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On the northern tip of Fuerteventura lies the beach resort of Corralejo which is pretty spectacular for many reasons. Not only does it boast four beaches and waves that are perfect for surfing, kite-surfing and windsurfing, its sand is arguably the most spectacular in all of the Canary Islands; think endless, rolling dunes made of the softest, finest golden hues and plenty of space to sit back and soak up the Canary Island sun. Famous for being the 'windy island', it always has a refreshing breeze to stave off the heat from that year round sun. Corralejo holidays offer a beach break like no other – what are you waiting for?
Things to do in Corralejo
The sprawling Sand Dunes National Park is a must visit – hire a dune buggy for an hour for an exhilarating ride. The Lobos Island Nature Reserve is well worth the short ferry ride too, and proves to be a popular day out choice for families. Teeming with wildlife and walking trails, it’s the perfect spot to really appreciate the island’s good looks as well as its inherent charisma.
Other popular things to do in Corralejo include taking a glass-bottomed boat trip along the coast, where a whole underwater world is waiting to be discovered. Better yet, you can go scuba diving or snorkelling for a more intimate experience. The resort also has a thriving yoga community, with plenty of classes and retreats to try out to truly relax.
Shopaholics will be content with the unusual and fascinating shops scattered throughout the old town. There is also a Canarian market every Sunday in the El Campanero shopping centre if you fancy splashing the cash via a more traditional route.
The good news is that all you need to fully enjoy Corralejo is your own two feet as the town is compact and easily explored on foot. The south end is the best surfing spot and borders the spectacular vista of the national park. The harbour, meanwhile, is where you should head for all other watersports, and for a choice of swimming and sunbathing beaches. For plenty of culture and history, look no further than the Old Town which is a myriad of picturesque winding streets in the northern tip of the resort. Brimming with traditional Spanish restaurants, bars, architecture and shops full of local arts and crafts, it’s the perfect place to soak up that unique Canary Island charm.
Corralejo holidays are not your typical beach break destination – for one thing, the beaches are argued to be bigger, better and prettier than anywhere else in the Canary Islands, which is a pretty big target to hit! The resort is the perfect base for a range of other activities that nature lovers will adore, too. From the national park at the edge of town to the Lobos Island Nature Reserve just a short ferry ride offshore, there is a wealth of outdoor pursuits that enable you to lap up both the beauty and the sunshine – perfect!
Exploring the rest of Fuerteventura's beauty is easily done thanks to the resort's transportation options. Scooters, bikes and cars are all available to rent, with thoroughfares between towns kept in excellent condition. There is also a regular bus service to and from the airport and various other resorts around the island.
While the beaches in town are ideal for topping up that all important tan, the coastline further out is a wild, unspoilt desert. The town still has a vibrant fishing village atmosphere with narrow winding streets and cottages, providing a simply charming atmosphere.