Fuerteventura has a relatively low relief, in contrast with the more westerly Canary Islands. Its highest point is Pico de la Zarza, in the Jandia Natural Park, with an altitude of 817 metres. Even so, scattered throughout the island there is an array of elevations which act as prime spots to see the island from up high. Most are in the south of the island.
This is our selection of the 10 best viewpoints in Fuerteventura:
1. Morro Velosa Viewpoint
Morra Velosa is the most visited viewpoint in Fuerteventura. It is in the centre of the island, and offers excellent views over the interior of Fuerteventura, where the Betancuria Country Park takes centre stage [read more].
2. Guise and Ayose Viewpoint
Guise and Ayose is popular for its incredible views of the interior of Fuerteventura and the two peculiar statues on the site, which represent two of the leaders of the island’s indigenous inhabitants [read more].
3. Los Canarios Viewpoint
From Los Canarios, you can see the most spectacular sunsets on the island. It is located on the Jandía peninsula in the south of Fuerteventura [read more].
4. Sicasumbre Viewpoint
Sicasumbre is situated at 300m above sea level inside the Pajara region. From here, you can see the majority of the Jandia Natural Park [read more].
5. Cofete Viewpoint
One of the most visited viewpoints in Fuerteventura. It is located in the far south of the island and offers views over the Cofete Beach (Playa de Cofete) and its cliffs [read more]
6. Las Peñitas Viewpoint
You’ll find the Las Peñitas viewpoint in a layby on the FV-30 road, which offers some unique views over a small oasis in the middle of a deserted landscape.
7. El Salmo Viewpoint
Unbeatable views of the Sotavento Beach (Playa de Sotavento), allowing you to enjoy the turquoise blue and white sands that characterise this part of Fuerteventura’s coastline.
8. La Pared Viewpoint
La Pared is one of the most spectacular wild beaches in Fuerteventura, and nearby you’ll find a viewpoint from which you can enjoy a unique vignette of the island’s west coast [read more].
9. Calderón Hondo Volcano Viewpoint
The Calderón Hondo Volcano is one of the most interesting natural areas in Fuerteventura, which showcases the island’s volcanic heritage. To reach it, you will need to walk for around an hour and a half, but it is well worth it.
10. La Entallada Lighthouse Viewpoint
La Entallada Lighthouse is located in one of the most secluded corners of the island. It is closest point in the Canary Islands to the African continent and offers unique views of the west coast of Fuerteventura [read more].