept their typical architecture adapted to the climate.


We approach Puerto del Rosario, capital and shopping centre of the island, where we can visit the church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario, La Casa de la Cultura (Cultural Arts Center), La Sala Juan Ismael and the Museum House Unamuno. We finalize the route returning to Caleta de Fuste on the Southern road, passing through the Airport and El Matorral.


South route


Starting off from Morro Jable, fishing town and most important tourist centre of the zone, the first step of this route is to direct us towards solitary beaches of the peninsula of Jandía. We will visit the natural park of Cofete and El Puertito, small fishing town that is famous for its fish soup. If we head towards the north, we will be able to appreciate the mountain mass of Jandía with a tip of 807 meters which is the highest of the island and arrive to Cañada del Rio (Costa Calma), important tourist centre.


From here we continue to the isthmus of La Pared, geologic formation of sand fossil accumulation that was the border dividing the native kingdoms of Maxorata and Jandía. We leave behind Ajuy, small town with caves of great geologic interest. Going towards Pájara (it is recommended to visit the porch of its church, of Aztec origin), we follow the route of Tuineje, battlefield of Tamasite against the English.


Towards the north we find Tiscamanita and the Centre of Interpretation of Los Molinos. If we go towards the south, we will go through Playitas, small fishing town, and through Gran Tarajal, the commercial zone of greatest importance of this part of the Island. From here and going in a south-western direction we find Tarajalejo, fishing port and main tourist centre of Tuineje, and the Lajita, where we can visit the most important thematic park of the island: “La Lajita Oasis Park”, before taking the route returning to wonderful beaches of Jandía.


Guided tours

Caminata: C/Tabaiba, 27-Villaverde, La Oliva Tel: 928 868 690.

Norte y Solana: C/Princesa Tibiabín,43. Gran Tarajal-Tuineje. Tel: 928 878 192

Sendifuer: C/Víctor Carmona, s/n Las Playitas-Tuineje. Tel:  928 162 385


Sun Ride: C/Las Dunas, Club Trendorado. Corralejo-La Oliva. Tfno: 928 535 258

Mal Fun Club: Avda.Juan Carlos I, 35. Corralejo-La Oliva. Tfno: 928 535 923

Vulcano Bike: C/Acorazado España,10. Corralejo-La Oliva. Tfno: 928 535 706

Procenter: Hotel Los Gorriones, planta primera. Pájara-Costa Calma. Tfno: 928 547 483

Fuerte Active: Fuerte Active Bar. Pájara-Costa Calma. Tfno: 928 549 040

Rent a bike isla maxorata: Club Ancora, I. Pájara-Costa Calma. Tfno: 928 547 062

Fuerte Bike: Hotel Club Aldina. Tfno. 928 541 147