Caleta de Famara: the surfers’ paradise
Famara beach is a rare beauty: almost 6 km long, it’s the largest of the island and the wave-shaped mountain that dominates the bay is a unique charm. This mountain is called “Risco”, and it’s the highest peak of the whole island with its 670 meters.
The beach is of fine golden sand and it’s absolutely forbidden to take a bath! Here the currents are very strong and dangerous and it’s allowed to enter in the water only when you practice surf, under the supervision of lifeguards.
How to get there
Follow the directions for Teguise. Just before arriving in this town, you will find a roundabout with a sign indicating Caleta de Famara: turn here.
This road is very beautiful and panoramic: you’ll drive surrounded by desert, framed by La Graciosa and Risco mountain and the ocean on the horizon.
Line 20 from Arrecife
Where to eat
As I said at the beginning of the article, Famara was a fishing village and its history is mainly related to fishing. For this reason, we can find good seafood restaurants all over the village, but in particular one stands out to be in the Michelin guide: the restaurant “El Risco”. The quality of the products and the fresh fish used by this restaurant makes it certainly one of the best on the island and it’s definitely worth a try!
Where to sleep
Exactly in front of Famara beach we find these very recent residential buildings, independent cottages that climb on Risco de Famara and overlook the village. From here there is a great view and if you have the economic possibilities I recommend this kind of accommodation.
Inside the village there are plenty of houses for tourists. Most of these apartments can be found on Airbnb’s website.
If you have any questions or comments about Caleta de Famara, leave a comment below!
Nice guide! Thank you for sharing. I recently learned how to surf and this could be a fun travel destination to practice haha xoxo – Mariella
Yes, definitely! The beach of Famara is perfect for beginners with its small waves and sandy beach 🙂 xx
Man I miss surfing. A lot! This looks like a must stop destination the next time I decide to pick up my board and catch some waves.
If you love surfing, you’d really like this paradise! <3
I would love to go and watch the surfing going on, I’m so impressed by the grace and skill of surfers. And you give great info here on the different options for staying there. Thank you!
Thank you Megan! Surfers are like dancers, and their stage is the ocean 🙂
I have never heard of this place but it sounds really lovely and great seafood is great seafood no matter where you are!
Exactly!! Fresh seafood is the best 🙂
This place looks like paradise. I hope I get the opportunity to visit!
it’s really a corner a paradise! a beautiful landscape and so much relax 😉
Looks like a great quaint place to explore! I’ve never heard of this place – looks like I’ll be adding it to my bookmarks!
Yay! 🙂 yes, the landscape looks like something out of a painting 🙂
love sunsets pics. looks like a nice place to visit. seems like Airbnb are everywhere
Haha yes Airbnb it’s definitely everywhere! 🙂
What a spot! I thought I’ve seen a lot in Cali but never heard about this place. It certainly does make me think of the movies! I would love to put this on my list for my next trip to the West Coast!
Haha this place seems Cali but it’s actually Europe, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean! Can you believe it? 🙂
I was just on the Island of Tenerife, and absolutely loved it. I am planning on visiting Lanzarote in October and can’t wait to surf.
Yeeesssss very good choice! October is a good period for surfing! If you’ll need some advice, let me know 🙂
Caleta de Famara seems like a perfect place for holiday! I didn’t even know you can surf 🏄🏿 in Europe 🙂 I love that sunset! I would love to sit there one day by the water and eat one of those delicious fishes 🙂
Yes, in Europe you can surf! 🙂 Especially here in Canary Islands: that’s why they are called the european Hawaii 😀
Gorgeous! I could definitely use a beach weekend right about now. When I lived in Barcelona I loved being able to relax along La Barceloneta. Thanks so much for sharing your guide to Caleta de Famara.
I’m glad you’ve appreciated my article 🙂 La Barceloneta is beautiful!