The southwest of Fuerteventura is a remarkable canvas of craggy hills and bald plains leading to cliffs west of Morro Jable while much of the rest of the peninsula is composed of dunes, scrub and beaches. The highlight is the journey to the Punta de Jandía Lighthouse with its wind-buffeted perch on the tip of the island, and also over the hills and down to the stunning and golden castaway beach at Cofete, perhaps the highlight of this stark island, if not the entire archipelago.
Most of the peninsula is protected by its status as the Parque Natural de Jandía. The roads are a combination of surfaced and dirt track, but a normal car is generally fine for getting to Cofete. There is one bus that dips into the depths of the peninsula and the white-knuckle trip on this 4WD bus is a worthy enough reason to venture here in itself.