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Why You'll Love Kitesurfing In Fuerteventura (sotavento)!

  • Sotavento has long been regarded as an excellent kitesurf destination with extremely reliable wind
  • Only a short flight from the UK
  • Super flat shallow lagoons to full on wave riding spots

Kitesurf 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 kitesurf 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 kitesurfing 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.

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.

Activities In Sotavento

Fuerteventura offers a wide range of activities for the those who do not kitesurf 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-kitesurfing 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.

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See What Our Clients Say

The team at Planet Kitesurf had a good knowledge of the local conditions for the various locations we considered. At Sotavento you have a good choice between the lagoon and the sea. It was great to have the surf centre nearby the hotel.


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