Naturist beaches in Fuerteventura | Naturist Accommodation

Fuerteventura is a very naturist friendly island. Although there are no designated naturist beaches anywhere in Fuerteventura, you will find naturists on almost every beach provided that is not in a built up area of a resort or town.

The law in Spain (and therefore in Fuerteventura) allows for public nudity in any “natural” place. Most beaches in Fuerteventura fit that description perfectly.

Naturist beaches in Fuerteventura. Naturism in Fuerteventura.

The Main Naturist Beaches of Fuerteventura

Corralejo Dunes Beaches

These are also known as the Corralejo Grandes Playas. They are located to the south of Corralejo and run for miles along the coast. Although there may be naturists all along the beach, naturism mostly starts just south of the Oliva Beach Hotel and stretch right through the dunes down to the beaches that run next to the road.

Corralejo Dunes. naturist beaches fuerteventura

You will find many places to lie both among the dunes and also in stone circles near the sea that people have made. These can be found on beaches throughout the island.

You could also go for a long nude walk inland through the dunes if you wished.

The sand dunes stretch for almost 2 miles inland, for most of which you are likely to be totally on your own.

If you do go for a long walk then make sure you take water with you as it can be hard going and very dehydrating.

See the available naturist accommodation options in Corralejo towards the end of the post.

You can see all of the beaches in this video

El Cotillo Naturist Beaches

El Cotillo Lagoons

These start at the northern edge of the village of El Cotillo. The first few are generally not naturist. The next beach along is Playa de la Concha (also know as Playa Chica) and this beach is generally a mixture of textile and naturist. When it is busy the right-hand, northern side of the beach tends to be the popular naturist area.

Sometimes the beach is well populated with naturists and at other times it isn’t. It is my theory that if the first few people on the beach are clothed then those that arrive afterwards follow suit. If the first are naturists then more people go naked. No-one wants to be outnumbered!

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One of the many El Cotillo lagoon beaches which are mainly naturist

From then on until the lighthouse and beyond you can find many little beaches and stone circles to practice naturism.

The only time this whole area is less naturist is during the Spanish holidays in August when Spanish families spend lots of time on the beach.

Piedra Playa

This is also known as the Surfer’s beach as it is very popular with water-sports enthusiasts. 10 years ago it was 50/50 clothed/naturist but, sadly, these days it tends to be only the far end (south) of the beach.

Steps Beach (Playa del Aguila)

This is my favourite beach in the El Cotillo area. It is accessed down a few flights of Heath Robinson stairs but is well worth it. It is never crowded and attracts plenty of naturists, particularly away from the steps in either direction.

All the beaches of El Cotillo

The Jandia Peninsular Beaches

Jandia naturist beaches. Naturism in Fuerteventura.

The most popular naturist beaches in this area of the south of Fuerteventura are Playa de Sotavento, Playa Esquinzo, Playa Barca and Playa de Butihondo. The biggest resort in the area is Costa Calma which has many luxury hotels fronting the beach.

You can reach the beaches at various places from the main road that runs to the south by taking one of the many smaller roads off of it, most of which which finish at the beach.

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Sotavento Beach

There are mile upon mile of beautiful white sandy beaches and lovely warm turquoise sea. Finding a quiet spot to spend the day lying on the sand is not a problem.

Other Nude beaches in Fuerteventura


Cofete beach

Cofete has 14 miles of unspoiled, normally deserted, sandy beach where you can be nude all day. It would probably be a good place to try naturism for the first time, away from others, to break you in gently.

It requires a 20km drive along a fairly bumpy track from Morro Jable but it is definitely worth the drive. There is one small cafe/bar in the small village of Cofete.

Tindaya Beach

Tindaya Beach is on the west coast towards the north of the island. It isn’t the easiest beach in the world to find but that means it is never crowded. I have been on this beach without another person in sight. The video below will sow you how to get there.

Tindaya Beach and how to get to it

La Pared

This is a small place on the south west coast of Fuerteventura. It has a lovely long beach which is quite popular with surfers and kite boarders. Plenty of naturists can be found towards the southern end.

