Puertito de Los Molinos is a small beautiful beach to the north of Parque Rural de Betancuria in the municipality of Puerto del Rosario.
It is an unspoiled part of Fuerteventura with rustic charm. It is the prefect place to loose an afternoon writing on the beach or relaxing with a beer and your thoughts while you watch the spectacular colours of the sun disappear into the horizon.
It is also home to the gorgeous pink caves that can be visited only at very low tide.
As you drive into Puertito de Los Molinos you follow a big moon crescent ark road to get to the hidden beach.
The beach is small and untouched and at high tide you could quite easily be mistaken to think there is nothing there but a rocky bay amongst the sheer cliffs. A new wooden bridge greets you along with many quacking large ducks. There is a restaurant and a few little locals beach houses that look like they could have been build over 100 years ago. You can often see the owners working on there houses, they would make amazing writing huts.
As you walk onto the beach you need to watch your footing on the stones, When it is high tide you would think it was only a stoney beach but low tide reveals a golden sand beach. To the right you have the small beach houses and another small very rustic restaurant that has a Spanish owner and an Italian chef who cooks very fresh simple mainly local food. I had the freshest octopus I had ever eaten. You can also order mouth-watering gnocchi and the local papa’s (potato’s) with mojo sauce & local goats cheese that Fuerteventura and the canary’s are so famous for. If you are hungry pop in, I recommend it. It has an exclusive, hidden gem feel and can sometimes be misinterpreted as closed but chances are it is open when you walk in.
To the left as you stand on the beach you find magnificent cliffs where you can see the three giant caves that are almost hidden in the bottom of the rugged cliffs. There is no way to see the beauty of the caves apart from getting close and inside them. The best time to do so is at very low tide and the best time of year when the tide is at it’s lowest is in September. September brings the lowest tide the beach will see and the longest daylight hours, which coincide perfectly.
Los Molinos should be visited when time is not on the agenda. It is a small calming area where time stops. You do not have any phone reception so your devices, except maybe to take a few photos, cannot disturb you. I have never seen the ocean without waves at this beach, waves that would be a boogie boarders dream or maybe if you were a very confident short surfboard rider you could attempt the dumpy powerful waves.
Up past the rustic restaurant on the right hand side of the beach you can follow the rock path and walk to the top of the cliff, it is a short walk but best not to choose flip-flops as your footwear of choice. You can also walk the left side from the car park it takes you up to a very short walk and a beautiful view of the beach. It has cut stairs out of the rocks so it has an easy path
If you are so lucky to get the correct tide to see the caves make sure you are wearing your swim suit as you still get waves and you could also take a swim in the pools beneath the caves. Take a moment while in the pools to enjoy the tranquil sounds and the aqua coloured water to look up as you float, there are so many shapes and colours. The largest cave goes so deep into the cliff and the thunder of the waves breaking against the cliffs is carried through. In the caves you can see the different layers of the volcanic rock and the beautiful pink in the rock. I’m sure if you were a volcanologist you would have a lot better description.
I adore Los Molinos and it's a place I frequently visit now that I live in Fuerteventura. I visit regularly and I've happily spent an afternoon with friends and took a few romantic strolls with my husband. It is possibly my favorite part of the world to just stop and take a moment for yourself. When you visit please leave it as rustic and unspoiled as you found it. I hope you have an amazing time if you get to visit!