If you’re looking for somewhere calm away from the main tourist centres on the island, this is the place to be. Ajuy is a small and welcoming fishing village on the western coast of Fuerteventura, mainly known for the unique caves in the mountains which surround it and its fantastic volcanic sand beach.
What’s more, in Ajuy you can try the wonderful Canarian cuisine in the unrivalled restaurants along its shoreline. Tasting these magnificent dishes while immersed in the tranquil aura of the village and the horizon in front of your eyes is priceless.
Cuevas de Ajuy
Erosion caused by the sea and wind over the centuries on the volcanic rock has resulted in these peculiar caves. They are found in the mountains surrounding the village and can be accessed from the beach. They are the main attraction in Ajuy.
Due to their popularity, there is a fantastic route that runs through the cliffs next to the beach, that was created to facilitate access. You can walk around and even enter the caves – if the tides and weather permit – via stairs that blend perfectly into the environment.
Beach and pools
Ajuy’s beach is ideal to shake off your stress and forget your daily routine. It’s where you’ll find absolute peace. There are never many people, mainly locals from the area. It has black sand and calm waters. It is definitely recommended as a way to top off a trip to the village.
Less well known, perhaps because they are slightly further away and difficult to find, are the Charcones de Ajuy. One of the village’s best-kept secrets. They are small natural pools with crystal-clear waters at the foot of a cliff. The walk up to them is by itself spectacular.
If you go, it is best to do so at low tide, as at high tide bathing can be more difficult. Also, try not to bring too many things, as it isn’t an easy task to reach the pools.