You drive on the motorway in the south of FuerteventuratowardsMorro Jable. At the end of the motorway, after passing under a bridge and driving down a hill, the long, two-lane beach promenade of Jandia begins. Just follow the road in the direction of Morro Jable.
At the end of the promenade, the road winds up the hill that separates Morro Jable from Jandia. Follow the road, which now runs above Morro Jable, in the direction of the harbour (Muelle in Spanish). You will pass a large roundabout. From here you will reach the upper part of the village. The road then heads back towards the sea and slightly downhill towards the port.
In a bend, from where you can already see parts of the harbour, there is a small turn-off to the right. Here there should be a sign showing the way to the cemetery (span. Cementerio) of Morro Jable. There are also some rubbish containers at the edge of this bend. Follow the road at this junction towards the cemetery. After a few bends above the port of Morro Jable, you will pass the cemetery and the asphalt road will turn into an unpaved gravel road.
Many car rental companies are not liable for damage to their vehicles if it occurs off paved roads. The gravel road to Cofete is resurfaced at least twice a year, but there are still very rough passages with large holes. If you drive this track with a "normal" car, you should do so carefully. From the cemetery, the gravel road winds in many curves for several kilometres further south. After you have passed a mountain flank at about halfway, a wide view of the westernmost part of the island opens up, at the end of which lies the village of Punta de Jandia and the westernmost lighthouse of Fuerteventura. This is also where the gravel road ends.
Long before that, still in the part of the track further up the mountain flank, comes the well-signposted descent to Cofete beach. This descent leads in narrow serpentines up the mountain to the pass between the south coast and the north-facing beach of Cofete. At the top of the pass you have a fantastic view of both coasts. There is a small parking area and a coin-operated telescope. It is not uncommon to see goats or wild donkeys foraging for the sparse green stalks. These grow thanks to the humid air up here.
After the pass, the gravel road leads down a steep mountain flank to the beach of Cofete. This part of the road is not for the faint-hearted, as it is relatively narrow and slopes very steeply on the side facing the sea. Before bends, you should honk briefly to attract the attention of oncoming vehicles. As you continue, the road widens and runs parallel to the beach until you reach the large car park in Cofete. During the drive, you can already see numerous waves breaking on the countless sandbanks.