Fuerteventura is the beach island. Its 330 kilometres of coastline harbour mostly beaches, huge golden beaches and turquoise waters, smaller and more hidden beaches, singular black sand beaches, pebble beaches… There is a beach for everyone and for every day. But the incredible nature of the island sometimes creates sinuous forms with very attractive puddles and natural lagoons. We discovered some of these places you should not miss and take a dip.
Playa Barca Lagoon
South of the island, in the municipality of Pájara, in the world famous beaches of Jandía there is this wonder of nature. In a huge white sand beach and crystal clear waters, high tides form such a large lagoon that it hosts all bathers, windsurfers and kite surfers. Its bottom is sand and its water, which empties and fills every day, always remains clean. A must for those who come to the island: the view of the lagoon from the heights leaves no one indifferent.
Lagos de El Cotillo
In the small town north of Fuerteventura, near El Tostón Lighthouse, there is a coastal area known as “Los Lagos de El Cotillo”. Due to the volcanic rock formations, these small lakes are sheltered from the open sea, which in this area is usually rough and wild. Thus, you can always enjoy a quiet swimming in a lovely place with postcard perfect colours: white sand with shiny shells, black volcanic rocks and charming turquoise water.
On the north west coast of Fuerteventura, known to majoreros as “North Sea” because of its roughness, you find “Playa del Valle” and next to it, a series of cliffs and rock formations that harbour pools of great beauty. Aguas Verdes, as this area of the municipality of Betancuria is known, are natural pools that impress because of the wild enclave of rough sea and cliffs, contrasting with the calm, green waters of the pools.
Although Fuerteventura is known for its vast beautiful beaches, be sure not to miss these charming nooks that will make your way through the island more special.