The island is visible just a few kilometers off the coast between Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. This jewel of nature, part of the Natural Park of the Dunes of Corralejo, is known for its fossillised dunes and incomparable deserted beaches where you can enjoy the beautiful solitude of this place.Due to the high level of protection for this unique environment, visits are made along marked trails that take you through volcanic craters, lava flows, salt flats and some wetlands.It’s isolated and desert like character is home to over 130 plant species, including several endemic species and a large number of birds, the great protagonists of the island: Cory's shearwater,little shearwater and Herring Gull are the most prominent among many others.
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Between the sea and the mountains this spectacular landscape, which covers most of the peninsula of the same name, is known for its deep contrasts: large white sandy dunes, steep cliffs and rolling hills that stretch into the crystalline waters of the south. The endless beaches are a sublime beauty. Also located here is Fuerteventura’s highest point, Pico de la Zarza (807m) from which you can enjoy stunning views of the whole penninsula as well as the rest of the island. The area also contains important endemic plants and a large concentration of migratory birds.
This historical village is located at the bottom of a valley, sheltered from the Canarian winds. It is a small, green oasis amid the predominently arid landscape of Fuerteventura. Its whitewashed houses hide beautiful secluded flower gardens and mature palms. The tranquility of it’s streets will transport you back in time. The enchanting houses converge around the bell tower and Moorish motifs of the church of Santa Maria.
The hermitage of San Diego is another little gem hidden in its streets. It’s design is simple but elegant, without extravagance but with a very distinct style. Although officially founded in 1404 by Juan de Bethancour, who gave his name to the city, the first settlements were established by the aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands, the Gouaches. The Sacred Art and Archaeological museums are a must to see artifacts close up from it’s past and learn more about their history.
Rising proudly from the austere northern lands, Tindaya Mountain is one of the symbols of Fuerteventura. It’s summit and slopes contain about 300 engravings, this makes the "Holy Mountain" as it is also known, one of the most important in the world for these types of ancient symbols and artworks. If you watch it’s waining sillhoutte at sunset you'll understand why the indiginous Gouaches attributed magical powers to this place.
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