Where the local people go to snorkeling
Discover the underwater paradise of Fuerteventura! Snorkel in its crystalline waters and admire its marine diversity. The privileged climate allows you to practice it throughout the year. Its clarity, richness and diversity make the island a magnificent place for this activity. It conserves more than 400 species of aquatic living beings and its volcanic past hides coral reefs and deep falls. Get ready to immerse yourself in an exceptional aquatic world. We present you with a detailed guide to the best places to snorkel in the north of the island. Explore the hidden secrets of its seabed and fall in love with its underwater beauty! Fuerteventura awaits you with volcanic landscapes and golden beaches. Let yourself be captivated by its natural beauty!
Here is a detailed guide to the best places to snorkel in the north of Fuerteventura.
Isla de Lobos: it is located about 15 minutes by boat from the pier of El Corralejo. Boats and boats called water taxis leave from there from time to time to transport visitors to the islet.
To carry out this experience you have two options according to your interest and your budget.
An option that makes everything easier for you would be to hire a company that will organize the tour to the island for you, will take you to the best places to enjoy a wonderful experience, they also supply you with the equipment so that you don't have to worry about anything. In this case and for the users of this application, the Diving and Snorkeling companies of Corralejo offer interesting discounts, you just have to go to the MENU of the application and select DISCOUNTS, then select EXCURSIONS (MENU> DISCOUNTS> EXCURSIONS) and you will find the coupons for travel to Isla de Lobos and enjoy an unforgettable snorkeling experience with the cheapest prices possible.
Another much cheaper option is to rent snorkel equipment (on Isla de Lobos you will not find companies or shops where you can rent them) and hire a water taxi that will take you to Isla de Lobos. They will process the permit for you and will also take out the mandatory travel insurance so you don't have to do anything. For users of this application, the Corralejo water taxi companies offer interesting discounts, you just have to go to the application MENU and select DISCOUNTS, then select EXCURSIONS (MENU>DISCOUNTS>EXCURSIONS) and you will find the coupons to travel to Isla de Lobos with the cheapest prices possible. Find out in advance which are the best places to snorkel since the island must be traveled on foot and you should have organized the route that you are going to take since otherwise it will be a very tiring trip.
Any place on Isla Lobos is ideal for snorkeling, since its waters are very clear and, in general, shallow. In addition, this place has rich marine habitats and also paleontological sites (with an abundance of marine fossils). This is the natural home of rays and sea turtles, which you can admire while they roam free.
The most popular beaches on the Isla de Lobos are the Puertito de Lobos beach and La Concha beach.
Puertito de Lobos beach is great for beginners or people with little experience, as it is a quiet natural pool.
La Concha de Lobos Beach offers crystal clear waters and a wide variety of marine species. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of its waters and admire the biodiversity it houses.
Do not forget that Isla de Lobos is a protected natural park, so you need a special permit to enter (you can request it completely free of charge on its official website).
Corralejo Beaches: They are part of the impressive Corralejo Natural Park, a favorite enclave for snorkelers. In addition to being famous for its natural beauty, this beach offers snorkeling opportunities. Explore the rocky reefs and discover an abundance of tropical fish swimming around you. In addition, you can get here without having to take a boat or ask for any permit, which makes it a much easier option.
I recommend that you do not stay on the best-known beaches, those that are next to the population and where tourists abound, but that you move away a bit. Corralejo has a few kilometers of coves, so walk a bit and wander through them: it won't be difficult for you to find somewhere quiet (like Playa Larga or Playa del Moro).
However, if you have not brought a snorkel and diving goggles or it is your first time and you want to learn with the peace of mind that a monitor provides you, you can find various diving and snorkeling schools. For users of this application, the SNORKEL AND DIVING companies in Corralejo offer interesting discounts, you just have to go to the application MENU and select DISCOUNTS, then select EXCURSIONS (MENU>DISCOUNTS>EXCURSIONS) and you will find the coupons to do a snorkeling tour with the cheapest prices possible.
Majanicho Beach: Away from the hustle and bustle, this beach offers a quieter snorkeling experience. Explore its seabed and admire the rock formations and marine life that surrounds it. There are no shops to rent snorkel equipment.
Esquinzo Beach: Known for its crystal clear waters and white sand, this beach is a perfect place to dive in and enjoy the underwater beauty. Observe the tropical fish and colorful algae that give life to this marine ecosystem. There are no shops to rent snorkel equipment.
Bajo Negro Beach: Located in the municipality of La Oliva, this beach is ideal for those looking for a calmer snorkeling experience. Delve into its waters and explore the marine wealth found in this area. There are no shops to rent snorkel equipment.
Playa de los Charcos: Known for its small natural pools formed by the rocks, this beach offers a unique snorkeling experience. Explore the puddles and discover the variety of species that take refuge in them. There are no shops to rent snorkel equipment.
Playa de la Caleta: Located in the fishing village of El Cotillo, this beach is ideal for those looking for a quiet place to snorkel. Immerse yourself in its waters and admire the underwater beauty that surrounds it. There are no shops to rent snorkel equipment.
Playa de la Alzada: This small black sand beach is a true paradise for snorkelers. Dive in and explore the rocky reefs, where you can observe a wide variety of fish and other marine life. There are no shops to rent snorkel equipment.
El Cotillo Beach: With its calm waters and coral reef, this beach is ideal for exploring the colorful fish and coral formations. Enter the natural lagoon and discover an underwater world full of life. There are no shops to rent snorkel equipment.
In El Cotillo there are some of the best beaches on the island and, specifically, I recommend La Concha beach as it is protected by a volcanic rock reef and, depending on the rise and fall of the tide, you will see that in Shallow natural lagoons are formed along the coast, ideal for diving, both for children and adults.
The ideal is to arrive early in the morning and thus perhaps have the opportunity to see cuttlefish, goldfish and even octopus.
Remember to take your snorkeling equipment with you, such as a mask, tube and fins, to enjoy this experience to the fullest, do not trust in renting it right on the beach since many of these beaches are completely virgin.
It is also important to take sea conditions into account and respect the marine environment, avoiding touching or damaging corals and other marine species.
It is also convenient to review the tidal table of the region since it is not the same to dive at high tide than at low tide as it can greatly reduce the beauty of the beach.
Get ready to immerse yourself in an underwater world full of life and color in the north of Fuerteventura. Snorkeling will allow you to explore the hidden beauty of the island and enjoy an unforgettable experience. Don't forget to capture incredible moments and make the most of this aquatic adventure in Fuerteventura!