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Cofete beach and village sits in western part of the Jandia peninsula, one of the most isolated corners of Fuerteventura. The beach is about 15 km long. The ocean is very rough and strong here, much to the delight of windsurfers,the soil color is ranges from sandy peach-yellow to dirt brown. Cofete is perfekt place for watching, thinking or marvelling. There's something mysterious in it. Deserted, solitary, lonely, with nearly 800 m high mountains of Jandia at background, where the clouds get caught. The weather is always breezy and the waves are high. The beach appears breathtakingly eerie but nevertheless beautiful! Access to this area is only via small dirt tracks but it's still well worth the effort just for the views. As you pass the highest point of the track you are rewarded with spectacular views of the north and south of the island.
Another place worth a visit in the area is Villa Winter. Cofete is almost a ghost town and lonely the Villa is a mysterious witness of the past. This house stands on a fenced piece of land the same shape as Fuerteventura and the position of the building on the plot is the same as its location on the island. History of the Villa Winter is very interesting and maybe I try to tell it next time - but who know it, cann愒 cut out speculations about a possible subterranean submarine harbour during second Word War. And everyone who knows the geological history of the Canaries, with the many lavatunnels it has got, knows that that might be possible

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Additional Photos by Jiri Vondracek (jiridracek) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 255] (2038)
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