Guide to the towns, and villages of La Oliva, Fuerteventura Hide description

The Canarian municipality of La Oliva is located in the northern part of Fuerteventura with the Atlantic Ocean to the west, north and east, and Puerto del Rosario to the south. The small island of Los Lobos to the northeast is also part of the municipality. Amongst the countless attractions in the municipality, a visit to its natural spaces is a must. The mountain Montaña de Tindaya is an extraordinary space that is of significant archaeological and geological value. The natural park Parque Natural de Corralejo is characterized chiefly by its spectacular area of dunes. The park Parque de Lobos houses some 130 species of animals and plants, in the middle of landscape barely altered by man. The natural monument Monumento Natural del Malpaís de la Arena is the result of volcanic eruptions from about ten thousand years ago that gave rise to landscape of great beauty. Lastly, 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.

The territorial boundaries of the municipality have not experienced any significant changes throughout its history, as they were based on the ecclesiastic structuring that was carried out in the 18th century. In 1837, the island fell under the administration of the Spanish Crown, thanks to the abolition of the señoríos or lordships. During this decade, the restructuring of Spain into municipal demarcations enabled the creation of the Town Council of La Oliva and its municipal district.

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Location  Caldereta   La Oliva

Caldereta is a small village in the municipality of La Oliva.
Corralejo
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Location  Corralejo   La Oliva

The busy tourist town of Corralejo is located on the coast in the north of the island in the municipality of La Oliva. The old town is based around the harbour, which was originally used by local fishermen, and now has a marina, and a ferry terminal. From here you can take the ferry to the nearby island of Lanzarote, passing the island of Los Lobos on the way, which you can also take a ferry to. Apart from...
El Cotillo
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Location  El Cotillo   La Oliva

El Cotillo is quite a large fishing village located on the north west coast of Fuerteventura in the municipality of La Oliva. It's not as busy as the nearby resort of Corralejo but has many bars, restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, villas and apartments. El Cotillo has some of the island's finest beaches, along with some magnificent views of cliffs, and its rugged landscape. Famous for its Lighthouse built in 1897, El Cotillo is also the birthplace of the famous...
El Jablito
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Location  El Jablito   La Oliva

El Jablito is a small residential village with houses on one or two levels. A typical style of fishermen, the inhabitants of this village are mainly natives of Feurteventura. This is an extremely tranquil village on the coast with a small beach with beautiful clear water and white sand in the interior of the village. A perfect place for diving practice also.
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Location  El Roque   La Oliva

El Roque is a small village, perfect for those seeking tranquility. The village is located on the north coast of Feurteventura. El Roque is a country village, it is located between the villages Lajares and El Cotilo. The village has various beaches around: White sand beaches, pebble lagoons and creeks. It boasts a supermarket,bar/restaurant, pharmacy and shops.
Isla de los Lobos
 
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Location  Isla de Lobos   La Oliva

Although this island is located 2km from the north east coast of Fuerteventura, it actually belongs to the municipality of La Oliva. Of course, Lobos means Wolves and therefore the name translates as Island of the Wolves. There are, and never have been wolves here; the island was named due to the myriad of sea wolves that once lived here, and in actual fact they were monk seals. These animals have now been hunted to the...
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Location  La Oliva   La Oliva

The village of La Oliva is located inland on the north of Feurteventura on the bus route from Corralejo to El Cotillo. Casa de los Coroneles, and the Centro de Arte Canario Casa Mane are worth a visit where work from well known Canarian artists is exhibited.
Lajares
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Location  Lajares   La Oliva

Lajares is a small inland village in the north of La Oliva not to be overlooked, an ideal place to enjoy a peaceful stay on the island, with a short car journey to the busy towns of El Cotillo or Corralejo. Lajares is famous for its exquisite embroidery, and the famous Majorera craftswoman Natividad Lopez opened a workshop here. This village is home to some superb architecture, the houses are built from volcanic rock, the same rock that adorns...
Las Caletas
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Location  Las Caletas   La Oliva

Las Caletas is an ideal location for a holiday or permanent home Away from the hustle and bustle of resorts, amenities are within easy reach.  This is a quiet and well maintained development situated between Peurto Del Rosario and Corralejo these towns are accessable via public transport  The development has communal swimming pools, BBQ areas and well maintained grounds.
Majanicho
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Location  Majanicho   La Oliva

Majanicho is the northernmost village on Feurteventura and is in the municipality of La Olivia. It's a small picturesque village and has residential houses and there are no restaurants or shops. A perfect place to visit for some r and r with little occupation and not a tourist hot spot.
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