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Playa de la Barca

Costa Calma, Fuerteventura

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Playa de la Barca looks completely different at full moon and at new moon. The large sandy area is transformed into a big lagoon. This dramatic change of scenery makes the beach very special. Furthermore, it is very popular with wind surfers and kite boarders because of the unique wind conditions. The local René Egli Windsurfing Centre hosts the Windsurfing and Kite Boarding World Cup every year.

Playa de la Barca - Kite Boarding and Wind Surfing Paradise

Playa de la Barca is the northern part of the large Sotavento beach, which is situated approximately 15 minutes south of Costa Calma. As is the case at the Risco del Paso beach, there is a lagoon area which at high tide is covered in shallow water. This phenomenon is dependent on the tides and therefore the moon. Green shrubs and palm trees round off the picturesque setting. The El Paso mountain rises in the background of Playa de la Barca.

The unique wind conditions at Playa de la Barca make this beach a very popular place for watersport enthusiasts. Every year in summer the Windsurfing and Kite Boarding World Cup takes place here. If you would like to have a go at windsurfing and kite boarding yourself, you can hire equipment and book a lesson at the famous Kite Boarding and Windsurfing School at Playa de la Barca which has been at the beach for more than 30 years. There are facilities at the centre as well as sun-loungers for hire and snacks and drinks on offer. Stand up paddle and beach sailing are also possible at Playa de la Barca.

For safety reasons the beach is divided into three zones: swimming, kite boarding and windsurfing.

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Playa de la Barca 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: 4/10 points
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This beach is not great for relaxation, but you will find the odd suitable space to settle down here.
Family: 6/10 points
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Here you will find a good environment to be able to spend a nice beach holiday with the familiy.
Water sports: 9/10 points
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This beach is a well-known hotspot for surfers from all over the world.
Party: 4/10 points
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Only moderate party action here, as not many come to this beach to party.

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8/10
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3/10
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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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< 14 Years
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14-21 Years
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Beach Sailing, Stand-up paddling
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René Egli Fuerteventura
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Stand-up paddling, Beach Sailing, Kite surfing, Wind surfing

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  • René Egli Fuerteventura
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    Offer:
    Stand-up paddling, Beach Sailing, Kite surfing, Wind surfing

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geo coordinates: 28.131036, -14.248581
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