Enjoy water sports in Fuerteventura.

If you want to take part in water sports in Fuerteventura, this island offers a variety of unique and unforgettable experiences.

Fuerteventura is the second largest island in the archipelago and also one of the islands with the most kilometres of coastline. A fact guaranteed to please, as the range of water sports on offer at this destination is truly unbeatable.

Diving is one of Fuerteventura’s most popular sports.

Whether you prefer to scuba dive in the depths or snorkel closer to the surface, don’t miss the opportunity to explore these spectacular waters.

If there’s one place you should mark on your map, it’s Isla de Lobos, a small uninhabited island just a stone’s throw from the coast.

Barely a kilometre separates this beautiful islet from the town of Corralejo. From the town’s port you will also find a ferry route that in just half an hour takes you to southern Lanzarote.

Once on Isla de Lobos, you can choose between a selection of idyllic beaches to dive at.

We recommend that you always choose a location protected by the island to reduce exposure to the wind.

In this part of the archipelago, trade winds tend to blow from the north or north-east. That’s why playa de La Concha, located in the south of the island close to the port, is the best option.

What’s more, this sandy beach is protected by a small bay, greatly reducing the current.

If you decide to stay close to shore, all you’ll need is:

● A snorkelling mask.

● Fins.

● A snorkelling tube to marvel at the underwater world.

As soon as you put your head underwater, you’ll discover a seabed brimming with life and different types of multicoloured fish.

If you prefer to dive deeper, in addition you’ll need:

● An official scuba diving certification (PADI or similar).

If you don’t have a diving certification, you will only be able to scuba dive with certified diving schools. They will provide you with the necessary equipment:

● Wetsuit (essential out of the summer season).

● Scuba tank with regulator, unless you prefer a tube.

● Diving vest.

Take a swim

We’ve already mentioned Isla de Lobos’ proximity to the coast of Fuerteventura.

Why not take the opportunity for a swim in its stunning waters?

But remember to always wear a buoy when swimming, so that boats are aware of your presence. Once on the island, relax with a spot of sunbathing on the beach before heading back.

And if you’re an experienced swimmer, every year a competition is held between these two points.

Although the distance includes the return, you will only have to take on a 3500 metre swim, achievable in little more than an hour if you’re in shape.

The race takes place in October, with both enthusiasts and professional athletes taking part.

Kayaking in the bay of Tarajalejo

This section of the coast is ideal for water sports in Fuerteventura, around 50 kilometres from Puerto del Rosario.

Despite the distance, you won’t need a car to get there, as there’s an efficient guagua bus service connecting the city with Tarajalejo.

This means you’ll be able to save on car hire, as prices tend to be high, especially in summer.

Taking to the sea here is one of the best ways to get the most out of your stay on the island. Protected by Punta Bonanzo, these waters tend to be calm with very few waves and it’s uncommon for the wind to be strong.

If you want to discover all the hidden secrets these cliffs hide, you’ll have to take to the waters of the Atlantic to explore.

The cape of Punta Bonanzo is one of the most interesting areas for an excursion in kayak.

The Cueva de Playa is a small cave located on the eastern flank of the cape. Bordered by a sandy beach, a large crab population lives in the area surrounding the cave.

After visiting this incredible site, we recommend you head west.

You’ll be following the current, making it easier to paddle the two hundred metre stretch to playa de Tarajalejo in comfort.

At the end you will find the next stage of your route, cliffs that are home to a large population of seabirds and rocks covered in ocean spray.

It is advisable to admire the cliffs from a safe distance and avoid the area in the event of rough seas. But if conditions are calm, a fantastic experience awaits you in this unique location.

Surf at playa El Hierro

This beach, surrounded by volcanic rock, is located in the small fishing village of Majincho.

To avoid cuts or injuries, we recommend the use of appropriate footwear such as water shoes.

The beach faces north, making it an ideal choice for surfing enthusiasts. The wind never drops in this area, blowing with greater force during the months between May and September.

The best waves can be enjoyed during the summer months, especially at high tide.

What’s more, this beach doesn’t tend to get very busy, meaning you’ll have plenty of space for your surfboard.

It’s useful to keep in mind that, midweek, the best time for peace and calm is around lunchtime. However, at weekends, early in the morning is the quietest time on the beach.

We’re sure you’ll have a fantastic time making the most of Fuerteventura’s water sports, the island offers something for everyone.

Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline rush or you prefer the peace and quiet of nature, you’ll never be short of incredible activities. If your stay leaves you wanting more, we recommend a visit to La Graciosa.

This article has been written out of the passion we feel for the Canary Islands. We hope you enjoy your visit to Fuerteventura as much as we’ve enjoyed writing this post.

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