Ajuy, Pájara

Ajuy is a small remote fishing village on the west coast of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. It is part of the municipality Pájara. Not far from Ajuy is where the Norman Jean de Béthencourt landed in 1402 in order to conquer the island for the Spanish crown.

Beach at Ajuy

Puerto de la Peña is a small settlement of Ajuy that used to serve as a port of the old island capital of Betancuria. The port was later raided by pirates. Caleta Negra (Spanish for "Black Bay") lies 2 km from Ajuy. Near this bay there is an old lime kiln. The limestone from Ajuy was considered particularly pure and was shipped from this place up until the second half of the 19th century.

Ajuy is today a popular tourist excursion destination to visit the deep and dramatic caves carved into the softer parts of the limestone cliffs by ocean winter storms.


Population[1] of Ajuy
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2013
118 119 125 129 129 126 123 111 106 101 85


External linksEdit


  1. ^ "Instituto Nacional de Estadística". Archived from the original on 2011-06-22. Retrieved 2010-11-07.

Coordinates: 28°23′59″N 14°09′20″W / 28.39972°N 14.15556°W / 28.39972; -14.15556