Fuerteventura is an epic watersports destination within Europe. In this post, we’re going to be looking at Kitesurfing in Fuerteventura. Kitesurfing is what you might expect, riding a modified surfboard along the water propelled by the wind via a kite.
What makes Fuerteventura a great place for Kitesurfing is in its name… Fuerteventura literally translates to “strong wind” which is exactly what you need for this extreme sport!
Best KiteSurfing Spots In Fuerteventura
We’ve compiled a list of the best beaches in Fuerteventura for kitesurfing (in our opinion). If you know of any others let us know in the comments below;
Corralejo is the most popular area of the island of Fuerteventura with tourists. Situated in the north of the Island, on a clear day you’ll be able to see right over to Lanzarote.
Being a popular resort with tourists means that you’ll find a variety of accommodation styles here all at different price points. You’ll also find a great variety of shops and restaurants.
You can hire kitesurfing equipment in Corralejo from the Fuerteventura Kite School. Alternatively, if you’re new to the sport, they offer Kitesurfing classes at both beginners, intermediate and master levels.
Costa Calma is one of the smaller resort towns within Fuerteventura. Here you’ll find beaches such as Sotavento Beach which in the past has hosted multiple international water-sport events.
Costa Calma is home to some fantastic accommodation. Personally, we recommend staying at the Melia Fuerteventura. This 4-star hotel is right on the beach front, offers Windsurfing and kitesurfing lessons by René Egli school. Not to mention it’s great value for money and has fantastic customer reviews.
El Cotillo is situated in the north west of the island and is home to the picturesque Playa De Los Lagos beach. While not a major resort like Corralejo there’s still a number of fantastic hotels and apartments to choose from in this area.
We recommend heading to Tarpons Bay to rent your Kitesurfing equipment or take part in a kitesurfing lesson.
Hidden away in a little corner of the island is Majanicho. Due to its location, you’re going to find the best place to stay and rent kitesurfing equipment here is going to be back in Corralejo or El Cotillo.
If you did choose to travel to Fuerteventura with your own kitesurfing equipment you might be able to rent a small apartment here on the likes of Airbnb.
What Kit You Need For KiteSurfing
If it’s your first time kitesurfing then we’d recommend renting your kit during your trip to Fuerteventura rather than buying it outright. Just to ensure you actually like the extreme sport first. Of course, once you’ve found out you do, buying your own kit to your own requirements can really accelerate your game and lower the long-term cost of this extreme sport.
If you can think of other Kitesurfing kit you think we should include in this list, then please leave us a comment below.
How To Get Your KiteSurfing Kit To Fuerteventura
If you’ve bought Kitesurfing products then no doubt you’re going to want to take them with you on your kitesurfing trip to Fuerteventura. Carrying specialist items with the majority of airlines within Europe is available (sometimes at an extra cost).
|Airline||Sports Kit ok?||Cost||Further Information|
|Aer Lingus||Yes||€40||Aer Lingus Website|
|Air Berlin||Yes||€50||Air Berlin Website|
|Air France||Yes||€55||Air France Website|
|EasyJet||Yes||€55||Easy Jet Website|
|British Airways||Yes||Free||British Airways Website|
This table is correct at the time of publishing but we always recommend checking with the airline prior to booking or travel.
Should You Rent A Car To Hit Multiple KiteSurfing Spots?
Car hire within Fuerteventura is very affordable with four-door cars starting at €5 per day. Thankfully, the island is pretty easy to navigate too, and if you’re already travelling from within Europe (except the UK) then you’ll be used to driving on the right-hand side of the road and therefore should be confident when driving.
Alternatively, if you’re planning on visiting Fuerteventura as a group you could split the cost of car hire. In that case, we’d recommend upgrading to the likes of a luxury minibus for added space, with 9 seats available cars like this one can be hired from as little as €50 per day (at full capacity that’s just €5 per person per day)
Use the widget below to compare a range of different car rental companies during your visit to Fuerteventura;
For this reason, we think hiring a car is a great idea if you plan to visit different kitesurfing spots while in Fuerteventura. Alternatively, even if you just want to explore the rest of the island during your visit, hiring a car is practical and very affordable.