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Why You'll love Wind Surfing in Fuerteventura (sotavento) !

  • Year around strong wind destination with choice of 3 world class windsurf centres
  • A short haul flight from the UK and Europe
  • Fuerteventura offers a variety of conditions depending on the time of year and location; from super flat shallow lagoons to full on wave sailing spots

Windsurf Holidays To Sotavento

Fuerteventura is the second largest island on the Canary Islands, although one of the least developed. You arrive at the airport to the north of the island followed by our private transfer down to Sotavento in the south (about 1.5 hours) or we can arrange a hire car as an alternative.

Sotavento has long been regarded as an excellent windsurf destination with extremely reliable wind and only a short flight from the UK. The resort offers the option to either stay in the tourist resort of Costa Calma, or a little further south at the Melia Gorriones Hotel, right by one of the best kitesurf spots.

Sotavento is perfect for either a deciated windsurfing holiday, or it can make for a super family holiday with many hotels offering good family facitlies. Also, The Canary Islands are viewed as a very 'safe' destination.

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Service rating : Very helpful during booking process. We were able to book a holiday tailor made to suit our needs.
Product : We chose to go at the height of the season and therefore the hotel was full. The only time this was noticeable was at meal times when the restaurant would be rather noisey , otherwise the facilities we very good. The windsurfing was great for freestyle and bump and jump with strong reliable wind , although it is gusty and choosing a board that's not too small will help ride through any lulls. The shuttle bus service to the ION centre is reliable but you must book every day you want to be picked up otherwise you could walk from the hotel along the beach but it will take 45 minutes minimum. There are 3 times to choose to be picked up and you would be well advised to book your return shuttle on arrival otherwise the minibus may be full at peak times. The service at the centre is very good but you can find yourself waiting to be served at peak periods. The equipment is good and it is possible to change a pre booked board if the conditions aren't suitable. Overall a very enjoyable stay with wind every day, the lightest day was 30 knots but even in those conditions beginners were happy to learn in the lagoon.

The Spot

Fuerteventura offers a variety of conditions depending on the time of year and location; from super flat shallow lagoons to full on wave sailing spots. We know this area extremely well so please call us for advice on suitability.

The Wind In Sotavento

The best wind in Sotavento is between April and October, however, it is possible to get some good winter conditions, just not as strong and reliable as the summer. During the windiest days speeds can reach as high as 40+ knots! The wind here also tends to be very gusty as it is off-shore, being funnelled and accelerated through a range of hills behind the resort.


Fuerteventura offers a wide range of activities for the those who do not windsurf as this area is a major holiday destination for many holidaymakers. Surfing, diving, horseriding, trekking and cycling are just some of the activities on offer. In Sotavento there is a good quality hotel overlooking the spot, so this may be more suited to a non-windsurfing partner who is happy to relax around a pool and wander down to the spot at their leisure.


Sotavento evenings are mostly hotel based, relaxing over dinner in one of the hotel bars. A short shuttle bus ride or taxi ride away are the resorts of Costa Calma and Jandia, which offer a low key selection of bars and nightlife. Fuerte Action Café and Restaurant Bar in Costa Calma are popular meeting places from breakfast until late at night.

Resort Summary

  • Beginners
  • Advanced
  • Waves
  • Family Friendly
  • Single Friendly
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Un spolit
  • Culture
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Multi Activity
  • Spa