Tuineje

Tuineje is situated on the south east of the island of Fuerteventura and has a surface area of 276 km2, making it the fourth largest municipality. Its position, on the south of the island of Fuerteventura, gives it a mild cool climate that allows its resources to be enjoyed throughout the year. The resources the municipality has (clean calm seas, natural landscapes that are not very degraded) combined with the area’s cultural attraction and its inhabitants’ traditional way of life, make this an ideal destination for lovers of nature and tradition. 19.7% of this municipality’s total surface area forms part of the Protected Natural Areas of Fuerteventura.

Sun and Beaches

We find beaches on the shores of Tuineje’s municipality, which make up one of the municipality’s main tourist components thanks to its calm clear waters and low level of exploitation. On the beaches of Gran Tarajal, Las Playitas, Giniginamar and Tarajalejo, not only will you be able to enjoy a day on the sea shore, but you will have the opportunity to taste the excellent fish of our shores.

Tuineje coastline

Tuineje coastline

Leisure and complementary offer

Golf: The municipality of Tuineje is home to a 4,824 m2 golf course, with 18 holes, in an area that is beautifully made up using the natural hills and valleys, contrasting with the steep surroundings and sea views.

Karting: Considered as one of the largest circuits in Europe, the karting at Tuineje has 1,500 metres of track with three karting categories (infant, junior and senior).

Complementary offers:  Tuineje offers a wide choice of water sports (windsurfing, surfing, kitesurfing, stand up paddle, kayaking, catamaran, scuba diving, etc.), excursions (on foot, bicycle, motorbike, quad, etc.) and complementary (paintball, shooting, etc.) to enjoy your free time.

Culture and traditions

Los Molinos Visitor Centre, located in a traditional house in Tiscamanita, it offers information on milling methods used over history. In it you will be able to see not only the mill functioning but the products of the milling.

Wind mill in Tuineje, Fuerteventura

Wind mill in Tuineje, Fuerteventura

La Entallada Lighthouse, built in 1953, it is architecturally quaint and unique on the Archipelago. It is located in a cliffy area near to Las Playitas, from where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Los Cuchillos de Vigán Natural Monument, a monument that was declared an Area of Ecological Sensitivity and a Special Protection Area for Birds.

The Gran Tarajal Lime Kiln, built in1953 and of civil architecture, is considered one of the largest on the island.

La Casa del Maestro, an emblematic building of Tiscamanita, dates to the end of the 19th century.  It is the centre for the Manuel Velázquez Cabrera y del Rancho de Ánimas Foundation.

San Miguel Arcángel Church,  in Tuineje, has been declared a property of Cultural Interest and dates back to the 17th century. In it you can see a pictorial representation, carried out in oil painting, which tells of the “Battle of Tamasite” fought in 1740.

San Marcos Chapel,  in Tiscamanita, declared a Property of Cultural Interest, stands out for its altar pieces and its set of sculptures.

Celebrations

The municipality of Tuineje hosts a show of religious and popular celebrations that make up a clear expression of life, pleasure and tradition throughout the year.

Gastronomy

Tunieje’s gastronomy is simple but very high quality, and has known how to make the most of the resources the land and sea offers. A highly prized tomato is grown on this land, it has a sublime flavour and has one of its main producers in Tuineje.

The figure of the Majorera goat dominates the island landscape and can be seen in fine dining. Not only its meat but its milk, with which the acclaimed Majorero cheese is made, are highly valued for their flavour and quality. But the real stars of Tuineje’s local cooking is the produce from the sea, a municipality of fishermen par excellence. (photos:Norbert Nagel, Michael Wünsch)

Faro de La Entallada, Tuineje, Fuerteventura

Faro de La Entallada, Tuineje, Fuerteventura

Gran Tarajal Tourist Office

Avda. Paco Hierrro

35620 Gran Tarajal · Tuineje

Tel: +34 669634832

turismo@tuineje.es

www.tuineje.es

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