Fuerteventura best beaches: From the white sand dunes of Corralejo and lagoons kilometers of Sotavento, the black beaches of Tarajalejo, to the wild expanses of Cofete. Fuerteventura has really beaches of all types for every taste: you want to surf or just sunbathe in total relaxation this is the island for you!
- Corralejo Natural Park
Corralejo is the main tourist resort in the north of Fuerteventura. Presence numerous beaches, some of which are very close to the center, while outside the city lies the nature park corralejo, with beaches and golden sand dunes that stretch for several kilometers. Great Beaches is very popular with surfers is the ideal place for kite-surfing and windsurfing (There are many schools to learn these sports). In the Natural Park of Corralejo, big sandy dunes plunge in the crystal. The beach is huge and you can practice nudism. The area of the natural park is just east of the center of Corralejo and is accessible by car or bike in a few minutes. If you want to stay right on the beach, There are two large hotels that overlook the sea: L'Hotel Riu Palace Tres Islas and the ClubHotel Riu Oliva Beach Resort.
- Corralejo Playa El Burro
The beach de El Burro is located in the Natural Park of Corralejo. The beach is littered with CORRALITOS, small circular walls built to shelter from wind gusts, a real peculiarity of Fuerteventura.
- Corralejo Galera beach
Galera Beach is a beach located in the village of Corralejo. Definitely smaller than the nearby beaches of the Natural Park, is often very crowded, mainly by British tourists. The waters are generally calm and you can swim in safety.
- El Cotillo
The village of El Cotillo is located on the west coast, a few kilometers from Corralejo. It is a small fishing village, which recently have been built some residences for tourists. To the north of the country there is a multitude of beaches with calm water and crystalline, perfect for relaxing and snorkeling. These beaches are as small lagoons sheltered from the waves. The closer to the center of El Cotillo is Playa de la Concha (see photos).The beaches south of El Cotillo rather have abundant waves that make them ideal for surfing. From overlying cliffs, just outside of El Cotillo, you can admire Playa Grande: Here miles of white sand and pristine nature form a fantastic landscape to spend whole days to relax and surf.
- Playa Chica
Playa Chica is a beach town, located near the town of Puerto del Rosario. The beach is popular with locals. The water is clear and slightly move: being close to a port has a breakwater that protects it from the ocean waves.
- Playa Blanca
A sud di Puerto del Rosario, near the airport, si trova Playa Blanca. Thanks to its proximity to the airport terminal, you can see up close the planes land and take off from the nearby runway. Check the flags on display on the beach that indicate the degree of danger of the current: in the case of red flag you will have to keep no more than 15 meters from the shoreline. The particular shape of the ocean floor often tends to generate undertows and return currents in the event of rough seas and strong winds.
- Caleta de Fuste
Caleta de Fuste is a place-very popular resort, a sud di Puerto del Rosario. The country is gathered around a natural bay. The white sand is imported and the waters of the bay affected by the influences of the tides: the waters advance and retreat greatly throughout the day.
The area of Caleta de Fuste is located in a protected habitat for marine species, and is a great place to start for snorkeling or diving.
- Great Tarajal
Gran Tarajal is located in the east coast of Fuerteventura, and is one of the most populous cities of the island.
Its wonderful black sand beach contrasts with the wonderful blue sea. Its promenade and the relaxed atmosphere make it an ideal place for romantic walks.
On the beach of Great Tarajal are organized events, evenings and concerts (among which the Womad, a series of concerts that attract tens of thousands of spectators).
Tarajalejo is a small fishing village. The BEACH here is formed by sand and pebbles blacks volcanic, and is very quiet and not crowded.
- Las Playitas
Another nice beach of black sand.
- Well Black
A fascinating beach of sand and pebbles blacks, little frequented by tourists because you can only reach by car. It is located east of Fuerteventura south of the airport and can be reached from the road that runs north to south, follow the signs to the exit for Pozo Negro.
The atmosphere is quiet and relaxing: surrounding the village is typical of fishermen, with white houses and some small tavern.
- Costa Calma
Costa Calma is a major resort in the south of Fuerteventura. Here the white sand and blue sea, form of the beautiful beaches postcard.
