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Natural Reserve Corralejo

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Area: 2,668.7 hectares
Municipality: La Oliva
Maximum height: Montaña Roja, 312 m
In the northern part of the island, a large area of dunes, a lavalandscape, and a volcanic cone (Montaña Roja), form the Corralejo natural reserve. Somewhat threatened by human intrusion, it still has a considerable sabulous habitat with plants such as the sea-grape (Zygophyllum fontanesii), shrubby seablite (Suaeda vera) and amaranthaceae (Traganum moquinii), as well as having the best colony of houbary bustards (Chlamydotis undulata fuertaventurae) on the island.

Natural Reserve Los Lobos

Area: 467.9 hectares
Municipality: La Oliva
Maximum height: Montaña de la Caldera, 127 m
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There was a time (in the 15th century) when the island surprised everyone with its sheer numbers of Mediterranean monk seals (Monachus monachus), which used to gather here. None are left these days, but there is some 130 species of plants and animals on the island of Lobos which must be respected and protected.

Natural Monument La Arena

Area: 870.8 hectares
Municipality: La Oliva
Maximum height : La Arena Volcano, 420 m
Approximately 10.000 years ago, one of the last volcanic eruptions took place on the island giving rise to an extremely beautiful, large monument which, as years went by, has not been changed considerably by human hand. Perhaps this explains why in this lavalandscape, there are the best colonies of the Canary Islands chat (Saxícola dacotiae) the among splurge (Euphorbia obtusifolia), the gorse (Launaea arborescens), the kleinia (Kleinia neriifolio) and the lichen.

Tindaya Nautral Monument

tindaya
Area: 186.7 hectares
Municipality: La Oliva
Maximum height : 401 m
Originating from the basal complex of the Betancuria massif, the Tindaya mountain held an important magic for the former Fuerteventuran aborigines (Guanches). This is clear at its summit where you can easily make out the best engravings of the Canarian archipelago.

Vallebrón Natural Reserve

Area: 1,679.6 hectares
Municipalities: La Oliva and Puerto del Rosario
Maximum height : Montaña de la Muda, 689 m
Landscape characterised by an elongated ridge with spectacular razor-back relief, flanked by two large U-shaped ravines. The most eastern vertex of the ridge corresponds to Muda mountain, a place of historic interest since a particularly interesting type of a Guanche burial site is located here.

Malpaís Grande Natural Reserve

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Area: 3,245.3 hectares
Municipalities: Antigua and Tuineje
Maximum height : Caldera de los Arrabales, 243 m
Extremely beautiful landscape. Man has had the common sense to preserve and respect this volcanic lavascape. On the horizon you can make out the majestic silhouette of the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) and further inland, you can visit the aboriginal settlement of Atalayita.

Betancuria Rural Park

Area: 16,544.3 hectares
Municipalities: Betancuria, Puerto del Rosario
Maximum height : Montaña de Betancuria 742 m
Areas such as this with a strong agricultural and cattle-raising tradition and natural areas with unique characteristics are declared rural parks. In the case of the Betancuria rural park, what really stands out is the extraordinary geology and morphology of its deeply eroded landscape.

Ajuy Natural Monument

ajuy
Area: 31.8 hectares
Municipality: Pájara
Maximum height : 68 m
This is one of the oldest places on the Canarian archipelago. Some of the rocks here are marine sedimentary belonging to the era when dinosaurs inhabited the earth, and the continents of America and Africa were beginning to separate. In other words, before even the formation process of the Canary Islands had begun.

Jandía Natural Park

Area: 2,668.7 hectares
Municipality: Pájara
Maximum height: Pico de la Zarza, 807 m
Large park. Here you can find examples of almost all types of habitats and impressive landscapes among which the Cofete arch stands out. Inside this space, you can find the island's highest peak and the Jandia cactus (Euphorbia handiensis), a plant species endemic to Fuerteventura and the island's symbol.
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