Las Playitas – town.
Las Playitas is a typical fisherman’s village. It is built on the slope of a hill and overlooks the sea. You can stroll in the quiet streets and enjoy the tranquillity of the town. At the shore there are two restaurants where they serve fresh fish and meat.
Fuerteventura is famous for its beaches and as mentioned before in all there are approx 152. Apart from those that are directly accessible by foot from your hotel you will find that most are deserted from people and devoid of the usual rows of deckchairs and umbrellas. On these beaches you have the pleasure of choosing your own secluded spot and that it will remain yours for as long as you are there. No crowds, no noise, no beach hawkers, just you! Be adventurous, hire a car or bike and find the many deserted beaches on Fuerteventura. However for the less adventurous we give you a guide to the some of the more accessible spots to spend a relaxing day in the sun. And very importantly please, please take your rubbish home with you. Thank you. Also remember if you go off the beaten track please take sun umbrellas, sun protection and lots of water!
Chilling out on Fuerteventura’s beaches is a marvellous experience, but if you may feel the need to visit some nice spots in nature, then the suggestions below can help you in making a selection.
Pozo Negro – Malpais Grande: very rough area that you can walk through and that will give you an impression about how Earth looked like, millions of years ago.
Las Playitas – Cuchillo de Vigan: a walk in a gorge that leads you to the sea.
El Cardón – Montaña de Cardón: walk to a vent volcano with impressive views.
La Pared – Beach: one of the best spots in the South to enjoy sunset
El Salmo – Morro La Burra: breathtaking views over the West coast of Fuerteventura. I guarantee you that this view will stay with you for ever! No more words… just go!
Cofete – Beach: miles of untouched white sandy beach. The place to disconnect.
For those who want to learn more about the locals and their culture, we supply below a list of the most important sources of information:
Los Molinos – Tiscamanita: a historic review on what was used as milling components.
La Atalayita – Pozo Negro: reconstruction of one of the first settlements on Fuerteventura. Impressive how these people could survive in such harsh conditions.
Morro Jable Harbour – Turtle breeding station: watch the turtle babies being cared for by locals till they can face the “world outside”.