About 10km west from Morro Jable, a turn-off leads northeast over a pass and plunges to Cofete, a tiny peninsula hamlet at the southern extreme of the Playas de Barlovento de Jandía. With narrow corners, steep drops and no barriers, driving the dirt road to get here requires nerves of steel. There is a mirador about halfway – a wind-whipped spot where a lot of people give up and turn back. But if you do persevere, you'll be rewarded with one of the most remote and spectacular beaches in the archipelago. Sandy tracks, negotiable on foot or by 4WD, snake off to this wind-whipped stretch of coast. The main beach here, Playa de Cofete, is quite beautiful and completely undeveloped, but think twice about swimming here: the waves and currents are more formidable than the generally calmer waters on the other side of the island. If you know what you're doing and have your own gear, it is a good spot for surfers. Restaurante Cofete does drinks and excellent snacks and has a more sophisticated menu than you’d expect from a restaurant that’s literally at the end of the road. It serves fresh fish as well as carne de cabra en salsa (goat in sauce).
If you dare not tackle the road yourself, you can take the funky little 4WD bus (€2.70, 90 minutes) that makes the trip from Morro Jable at 10am and 2pm daily, returning at 12.30pm and 4.30pm. The bus also stops at Puerto de la Cruz and the lighthouse.