The quant village of Ajuy sits on the west coast of Fuerteventura and boasts an impressive cliff top walk and caves. You can park right on the beach at Ajuy. Although the beach has black sand, it is attractive and surrounded by a few nice fish restaurants which all seem be afraid of displaying their prices!

Ajuy, Fuerteventura

Ajuy, Fuerteventura

The path to the caves is at the north of Ajuy. The views are quite impressive and the caves are entered by going down steps which need a little care. If you continue along the cliff top, you will eventually come to La Mirador – a wooden viewing platform which overlooks a small bay. However, if you head back along the path and veer left to the cliff tops above, you will leave the crowds behind and a small path takes you along the upper cliffs, through a fence with a gate in it and from here you can look back at the mirador and see more caves carved into the cliffs.

Continue on and the Pena Horadada will come into site – a huge archway of rock jutting into the sea. A morning in Ajuy is a good way to start a visit to the American Star ship wreck which is a few miles away.

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