good to book one of your vacation
days to visit the most famous virgin beach of all Canary
Islands: Cofete. It is a place that
impresses because of its size, for the wilderness that surrounds
it. In addition to an
incredible beach over 12 Km. in length, can also enjoy
the mountain massif of Jandia (with the highest mountains of Fuerteventura),
which protects the entire beach to the east, the Islet,
an island connected to the beach, Roque del Moro, a giant rock
in the sea placed vertically, of the mysterious House
of Winter, or the small town of Cofete, with its fish
restaurant, your veranda and small exhibition hall on the site. To reach Cofete, we 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., 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.
About 2 Km, we reached the Overpoint
Degollada Water Sheep, where we have an impressive overview of Cofete. From here, follow the path down to
the village of Cofete making sure, it is a narrow road that
runs in his first installment on a cliff. In the first section, we observe
the typical plant of Fuerteventura, El Cardon, a type of
cactus, which is protected.
When you reach the small town of Cofete,
we can go see the Winter House (watch the way it is easy to get
stuck), a walk in the house Cofete, or downloaded directly to
the beach, where we find ample parking (next
to a picturesque little cemetery).
From this point, or we can walk along the beach to the north and
visit the islet (5 miles and approximately an hour's walk), or
go south and reach the Roque del Moro, which is truly impressive (2, 7 km).
Taking a long walk on this beach is one of
the best experiences you can have in Fuerteventura.
It should be borne in mind that the sea in Cofete is extremely
dangerous with strong currents, so that the bath should be
done in a prudent manner, even in summer when it appears
that sea conditions are right.
It is advisable to make this visit in a 4x4 car, but it can be
done with a normal car, with caution.
Highly Recommended visit although the road is difficult