Resorts to avoid if you are a naturist

Caleta de Fuste

Resorts to avoid for naturists in Fuerteventura

One of the most popular areas with British tourists on the island is completely devoid of naturist beaches.

There are two “beaches” in Caleta de Fuste. Both are man-made and neither are naturist (although they are at least topless). If you are a naturist, and want to stay there because of the facilities for eating/drinking etc. then you will need to hire a car to travel to the naturist beaches. You will either need to drive north to the dune beaches of Corralejo or the lagoons of El Cotillo or drive south to the beaches of Jandia.

Costa Antigua (aka Nuevo Horizonte)

This is just north of Caleta de Fuste and actually does not have any beaches for anyone to use, let alone naturists.

Fuerteventura accommodation with naturist facilities

Don Luis Bungalows in Corralejo

The Don Luis Bungalows are naturist friendly and are just a two minute walk from the centre of Corralejo. Clothing is optional anywhere on the complex including in or around the pool area. The complex has a total of five one bedroom bungalows that each sleep three adults or two adults and two children. Every bungalow has a private roof terrace and roof top shower. They all share the communal pool.

Each one is listed separately so click the links to check the availability and prices of each bungalow:

Infiniti in Corralejo

Infiniti - Fuerteventura Naturist Sun Club, Corralejo, Fuerteventura
Infiniti – Fuerteventura Naturist Sun Club, Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura Naturist Sun Club (Infiniti) is a small complex in Corralejo that is now a dedicated naturist facility. There are 4 villas and 6 apartments in the complex set around a pool and a hot tub. There is also a small bar and a nice shaded seating area.

I was recently invited to take a look around Infiniti and can confirm that it is a very nice, well maintained complex. The staff were all very friendly so I think anyone would be happy staying there. Fuerteventura Naturist Sun Club website.

Monte Marina Naturist Resort & Suite

Monte Marina

This is located in the south of Fuerteventura, near Esquinzo in Jandia. It is part of the Hotel Marina Playa and the naturist part consists of 47 apartments around a lovely swimming pool.

This overlooks the lovely Esquinzo beach and is just a short walk.

You have access to the main hotel facilities but these are not naturist. You can find the Monte Marina here and here.

Villaverde Naturist Village

A naturist village of up to 40 units is being built next year in Villaverde in the north of Fuerteventura. It is a development by the owner of Infinii above. I will update this as and when it is built. There is currently a large 4 bedroom villa on the site which can eb rented for naturist holidays. Contact Fuerteventura Naturist Sun Club

Gran Hotel Natura Corralejo

Unfortunately the Gran Hotel Natura, a naturist hotel in Corralejo, has closed due to the building needing refurbishment. It is taking place but it is not known yet if it will reopen as a naturist hotel.

Naturist beaches in fuerteventura Map

map of naturist beaches in fuerteventura

See my other article on the best beaches in Fuerteventura

Popcorn Beach Fuerteventura

Popcorn Beach Fuerteventura
Popcorn Beach Fuerteventura
This is why it is called Popcorn Beach

Over the past few weeks Popcorn Beach in Fuerteventura has been featured in both the UK and US press. I have no idea why it should suddenly feature as it has been here forever but that’s the press for you.

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Popcorn Beach is on the north shore of Fuerteventura between Majanicho and Corralejo. It is basically made up of broken pieces of white coral that look very much like popcorn – hence the name.

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Popcorn Beach Fuerteventura looking west

As Fuerteventura beaches go it is certainly not one of the best but if you are driving along the north shore then it is worth a look at.

I drove from Majanicho along a very bumpy track first of all staying right by the sea shore. I was in my trusty old 4×4 so I was ok but you would struggle to take this track in a normal car. You certainly wouldn’t want to take your own car on it, although, as we all know, hire cars can go anywhere!

There is a much easier maintained track you can take too so that is quite easy in a normal car.

There is a small cafe/bar at the beach but it was closed when I visited. I don’t know when, or if, it opens.

Popcorn Beach looking east towards Corralejo

How to get to Popcorn Beach

To get to Majanicho first go to Lajares and at the roundabout by the football ground take the turning along the side of the football ground – signposted Majanicho. Continue down there, past the entrance to the Origo Mare complex and then into the quaint picturesque fishing hamlet of Majanicho.

