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Monumento Natural de Ajuy, Fuerteventura
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Just outside of Pajara, you'll find the caves and black lava sands of Monumento Natural de Ajuy. This ancient fishing village is the site where Bethencourt disembarked to conquer the island for Spain in 1402. Enjoy freshly caught fish at one of the small restaurants on the beach, or have a drink at the bar up on the hill and enjoy expansive Atlantic views. While the waves are impressive to watch, swimming here isn't recommended because of the strong undertow. Don't miss a visit to the caves, free of charge and just a short walk up the path from the beach. Wear shoes with a good grip because the steps can be slippery. Plan your Monumento Natural de Ajuy visit and explore what else you can see and do in Betancuria using our Betancuria trip itinerary planner.
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  • We did not have much information about what we were going to find and the surprise was great to find us a walk from the Atlantic Ocean lime kilns. The natural landscape is impressive. Arid but with much charm. The route is signposted with relevant information. We are staying in Corralejo and it is worth touring the 76 km by car to visit this space at the Parque Rural de Betancuria.
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  • The Black Beach in front of the sleepy village is impressive. The footpath to the pirate caves worth visiting the hearing only right, of course. The last descent into the cave is however not suitable for very small children.
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  • Ajuy (called also "Puerto de la Pena") is located at the end of a valley on the West Coast in a small Bay with a black sand beach. 3 restaurants offer the possibility of a break with refreshment or snack. At the northern end of the Bay is a way up on the rocks, and from there to the pirate caves. The landscape and the violence of the waves are impressive. Overall, it is a place you should visit on Furteventura.
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