Fuerteventura, the second largest island of the Canary Islands, located further east, is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.
The distance from Morocco to the sea is only 100 km.
The diversity of the coast and the water conditions offer many opportunities for water sports. In this article we would like to describe the most popular activities.
Kitesurfing and windsurfing
Thanks to the trade winds Fuerteventura is one of the best places in Europe to practice Kitesurfing and Windsurfing.
The most famous place is the Sotavento beach, on the south-east coast.
It is one of the most suggestive beaches in Fuerteventura.
Its huge lagoon that fills with high tide creating an immense natural pool surrounded by islets of sand.
A great place to take your first steps.
Because the depth of the lagoon does not exceed 1 m.
Fans of this type of sport also go to Matas Bay with very calm waters or to La Pared on the west coast in search of waves.
In the north of the island the wind is weaker, there are spots with the formation of the best waves on the island.
Every year in Sotavento there are the world championships of kitesurfing and windsurfing in July, and to attend a unique event of its kind.
Fuerteventura is the island of surfers! Here you can find the ideal conditions for surfing 360 days a year.
The waves here are never lacking and the surf schools on the island are many. We recommend the Lobos Surfcamp Fuerteventura where you can take your first steps.
The best time of the year is from October to February when there is little wind and the waves are best.
The best spots on the island are found in the north such as Corralejo, Majnicho and El Cotillo.
In the south of the island, La Pared is the most famous place always full of waves.
Another water sport that has had a big development, kayaking has become very popular in recent years.
La Lajita is a very nice place, near Costa Calma which in Spanish means calm coast.
The ocean is very calm and there is not as much wind as on Sotavento beach, you don't have to be a professional to go kayaking.
This contrasting landscape attracts many marine animals and birds which make this place full of life.
When kayaking, it is often possible to see Atlantic flying fish leaping out of the water.
Diving and snorkeling
In the north of the island, excursions are organized to the natural reserve of the island of Lobos where you can meet many marine species.
The best place to snorkel is in the south of the island is El Puertito.
Very clear water and underwater landscapes with small caves give us the opportunity to see many interesting fish such as white bream, zebra bream, salema, boga, rock goby, montagu blenny, parsnip and many others.
If you love walking, Fuerteventura is the island for you!
Fuerteventura has many paths where you can walk in complete freedom with hundreds of kilometers and trails enabled for excursions.
Some of these trails can also be traveled by mountain bike.
Many of the landscapes along these trails are spectacular, with great cliffs, gentle mountains and perfectly preserved volcanoes.
The roads and itineraries of Fuerteventura amount to about 255 kilometers of passable section.
There are a total of 21 different routes, both in length and in difficulty, which allow the visitor to get to know the island in all its facets: fauna, flora, geology or history.
So, if you are looking for an active holiday and enjoy nature, make sure Fuerteventura is the right place for you. Choose one of these fantastic water sports and have fun!
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