El Rancho (Matas Blanca) - Wild, natural, quiet beach with sand and stones
Playa El Rancho, also known as Matas Blanca, is situated 15 minutes north of Costa Calma in Fuerteventura. On the road which leads in the direction of Puerto de Rosario, turn right on to a small gravel road which leads to the beach.
The beach is separated from the main road behind it by a large sandy area with bushes, so that there is no noise from the road to be heard, only the crashing of the waves. El Rancho stretches for about 500 metres and more than half of the beach is covered with small round stones, while the rest is sand. Relaxed swimming and snorkelling are possible nearly all year round, as the waves are small and there are hardly any currents.
There are enough spaces for caravans here and swimming naked is tolerated. If the wind is favourable kite-surfers can also be seen here now and then.