Fuerteventura is the best island for surfing in the Canaries archipelago. And its most famous beach is Playa Blanca, the location of choice of many locals to enjoy the sea and sun. But more than anyone else, surfers will love it! Its weather conditions – with quite a strong wind – make it the ideal place for practicing water sports such as windsurfing.

Playa Blanca is not the only beach within the municipality of Puerto del Rosario. There are others, such as El Matorral, Puerto Lajas and Los Molinos, which also possess all the services you need.

However, Playa Blanca, which stretches 875 meters in length, is the most popular, and this cannot be for nothing! You can reach it with great ease, including by bus, which saves money on car rental. Once at the beach, it is easy to get used to its sand. Since it is in a zone open to the Atlantic, with no obstacles in the way, it is very common that the wind increases the swell. It is precisely this wind which creates the conditions that delight fans of sports like surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing.

If you have never tried these sports, a trip to Fuerteventura is the ideal opportunity to get started, and there are schools and quick courses available all around!

But if surfing does not float your boat, you will still enjoy this tranquil beach just as much. The “surfing” zone is the north, if you go to the south of the beach you will enjoy all the tranquility in the world. It is spacious, with blond sand, and perfect for relaxing and long walks; what is more, it is far from crowded, forget fighting to find a space in the sand to lay down your towel, there is room aplenty! It is totally equipped with all the commodities and also boasts a blue flag.

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IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has 3 resorts in Fuerteventura, all located in front of the Jandía beach, in the south of the island. “For those looking for the perfect spot for a couple’s escape or a family vacation on Jandía Beach, the IBEROSTAR hotels in Fuerteventura boast an excellent location as well as facilities geared towards fun and relaxation. “