Most Incredible Beaches In The Canary Islands
Last week I visited the Canary Islands for the second time, and went to Fuerteventura. These Spanish islands are truly a unique place in Europe, with really special landscapes and temperatures around 25C in March, which is totally crazy. And because of that, it’s obvious that I spent most of the days at the beach. Here’s a little list of the best beaches in the Canary Islands (and three of them are in Fuerteventura).
1. El Corralejo (Fuerteventura). The most interesting thing about this beach is not really the beach (that is amazing by the way), but the dunes behind it. Kilometers and kilometers of sand dunes, separated of the beach by a narrow road to get there by car. It’s an incredible landscape, like nothing you’ve ever seen before, and so worth visiting.
2. Charco de Palo (Lanzarote). If you’re looking for something different and you want to lay in the sun all day and do absolutely nothing, this beach is your spot. Charco de Palo are a group of tiny beaches, in the coast of Lanzarote. They’re like natural pools, and the water is clean and calm, very different of the braveness that describes the coasts of the islands. And because they’re small, they rarely get very crowded.
3. Playa Negra de Ajuy (Fuerteventura). Ajuy is a little village in the west side of Fuerteventura, where the ocean hits the coast with its full force. The little village is in front of a small beach, surrounded by cliffs, but a very special one: the sand is black, black like all the rocks of the cliffs and the mountains around Ajuy. Even if it’s not the most inviting of all beaches and the ocean is probably too strong to get into the water, go for a walk around the coastline: the views are incredible. It’s one of my favorite places.
4. El Cotillo (Fuerteventura). The north of Fuerteventura is known for being the part of the island where all the water related sports get together. And especially in the El Cotillo area, where the waters are brave and the beaches long and flat, surfing is the main activity. But if you don’t feel like it, lay in the sand and relax. Or go and have a tea or a coffee at the chiringuitos on any of the beaches, watching the sun go down until it drowns in the sea.
5. Playa de Diego Hernández (Tenerife). If you’re visiting Tenerife anytime soon or just doing a little search on Google, you’ve seen this one for sure. It’s one of the most special beaches in the islands for its resemblance to the beaches on the Mediterranean coast, although it’s in the Atlantic Ocean. White sand, a very long stripe of beach and turquoise water it’s what you’re going to find there. And not many tourists depending on the time of the year.