For lovers of water sports, there is nothing like finding the ideal destination to practice them during the holidays. If one of them is kitesurfing, in Fuerteventura you will discover various places where you can practice this sport to feel the adrenaline in your whole body.

If you plan to travel to Fuerteventura and you like kitesurfing, keep reading, we will tell you which are the best beaches to practice this fantastic water sport and which modalities you can find in each of these places.

Why kitesurf in Fuerteventura?

Fuerteventura’s climatic characteristics make it an ideal place to practice kiteboarding. This sport consists on moving around the sea with a kite and a board, with which you can do different maneuvers.

Unlike other water sports such as surfing, kitesurfing does not need a place with high waves. In fact, this activity is designed for people who choose to practice something calmer in the water.

However, it is very important that there is wind to be able to practice this sport. For this reason, Fuerteventura is the perfect place for Kitesurfing during all year round, although most experts especially recommend the months of May to August, because there are better wind conditions on those dates.


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8 spots to practice kitesurfing in Fuerteventura

If you want to practice kitesurfing in Fuerteventura, we will tell you which the spots are recommended, and which present the best weather and wave conditions so that your experience with this sport is unforgettable.


Whether you are a beginner or an expert, Corralejo is the perfect area for kitesurfing in Fuerteventura. In it is located the Flag Beach, which is characterized by the constant wind and dynamic waves to offer greater versatility to athletes.

In addition to that, on the beaches of Corralejo, you can rent equipment for your kitesurfing practices and hire the services of experts in this sport who will instruct you to improve your technique more and more.

La Playa del Burro

La Playa del Burro is located northeast of Fuerteventura, in the Natural Park of the Dunes of Corralejo, and its conditions are very conducive to kitesurfing, both for beginners and professionals. If you are starting out in this sport, there is an area reserved for beginners of soft and short waves, where you can learn safely.

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As for expert or intermediate athletes, they can have a great time avoiding waves of different dimensions and dealing with the trade winds of great intensity, especially in the summer season.

El Cotillo

If you are looking for beaches with spectacular landscapes to enjoy kitesurfing in Fuerteventura, you cannot miss visiting El Cotillo beach. Of course, keep in mind that its waves are very strong and reach the shore very aggressively, so it is recommended for advanced level athletes.


Towards the southeast of Fuerteventura, there is the beautiful Sotavento beach. In it, you will find a spot kitesurf suitable for all levels, thanks to the great length of the beach and the force of the wind that hardly decreases in intensity throughout the year.

Sotavento has been chosen on numerous occasions to celebrate the World Kitesurfing Championship in Fuerteventura and, during the dates of this event, this beach gathers the most important figures of this sport, in addition to hundreds of fans.

Cala de Fuste

Cala de Fuste is located near the Sotavento beach, which is an area protected from strong currents and sea waves. In case you have never practiced kitesurfing in Fuerteventura, within this point you can start with this sport.


Cofete is one of the spots most isolated for kitesurfing in Fuerteventura. Also, it has a huge confluence of currents, since the North Sea meets the south sea giving rise to big waves.

Matas Blancas

Matas Blancas is an ideal beach for kitesurfing for those who want to navigate the open sea safely. There are different types of winds; however, the weak force of the waves makes it suitable for all levels.

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Puerto Lajas

Finally, there is Puerto Lajas, a spot located east of Fuerteventura for kitesurfing among the waves. The winds from this place come from the northeast and, sometimes, it is possible to share space with surfers and windsurfers, other very popular water sports on the island. Also, you can enjoy the high tides and experience different wave intensities during your kitesurfing practices.

One of the advantages is that being a fishing village, you can go to different establishments to rest or have lunch.


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Tips for practicing kitesurfing in Fuerteventura

Now that you know which are the best spots for kitesurfing in Fuerteventura, we will give you some useful tips to fully enjoy this fantastic water sport.

One of them is that you avoid practicing kitesurf with the presence of land winds. That is winds that go from the sea to the shore of the beach because they can complicate navigation. The best thing is that the breeze goes to the ocean so you can surf the waves more easily.

Also, it is important to consider the intensity of the wind. If it is very strong, you will not be able to control the kite and it can drag you out to sea. In these cases, what you should do is let go of the kite’s strings and avoid colliding with any obstacle such as a rock, a boat, or even someone else.

To practice Kitesurf during your holidays, we invite you to stay with us in one of the Lopesan Group accommodations in Fuerteventura. If you want to know more information about our services, contact us and we will answer your all questions.



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