Nestled at the foot of the inactive Calderilla Roja volcano – which is believed to have created the Canary Islands – is charming Corralejo. Located on the North of Fuerteventura, the resort has grown from a traditional fishing village into a favourite tourist destination. Families will enjoy its white sand beaches and fun water park, while couples will fall in love with the picturesque harbour, perfect for a romantic evening stroll. Those in search of excellent nightlife can dance the night away at one of the many vibrant nightclubs after a lively pub crawl and even nature lovers will be spoilt for choice when it comes to hiking routes and mountains to climb. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Corralejo.
The village is surrounded by striking natural scenery, including a stretch of golden dunes to the south. Old and new merge in its winding, white-washed streets, where delicious little restaurants and cafes are ready to be uncovered. If you tire of Corralejo’s stunning beaches and bustling centre, take a trip inland to La Oliva. The former capital of Fuerteventura is a paradise for culture vultures and artisan goods.
Despite its northern location, Corralejo stays warm all year round. The atmosphere is always vibrant, with plenty of hidden gems like El Cotillo for those who just want to kick back and relax.
Once the capital of Fuerteventura – an honour now held by Puerto del Rosario – La Oliva is a traditional Canarian village. If you want to be close to Corralejo’s sun-drenched beaches but fancy a taste of rustic charm, stay in this historic spot. A walk to the town hall is a great way to get a feel of the place, and you’ll spot the recently restored La Casa de Los Coroneles on the way. The former military home always houses a range of interesting exhibitions, perfect to soak-up some of the local culture.
A hidden gem off the beaten track, El Cotillo is ideal for holidaymakers looking for a peaceful escape. The old fishing village honours the Virgin of Good Travel so you know you’re in good hands too. The harbour town is surrounded by rugged clifftops on one side and golden beaches and sheltered coves on the other. Surfing and windsurfing are popular among tourists and local, as are walks along the vibrant harbour.
Caleta de Fuste
Nearby resort Caleta de Fuste is great for families from all shapes and sizes. Its location nestled in a creek means no strong winds and waves, giving it some of the safest beaches in the island. The little ones can play in the azure waters while parents relax soaking up the sun in the white sand. Caleta de Fuste is also a favourite spot among couples looking for a relaxing getaway. The low-key nightlife and shopping centre mean there’s plenty of opportunities for fun, without having to go wild.
Soak up the sun
Corralejo boasts a great selection of fine sand beaches lapped by crystal-clear waters. The small beach by the harbour is a great spot to meet some locals – go for an afternoon swim before watching the sunset at one of the promenade cocktail bars. To the south lie the bigger beaches, perfect for holidaymakers looking for lazy days working on their tan, water sports and family fun.
Sail to Isla de Lobos
Hop on a ferry and explore this natural park beckoning from Corralejo’s coast. Its name translates to Island of Wolves, after the many sea wolves, or monk seals, that once called it home. The small island has a rich history and played an instrumental role in the conquest of Fuerteventura by Jean de Bethencourt. If you have an interest in history, geology or love nature, a day trip to Isla de Lobos is a must.
Hit the water park
For the perfect family day out, head to Corralejo’s Aqua Water Park. The water park has something for everyone, from big and twisty slides for thrill-seekers to kid areas for the little ones to splash in. It also boasts a solarium to catch some rays and a jacuzzi, in case you fancy relaxing after catching one of the wild shows.
Visit the Corralejo dunes
South of Corralejo village, there’s a beautiful stretch of golden sand dunes. The dunes dip in and out of sun-drenched beaches, creating a natural reserve that looks like a tropical oasis. Bring your swimsuit and spend a day discovering the peaceful beaches away from the hustle and bustle of Corralejo town. You’ll need to bring a picnic as there aren’t many amenities around – which only makes the views more striking.
The Canary Island’s rich multicultural history is reflected in their cuisine. The many traders that have sailed by its ports have left their mark in the shape of delicious food. Spanish classics like tapas or paella are a staple of most menus, but local delicacies are also worth a try. A bienmesabe dessert will end any meal on a sweet note.
Corralejo has a great selection of restaurants serving everything from local delicacies to international cuisine. Dine by the beach or head inland, to one of the village’s foodie hidden gems. Enjoy a tasty meal at the Ugly Duckling, though you’ll have to book in advance as it gets very busy!
Discover Fuerteventura’s stunning north with a trip to Corralejo. The beach resort has everything you need, from golden beaches to mountain hikes. Families, couples and those in search of nightlife will feel at home in this vibrant paradise.
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