The south of the island has less to offer for hikers. Playa Blanca is one of the larger tourist places on the island, with many hotels, restaurants and shops. It has a beautiful promenade, along the sea, which runs for kilometers. There are two sandy beaches, which are actually not that big. The boat to Fuerteventura, which is barely 15 minutes away, departs from the harbor of Playa Blanca.
We have come to Playa Blanca to walk in the dunes of Papagayo. There is a road to the most south-eastern point of the island. The guides states that it is a non-paved road, mainly used for jeep safaris on the island. A toll must be paid. It took us a while to find it, but in the end, it turned out that it was not that bad, even without a jeep.
We left the car at the last hotel and got into the dune area. The trip to Papagayo turns out to be only 4 kilometers long (single track) and runs alternately over the cliffs, through narrow gorges and over some beautiful sandy beaches. According to our guide, some of the are reserved for naturists, but the February weather did not really allow this.
If you want to make the walk even longer, you can also go from the center of Leave Playa Blanca. The promenade runs along the sea until it reaches last hotel.
When leaving Playa Blanca we notice that the real estate crisis has struck. On several hectares the road infrastructure has been developed, but the villas and apartments are still missing. According to the billboards, they should have been there for a long time ...