Great Valley – Cofete

Signposted Path

To get to the starting point of the route, take the signposted track from Cofete to Punta de Jandía, which starts in Morro Jable before reaching the port. About 500 meters after leaving the town’s cemetery on the right, already on an unpaved road, is the car park from where the path that climbs Gran Valle begins to the Cofete cut-off, at an altitude of 343 metres. It coincides with the PR-FV 55 Nature Trail.

It is an arid landscape where, if we pay attention, we will be able to observe some specimen of the Jandía cardón, an endemic plant exclusive to Fuerteventura that only grows in some of these ravines in the south of the world.
We continue through the interior of the valley towards the Casas de Gran Valle. Here you can see the remains of an aboriginal village whose original dry stone structures have been modified due to their reuse for housing and livestock after the conquest.

303 m.

2 hours

6,7 km.


Viewpoint between two coasts

From the top of the summit we will enjoy two incredible panoramic views that more than justify the walk. To the east extends Gran Valle and its perfect, very open U-shape, so typical of arid lands where the rains have a powerful erosive effect. To the west, the spectacular Cofete Arch opens up, remains of the gigantic gravitational slide that destroyed the great peaks that crowned this area some 14 million years ago. We can also see the immense Barlovento beach, considered one of the most beautiful in the world.

Once we have passed the cut throat, always very windy, we will descend to the very shore of a sea as beautiful as it is dangerous. We will leave the Winter house on the right and continue down to the houses of the little town of Cofete. We conclude the tour at Playa de Cofete, of extraordinary natural beauty, where you cannot leave without visiting its humble cemetery almost buried in the sand.

Practical Data

The entire route from the exit car park to the beach in the vicinity of the cemetery is about seven kilometers.

You can return in your own vehicle along the dirt track that joins Cofete with Morro Jable if you have previously taken the precaution of leaving a second vehicle there.

It is also possible to return back along the same path on foot.

Another possibility is to make use of the all-terrain bus service that the natural park has, but it is recommended to check before its schedule at the Morro Jable Tourist Office.