South of Fuerteventura, in the municipality of Tuineje and five kilometres away from Gran Tarajal, the most important town in the municipality, we find Las Playitas, a beautiful fishing village that has become an alternative to the big resorts for those seeking a quiet place to spend some days in a traditional atmosphere where you can enjoy nature, sports and good fresh fish.
Las Playitas,besides being a charming corner because of its small size and strong maritime flavour, currently offers a wide range of activities for visitors to spend a special and unforgettable day. We’ll tell you about some of them:
All kinds of sport. Undoubtedly the village of Las Playitas, thanks to the modern sports complex Playitas Resort, has become the most important place of the island for sports at any levels. It has an Olympic pool, a golf course, gyms, coaches, infrastructure for cyclists and the beach beside it for water activities; this kind of tourism combining relax and healthy activity in the natural environment, find in Las Playitas a great meeting point.
Moreover, in the natural environment of Las Playitas various sports events of international character and relevance are held every year, such as Challenge Fuerteventura, a triathlon that brings together top athletes from around the world and offers, thanks to its surrounding landscape, spectacular views.
The small avenue surrounding the beach of the town, with restaurants and terraces by the beach, invites you to taste the typical, varied and exquisite local cuisine. Do not forget to try “papas arrugadas con mojo”, some “majorero” tomatoes and cheese, and as a second course one of the delicacies that local fishermen catch every day: “vieja”, comber, sea bream, horse mackerel, grouper, “cheme”…
Relax on the beach
The beach surrounding the village has a special character. It is made of dark sand and pebbles and its waters are generally calm. Cute and hidden, not excessively tourist and with an untouched fishing tradition, it’s a little spot that is well worth visiting and spending a quiet day in the incredible nature that characterizes it.