Best place to visit in Fuerteventura? Cofete, hands down!
If you like remote, rough and wild beaches you have just found the perfect place for you!
But, how to get to Cofete? The reason why this beach is so desolate is because is not so easy to get there. Don’t worry, we are going to give you all the informations to visit the most beautiful beach of all the Canaries!
Based in the south of Fuerteventura, in the middle of the Natural park of Jandía, Cofete is the least visited beach in the island and one of the longest beaches in Spain. Twelve kilometers of wild, rough coastal landscape, high waves and strong winds.
This beach is situated in the western part of the island, which has some of the most beautiful yet dangerous beaches in Fuerteventura. Constant winds and big waves make the ocean a risky place to swim, so be aware and stay on the shore.
The small village of Cofete consists of around 20 small “houses” and one small restaurant, called Restaurante Cofete. We didn’t met humans in this village at all, only donkeys and goats! Our suggestion is to bring your own lunch so you can relax on the beach all day long.
HOW TO GET TO COFETE:
The road to Cofete starts from Morro Jable. Bad news, to get there you’ll have to drive on unpaved road for 18 km.
You’ll read eveywhere that you’ll need a 4×4 car to get to Cofete, the truth is that lots of “normal” cars make this journey everyday. Be patient and careful and you’ll get to Cofete anyway.
Can you legally drive to Cofete with a rental car? When you hire a car your insurance will be valid on paved roads only. This means that the insurance won’t cover you if something happens while you’re driving to Cofete. Loads of people decide to take the risk and go anyway.. And we did the same!
If you don’t want to risk, you can opt for an excursion with a tour company or take the 4×4 bus that leaves from Morro Jable.
Since to road is unpaved, the drive to Cofete will be a bumpy adventure with spectacular views after every bend.
Just before starting the descent towards the beach you should definitely stop at the observation point. The views on Cofete from the top are truly spectacular! You’ll see the enormous cliff of mountains range of the Jandía Natural Park rush into the immense Atlantic Ocean. Once you’ll arrive on the beach the view won’t be less breathtaking.
Cofete’s beauty cannot be explained by words, this unspoiled and rugged beach is a symbol of wilderness and freedom. Relax under the sun, jump in the waves or take a looong walk.. A day in Cofete will not be enough and you’ll surely want to go there again!