Villages in the North of Fuerteventura

The north of the Island comes under the Municipality of La Oliva and the main tourist concentration is in Corralejo.
The municipality covers an area of 356.13 km2 (21.5% of the island) including the Lobos Islet and 14.2% of the area is protected natural space.
The North  is very cosmopolitan, you can find many nationalities living together with the friendly local people. According to data provided by the municipal census, there are citizens of 92 nationalities living in La Oliva. Foreigners make up 48.7% of the population, amounting to 27,496 inhabitants.
It is one of the richest archaeological areas on the island, the natural park of Corralejo has a spectacular area of dunes and the village of Cotillo also has beautiful beaches.
The crystal clear ocean and climate conditions make the muncipality the perfect place for
a huge variety of water sports including, surf, windsurf, kitesurf, sup and diving. Deep Sea Fishing, Horse Riding, Boat trips, Trekking and Mountain biking are all available in the north. More info
The municipality is made up of the villages of La Oliva, Tindaya, Vallebrón, La Caldereta, El Cotillo, El Roque, Lajares, Villaverde, Corralejo, Majanicho and Parque Holandés. In addition to these villages there is also Lobos Islet.

 Village Information Pages

Corralejo   Cotillo and El Roque  Tindaya    Lajares    Villaverde     Tefia

The interesting landscape of La Oliva also has "badlands sectors," and volcanic cones, some particularly spectacular ones are Montaña Roja,(near the sand dunes natural park) Volcano Arena (between Villaverde and La Oliva and Calderon Hondo (near Lajares.)
Between La Oliva, Lajares and Villaverde, the La Arena Badlands Natural Monument which was created around 10,000 years ago by volcanic eruptions. These gave rise to a landscape of great beauty and shape that has not been significantly changed by humans over the years. There are nearly 900 acres of badlands, which surround the emitting Volcano Arena, 420 meters high and the source of this landscape.
The Lobos Island Natural  Park  houses some 130 species of animals and plants, in the middle of landscape barely altered by man. The protected landscape "Paisaje Protegido de Vallebrón" retains the structures built by man for the agricultural exploitation of the land in the middle of a fertile valley. 

Map of the North of the Island   here

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