This Fuerteventura Beach Made it to the Top 10 Beaches of the World

Sotavento beach is considered one of the 25 best beaches in Europe 2022 by TripAdvisor‘s Traveller’s Choice awards.

A fairytale setting on a paradisical far-away planet is the first thing that comes to our mind when we set foot on the glorious and 9-kilometer magnificent stretch of the Sotavento Beach. Located between Morro Jable and Costa Calma, the Sotavento Beach is ninth place in the Trip Advisor Traveller´s Choice Best Beaches of the World in 2022.

Sotavento is a spectacle for the traveler, with its great scenic beauty that can observe from the Salmo viewpoint. Covered with golden sand, crystalline green waters of shallow depth, giant dunes, and not forgetting that a lagoon forms with the tide. It is also very popular with kitesurfers and windsurfers from worldwide. Due to its strong winds, the World Kitesurfing and Windsurfing Championships are held here every year.

Sotavento Beach sand and ocean water

After two years of travel restrictions, 2022 is considered by many to be “the year of travel”. According to a recent Tripadvisor survey, 71% of Americans say they are likely to travel for pleasure in 2022. “As the world begins to travel again, priorities are shifting, and people want more memorable experiences while traveling. Three-quarters (75%) of Americans say it is important to ‘see new places’ when considering future travel plans,” said Steven Paganellidirector of Destinations, Hotels, and OTAs in the Americas at Tripadvisor.

Their Traveller’s Choice awards were born from the idea of connecting with travelers; they are awards chosen exclusively by people like you. People who travel try and share their experiences worldwide, according to their comments and positive or negative opinions about that destination or tourist place. It’s a list of the best sites chosen by travelers themselves.

In its 2022 list, Traveler’s Choice places four Spanish beaches among the top 25 in Europe 2022. The Spanish beaches of Muro (Mallorca), Ses Illetes (Formentera), Sotavento (Fuerteventura), and Las Canteras (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) are among the best in Europe, according to a ranking compiled by Tripadvisor users Sotavento 9th place.

In Fuerteventura, Sotavento beach, located in the municipality of Pájara, with 10 kilometres of coastline, is in 9th place in the list of the 25 best beaches in Europe 2022. It is not just a single beach, but the series of five beaches De la Barca, Risco del Paso, Mirador, Los Canarios and Mal Nombre.

map of fuerteventura showing five beaches making Sotavento Beach

The beach stands out for its idyllic setting, for all types of tourists, even non-surfers. It is a beach with an immense length in its sandy extension; its dunes reach some of them to the seashore, showing us a unique landscape. It is perfect for families with children due to its space, its lagoon, and the shallow depth of its crystalline waters. A paradise in the middle of the Atlantic.

How to get to Sotavento beach?


By Car: If you are traveling by car, take the FV 2 then take the exit at KM 72 and follow the road. that will lead you straight to the  “Playa de Sotaveno¨.

For renting cars in Fuerteventura, we recommend Auto Riesen. The company allows reserving without blocking any credit card and has no limitations on dirt roads of the island and has better price plans compared to many others. Tip: Book and plan in advance as rentals are almost full always on the island.

By Bus: Line 10 leaves four times a day from Puerto del Rosario and Fuerteventura Airport. If travelling to Sotavento from Corralejo, take the Bus 6 to Puerto del Rosario and follow the route of Line 10 to Costa Calma. For more details check their official schedule here.

By Customized Trip Planning: Customize your trip to your requirements be it with family and friends, or a romantic weekend getaway with local island hosts Amazzzing Travel. You can contact them directly to or via their instagram page.

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