The northwest coast of the island has a special attraction, especially for the lovers of surfing. Three are the favorite towns among the athletes who come to train on the island: La Santa, Caleta Caballo and Famara.
The town of La Santa is the heart of sport in the north of Lanzarote. This small fishing village has managed to adapt to the new times without forgetting the tradition. The fishing boats, which go out to fish to bring fresh fish every day, join hands with the surfers who dare to go through the fast tubes of the Quemao.
Walking through the town is very pleasant. It is a very quiet town and the avenue takes us to the small pier, where the fishing boats wait to return to the sea to bring the fresh fish that can be eaten in the restaurants of the town; without forgetting the prawns of La Santa, they are an authentic delight!
Outside the village stands the Club La Santa, a hotel complex, and one of the best in the Canary Islands. Where athletes from all over the world and from all disciplines come to stay there and prepare their seasons. In its facilities it is possible to carry out more than forty activities and the inner lake surrounding the hotel is accessible to everyone.
Between La Santa and La Caleta de Famara is the small coastal town of Caleta Caballo. Few people live in this cozy town, with its white sand beach, perfect for spending the day, and its coast is ideal for surfing, as almost the entire west coast of the island.
La Caleta de Famara
You will fall in love with La Caleta de Famara as soon as you step on the town. The good atmosphere that is breathed is contagious, with its streets of jable and its houses, with white walls, and blue doors and windows. Many on the seashore, some on the beach.
Perhaps the most famous thing of Famara is its beach, and it is not surprising. It is one of the favorite beaches of all those who visit the island, who are amazed by its six kilometers of fine toasted sand, which begin in the village and extend to the Risco de Famara, surrounded by small dunes topped by bushes.
The trade winds make this beach perfect to learn to practice different sports related to the sea and the wind such as: surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, bodyboarding … and even paragliding and hang gliding.
The west coast of Lanzarote is perfect for walking or bathing, but above all it is perfect for sports lovers and it is noticeable when you visit it.