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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  • August 20, 2017
    Difference between East and west nowhere as clearly visible and palpable! Who from his own residence location the way to Ajuy travel will end up on a place that a direct contrast. Playa Ajuy is a natural monument on the rougher west coast of the island. Here no soft rippling sea, but serious waves down the rock and the beech on the black sand beach! The contrast with the East Coast is just one reason. What still much nicer to see is how wind and water in a beautiful interplay have given this area the look where you now enjoy. Thousands of years of erosion have formed a rocky coast where there are natural gorges have taken place that led to a gift collection of rough and smooth shapes. Caleta Negra, highlighted and zero-€ tour highlight is the resulting caves and the black Bay (Caleta Negra). Those who want to enjoy all the natural beauty that will do a piece should walk and scramble. Beautiful here is the strength and hardness of the rocks and ocean power of the sea on the west coast. The permanent beech on the coast is a beautiful spectacle. Also the colour parties and geological layers in the rocks a beautiful spectacle. Keep especially look around you and see the differences! The nature moment the caves itself is a revelation. With in the 1st cave openings to both the Northeast and the west coast. The 2nd cave knows only an opening to the northeast side. Around 12 o'clock in the afternoon the village reached a climax when it is flooded with (busloads with) tourists in large and small vans. In addition the quads adventurous along, and the parking lots populated with rental cars. So come on time. If you this summary/summary for a quick review on price please click the ' set useful voice '.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Walk 20 minutes to the coast. Very windy course. Not ideal in tongues but achievable, best shoes that are close to the feet! It's too bad that the panels are not translated into french.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Interesting place, dark sand (almost black), and visit the stone Hill, at the end of the cave. Views of the wonderful;)
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