Playa Sotavento

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Where is Sotavento Beach

Overview Sotavento Beach

It is a sandy and pebble beach that usually receives a constant swell and strong wind. It is located very close to Playa de Guayedra, in the municipality of Agaete, island of Gran Canaria. Access through the Guayedra ravine, which can be done either on foot or by car.

General characteristics Sotavento Beach

  • Approximate length of the beach: 200 metres
  • The beach has an average width of about 34 metres.
  • What is the beach’s occupancy rate: low
  • Sotavento beach does NOT have a promenade.
  • It has dark sand
  • It is a nudist / naturist beach
  • Is there a tourist office on the beach or nearby? yes

Security features Sotavento Beach

  • What are the usual bathing conditions: heavy swell / windy
  • The beach does NOT have a lifeguard service.
  • There are danger / safety signs on the beach.
  • Nearest hospital:

    Doctor NegrÍn Hospital
    Barranco de La Ballena s/n (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

    Indicative distance to the hospital from the beach: 46.5 km.

    (Source: Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge [July 2020])
    (Check with the nearest tourist office or the town hall of the municipality to which Sotavento Beach belongs to confirm the information)

Accessibility features Sotavento Beach

  • How to get to the beach: difficult on foot / by car.
  • It does NOT have accessible points and access facilities for people with reduced mobility.
  • It is possible that the access to the beach is not signposted or that the signposting is insufficient.
    If in doubt, ask at the nearest tourist office or town hall.
  • Is there a car park: No
  • Nearest road to the beach: GC-200
  • Is there a bus service to the beach?: Yes
    Type of bus / additional info: Intercity, Agaete-Puerto de Las Nieves bus line 103 (101)
    Ask at the tourist office or nearest town hall to confirm routes and dates when it is operational.
  • How to get to the beach: difficult on foot / by car.
  • It does NOT have accessible points and access facilities for people with reduced mobility.
  • It is possible that the access to the beach is not signposted or that the signposting is insufficient.
    If in doubt, ask at the nearest tourist office or town hall.
  • Is there a car park: No
  • Nearest road to the beach: GC-200
  • Is there a bus service to the beach?: Yes
    Type of bus / additional info: Intercity, Agaete-Puerto de Las Nieves bus line 103 (101)
    Ask at the tourist office or nearest town hall to confirm routes and dates when it is operational.

Nature around

  • Is there any vegetation on or around the beach: Yes
  • Where is the vegetation located (type, etc.)?
    behind the beach
  • Is this beach part of a protected natural area? yes
    Tamadaba Natural Park
  • What is the composition of the beach?
    Sand / Pebbles
  • What is the coastline (coastal frontage) on which the beach is located like?
    Mountain
  • Have there been any recent refurbishment works or modifications made to the beach? yes
    ZEPA – LIC (ZEC)

Disclaimer

IMPORTANT: We try to make the information about Sotavento Beach as accurate as possible. The data are based on information provided by the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Government of Spain). Last update: July 2020. In any case, if you see any errors, please let us know through the contact form.

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Other beaches near Sotavento Beach

(Distancias orientativas en línea recta)

Guayedra – 0.8 km
Faneroque (Playa de Faneque) – 2.3 km
Las Nieves II (Playa del Muelle) – 2.5 km
Las Nieves I (Las Nieves) – 2.6 km
Las Salinas – 3.0 km