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