Canary Islands in detail

Top Windsurfing & Kiteboarding

Windsurfing & Kiteboarding

  • Playa de Sotavento de Jandía, Fuerteventura A string of soft white-sand beaches with excellent windsurfing bordering the blustery east coast.
  • Playa de la Barca, Fuerteventura The top windsurfing and kitesurfing choice.
  • Pozo Izquierdo, Gran Canaria Big winds are a constant at this windsurfing outpost.
  • Costa Teguise, Lanzarote Excellent conditions for windsurfers.
  • Corralejo, Fuerteventura Windsurfing for all levels on the northeast coast.
  • Playa Las Galletas, Tenerife Relaxed and easy-going town with good windsurfing in the south.
  • Playa El Médano, Tenerife Decent gusts on the southeast coast.

Beginner Surf Spots

  • La Caleta de Famara, Lanzarote With its endless stretch of sand and plenty of surf schools, it’s perfect for learners.
  • El Cotillo, Fuerteventura Offers perfect learner conditions.
  • Playa de las Américas, Tenerife Has a few mellow, learner-friendly waves and several surf schools.


  • La Restinga, El Hierro A wealth of marine life and plenty of diving operators to show you the underwater wonders.
  • Puerto Calero, Lanzarote Visibility up to 20m and especially warm waters. You’ll find marlin, barracuda and a host of other fish.
  • Los Gigantes & Puerto de Santiago, Tenerife Wreck dives, cave dives and old-fashioned boat dives. Marine life ranges from eels to angel sharks and stingrays.
  • Puerto de Mogán, Gran Canaria Dive in and around the caves and wrecks that lie not far offshore.
  • Playa de las Canteras, Gran Canaria Not much of a diving spot, but this is some of the most accessible snorkelling in the archipelago, just metres from the sand.