The 4 most desirable beaches of La Oliva, in the north of Fuerteventura

The municipality of La Oliva, in the north of Fuerteventura, is one of the most beautiful and natural coastlines in Europe. It stretches one hundred kilometres and is home to a variety of more than twenty charming beaches. With an average annual temperature of 22º, and sea water that averages 20º, you can visit at any time of the year and bask in our eternal spring in any season.

The 4 most desirable beaches of La Oliva, in the north of Fuerteventura:

1. El Caserón

Grandes Playas, La Oliva | Macaronesia Fuerteventura

The beach of El Caserón, one of the most famous and frequented beaches in the area, is situated on the north-east coast within what is known as the Grandes Playas de Corralejo, which refers to the more than three kilometres of coastline which comprise the Parque Natural de las Dunas de Corralejo, one of the greatest natural attractions of Fuerteventura.

This is a large beach, which is over a mile long and 50 meters wide, with fine golden sand and stunning turquoise waters with minimal waves, making it suitable for swimming at almost any time of year. In addition, it has the facilities you need to spend a magnificent day at the beach with parking, sunbeds and umbrellas, toilets, showers, beach bar, etc.

2. La Concha in El Cotillo

Playa de La Concha, El Cotillo | Macaronesia Fuerteventuraa

Unlike El Caserón, La Concha, on the west coast and situated a kilometre from the village of El Cotillo, is a small beach, with 200 metres of white sand and extremely calm waters owing to its natural jetty of volcanic rock that protects it from the open sea.

It is a highly valued beach among visitors, given its beauty, easy accessibility, comfort, and tranquility of the water. The services offered on the beach include a restaurant on the sand, toilets, showers and ample parking space.

3. El Aljibe de la Cueva

Playa del Algive de la cueva, El Cotillo | Macaronesia Fuerteventura

The Aljibe de La Cueva, just a kilometre south of El Cotillo, is a natural beach, which is both expansive and impressive to look at.

With over a kilometre of fine golden sand and impressive waves, this beach is ideal for those seeking a secluded, natural beach for surfing, or even, when the wind blows, kiteboarding.

From the beach you can catch sight of the the imposing tower of El Tostón, which defended the pier of El Cotillo from pirate attacks in the eighteenth century. Plus, there are spectacular sunsets on a daily basis.

4. Isla de Lobos (La Concha)

Isla de Lobos, La Oliva | Macaronesia Fuerteventura

The Islote de Lobos, Natural Park in its entirety is in itself a natural jewel and one of Fuerteventura’s true gems. The journey from Corralejo, about two kilometres, is pleasantly covered by boats leaving from the Corralejo quay. When planning your visit, you should bear in mind that the Isla de Lobos is a delicate and protected landscape with capacity control, so to access it is necessary to request a permit in advance through the official website:

The small island, which is just 5 kilometers long, is home to an unimaginable amount of natural, historical, and scenic assets. To explore it in its entirety is to discover one wonder after another, and among them, a paradisiacal beach which is loved by everyone who visits it: La Concha, formerly known as La Galera. It is a bay of white sand and calm waters sheltered from the Atlantic and is small in size, about 140 meters. However, it offers views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Natural Park of Corralejo Dunes, which from there looks immense in terms of size.

This is our selection, but on the coast of La Oliva you have many more options that are worth visiting and discovering for yourself.

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