Turn right to go to Popcorn Beach (or left to go to El Cotillosee video) but definitely stop there for a little walk around as it is a lovely little place. See my video – Majanicho.

Popcorn Beach Fuerteventura Majanicho

Once out of the village keep to the best track (right-hand) for about 10 minutes or so until you come to the little cafe. Turn off and park right by the beach.

To drive from the Corralejo end, take the back road which goes to the port. Look out for the two wind turbines by the desalination plant. Take the track which goes from the rear of the bus station and passes near the wind turbines and just keep going until you come to the little cafe.

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Tips for driving in Fuerteventura

The West Coast of Fuerteventura – beautiful, rugged, and spectacular

While the east coast has some beautiful beaches, the west coast of Fuerteventura has the most spectacular and rugged coastline, as well as some of the best beaches in Fuerteventura.

West coast of Fuerteventura
El Cotillo Coastline

The Atlantic waves have obviously been battering the west coast for millions of years so it is no wonder it is so rugged.

It certainly makes up some of the best of the Fuerteventura scenery. The Fuerteventura coast at its best. Many of the beaches are pretty secluded so you can sunbathe all day with them virtually to yourself.

Want to know more about what Fuerteventura is like? Just take a look at the video below.

The video starts right up at the north of Fuerteventura at the Toston lighthouse. Then we travel down the west coast to El Cotillo, Tindaya, Los Molinos, Aguas Verdes, Ajuy, La Pared and Cofete.

Watch the video in Youtube – Fuerteventura West Coast

What is Caleta de Fuste like? | Caleta de Fuste Fuerteventura

Caleta de fuste beach

In this video I show the main areas of Caleta de Fuste, including the marina, the beaches, shops, restaurants, bars, some of the hotels and the golf courses. I also talk a bit about what Costa Caleta was like in 1987 when I first stayed there.

First I show the marina area which is one of the nicest parts of the resort I think.

Caleta de fuste marina

After that the video covers the two Caleta beaches – Castillo beach and Atlantico beach. Both beaches are completely artificial. The sand has been imported to create what I would describe as a “beach theme area” rather than a beach. They are without a doubt the worst beaches on Fuerteventura, but some people seem to love them. Each to their own I guess.

Caleta de fuste beach

I then show some of the town centre commercial areas starting with Castillo Central. Then I cover the shops in Caleta de Fuste with some of the bars and restaurants in Caleta de Fuste too. I couldn’t really show the Caleta de Fuste nightlife in this video. Another day (or night) perhaps.

Pieros Bars
Pieros Music Bar
Caleta de fuste bars
Some of the cheaper bars

There are too many hotels in Caletato cover in one video but I do show the Barcelo Fuerteventura and the Hotel Elba Carlota.

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Caleta de Fuste Hotels
Hotel Elba Carlota
Caleta De Fuste Casino

This is followed by a quick look at the Fuerteventura golf courses – first the Fuerteventura Golf Resort, which is a championship course where the Spanish Open took place in 2004. Then I show the Golf Club Salinas de Antigua which is the “public” course.

I finish the video by going to the top of Chipmunk Mountain and show some general views of the area.

Caleta from the top of Chipmunk Mountain
Caleta de Fuste from the top of Chipmunk Mountain

Where to stay in Caleta de Fuste



Villas and apartments

Please feel free to leave a comment.

Watch the Caleta de Fuste Youtube video – What is Caleta Like?

Caleta train
The little train that you can use to get around Caleta

To find out more information on Caleta de Fuste please click on the link to visit this very informative website.

Fuerteventura Kite Festival 2017 | Corralejo Dunes Beach

Fuerteventura Kite Festival 2017

The 30th International Fuerteventura Kite Festival 2017 took place over the weekend of 9th-12th November 2017 with kites from all over Europe taking part. It is easily the most colourful event of the year in Fuerteventura. It starts off on the Playa de la Concha in El Cotillo for one day and then the weekend is on the Corralejo Dunes Beach.

Fuerteventura Kite Festival 2017

This year seems to have been even more popular with spectators than normal as I got stuck in my first ever traffic jam here on the way to the beach. It took me an hour from the end of the queue to get parked by the beach.