Ajuy is a fishing village famous for its caves and is located on the west coast of Fuerteventura, in the municipality of Pajara. The village has a small black sand beach, surrounded by small fish taverns and their colorful boats. the quiet village of Ajuy is recommended for its fish restaurants and for being in touch with nature. In fact, it is located at the entrance Barranco de Leganes, where there is a large colony of palm trees.
- The Wall
At La Pared is a long golden sandy beach southwest of the island, very similar to that which is just south of El Cotillo and popular spot for many surfers. To get to the beach you have to take a concrete ladder leading down from the cliff.
Sotavento is the largest beach in Fuerteventura and also the most popular. it's’ located east of the peninsula Jandía, a few miles south of the resort of Costa Calma.
Wonderful and very long, it is leading windsurfing competitions and Kitesurf, and are organized various beach parties. During the day, at low tide, forms a large lagoon that separates the beach into two strips of sand. Inside the lagoon, the water is very shallow and calm and, usually are held windsurfing lessons sheltered from turbulent waters.
The coast of Jandia extends southward to the village of Morro Jable and offers different types of beaches, those with black sand or pebbles blacks, others consist of small rocks. In the middle stands the Jandia Lighthouse, to “Playa Del Thicket“, which acts not only as a warning to mariners, but divides the beach in the naturist and not.
- Morro Jable
Morro Jable is developed around a headland and its harbor. Part of it along the sea, with many shops, restaurants and bars. Tourism is mainly of German origin, as well as restaurants bars of Morro Jable. The old part of the village, separated from the port by a promontory, stands on a “ravine” the hills. The newer parts, connecting the old village to the port area, whereas the tourist facilities are located along the coast east of paese.La Morro Jable Beach is part of a long chain of natural beaches of white sand. The beach east of the lighthouse is used by naturists, while the west is used by bathers common, and there are areas equipped with umbrellas, chairs and some boat rentals.
The beach at Cofete is a long and fascinating white sand beach, southwest of the peninsula of Jandia, stretching for about 5km. Wild beauty and isolated of this beach is the fact that it is difficult to reach and is very often deserted and windy. On the beach they break very big waves and strong currents, Therefore in case of heavy sea is not advisable to swim: the area is very isolated and there is no rescue service in case of emergenza.La beach is accessible by car following the road completely dirt (20 km circa) running from Morro Jable to the Punta Faro Jandia which is at the southern tip of the peninsula. Halfway take the junction which goes right to Cofete: arrived in the top of the pass you can see the whole west coast of Fuerteventura in a truly breathtaking scenery. From that point the way down to the village which is a few tens of meters from the beach.
- Beaches south of Morro Jable
Along the coast that leads to Morro Jable until the tip of the island are small secluded sandy beaches. Ideal for those seeking total relaxation and tranquility
- Islet of Los Lobos
A few miles off the coast of Corralejo, lies the island of Los Lobos, a real piece unspoiled paradise. The island is uninhabited and Dal 1982 has been declared nature.
The name comes from the fact that in the past the island was inhabited by numerous sea lions, known in Spanish as “sea lions” (lobe means precisely “wolf”), now at risk of extinction. Its origin is volcanic and the soil is characterized by arid and rocky landscapes, but also from the beautiful sandy beaches. In Los Lobos is possible to admire some species of rare plants, birds such as the herring gull and Cory's shearwater, and on its shores you can spot seals and dolphins.
how to get to the ferry los lobos
The island of Los Lobos is reached by ferry from the port of Corralejo.
There are several possibilities, from small boats to the mini island cruises.
The journey is only 15 minutes. Tickets can be made directly to the port and cost about 15 € roundtrip.
ISLA DE LOBOS
Grown ups 7.50 Euro, Children 4 Euro (minor 5 years – free)
Corralejo 10.15, 11.45, 15.30
Los Lobos 10.30, 12.00, 16.00
Grown ups 10 Euro (Residents 8 Euro), Children 4 Euro
Corralejo 10.00, 12.00
Los Lobos 12.30, 16.00
Sportsmen more experienced can cross the channel that separates the island of Fuerteventura in windsurfing (It takes about ten minutes).