Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Canaries
On the north-eastern tip of the island lies Corralejo, a postcard pretty resort and its glorious beach of golden sand, backed by dunes that stretches for about six miles down the coast. The dunes are a designated nature reserve and spread a mile inland. The beach is so long that on some stretches you feel like the only person there.
The windy conditions are excellent for surfing and for flying kites. If you just want to sunbathe, you can relax along the dunes. Corralejo is synonymous with sport. The shallowness of its waters, fascinating landscapes, the wide diversity of its underwater fauna and the waves make it ideal for the enjoyment of swimmers and lovers of water activities: diving, surfing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, paddle surf, sport fishing and boat trips. From the resort of Corralejo, there are regular boat trips to tiny Lobos island and to Lanzarote. Lobos Island is a beautiful island of protected species, a short boat trip from Corralejo. Choose a glass bottom boat and see the vast white dunes, groups of speckled fish and an occasional octopus hiding behind a rock.
There are dozens of smaller shops scattered throughout Corralejo selling all the necessary beach items and souvenirs. For high street brands the El Campanario Shopping Centre by the Baku Aquapark and the Las Palmeras Shopping Centre have all the usual names plus supermarkets that cater to the needs of those on self-catering holidays. Restaurants are plentiful and offer local and international menus at family prices.
Corralejo Natural Park is 2600 hectares of unspoiled sandy terrain leading to a beach with sparkling aquamarine ocean water. The views of immense sand hills with a backdrop of mountains on one side and the ocean and Lobos Island on the other are beautiful. Explore the natural beauty or else go kite surfing. Follow trails in the sand and even try cycling along it. It’s a great day out for all the family.
Transfer from Fuerteventura airport approx. 30 mins.