There were many 3d kites flying along with lots of other types of kite. I particularly liked the little Minions kites.

Fuerteventura Kite Festival 2017
Minions Kites

The kite flyers spend all day on a lovely beach topping up their tans. Doing a kite flying festival is not a bad hobby really!

Fuerteventura Kite Festival 2017

Unfortunately the giant octopus kite wasn’t flying while I was there.

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The Best Beaches in Fuerteventura

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There are mile upon mile of beautiful sandy beaches in Fuerteventura dotted all around the coast. It was the beaches that pulled me here in the first place and I have ended up living here.

Fuerteventura really is a beach lovers’ paradise. When it comes to choosing the best beaches in Fuerteventura you are so spoiled for choice that it is hard to actually choose. There are very few bad beaches in Fuerteventura and such a variety that there is one to suit everyone’s taste.

Best beaches in Fuerteventura
Flag Beach, Corralejo

Whether you like busy beaches with amenities or a secluded completely natural beach, perhaps to yourself, then Fuerteventura is the place to head to. Holidays in Fuerteventura are all about sun, sand and sea, so are perfect for a relaxed away from it all holiday.

I think they are some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, if not the best, and they are certainly the best in the Canary Islands. Islands such as Lanzarote can’t even come close.

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My Favourite Beaches in Fuerteventura

These are just my personal favourite best beaches in Fuerteventura, not that there aren’t some other lovely beaches in Fuerteventura. I have chosen these as not only are they beautiful but they are easily reached by car or public transport.

El Cotillo Beaches

El Cotillo is on the north-west coast and is about a 25 minute drive from Corralejo (or a 40 minute bus ride on the number 8 bus).

El Cotillo Beaches
La Concha Beach at sunset

The beaches of El Cotillo include the lovely lagoons to the north of the village and the more rugged beaches to the south. The lagoons have calm safe water to swim in and lots of little beaches and areas to sunbath in.

The only beach bar in El Cotillo is located on Playa de la Concha which is the largest of the lagoon beaches.

The beaches south of the village are popular with surfers and kite surfers.

Read my dedicated blog post about these beaches – The beaches of El Cotillo.

Piedra Playa, El Cotillo beach
Piedra Playa, El Cotillo (Also known as the Surfer’s Beach”)

Corralejo Beaches

These beaches run along the beautiful sand dunes national park for a number of miles and include soft white sand and clear waters. All can be walked to from Corralejo town (a fair walk), alternatively get the Puerto del Rosario bus and get off at the two hotels or you can park a car at a convenient point on the road.

There are beach bars near the two hotels as well as sun loungers etc if that is your thing. As you progress further towards where the dunes meet the sea it becomes completely uncommercialised. This is the area you are most likely to come across naturists, although not only in this area.

There is another small beach bar the other side of the dunes area near the first beach by the road.

Stone circle on a Corralejo beach
Stone circle on a Corralejo beach

Read the dedicated blog post about these beaches – Corralejo Beaches

Jandia Beaches

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Sotavento Beach

The Jandia beaches are located in the south west of the island. They run for about 20 miles from Morro Jable in the south to Costa Calma at the northern end.

There are various roads coming off the main road which lead to the beach all along it’s length. Try Esquinzo, Butihondo, Sotavento and Esmeralda beaches which all have exits signposted off the main road.

Sotavento beach is very popular with kite and wind surfers as well.

Jandia Beaches
One section of the beautiful Jandia beaches

La Pared

La Pared is located towards the south west of the island. It is popular with surfers.

It is never really crowded so can be a great place to head to for a quiet day lying on the sand. There are no amenities on or near the beach (thankfully) so make sure you take your drinks and food with you.

Fuerteventura beaches
La Pared Beach


Cofete is located right in the south of the island and involves a spectacular drive to reach it. It is well worth the effort and you really may find much of the beach entirely to yourself as it is a large beach and probably the least visited on the island..

In 2013 they filmed much of the parting of the Dead Sea scenes in the Hollywood film, Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale on the beach in Cofete.

