La Pared & Playa del Viejo Rey - Surfing in La Pared, Fuerteventura

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Playa del Viejo Rey is an ideal beach for surfing in Fuerteventura

La Pared is a small town on the west coast of Fuerteventura, popular among surfers who come here for the great beach. The town only has a few bungalows, a hotel and some private villas and only one supermarket.

La Pared is a surfer's paradise on the west coast of Fuerteventura 

If you plan to go and visit the town you should know that there aren't many things to do or see, maybe just a few restaurants where you can have lunch or dinner. 

The reason why you should visit the towh of La Pared is the amazing beach, one of the best in Fuerteventura for surfers.

Other similar nice villages that you can visit on the west coast of Fuerteventura are Ajuy and Puertito de los Molinos, although the beach Playa del Viejo Rey is a surfer's paradise, no doubt about it. 

The village of La Pared is popular among surfers and visitors who are looking for quiet places on the island, where they can enjoy the beautiful landscapes and views of Fuerteventura. This village is very different from the popular resorts like Corralejo or Caleta de Fuste and here you won't find big chain hotels like in the other resorts.

La Pared is great for a quiet holiday in Fuerteventura and there are lots of private rentals, mostly villas or private rooms in guesthouses. We found a lot of great options on Airbnb, with better conditions than the hotels who are located in the same area at similar prices. You can see more options on our list of the best Airbnbs in Fuerteventura.

There are 2 beaches in the town of La Pared:

  • Playa La Pared
  • Playa del Viejo Rey

Playa La Pared

Details about Playa La Pared

  • Location: see on Google Maps, municipality - Pajara, one the south west coast of Fuerteventura
  • Length: 250 meters
  • Width: 18 meters
  • Sand color: Dark sand
  • Access: Easy walk
  • Parking: Yes
  • Public transport: No
  • Toilets: No
  • Showers or Footshowers: No
  • Bins: Yes
  • Sunbeds: No

La Pared Beach is the smaller of the two beaches in town and is located north from Playa del Viejo Rey.

Playa la Pared has dark colored sand and it's not very popular among tourists, so most of the time you will not find many people here, only a few surfers. 

Keep in mind also that Playa la Pared is not really suitable for swimming, since it's located on the west coast, where there are constant currents and waves, which is the reason why it's so popular among surfers.

Playa del Viejo Rey

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Playa del Viejo Rey in the town of La Pared, on the west coast of Fuertenvetura

Details about Playa del Viejo Rey

  • Location: see on Google Maps, municipality - Pajara, one the south west coast of Fuerteventura
  • Length: 800 meters
  • Width: 18 meters
  • Sand color: Golden sand
  • Parking: No
  • Public transport: No
  • Nudism: Yes
  • Sunbeds: No
  • Toilets: No
  • Showers or Footshowers: No
  • Bins: No
  • Restaurant / bars: No

Playa del Viejo Rey, which translates as the Beach of the Old King, is situated in the town of La Pared, south of Playa la Pared.

In order to get to Playa del Viejo Rey beach you can park the car in the big car park at the end of a dirt track that is in very good condition and is suitable for all cars. The nearest hotel is Costa Real.

From the car park you need to go down to the beach following the stone steps. There is no access to Playa del Viejo Rey for people in wheelchairs.

It takes a few minutes to reach the beach and you'll have to be careful at the end where you will have to walk on some slippery rocks, but you'll be fine if you are careful and pay attention to the steps.

Surfing at Playa del Viejo Rey

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There are many surf schools in La Pared - Fuerteventura

Many surfing schools come to Playa del Viejo Rey with their students, because the conditions are ideal for learning.

The beach is not suitable for swimming, since the waves are always strong, but you can lay on the beach and admire the landscape and natural beauty.

Playa del Viejo Rey has golden to dark-colored sand and it's usually quieter than the places you can typically find in resorts and bigger towns on the east coast.

The sunset from Playa del Viejo Rey is truly spectacular, so if you have the chance to come here at sunset please do not hesitate, since it's a view you will always remember.

If you'd like to spend the entire day on the beach at Playa del Viejo Rey you should bring your own food and drinks, since there are no restaurants or bars on the beach and you'd have to go all the way to town if you need anything.

In the town of La Pared you will find a few small restaurants that serve fresh fish, since fishing is still a popular activity in this part of the coast.

The landscape around the coast of La Pared is beautiful and wild, so if you're in this area of Fuerteventura you can visit both beaches in order to decide for yourself which one you like best.

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The stairs that lead down to Playa del Viejo Rey

Both Playa La Pared and Playa del Viejo Rey are still wild and not many tourists come here, compared to the most popular places like Corralejo Grandes Playas or Sotavento.

If you want to explore more of Fuerteventura and discover its rough side, with wild beaches and tiny villages, then make the trip to the west coast and you will get to see a whole new image or Fuerteventura that you will also absolutely love.

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