Cementerio Marino de Cofete

A graveyard on the beach in Jandía
It’s unusual for a cemetery to be surrounded by the ocean. This resting place for the dead has been integrated seamlessly into the sand and stones of the local area. In the doorway there are some memorial objects and a plaque counting the deceased. The beauty of the area makes it easy to see why the native inhabitants of Fuerteventura chose the beach as a cemetery. During the 19th century, the first inhabitants lifted corpses on to the backs of camels and transported them in a funeral procession for about 40km to arrive at the beach cemetery.
Along a dirt track to the viewpoint
The town of Cofete in Jandia is one of the most isolated in Fuerteventura. It can only be reached via an unpaved dirt road by car from Morro Jable. After visiting the cemetery, visitors can walk along Cofete beach. The golden sands there are dreamy. Before eating something at the Pepe El Faro restaurant, tourists are also encouraged to go up the Cada Winter viewpoint.
Localidad
Cofete

TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Do not take photos using the flash. They could damage items of artistic and cultural value.
- Use the waste- paper baskets and, insofar as possible, separate and place your recycling waste in the appropriate containers. Do not eat inside exhibition rooms.
- Try to be careful with your rucksack or bag and make sure you do not hit anything when you move.
- Try to be silent or speak quietly so that you do not bother other visitors.
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