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El Rancho

Costa Calma, Fuerteventura

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors
If you like peace and quiet and you enjoy nature and relaxed swimming, then you are in the right place here. The approximately 500-metre long beach offers plenty space to spread out and caravan owners can find a good spot with a view of the sea here. Kite-surfers who bring their own equipment can also take advantage of the good surfing conditions. Swimming is very enjoyable on this partly sandy and partly pebble beach, as there are hardly any waves and currents, and swimming naked is also possible.

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.

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El Rancho 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: 3/10 points
Place 68 of 80
Only a few facilities and services and little atmosphere. This beach is not very good for relaxation.
Family: 5/10 points
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Even though It is not ideal here, you will still see some families around.
Water sports: 3/10 points
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Water-sports conditions at this beach are rather poor.
Party: 1/10 points
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There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

Atmosphere at the beach
6/10
Ease
5/10
Beauty
3/10
Romance
3/10
Exclusivity
1/10
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geo coordinates: 28.17149, -14.203262
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