Lajares is there in the middle of everything. It almost looks like a crossroads between El Cotillo and Corralejo on the map when you have to choose where to spend your holidays in Fuerteventura.
You will actually pass it on your way to El Cotillo and stopping here for a visit is the best you can do.
Lajares has many opportunities especially for those who love trekking and don’t necessarily want to spend a holiday all resorts and beaches (which in any case are not far from here).
Contrary to what one might imagine, an infinite number of trekking routes start from here and, if that weren’t enough, also for mountain biking. Sand, paths, rocks, volcanoes will keep you company all the time among these splendid sceneries:
- In this route that starts from Lajares you can admire the Calderon Hondo volcano in a route of about 2 and a half hours and 5 km of trekking.
Adjust according to your physical preparation and desire to walk of course.
- Lajares- Corralejo: A route of almost 11 km marked by a red sign (Camino Natural de Fuerteventura), will take you from here to Corralejo. If you don’t like the bus and you don’t even want to take the rental car, this is the best solution to see both villages of the North of the island.
- Lajares- El Cotillo: This route allows for some variations, with passages between canyons, breathtaking views and somewhat difficult stretches perhaps not suitable for everyone.
In the link the descriptions are in Spanish and Italian (for the various routes), and they always indicate that it is possible to start from different points along the route where everything becomes easier.
If you plan a trek of this type, maybe study it well, to avoid getting lost. If the treks around the volcanoes are more popular and the one to Corralejo is signposted, I wouldn’t swear all sections of this one are.
So try to be organised.
Things to do in Lajares
Once you arrive in Lajares, I guess you didn’t come to party at night and then get up early in the morning and hike 15km.
When I passed here for the first time, I was struck by the fact that there were all the bars and clubs on the road (to El Cotillo) packed with people with cars parked outside full of surfboards. It had a very 60’s vibe. Jeeps, vans. Like, the ride back after surfing, sitting at a restaurant all together discussing the waves.
It’s hard not to be dazzled.
When I passed here for the first time, I was struck by the fact that there were all the bars and clubs on the road (to El Cotillo) packed with people with cars parked outside full of surfboards.
It had a very 60’s vibe.
Like, the ride back after surfing, sitting at a restaurant all together discussing the waves.
It’s hard not to be dazzled.
However, Lajares remains a small village with all the essentials for a few days of vacation (restaurants, supermarket, hotel, etc.) with the beaches just a few minutes away.
The weekly market takes place every Saturday morning from 10 to 14 in the central square of the town.