Where most villages in Fuerteventura are either fairly touristy or fairly authentic, you cannot really subdivide Lajares in one of those. This town chosen by surfers emanates good vibes. Here there is a very relaxed atmosphere outside the bustle of tourism, where locals and tourists live in perfect harmony. The fast connections with the tourist Corralejo in the north, with the idyllic Cotillo in the west or with the wonderful Great Beaches in the east ensure that Lajares has the perfect location to enjoy a varied vacation. If we add to this, the different and tasty gastronomic offers it offers, we have the perfect combination to enjoy an incredible vacation. On Saturdays there is also a traditional market from 10 a.m. at 2 p.m., where you can buy local crafts and other items as a beautiful souvenir.
El Cotillo is an idyllic fishing village with a picturesque well-protected harbor behind sturdy stone walls. It has several good restaurants where, of course, you can not miss the delighted fresh fish. There is a great natural variety in this small town. Over a few kilometers, there are several cozy and intimate white sand beaches divided by rocks. The peculiar “corralitos” that have been built with volcanic stone to protect from the wind and enjoy wonderful moments of beach are striking. A little further south is La Torre del Tostón, former defensive fortress of El Cotillo, from where you can enjoy stunning views of the cliffs and the breaking waves
Corralejo was originally a fishing village located at the north end of the island, which over the years has become one of the most visited and tourist places in Fuerteventura. The reason for this is that it offers something for all audiences. In the different restaurants of this town you can taste from simple snacks to exquisite and elaborate dishes. In addition, the town offers a wide variety of activities; from open sea scuba diving, boat trips, whale watching,… to mountain biking through the volcanoes or visits to Las Dunas natural park or its beautiful beaches. Nor can we forget its various shopping centers or the cozy bars and cafes that offer a lively nightlife. From the port you can make several excursions, both to the uninhabited island of Lobos and to the nearby island of Lanzarote.
The stunning white sand beaches in the northeast of the island offer something for everyone. Those who want to enjoy the wonderful Canarian sun and the unmistakable breeze of Fuerteventura can lie in the many hammocks that can be rented. There are also several beach bars where to eat or drink something to enjoy a complete rest. A little further on begins the attractive area for the most active tourists. This beach area is the base of many surf and kitesurf schools that operate in Fuerteventura. Because of the almost always present sun, but also the much needed breeze from the trade winds, this is the perfect place for an unforgettable (kite-) surfing holiday.
After Tenerife, Fuerteventura is the largest island in the Canary Islands. This volcanic island owes its rugged forms and undulating landscapes to the numerous volcanic eruptions and associated lava flows that took place tens of millions of years ago. When touring the island we find a continuous succession of craters and hills and a variety of views. In climatic terms, Fuerteventura is an island with many hours of sunshine per year, and the rain is really exceptional. What should be taken into account is the wind that may be present, not surprisingly Fuerteventura is the island of wind and the practice of kitesurfing par excellence. It also has the largest number of kilometers of sandy beaches in the Canary Islands. This guarantees, in combination with the temperature (from 18ºC to 25ºC in winter, and from 24ºC to 30ºC in summer) that you can enjoy a real holiday in the sun throughout the year.