Undoubtedly, the Canary Islands hide paradisiacal places such as Playa de Cofete in Fuerteventura. Hidden in the depths of Jandía, in the south of the island, you will find one of the least known destinations for tourists.

Cofete Beach in Fuerteventura has an extension of more than 13 km, and it is surrounded by the chain of mountains of the Jandía Natural Park that protects this wonderful almost virgin natural environment.

Unforgettable Cofete Beach in Fuerteventura

Its long extension, wild coastline and unspoiled surroundings make Cofete Beach in Fuerteventura a corner that you should not miss discovering. With a width of more than 50 meters and its length of 13.7 km of golden sand, you can enjoy a whole day without getting bored.

At Cofete Beach in Fuerteventura you find a windy climate and strong waves, which never stop. Ideal for surfing lovers. Of course, when taking a dive, we recommend that you are careful with the currents.

Facts about Cofete

  • Visitors can practice nudism
  • There are no lifeguards in the area
  • It remains unspoilt because the land is not suitable for building
  • Surrounded by natural enclaves: El Roque del Moro and El Islote

How to get to Playa de Cofete in Fuerteventura?

If you want to get to Cofete Beach in Fuerteventura, you must get to the western peninsula of Jandía, specifically the municipality of Pájara. To visit the beach by car, take the Punta Jandía road, following the signs to the dirt roads that lead you to Cofete.

Although that is not the only way to get to Playa de Cofete in Fuerteventura, you can also take the guagua (bus) from Morro Jable to Cofete on line 111. With this route you enjoy a beautiful landscape along the way.

Another way to get to know this destination is through the PR-FV55 Gran Valle trail – Cofete of 6.80 km. All these options are alternatives of safe routes so that you arrive without problems to Cofete in Fuerteventura.


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What to know at Cofete Beach in Fuerteventura?

As you arrive at Cofete in Fuerteventura you will find its immense almost virgin beach, bordered by more than 800 meters of mountains of the Jandía Natural Park. This chain of mountains protects a large part of the natural territory.

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The majesty of the sand, golden almost reddish, due to its volcanic origin, is one of the most beautiful elements, but it is not the only thing that you will discover if you enter Cofete Beach in Fuerteventura.

Roque del Moro

This natural enclave is one of the limits of Cofete Beach in Fuerteventura. This giant monolith is in the Jandía Natural Park. In it you will find veined trachytes, a highly valued material because it resembles marble.

This place is very quiet to visit and you can get there on foot if you like the long trails that line the beach.


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Islote de Cofete

Located 6 km from Playa de Cofete is the natural enclave El Islote, within the area known as Barlovento. This trachytic platform is low elevation and grayish in color. Its origin comes from the same erosion caused by the strong waves in the area.

Cofete Cemetery

Next to the beach car park is the Cofete Cemetery, considered one of the most unique cemeteries in the world. This site was built in the 19th century as an option to avoid transferring the deceased by dromedary to the church in the municipality of Pájara, 50 kilometers away, to bury them.

The cemetery is delimited by a 40 cm high wall, which does not allow sand to enter the land. Inside there are wooden crosses and stones with the deceased who lie on the site.

Aldea de Cofete

Just a kilometer away from Cofete Beach in Fuerteventura you can visit a group of 19th century houses. The houses and cabins of the Aldea de Cofete were made by the first inhabitants of the area, who dedicated themselves to fishing as a way of life. In the village there is a cafeteria where delicious typical food is served on the island.

To the east of the Aldea de Cofete there is a bronze statue of Gustav Winter along with a black dog. This monument welcomes you to another place to visit: Villa Winter.

Villa Winter Cofete in Fuerteventura

Villa Winter is just over 1.5 km from the Aldea de Cofete. This mansion was built in the 40s of the 20th century, it belonged to the German engineer Gustav Winter, considered a spy by the British during the Second World War.

The house has two floors and is located 130 meters at sea level. It is an interesting stop during your visit to Cofete in Fuerteventura.

Where to stay in Fuerteventura?

Cofete Beach in Fuerteventura is one of the essential stops that you must make on your visits to the island. Fuerteventura is known for its wonderful natural landscapes full of paradisiacal beaches, volcanic mountains and routes for hiking or trekking.

If you are looking for accommodation to visit all these spectacular places, at  Lopesan Hotel Group we have wonderful all-inclusive hotels on the island. You just must visit our website to know all the services and facilities.

Do not stop enjoying the magic of Fuerteventura!



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