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The village of La Lajita and Oasis Park in Fuerteventura

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La Lajita is a small fishing village on the southeast coast of the island of Fuerteventura became a seaside resort since the 1990s. This tourist development has caused the construction of unsightly buildings at the entrance of the village, between the coast and the coastal road FV-2; however the waterfront - with its black sand beach and pebbles, and its fish restaurants - remained intact.

The town has about 1,700 inhabitants and is part of the municipality of Pájara.

La Lajita is best known for its proximity to the Oasis Park, which is both an amusement park, a zoo and a tourist garden.

SituationSituation

La Lajita located on the southeast coast of Fuerteventura, a little away from the main road to the east coast, the road FV-2 between Tarajalejo and Costa Calma, 6.5 km to the west .

The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. The beach. Click to enlarge the image.Coming from Pájara must take the FV-605 road and turn left after 12 km, the FV-618 road towards Cardón; then turn right on the FV-617 towards the southwest route of 8 km. La Lajita is at the intersection of the road FV-617 and the coastal road FV-2.

The Natural Park of Jandía is just 7 km to the west.

VisitsVisits

ChurchThe Church of Our Lady of Fatima (Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Fátima)
The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. The Church of Our Lady of Fátima. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. The Church of Our Lady of Fátima. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).
Zoological GardenAnimal Park Oasis Park
The Oasis Park is an amusement park - on the theme of nature - including a zoo, a botanical garden and four entertainment areas which are presented shows featuring sea lions, parrots, crocodiles and birds of prey. A walk on dromedary (“Camel Safari”) is also proposed.

The Oasis Park in La Lajita is located at the entrance to the peninsula of Jandía and covers an area of approximately 800 000 m² of green oasis in the arid landscape of southern Fuerteventura; this is the largest theme park of the Canary Islands. This is a private park.

The zoo has around 250 species of animals representing the fauna of the five continents.

Animals of the North African desert:

Reptiles: the spiny-tailed lizard (Uromastyx geyri), the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus).

Mammals: the dromedary (Camelus dromedarius), the fennec of the Sahara sands or fox (Vulpes zerda).

Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)
The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) (author Frank Vincentz). Click to enlarge the image.
Animals of the savannah of sub-Saharan Africa:

Reptiles: the spurred tortoise or turtle spurs (Centrochelys sulcata).

Birds: Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor), the flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), the African spoonbill (Platalea alba), the African marabout (Leptoptilos crumenifer), the red ibis (Eudocimus ruber), the sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus), the tantalum ibis (Mycteria ibis), the African jabiru (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis), green turaco (Tauraco persa) turaco violet (Musophaga violacea), golden oriole (Oriolus auratus), the Constable Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus), the black-headed weaver (Ploceus melanocephalus), the collar barbet (Lybius torquatus), red-breasted barbet the (Lybius dubius), the African ostrich (Struthio camelus).

African Spurred Tortoise (Centrochelys sulcata)Golden Oriole (Oriolus auratus)Turaco violet (Musophaga violacea)
The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Spurred Tortoise (Centrochelys sulcata) (author Norbert Nagel). Click to enlarge the image.The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Golden Oriole (Oriolus auratus) (author Tony Hisgett). Click to enlarge the image.The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Turaco violet (Musophaga violacea) (author Tony Hisgett). Click to enlarge the image.
Bearded barbet (Lybius dubius)Black-headed Weaver (Ploceus melanocephalus)Guinea Turaco (Tauraco persa)
The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. bearded barbet (Lybius dubius) (author Tony Hisgett). Click to enlarge the image.The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Black-headed Weaver (Ploceus melanocephalus) (author Tony Hisgett). Click to enlarge the image.The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Green Turaco (Tauraco persa) (author Tony Hisgett). Click to enlarge the image.
Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer)Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)Stork (Mycteria ibis)
The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer) (author Norbert Nagel). Click to enlarge the image.The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Click to enlarge the image.The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Stork (Mycteria ibis) (author Norbert Nagel). Click to enlarge the image.
African Spoonbill (Platalea alba)Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor)
The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. African Spoonbill (Platalea alba) (author Norbert Nagel). Click to enlarge the image.The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) (author Tony Hisgett). Click to enlarge the image.The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) (author Norbert Nagel). Click to enlarge the image.
Mammals of the sub-Saharan savanna: the yellow mongoose (Cynictis penicillata), the amphibious hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), the African savannah elephant (Loxodonta africana), Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), black wildebeest or gnu white-tailed (Connochaetes gnou), the waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus), the plains zebra (Equus quagga synonymus Equus burchellii), eland (Taurotragus oryx), Cuvier’s gazelle (Gazella cuvieri), giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), gazelle or gemsbok oryx (Oryx gazella), addax antelope or spotted nose (Addax nasomaculatus), the meerkat (Suricata suricatta), the patas (Erythrocebus patas), nyala (Tragelaphus angasii), the common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), the olive baboon (Papio anubis).
Gemsbok (Oryx gazella)Cuvier’s gazelle (Gazella cuvieri)Eland (Taurotragus oryx)
The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Oryx antelope (Oryx gazella) (author Norbert Nagel). Click to enlarge the image.The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Cuvier's Gazelle (Gazella cuvieri) (author Norbert Nagel). Click to enlarge the image.The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Eland (Taurotragus oryx) (author Frank Vincentz). Click to enlarge the image.
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)Yellow mongoose (Cynictis penicillata)Meerkat (Suricata suricatta)
The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) (author Tony Hisgett). Click to enlarge the image.The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Yellow Mongoose (Cynictis penicillata) (author Frank Vincentz). Click to enlarge the image.The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) (author Norbert Nagel). Click to enlarge the image.
Animals of Madagascar:

Reptiles: the Madagascar day gecko (Phelsuma madagascariensis), silver lizard four bands (Zonosaurus quadrilineatus).

