Fuerteventura: best water sport destination in Spain? (Part I)

Fuerteventura is one of the best destinations for athletes, especially water sports lovers. It has been considered for experts as the windsurf world capital. Fuerteventura’s great weather makes it a popular destination to practice surf in Europe.

But,…is it enough more than 300 days of sunny weather per year, an appropriate wind and some of the best beaches in Spain?

How I discovered Fuerteventura and the best places to practice sports

There are many places where to practice sports in Fuerteventura. I’m not a professional athlete but as a writer and journalist specialized in sports and tourism I asked myself: is Fuerteventura the best place in the world to practice surfing, windsurfing or diving?

Where to stay if you want to practice sports

Many people think the best place to stay in Fuerteventura is the south, but some people think the beaches in the north are great. Southern Fuerteventura is great for amateurs as the wind power and the level of the Atlantic Ocean waves are perfect. Moreover, best hotels are located in the south of Fuerteventura in front of the nicest beaches. Costa Calma, Playa Gaviotas and El Matorral beach are some of the best places you should visit if you are looking for a good surf camp or a diving centre.

Hotels like Iberostar Fuerteventura Palace in front of Playa Jandia with great Only Adult and couples services; Playa Gaviotas Park in the south of the island and really close to El Matorral beach where you can admire the popular shipwreck of the American Star (it’s surprising because it almost never rains in Fuerteventura, and 30 years ago there was a big storm); and the fabulous Iberostar Playa Gaviotas an All Inclusive resort in Playa Jandia with a great sports offer.

It’s important the hotel offers a wide range of sports facilities as you will need intensive training in order to face your sports day. Hotels with fitness centre or sports tracks are perfect. I stayed at Iberostar Fuerteventura Palace and it was great because of its fantastic relax areas, which are perfect after your tiring sports day.