Sotavento Beach, Costa Calma

4.7
Steady winds attract kite surfers and windsurfers to the wide stretch of golden sand at Sotavento Beach. The winds blow strongly enough to deter many beachgoers looking for a relaxing afternoon though small dunes covered in vegetation do provide shelter. The 5-km (3.1-mi) beach has two sections, Playa Risco del Paso and Playa Barca, though there is no major difference between them. Nudists do frequent these beaches, mostly to the far ends of the sand. Work out when and for how long to visit Sotavento Beach and other Costa Calma attractions using our handy Costa Calma road trip planning site .
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  • Easily accessible on foot from our village, this beach is teeming with sportsmen who, in fact, take advantage of the wind that almost constantly blows you. Spectacular as all beaches, we recommend it to water sports lovers!
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  • Reviewing a beach is really hard, in Fuerteventura. There are so many different of them: white, black, surrounded by dunes or rock and cliffs, easily accessible or with challenging off-roadvehicles. It depends on what you are looking for, pure emotion and rough ocean, peace and relaxation in wonderful natural pools. Sotavento is part of the relaxing beaches, it lends itself to long walks, you can dive into the warm "ponds" that are formed at low tide. Here the phenomenon of tides is accentuated, it is even more visible than elsewhere. From above it excites you, from below welcomes you with the crystal clear colors of the water, the yellow of the desert, the usual dazzling light of the island Who loves the power of Nature, however, will love the barlovento area more.
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