Mammals: the black and white variety (Varecia variegata) maki catta or ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta).

Maki lemur (Lemur catta)Vari black and white (Varecia variegata)
The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Maki lemur (Lemur catta) (author Frank Vincentz). Click to enlarge the image.The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Vari black and white (black-and-white ruffed lemur) (Dinkum author). Click to enlarge the image.
Wildlife in South America is mainly represented by parrots and monkeys:

Of South American birds: blue macaw (Ara ararauna), the Scarlet Macaw or Ara Macao (Ara macao), the macaw or macaw Green-winged (Ara chloroptera), rhea (Rhea species) , musk duck or mute duck (Cairina moschata), black-bellied whistling duck the (Dendrocygna autumnalis), the peat one song buttercup (Sicalis flaveola).

South American mammals: the capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), the silvery marmoset (Callithrix argentata), the marmoset White toupees (Callithrix jacchus), the marmoset black brushes (Callithrix penicillata), the crested Pinché white or white crest tamarind (Saguinus oedipus), the lipped tamarin (Saguinus labiatus), guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus).

Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao)Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola)
The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Scarlet Macaw (Ara Macao) (author Tony Hisgett). Click to enlarge the image.The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola) (author Tony Hisgett). Click to enlarge the image.
Tamarin white crest (Saguinus oedipus)White-lipped tamarin (Saguinus labiatus)
The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Pinché white crest (Saguinus oedipus) (author Tony Hisgett). Click to enlarge the image.The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. lipped Tamarin (Saguinus labiatus) (author Frank Vincentz). Click to enlarge the image.
Reptiles of North America: the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), the alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii).

North American birds: the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus).

Mammals of North America: the common raccoon (Procyon lotor), the California sea lion (Zalophus californianus).

American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)Alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii)
The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Alligator American (Alligator mississippiensis) (author Norbert Nagel). Click to enlarge the image.The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. alligator turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) (author Norbert Nagel). Click to enlarge the image.
Asian reptiles: the python or python molurus India (Python molurus).

Asian birds: starling, gray-headed (Sturnia malabarica), the red-tailed laughingthrush (Trochalopteron milnei), the padda Java (Lonchura oryzivora), black francolin (Francolinus francolinus).

Black francolin (Francolinus francolinus)Java Sparrow (Lonchura oryzivora)Chestnut-tailed Starling (Sturnia malabarica)
The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus) (author Tony Hisgett). Click to enlarge the image.The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Java Sparrow (Lonchura oryzivora) (author Tony Hisgett). Click to enlarge the image.The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Chestnut-tailed Starling (Sturnia malabarica) (author Tony Hisgett). Click to enlarge the image.
European birds: the crane lady or maid of Numidia (Grus virgo synonymus Anthropoides virgo), white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus).

European mammals: the Boreal or common lynx lynx (Lynx lynx), the oriental small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinerea).

Demoiselle Crane (Grus virgo)White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)
The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Demoiselle Crane (Grus virgo) (Dinkum author). Click to enlarge the image.The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) (author Frank Vincentz). Click to enlarge the image.
Australian birds: the great Eclectus (Eclectus roratus), Emu Australia (Dromaius novaehollandiae).

Australian mammals: the red-necked wallaby Wallaby or Bennett (Macropus rufogriseus).

Emu Australia (Dromaius novaehollandiae)Eclectus (Eclectus roratus)Red-necked wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus)
The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Emu Australia (Dromaius novaehollandiae) (author Tony Hisgett). Click to enlarge the image.The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Eclectus (Eclectus roratus) (author Tony Hisgett). Click to enlarge the image.The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. Red-necked Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) (author Frank Vincentz). Click to enlarge the image.
The botanical garden covers an area of ​​160,000 m² and has a wide variety of plant species, grouped into a “Cactarium” and “Palmetum”. The Cactarium more than 28,000 cacti from more than 2300 species. The Palmetum has over 8000 palms of the Canaries, and more than 7000 exotic palm trees worldwide belonging to 80 species of palms.
The village of La Lajita Fuerteventura. The Oasis Park entrance sign. Click to enlarge the image.Visit the Oasis Park :

The Oasis Park is a few kilometers from the isthmus that separates the peninsula Jandía from the rest of the island of Fuerteventura, close to the coastal road to the east, the road FV-2, on the Carretera General de Jandía in La Lajita.

We can go to the park:

  1. automobile: the Oasis Park has a large free car park where you can always find space.
  2. Coach: buses depart daily five main tourist centers of the island and returning in the evening (on cards distributed around the collection points are symbolized by a giraffe). You must buy the ticket separately from the entrance to the Park.
  3. by bus: Bus No. 1 of the Tiadhe company of Puerto del Rosario in Costa Calma and Morro Jable stops the ramp to La Lajita on the main road FV-2 (from Puerto del Rosario: 5.75 € 1 hour 20 every hour). Just continue on foot to the Oasis Park near.

Visiting hours: daily from 9 am to 18 pm. Show times and departures camel rides are posted at the entrance. Count 3 to 4 hours for a full tour.

A free shuttle allows you to move without fatigue inside the park, especially to show raptors, located high.

Entrance fee (for non residents): adults € 28, children: 18 €.

Dromedary walk 30 minutes: Adults: € 12, children € 8 (starting at the park entrance).

Phone: 00 34 928 161 102

Site on the Web: www.fuerteventuraoasispark.com

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RestaurantRestaurants
Found beside the small pebble beach of La Lajita some good fish restaurants like La Falua

Address: Calle Tajonaste 11

Phone: 00 34 928 343 259

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