Crocodile Rock is one of the most interesting hidden gems in Fuerteventura. In this blog post, you will find the exact location on the map of Crocodile Rock, how to get there and what to expect. It was definitely one of my favorite discoveries on the beautiful island of Fuerteventura. Happy exploring!
Where is the hidden Crocodile Rock in Fuerteventura?
Click to open the location on Google Maps: Crocodile Rock
If you truly are on the hunt for some hidden gems in Fuerteventura, look no further. This secret Crocodile Rock in Fuerteventura is a must-visit place for all adventure seekers.
The Crocodile Rock is located on the West coast of Fuerteventura near La Pared town (the south part of Fuerteventura). It is a 1-hour drive from Puerto del Rosario city and a 1h30min drive from Corralejo town.
How to get to the Crocodile Rock in Fuerteventura?
Step 1. The easiest way to get to the Crocodile Rock is by driving a car. First, you will have to navigate to Playa de las Hermosas beach.
It is a tiny black sand and rock beach on the West coast of Fuerteventura, to the North of La Pared town. It will probably be too difficult to find the spot on Waze, so I recommend navigating by Google Maps. Just open the link to Playa de las Hermosas and press ‘Directions’. It will show you the correct route.
Step 2. Almost all of the road to Playa de las Hermosas beach is paved except for the last couple of hundred meters. So it is possible to get there even with the smallest cars (we had Fiat 500).
Step 3. The last part will be hiking so you can grab all you need from your car and continue on foot. It is a short walk from Playa de las Hermosas beach. No more than 300-400 meters. When you approach the beach you will notice that there is a small path on your right that leads up the coastal cliff.
This is where you have to go. Once you have climbed to the top of the coastal cliff, then follow the coastline to the North for about 300 meters till you get to the location of the Crocodile Rock.
What to expect when you get to the Crocodile Rock?
The coastal cliffs are of hard sandstone so it is quite easy to walk along the coast. There are interesting rock formations along the way however the Crocodile Rock is the most interesting one. It kind of sits in a deeper depression as compared to the surrounding area.
The Crocodile Rock resembles a head of a crocodile with an open mouth, thus the name of the rock. I would only ask you to be careful with the rock and not climb on the upper part of it as it is more fragile and could break from the weight.
The best angle of the rock is right from the side if you place the camera at the same level as the rock. This area was one of my favorite places to watch the sunset as it is located on the West coast and is just a short walk from the car.
If you have an opportunity, definitely take some snacks and wait for the sunset right here. Next to the Crocodile Rock, we found this unique place with a hole in the rock (pictured above). We sat there and waited for the sunset. One of my favorite memories from Fuerteventura for sure!
Fuerteventura has some beautiful diversity around the coast and inland. There are not only beautiful and unique beaches all over the island but also cool caves and some crazy rock formations.
Always remember to be respectful to nature! If you can, please, leave a comment below if there are any significant changes to anything that is written in this blog post! Many thanks!