Car Hire

To get to most of these beaches you will need a car. Driving here is easy (read my tips and driving laws post) and renting a car is very cheap. I have written this article giving advice on hiring a car in Fuerteventura.

Naturist Beaches in Fuerteventura

Most of the beaches in Fuerteventura are used by naturists, at least in part. Naturists and non-naturists generally co-exist quite happily. The town beaches aren’t naturist, particularly those in Caleta de Fuste, but most are at least naturist friendly.

I believe that Spanish law states that it is perfectly legal to be nude in any “natural” areas – which is why it doesn’t take place on the town beaches.

I must admit though that many of the beaches are not as naturist as they were when I first came to Fuerteventura 30+ years ago. Even the beaches by the road in the dunes of Corralejo were predominately nude back then but these days it is rare to see anyone nude there. I think it is a shame as it shows how things become less relaxed once mass tourism hits.

The most popular beaches with naturists are:

  • The main dune beach area of Corralejo
  • The lagoon beaches of El Cotillo towards the lighthouse
  • Steps beach outside El Cotillo
  • Tindaya Beach
  • Much of Sotavento/Jandia beach in the south
  • Cofete beach

If you don’t want to see nude people on the beach then don’t go to these beaches. Don’t go to them with the intention of being deliberately “offended”. Believe it or not, people actually do that.

I remember going to a beach in Dorset which had a naturist section, with signs either side defining the naturist area. It made me laugh to see that the most crowded parts of that beach, by far, were the two areas immediately outside the naturist section!

My advice would be – If you haven’t tried it – don’t knock it. Perhaps your holiday in Fuerteventura is the ideal time to give it a go.

I think naturists are actually very accepting people. An example would be, if a large woman wore a skimpy bikini on a clothed (textile) beach lots of people would look and think “Look at her. How can she wear something like that!” whereas on a naturist beach, if the same woman was nude, no-one would take any notice.

Fuerteventura Beaches Video

Finally, the following video will give you a great idea of what the first three of these beaches are like so please check it out.

Watch video in Youtube – Top 3 beaches in Fuerteventura

Canary Islands beaches don’t get any better than these in Fuerteventura so come here and check them out for yourself.

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Corralejo Beaches | Best Beaches in Fuerteventura

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Corralejo Beaches | Best Beaches in Fuerteventura | Corralejo Dunes Beach

Corralejo has many beautiful beaches, due to the magnificent sand dunes that stretch to the south. They all have lovely soft white sand, warm water to swim in and are mostly completely natural and undeveloped.

They range from busy town beaches to watersports beaches to quiet secluded beaches to naturist beaches. Somewhere for everyone to find what they are looking for.

We start at the tour in the south at Glass Beach (Moro Playa) then travel north to Burro Beach. After that there are the sand dunes themselves which extend right down to the dunes beaches, known as the Grandes Playas. These are the beaches most frequented by nudists, although most of the beaches are naturist in places.

Corralejo beaches
Glass Beach with the Riu hotels in the background

We then travel to the beaches by the two Riu hotels (Hotel Riu Palace Tres Islas and Clubhotel Riu Oliva Beach Resort) which has a few beach bars. The other side of the hotels is Flag Beach which is the centre for watersports. This is a very popular beach and has sunbeds and umbrellas to hire, if that is your thing.

I also show the Corralejo town beaches briefly but these are covered in greater detail in my other video about Corralejo – watch Corralejo video here

You couldn’t make a list of the best beaches in Fuerteventura without including the Corralejo Dunes beaches.

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Top 5 reasons to visit Fuerteventura

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My top 5 reasons to visit Fuerteventura

I can’t think of a better location in Europe for a relaxing beach holiday than Fuerteventura so here are my top 5 reasons to visit Fuerteventura.

1. Cheap Flights

There are lots of cheap flights from all over Europe to Fuerteventura with many of the low cost airlines such as Ryanair, Easyjet, Nowergian and many others. If you can be reasonably flexible in choosing when to arrive it is possible to pick up a bargain.

reasons to visit FuerteventuraA few years ago I flew here return for just £22 – it cost me more to park my car at the airport in the UK for the week! The exception to the flights being cheap is unfortunately during the school holidays when they can be a ridiculous price.

