Playa del Águila (La Escaleras)

Playa del Águila - Spain
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A wild and relatively wind-swept section of Fuerteventura’s northwest coast, Playa del Águila also goes by the name of Playa de la Escalera, or Stairs Beach. A beach for a romantic sunset stroll rather than family day out, its orange-gold sands are backed by high sheer cliffs and lack any kind of facilities.

To reach it, visitors must travel a short distance along an unsurfaced road before tackling a set of steps widely accepted to be in need of renovation. Tranquil as a result, Playa del Águila is a stunning place for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors, although its 600-metre length and 25 metre depth of sand can be entirely lost during the highest tides each month.

Nearest town/city

El Cotillo

Also known as:

La Escaleras

Nudist/naturist beach



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