Each of the corners of Fuerteventura tells a story. One of the first settlements of the Mahos, the first settlers of the island, was around sources of natural resources, such as water sources. The Tababaire Fountain is one of those that tell more history.
The first settlers
The Tababaire Fountain is located in the Vallebrón massif, in the municipality of La Oliva. This settlement was used by the majos to supply water. They established their site around the source, where they spent the day accompanying the cattle to alleviate the drought that existed in those years.
They spent their time making rock engravings through geometric figures. Nowadays, you can see these paintings, as well as visit the Fountain of Tababaire.
Due to the importance of these points for the island, the Cabildo of Fuerteventura requested in 1605, to conserve and protect the different natural sources that exist throughout the island. Fuerteventura has many springs. In addition to the Fuente de Tababaire, during those years other ones were preserved such as: Río Cabras, La Tinaja, Santa Inés, La Torre, Tacha Blanca or Teguereire.
Conservation of the past
The nature of Fuerteventura hides great monuments. In 2010, the City Council of La Oliva initiated the “Tababaire and Mirador Source Recovery” plan. The project improved accessibility, promoting tourism in the area and making known the life of the old settlers of Fuerteventura.
In addition to renovating and restoring the surroundings of Fuente de Tababaire, a 400 meter high observation point was built. From this construction you can see the plains of Tebeto, Barranco Esquinzo, and the towns of La Oliva, Lajares, El Cotillo and Majanicho.
La Fuente de Tababaire is one of the visits that you can not miss on your trip to Fuerteventura. Discover how they lived and the settlements of the first inhabitants of the island. A trip to the past in which to know the first years of the island of Majorera.