2. The Weather

The weather in Fuerteventura is lovely all year round. Obviously it is not as hot in the winter as in the summer but there are still many beach weather days.

reasons to visit FuerteventuraUnlike in mainland Spain, or in the Balearic islands (Ibiza etc), it is rarely ridiculously hot in summer such that it is too hot to be out during the heat of the day. The Atlantic helps keep the temperature at a more pleasant level.

3. Best Beaches in Europe

Beautiful natural sandy beaches abound here with more and more of them being awarded blue flags every year.

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In the north you have various beaches in El Cotillo and the wonderful Flag and Dunes beaches in Corralejo. There are great beaches along the west coast at Tindaya, La Pared and Cofete. And along the south east there is the amazing 23km long Jandia beach with golden sand and turquoise sea.

4. The Most Surprising Reason

When I used to go on holiday to Greece or Italy I always felt that, although they don’t particularly interest me, I ought to go and see Heraklion, the Acropolis or whatever as “it would be good for me”. So I ended up using (or wasting) a day or two of my precious holiday doing something “cultural”.

reasons to visit FuerteventuraWell here in Fuerteventura there are no ancient ruins so you can lie on a beach without feeling you really should be going to see this Roman villa ruin or that Greek temple ruin.

5. No Jetlag

Fuerteventura is only 3-4 hours flight from most northern European airports and it is in the same time zone as the UK (one hour behind the rest of Europe). There is no nasty jetlag to deal with as there is if visiting the Caribbean for example.

Fuerteventura Surf Spots: El Cotillo

Fuerteventura Surf Spots: El Cotillo – Old Harbour Point

This episode of Fuerteventura Surf Spots was filmed on 4/4/2017 in El Cotillo. Old Harbour point (I have no idea if that is actually what it is called) lies just off the north side of the Old Harbour

Fuerteventura Surf Spots

Obviously the waves have to be just right to surf there but when they are it is a very popular place to go surfing in Fuerteventura.

I have heard that there is an overhang in the rocks which can suck surfers in until the waves passes. That doesn’t sound like much fun to me.

Fuerteventura Surf Spots

I will occasionally upload more of these “Where to surf in Fuerteventura” videos if there is enough demand. Please let me know in the comments where you think the best surf in Fuerteventura can be found. (Dónde ir surf en fuerteventura)

Watch “Fuerteventura Surf Spots: Corralejo” or read the post here

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The Ajuy Caves Fuerteventura – Las Cuevas de Ajuy

Ajuy caves

The Ajuy Caves Fuerteventura

We decided to take a trip down south to visit the Ajuy caves (Las Cuevas de Ajuy) as we had never been and it is another in the list of things to see in Fuerteventura. Ajuy (pronounced Ahooie) is a small coastal village about two-thirds of the way down the west coast of Fuerteventura. It is in the municipality of Pájara.

There is a car park just outside the village and a short downhill walk brings you to the sea front. There are a couple of restaurants on the sea front and a couple more elsewhere in the village.

Caves of AjuyThe path to the Ajuy caves is on the north (right-hand) side of the beach. It is a fairly easy walk along the cliff.

Caves of Ajuy

Ajuy Caves
There are some spectacular sea views on the walk to the caves

There are some fairly steep steps down into the caves, but these do have a sturdy handrail. The caves are closed occasionally when the sea is very rough with a large swell for safety reasons. Yes, now and again health and safety does happen here!

Caves of Ajuy

When you get into the caves the first chamber has lots of large rocks to climb over if you want to reach the back of the sea caves but by going through the large hole you can enter the second chamber.

Ajuy Caves

This has a sandy floor so you can easily walk all the way to the end of the cave. A torch or a flashlight app on a phone would be useful towards the end.

Ajuy Caves

Like many things in Fuerteventura – it is free to visit the caves! So when deciding what to do in Fuerteventura it isn’t going to cost a fortune.

Would I recommend a trip to see the sea caves of Ajuy? I certainly would and you can follow it up with a nice lunch in one of the beachside restaurants and even have an hour on the beach. Had I been to the caves earlier it probably would have been added to my top 5 places to visit in Fuerteventura list

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