Fuerteventura and beaches - that's a perfect match. The island's beaches are among the most beautiful in Europe. Both bathers and sun worshippers as well as surfers can enjoy plenty of space and dream settings on the second largest Canary Island.
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The most beautiful beaches on Fuerteventura
Beach and wind are two essential factors for the right choice of resort in Fuerteventura. Beaches, and this is the pure luxury of this Canary island, are lined up in beauty on more than 200 kilometers of coastline. Anyone who has ever been to Fuerteventura knows that the wind is steady, which is why water sports enthusiasts can always surf somewhere here. Especially in the summer, this breeze is extremely welcome among beach vacationers, although some simply wish for calm winds from time to time.
If you want to avoid the stronger winds or at least reduce the likelihood of having to hold on to your seven things all the time, you should choose vacation spots sheltered by the mountains. This applies among other things to the vacation area Morro Jable in the south (Jandia mountains) and also to Corralejo in the north. Here, the offshore island of Lanzarote acts as a protective shield.
For a nice vacation, however, other things are also crucial. We present some of the most popular resorts on Fuerteventura and say for whom a longer vacation is worthwhile.
It is one of the most popular and the second largest holiday resort in the south of the island and is really made exclusively for this purpose. Without the hotels, flats, holiday homes, shopping centres and restaurants, there would only be the beach here. Costa Calma translates as "calm coast" and in relation to other regions of the island, the sea here is indeed more gentle, above all there is little to no undercurrent, the wind is offshore, the waves are low. The large bay with a clean sandy beach is the main attraction of the resort - over a length of 1.5 kilometres there is plenty of space for sunbathing and beach lounging. In the middle, a water sports school has everything on offer to enjoy surfing in the sea. The surfing section is separated from the bathing area, so everyone can find their peace here.
Morro Jable / Jandia
Further south of Costa Calma, Morro Jable / Jandia is the largest tourist centre in the south of the island. Both places merge seamlessly into one another and along the promenade that connects both places, you experience the alternation between historic fishing village and modern urbanisation. Jandia is not only the name of the new part of the holiday area, but also of the entire southern peninsula. This holiday region is particularly popular with German holidaymakers. Playa Matorral, not far from the lighthouse, is one of the most beautiful and popular stretches of beach on the entire island in the south. The hotels and apartment complexes are located above the beautiful beaches and offer a fantastic view. With the highest mountain on the island (Pico de la Zarza), the landscape not only has a real high point, but also a natural protective wall that mitigates many winds.
If you explore Morro Jable on foot, you will come across the Faro de Morro Jable, a lighthouse. Here you have a panoramic view of the surroundings and the best photo conditions. Finally, the fishing village also has a small harbour where traditional fishing practices can still be observed when the boats arrive with their catch of the day.
Caleta de Fuste
Only a few kilometres south of the airport, guests start their holidays in Caleta de Fuste (also El Castillo). Originally a small fishing village, it has developed over the years into a bustling holiday resort. The area offers a range of accommodation including hotels, resorts and holiday flats. One of the main attractions of Caleta de Fuste is the beautiful sandy beach known as Playa del Castillo. The beach is well-maintained and provides a safe and pleasant environment for swimming and sunbathing. It is also suitable for various water sports activities such as snorkelling, diving and windsurfing.
Besides the beach, Caleta de Fuste also has a picturesque marina with a variety of restaurants, bars and shops. Boat trips also depart from here. For those interested in history and culture, Caleta de Fuste offers the Castillo de Fuste, an 18th-century fortress. Century. The castle has been restored and now houses a museum showing the history of Fuerteventura.
The holiday resort of Corralejo on Fuerteventura offers a good mix of everything. Before tourism, it was a small fishing village on the north coast with just 200 inhabitants - now it is an extremely popular holiday destination, especially with the British. Corralejo has a bit of everything: tradition, history, the Grande Playas, wind for surfing, promenades, dunes, harbour and old town flair.
One of Corralejo's main attractions is its extensive sandy beaches. The town's main beach stretches for several kilometres and offers golden sand, clear turquoise water and breathtaking views of the neighbouring islands of Lobos and Lanzarote. The beach is ideal for sunbathing, swimming and a variety of water sports activities such as windsurfing, kitesurfing and snorkelling.
The harbour area, known as the 'old town', has a charming atmosphere with its narrow streets, whitewashed buildings and traditional Canarian architecture. It is a great place to explore the town, enjoy the local cuisine and buy souvenirs and local handicrafts.
From the port, tourists can take a ferry to the nearby island of Lobos, a small uninhabited island known for its pristine beaches and nature trails. The island is a protected natural park and offers opportunities for hiking, bird watching and enjoying the unspoiled natural beauty.
El Cotillo is a picturesque fishing village in the north, about 40 kilometres from the airport, charming, more pristine than others and with a quiet rhythm. Although it is located on the somewhat rougher northwest coast, there are lagoons and beaches that are recommended for a family holiday with children. Cotillo is relaxed and laid-back, which is why surfers, individual and active holidaymakers like to stay here.
Playa de Los Lagos in the town itself consists of a series of sheltered lagoons with calm and clear turquoise waters. Along the coast are also Playa de la Concha and Playa del Castillo, both with white sand and crystal clear water.
Surfers will find excellent conditions in El Cotillo. There are several surf breaks in the area, suitable for both beginners and advanced surfers.
The village itself has a charming centre with narrow streets, small squares and whitewashed houses. There are a few shops, cafés and restaurants. Colourful fishing boats are moored in El Cotillo harbour and you can enjoy fresh seafood in the restaurants.