of the most beautiful and
wild places of the island of Fuerteventura is the Cofete beach,
located on the southwest coast of the island, in Jandia Natural
Park and that because of the difficulty in access remains well
This beach of more than 9 kilometers
long, are protected by the Jandia massif, the highest
mountains of Fuerteventura (Pico de la Zarza, 807 m). Water Sheep Ripper (Agua Oveja
Viewpoint) is 230 meters high and from here we get one of the
"most typical photos in Fuerteventura": Cofete Beach.
get to this viewpoint, we must
take the road from the village of Morro Jable (and near the
Marina), and is indicated (COFETE - THE PUERTITO). Following this path, (which in some
places his condition is bad), and 8.5 km., We find a detour to
the right (COFETE). From this point, the road climbs into the
mountains and is very winding and the pavement is not good. At about 2 km., We find
this viewpoint. It has a
small forecourt parking, an information poster about the
area, and a covered building to sit and enjoy these magnificent
Beyond the beach Cofete, from here
we can see the Pico de la Zarza, the small town ofCofete,
founded in 1800, and also the famous Winter House, full
of legends about spies, Nazis and was owned by Gustav Winter,
a German who had leased the entire peninsula of Jandia and built this
house in 1946. This whole area is of
special conservation interest of both birds and wildlife.
is advisable to make this visit
in a 4x4 car, but it can be done with a normal car, withcaution.
Highly Recommended visit although the road is difficult.