Corralejo is a beach-town on the northern tip of Fuerteventura. It is known for its vacation resorts, beaches, and as with the rest of the island, strong winds.
Corralejo is generally small enough to get around by walking. However, numerous places are available to rent scooters, bikes, and other modes of transportation.
Corralejo is known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Fuerteventura. There are lots of beaches to choose from, including the award winning sand dunes national park, with a long stretch of pristine white sand and turquoise water. In the town itself there are four main beaches, some of which have cafes and restaurants backing on to them. Whether you prefer the beaches in the town or the pure, almost desert-like sand dune beaches of the east and south eastern side, there is beach for everyone.
Sand Dune National Park
Just south (bordering) of Corralejo, this large open space is dedicating to preserving the large, almost desert like dunes that hug the coastline. Feel free to walk up them, get a dune buggy ride, or just go and get that "walking in the desert" feel. And when you are done and get too hot, the ocean is right there.
Isla de los Lobos
More commonly known as Lobos Island, this Canary Island nature reserve has been without permanent human population since 1982. The island is accessible to tourists via a short ferry ride Corralejo harbour, and it has day facilities and weekend homes of local fishermen. It is easy to make a day trip to the island, which has many trails and wildlife for walkers, hikers and nature lovers. You can walk right round the island in around 2-3 hours. There is an old lighthouse on the northern tip of the island, providing spectacular views. From the old lighthouse on the island's northern tip, you will have a beautiful view of the bays around the Punta de Papagayo of Lanzarote. Glass-bottom ferries leave from Corralejo harbour and take just 15 minutes.
Known as the Hawaii of the Atlantic, Fuerteventura is a surfer's dream and Corralejo is a great base for aspiring and experienced surfers. You can easily head to surf spots on the east, west or north of the island, finding the perfect spot depending on the conditions.
Wind and Kite Surfing
Fuerteventura is a windy island. While sometimes providing a nuisance or relief on a hot day, it is also makes the island the perfect spot for kite surfing and wind surfing and there are many places to learn or rent gear. Stands and rental shacks dot the town and island, most of which will provide private or group lessons.
Corralejo is a great base for scuba diving and their are a number of companies offering courses and trips out to the local dive sites, including the clear waters and great sea life of Lobos Island.
Yoga and Wellbeing
With the beautiful beaches and backdrop of volcanoes, this is an inspiring setting to practice yoga and to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. The island has an active community of yoga practitioners and wellbeing enthusiasts. You can join yoga classes on the beach with Azulfit and there are two health food shops in the town.
Downtown Corralejo is host to many souvenir shops, as well as a small market area. There are grocery stores, pharmacies, and every other amenity required for an excellent stay. The big shopping centre El Campanero has a lot to offer, including a Canarian market every Sunday.
There are several bars and restaurants in Corralejo. Be aware, though, that some of them are Smoking, and while non-smokers are of course welcome, Non-Smoking sections aren't often found here.
The Bedrock Bar just down from the major shopping center El Campanero is excellent (although again, it is a Smoking bar) with a wide variety of food and beverages at very reasonable cost (the burgers in particular are delicious). If you don't fancy eating in the bar itself, they're always willing to cook you something to take away with you, although since the food is cooked to order and takes longer than the chippy down the high street, you might want to order a drink while you wait. For all you Brits, they also do a very good Sunday roast now and then (not as heavy as you might think in this weather!); the slight downside is that you have to book this in advance.