Playa de Barlovento - After a long hike you will be rewarded with a dream beach
The 10 minutes journey in an off-road vehicle to the starting point of the hike already raises expectations. The exhausting hike of 6 kilometres requires an ascent of 300 metres and also some orienteering skills and after going through the winding Barranco ravine and making a spectacular descent from the top of the pass, you will reach the hidden beach of Playa Barlovento.
This fine, yellow, sandy beach on the wild, western coast of fuerteventura is 1.4 kilometres long at low tide and between 10 and 150 metres wide depending on the tides. Towards the cliffs there are 3-5 metres tall sandstone rocks on the beach and these are fantastic to take photos of, especially with the cliffs of the 807 metres high Jandida mountain range in the background. At low tide you can also explore further bays to the left and right of the beach. There are no bars or restaurants on the way here or at the beach itself, so it is advisable to take your own food and drink. Well away from the rest of civilisation, there are no amenities or facilities for tourists or any sporting activities on offer here. Now and then you might spot some hikers on top of the cliffs, but hardly anybody makes the effort to climb down to the beach,
This is an ideal beach to enjoy some undisturbed togetherness. Especially in the autumn months, when the winds are not so strong and the waves are not so high, you can enjoy a swim here. If it is stormy or if the waves are high, swimming here involves a risk to life and a trip to this beach is not to be recommended if a storm is forecast.