Spain (Kingdom of Spain)

Languages: Spanish

Currencies: EUR · Euro (€)

Capitol: Madrid

Continents: Europe

Borders: France, Morocco, Gibraltar, Portugal, Andorra

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Area: 505,992km2

Population: 47,351,567

Traffic/driving side: right

Landlocked country: No

Independent country: Yes

United Nations member: Yes

IDD Prefix: +34

Timezones: UTC, UTC+01:00

Last updated on January 7, 2024

I have been traveling to Fuerteventura numerous times, enjoying and exploring the natural beauty of the island and unique beaches in Fuerteventura. I hiked almost every volcano peak across all the islands. Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are my two favourite islands of the Canary Archipelago. I feel strong connection with all earth elements, which shape the character of this unique archipelago, located on the west from Africa coastline. The islands have it all – the breath of freshness – windy mild climate, unspoilt terrain and beaches, dramatic coastlines, outstanding ocean and volcano hiking – which I love the most!! All below travel information is my independednt opinion. After exploring every corner of the island, I have put together a complete guide on most unique beaches in Fuerteventura and available facilities onsite, so you can match your preferences!

Most unique beaches in Fuerteventura.

As far as Fuerteventura has very well developed public transport, there is no better way to explore the island than by car. What more – car rental in Fuerteventura is very affordable and hassle-free. I’ve been renting cars plenty of time across all Canary Islands and car rental terms & conditions are totally customer focused. The easiest and cheapest car rental in whole Europe! So go for it.

CURRENCY: EURO, ATM’s widely accessible, card payments possible across the whole island.

CAR RENTAL: RENTALCARS.COM –  the world’s largest online car rental service operating in 160 countries, with easy booking process and best deals.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: well developed – TAIDHE.COM – all routes and bus schedules available on the official website.

ATTRACTIONS: Parque Natural de Corralejo (Sand Dunes) and Cofete Natural Park.

Corralejo Beach - Grande Playas de Corralejo.

Spectacular Corralejo Beach is a must visit place for number of reasons. The beach is located on the north of the island, below Corralejo town, and it’s surrounded by stunning desert landscape Sand Dunes of Parque Natural de Corralejo – can’t miss it!

There are dedicated car parking spaces along the main road, where you can conveniently leave your car and walk through the gold-sand silky beach. 

Adventurous things you can't miss in Corralejo Beach.

  • Walk the Sand Dunes in Corralejo National Park.
  • International Kite Festival!
  • Water sports: Kitesurfing & surfing
  • Diving
  • Tour to Lobos Island

Recommended 4* Hotel in Corralejo:

Fuerteventura International Kite Festival in Corralejo.

International Kite Festival in November has become a huge annual attraction organized across the shores of Corralejo and La Oliva. People from all over the world gather to showcase the giant kites flying over Corralejo sands. I was impressed by the scope of the event. Duration: 1 week – check daily-schedule online.

Playa de Sotavento de Jandia.

Magnificent Sotavento with turquise shallow waters and sandbanks separating the lagoon from the ocean is definitely among one of the most unique beaches in Fuerteventura. This endless 5 kilometres beach is ideal for a sunbathing and relaxation. Unreal lagoon lansdcape makes Sotavento Beach one of the top rated on the island. The closes town is Jandia, Morro Jable is located 15 kilometers from the beach south direction.

Getting there: Best way to get to Sotavento Beach is by car.

Driving time: 20 minutes from Morro Jable.

Playa de Cofete - Jandia Natural Park.

Playa de Cofete, located in Jandia Natural Park, is among one of the most unique landscapes in the whole Canary Islands. The wild south tale of the island magnetizes with kilomteres of gold sand beaches covered with rough oceanic waves. 

Cofete Beach beauty might be tempting for swimmers but be aware of the strong currents – Cofete rough waters can be less friendly than you think. There are no life guards on the beach, no bars neither changing facilities. 

Parking: Convenient car parking next to the beach at the end of the road.

Public transport: Bus 111 from Morro Jable – 2 times a day, check schedule:

Tours: Fabulous way to explore Cofete wonder – check affordable, best deals for top rated Off-Road and Safari Cofete Tours | Tripadvisor:

Check my Cofete Beach and Villa Winter Tour experience – see tour itinerary and highlights.

Black sand beaches near Cofete.

At the northern end of Playa de Cofete you’ll find few black-sand rocky beaches:

  • Playa del Viejo Rejes
  • Playa de la Pared
  • Playas Negras 

Playa de Solapa.

Playa de la Solapa – black sand beach with hidden caves. Avoid during high tides, which may limit the exploration adventure. Easily get there by a car.

Playa del Matorral in Morro Jable.

Morro Jable is highly touristic seaside town but despite the popularity it was able to preserve its original character and charm. Located on the south part of the island with many attractions in place. Beautiful 10 kilometres beach with calm waves and clear waters holds plenty of facilities for beach and more active holiday-makers.

  • Life guard: YES
  • Sun beds and umbrellas: YES ($10-$20/per set)
  • Beach bars: YES – there’s a long boulevard along the beach with plenty of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants.
  • Showers, Changing facilities & toilets: YES
  • Beach volleyball nets: YES!!! Which makes it my favourite beach destination 😉

Highly recommended accomodation in Morro Jable:

Playa de Gran Tarajal.

Gran Tarajal is a lovely small town on the east coast of the island. It’s a great alternative if you are looking for an original, tourist free place in magnificent Fuerteventura. With a lovely promenade with few tasty traditional restaurants overlooking black sand beach, it’s an ideal place to chill or do some reading – check options in beach BOOKCROSSING (the beach library) ;))) Never seen anything more cool! Walk the quiet pier or check lovely hiking trails acorss the surrounding hills.

  • Showers: Yes
  • Lifeguard: No

Playa del Castillo.

Playa de Castillo, public beach with calm waters, located in a small quiet town Castillo Caleta de Fuste. The real attraction is located a short walk from the beach north direction – Piscina Natural – natural volcanic pool with crystal waters. 

Costa Calma - Esmeralda Beach.

Costa Calma is probably the busiest touristic spot in Fuerteventura. The gold-sand beach with very gentle waves attracts families sun lovers, with nudist part located in the sand dunes. 

  • Beach bars: Yes
  • Surfing & Kitesurfing schools & rentals: Yes
  • Lifeguard: No

Recommended accomodation:

Sassari Sardinia

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