Located 13km southwest of Corralejo via the FV-101 and the FV-109, the modest main street in Lajares has a laid-back feel. A handful of foreigners have opened up an enticing combination of restaurants, shops, surf bars and outstanding bakeries. Fancy a slice of dense chocolate torte, some creamy cheesecake topped with berries or an alternative Scandinavian-style breakfast with boiled eggs and cheese? Then check out Pastelo. If you prefer an exquisite French tart (no pun intended), nip over the road to tiny El Goloso. For something altogether more substantial, stop in at super-cool Canela Café, with its diverse menu that includes creamy pumpkin curry (€8) and the surf-and-turf choice of steak and prawns with garlic butter (€17). There’s live acoustic music here on weekends.
One of the better craft markets is also held here on Saturday mornings. Failing that, try the marvellously-named Cabracadabra for silk-screen-printed fashions or nearby La Vaca Loca for hand-knitted jumpers. If you are travelling on to El Cotillo, consider taking the minor road just east of the centre, direction north to Majanicho, then following the coastal road to El Cotillo.