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THE BEST BEACHES OF FUERTEVENTURA IN EL COTILLO

April 11 2020
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A PARADISE AT YOUR REACH

With white sand and crystal clear waters, El Cotillo beaches are classified among the most beautiful and impressive in Fuerteventura. In these lines we will give you a brief summary. Enjoy an idyllic and unforgettable vacation in El Cotillo, one of the most popular virgin areas of the Canary Islands. In El Cotillo you’ll be able to loose yourself for hours through paradisiacal beaches of white sand and crystal clear water.


PIEDRA PLAYA OR ALJIBE DE LA ABUELA

Located 1km south of El Cotillo, this extensive and solitary white sand beach, dotted with large volcanic rocks and gifted with large waves and strong winds, spreads over 1,500 meters and is a true natural paradise for surfers, windsurfers and advanced kitesurfers.

Piedra Playa is located in a virgin and isolated environment that can be accessed through wide dirt roads, on foot or by car. From the top of the cliffs you will be able to appreciate an impressive landscape of rocky natural walls, fine bright sand, a spectacle of waves, salt and nature in all its glory.


PLAYA DE LA CONCHA

With its characteristic shell shape that gives it its name, this charming bay, awarded with the blue flag for good water quality and its good infrastructure and services, is one of the most popular beaches in Fuerteventura for its beauty, tranquility and cleanliness. The beautiful bay, with turquoise green water and white sand, framed by a sea of ​​volcanic rocks that give it a singular contrast, is especially appreciated by families for its shallow depth and low waves due to its natural horseshoe-shaped reef, which make it a very safe swimming area for the enjoyment of children and adults.
This beach is ideal for snorkeling, due to its incredible underwater life, and also for rowing, thanks to its calm waters. it has parking very close to the beach, restrooms and lifeguard services

LOS LAGOS

The lakes are a group of small coves, surrounded by a natural reef environment that protects their waters and prevents the formation of large waves, which have white sand and crystal clear waters, like the rest of the beaches on the outskirts of the town of el cotillo. the large black rocks of the water form shallow lagoons with crystal clear waters to enjoy a calm bath.

To access the lakes, we will have to get there from the road that goes to the tostón lighthouse. We can park the car without any kind of difficulty very close to this natural area.

PLAYA ESQUINZO

A little further away, about 6 km south of El Cotillo, you will find Playa de Esquinzo, a 300 meter long sandy beach that is a solitary paradise for surfers or people seeking tranquility and retirement.
Surrounded by impressive cliffs about 15 meters high, the Playa de Esquinzo bay is immersed in a wild and romantic atmosphere. You can access the beach through a dirt path that borders the cliff and ends up with a difficult descent to the beach. As soon as you arrive, you’ll find all your efforts have been worth it.

If you are a surf lover, you should be aware of the strong sea current and the high waves this beach features. These two atributes, along with the presence of rocks in the water, make the pratice of water sports only recommended for highly skilled athletes and not for beginners.

CALETA DEL MARRAJO

This authentic natural paradise is located about a ten-minute drive north of El Cotillo, near the Tostón Lighthouse. This lonely and beautiful bay with crystalline waters and fine white sand, dotted with small shallow lagoons of calm waters and bordered by black lava rock formations, is the ideal beach for families with young children, who can safely snorkel, for couples in search of a romantic and quiet place or simply for people who want to leave everyday life behind and rediscover inner peace.

LOS LAGOS

Los Lagos are a group of small coves on the outskirts of El Cotillo. The area is surrounded by a natural reef that protects its waters and prevents the formation of large waves.
Like the rest of the beaches in the area, the coves at Los Lagos have white sand and crystal clear waters. A number of characteristic large black rocks emerge from the water forming shallow lagoons ideal for a calm bath.

You can access Los Lagos by driving along the road that leads to the lighthouse Faro del Tostón. Parking near the area is always available.

EL CALETON

Located to the south of El Cotillo, El Caletón is a small and charming cove of white sand on the outskirts of the village that stands out for its great beauty. It is an excellent place for diving because of the beauty of its reefs and its rich underwater life.

SCALERAS BEACH

This extensive and popular surfer beach, approximately 600 m long, also called Playa del Águila, is located on the northwest coast of the Canary Islands, about 5 km south of the fishing village of El Cotillo. The beach is accessed by a dirt path along the coast, the descent to Playa de la Escalera only possible through a steep staircase. This impressive bay is surrounded by imposing cliffs and offers a totally natural landscape where the water is clear and clean.

This beach is especially recommended for beginner surfers, although you should always pay close attention to the waves and the current, as there is no lifeguard service.


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