The island is the perfect combination between spectacular volcanic landscapes and paradisiacal beaches of emerald waters and fine white sand this is my 5 Best viewpoints in Fuerteventura. From north to south, Fuerteventura offers endless possibilities to choose the best tourist area to spend your holidays.
5 Best viewpoints in Fuerteventura
- Sotavento viewpoint
- Guise and Ayose viewpoint
- La Entallada Lighthouse
- Correlejo desert
- Tindaya Mountain
The area south of Playa de Sotavento is perfect for a good beach day. Contrary to what is happening in Playa Barca and Risco del Paso, this beach is for tourists, not for windsurfers.
It has a fine, white sand and turquoise water is. It has a good surface and is normal to find very few people in it..
To reach this area of Playa de Sotavento, we take a dirt road that begins at the Mirador de Sotavento (Sotavento Viewpoint), located on the old road FV-2, which runs from Costa Calma to Morro Jable and runs parallel to the highway . Going down that road, we arrived at a parking area on the beach. From here, choose the beach area that we like, without the crowds.
Between the beach and the cliff is a vegetated area that is perfect for shelter on windy days.
Guise and Ayose viewpoint
Before reaching Betancuria, along the FTV-30 road, and past the Morro Velosa viewpoint, we reach the most recent viewpoint of Fuerteventura, where we find a pleasant surprise: besides being an excellent viewpoint of both the northern half of Fuerteventura and the Betancuria Valley, we find two impressive bronze statues representing the ancient kings of Fuerteventura before the conquest in 1. 402, Guise and Ayose, who ruled the two kingdoms in which the island was divided: Jandía and Maxorata, and were separated by a defensive wall which is believed to have been located where this viewpoint is located today.
The statues are made of bronze and measure almost four meters high, and represent the two kings with their commanding rods, this point has quickly become an obligatory stop for all tourists in Fuerteventura.
La Entallada lighthouse
Near the village of Las Playitas, in the municipality of Tuineje, is the Faro de La Entallada lighthouse, a building restored by the Cabildo of Fuerteventura from where you can enjoy the impressive views of the coastline of Fuerteventura. The U-shaped building has a courtyard facing inland, unlike the main façade, which faces out to sea.
Three majestic towers welcome the visitor. One of them has a glass dome on top of the eleven-metre-high tower. The lighthouse was built between 1953 and 1954. This dome is also used for guiding aircraft and is therefore a model of an aerofoil lighthouse. History recalls that these installations guided the planes that made the route between Gando airport and the Spanish Sahara. This lighthouse guided aircraft such as Junkers during the Sidi Ifni conflict.
We’ll travel towards the inland areas of North Fuerteventura through places that look as if they were plucked from films, such as the sacred Tindaya mountain. In this geological formation, which is 1,312 (400 metres) high, numerous inscriptions and engravings left by indigenous populations of the Canary Islands, the Guanches, have been found. We’ll tell you all about the mysticism that has surrounded this mountain for centuries. Book a tour in this area!