Cardón (English)


You are at the beginning of the yellow route to the Virgen del Tanquito, the green route to La Pared and the blue route to La Lajita.

Starting with the yellow route, it leaves this information board along the FV-618 and joins the route leaving Sicasumbre at the junction with the Camino Cardón. This way will take you to the Sanctuary of La Virgen del Tanquito in the Protected Natural Area of Montaña Cardón.

As for the green route, it leaves from the same point along the FV-618 and enters the dirt road in the Barranco de Cardón ravine to then leave it and continue along the Camino Trail after crossing the Barranco de los Rincones ravine.

You will reach the FV-617 and should continue to the right to pass through Los Corrales de Las Hermosas to enter the ravine of the same name and reach the Ermita de San Benito Abad.

From here you will reach the Barranco de Las Hermosas ravine, crossing the FV 617 again, then continuing to the FV 605, crossing it a few metres further on to continue to the Barranco de Puerto Nuevo ravine. Afterwards, you will reach the trenches of the Second World War, arriving at La Pared.

These trenches of sorts were built in response to the threat of invasion by Allied forces. One of the reasons for this invasion was the strategic position that the Canary Islands have always held over the years.

Faced with this threat of invasion, which seemed imminent, Fuerteventura fortified its coasts in case of an enemy landing, making these concrete trenches in different locations, including La Pared. However, as the war progressed, interest in the invasion of the Canary Islands waned and the plan did not come to fruition.

Finally, the blue route to La Lajita.

This route starts next to the others and runs parallel to the green route but continues to the left along the Barranco del Cardón ravine.

Once here, turn right onto the Camino Tamaretilla and follow it to Los Piñeros, reach the FV-617 and cross it to continue along the Barranco de Tarajal de Sanco ravine to the Church of Nuestra Señora de Fátima. From that point follow the Barranco to La Lajita.

La Lajita is a charming coastal village that has traditionally been dedicated to agriculture, livestock, and fishing. It also has two points of interest: the beach of La Lajita, with spectacular black sand, and the Hermitage of the Immaculate Conception.

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