Playa de Esmeralda – Costa Calma
Esmeralda beach in located in southern Fuerteventura on the beautiful Costa Calma. Costa Calma means “Calm Coast” in Spanish and this is exactly what this beach is all about. Being located on the southern coast takes the brunt of the force away from the Atlantic Ocean.
This beach and area of coastline is the calmest of this island. Esmeralda is also quiet compared to other beaches here. The total length of Esmeralda is 1345 metres with an average width of 131 metres. There are a few services available such as snacks and deckchairs but little else. This is the ideal beach to enjoy the beautiful white sand and sea.
Sotavento is another huge beach with a length of close to 5 kilometres and a huge width also. This is one of the busiest of the Fuerteventura beaches. Here there are plenty of services and facilities on offer. Sotavento beach is equipped with washrooms, restaurants, snacks and has water sports facilities.
The world windsurfing and kitesurfing championships takes place here each year. The normal timetable is late July until early August.
This beach is so vast that even on busy days you will feel like you are alone. The sand composition is white and the waters are crystal clear. There is parking available at Sotavento but it’s just as easy to catch the bus and walk to the beach.