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Mal Nombre

Barranco del Mal Nombre, Fuerteventura

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Translated literally from Spanish, Mal Nombre means “Bad Name”, but the beach certainly does not deserve this name. The large, light beige-coloured sandy area can best be reached via the path along the top of the steep sand dunes. Here there is plenty of space for the children to play and the adults to relax. Visitors can look forward to being entertained by the many busy little Barbary squirrels to be seen among the rocks. The waves are mostly small and access to the sea is easy.

Mal Nombre - Fine sandy beach with dunes in the south of Fuerteventura

Mal Nombre is situated about 15 minutes by car north of Morro Jable in the south of Fuerteventura. The bay is divided into two areas. At the front a steep sand dune protrudes from the water and there is a stretch of black stones along the shoreline. Just above these stones you can follow a track along the dunes or wade through the water to reach the larger part of the beach.

Here there is a large sandy area with fine light-beige coloured sand. Mal Nombre offers children plenty of space to play and build sandcastles. The water is clear and the waves are mostly small. There is easy access to the sea in most places and there are also a lot of piles of rocks where you can find a cosy place to relax. Swimming in the nude is also possible here.

Mal Nombre is surrounded by a nice hilly landscape with scattered sandy areas and green bushes create a picturesque landscape. Barbary squirrels play among the rocks and these cute little rodents are happy to show how tame they are in return for some of your food.

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Mal Nombre is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 5/10 points
Place 43 of 80
Although it can get a little busy, you will find a nice spot here where you can relax.
Family: 6/10 points
Place 25 of 80
Here you will find a good environment to be able to spend a nice beach holiday with the familiy.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 58 of 80
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 42 of 80
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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5/10
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5/10
Beauty
4/10
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3/10
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We from Beach-Inspector were actually at the beach for you and have spoken personally with the locals to get the complete picture.
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geo coordinates: 28.081985, -14.291613
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