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Pico de la Zarza

Pico de la Zarza

Pico de la Zarza

Pico de la Zarza — Pico de la Zarza, also known as Pico de Jandia, is the highest mountain on Fuerteventura (and second lowest of all the Canary Islands). At an elevation of only 812 meters, it might seem like a minor bump but if you consider that these 812 meters rise directly from the beaches in the north of the Jandia Peninsula, that’s why it was designated a mountain.

 

Like other sites on the Canaries, Pico de la Zarza, is of volcanic origin, a background it hides rather well. There is little – if any – volcanic cinder around. Basalt, which is omnipresent elsewhere, is missing here. Experts of volcanic islands will note that Pico de la Zarza is the remnant of something larger and bigger. These days, this is an eco-tourst destination – attracting hikers looking to reach the top and take photos of the spectacular panoramic views of the southern part of the island.