Nine kilometres of Virgin beach in Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura could be described in a single word: beaches. Describing the incredible vista of Sotavento is easy: it's the islands best known beach in the world. Just its length, about nine kilometres, leaves visitors speechless. At low tide, the island gains so much land that some residents doubt that Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands. The huge lagoons that are created at low tide, the constant sunshine and infinite golden sand make it worthy of another synonym: paradise.
The best windsurfing and kitesurfing beach in Jandía
In reality, Sotavento is made up of five beaches: La Barca, Risco del Paso, Mirador, Los Canarios and Malnombre. With endless walks next to its clear waters there is no need to wait for low tide. A sand barrier at 100 and 300 metres from the shore creates a lagoon three kilometres long, perfect for beginners to windsurfing or kitesurfing; of which there are many. Turn around and take in a wonderful scene of solitude, with thousands of metres of sand and ocean before you. A real treat.