A former fishing village, Corralejo lies around 40km north of Fuerteventura Airport.
Highlights of Corralejo
Corralejo’s main attractions are undoubtedly its miles of beaches and sand dunes lying to the south. Now protected as a National Park (Parque Natural de las Dunas de Corralejo), the beach is also a Blue Flag site. There are fantastic views of Los lobos and Lanzarote and in some areas, a beach bar and sunbeds.
For a family fun day out away from the sand, visit the Acua Water Park just inland from the beach. There are plenty of slides, jacuzzis, pools, solariums, ten pin bowling, and miniature golf on site.
If you fancy a round of golf, head to Caleta de Fuste. The Fuerteventura Golf club is an 18-hole course located on the shoreline. With numerous bunkers and water hazards, it’s a tricky par 70 which provides an enjoyable challenge. If golf is not your game, then there are some shops nearby where you can indulge in some retail therapy.
Plan a trip to the south of the island to visit Costa Calma. Bask on the beautiful beach, partake in some windsurfing, peruse the market stalls and shops and dine at one of the many restaurants whilst you watch the sunset. Playa de Cofete is often cited as one of the best.
Travel to Betancuria, Fuerteventura’s former capital. Built inland to protect it from pirate attacks, it’s home to an excellent archaeological museum, the Casa Museo Arquebiologico and is reached via a stunning valley.
After something different? Oasis Park Fuerteventura, a zoo and eco-park, is home to a variety of wildlife including lemurs, racoons, snakes, giraffes, hippos, and cheetah.