Corralejo is in the north of Fuerteventura, and you can’t talk about it without mentioning the imposing dunes along its coastline that shape some of the most spectacular beaches on the island.
Given that it is one of the most popular areas in Fuerteventura, the commercial and leisure offering covers all bases to be one of the best and most varied on the island. You won’t be missing anything. And the weather, as is common across the archipelago, stays at a pleasant temperature all year round.
Corralejo has the best accommodation provision on Fuerteventura. The hotels and apartments are all first-rate and suit all budgets.
You can find prices and availability here.
Places of interest
One of the main attractions in Corralejo is its near 3000 hectares of pure white sand – the famous Sand Dunes of Corralejo (Dunas de Corralejo), which create a postcard picture that you need to see for yourself. Not to mention the idyllic beaches surrounding it, known as Grandes Playas.
Not far from Corralejo, you can see the small Lobos Island and the south coast of Lanzarote. It is a magical sight, but you can go further. Several ferries leave daily both to Lanzarote and Lobos Island.
Corralejo is one the most popular places in Fuerteventura, and its natural environment is one of the key reasons why.
If Fuerteventura’s beaches are the best in the Canary Islands, then Corralejo’s are the best in Fuerteventura. From that premise, you already know what you’re going to find. Corralejo’s beaches are clustered on the east side of the island, within the Sand Dunes of Corralejo Natural Park, and are known as Grandes Playas.
Grandes Playas are a series of idyllic white-sand beaches with turquoise waters, that are unspoilt and in many areas, very quiet. As a result, if you’re looking for peace and quiet you can enjoy them in near solitude. Meanwhile, other parts can be more crowded. This is the variety that you can find within Corralejo’s charm.
Perhaps not as spectacular as the aforementioned, but the Muelle Chico beach can’t be left out: urban, small and located in the heart of Corralejo, surrounded by bars, restaurants, and a large shopping and leisure area.
As it is in a coastal area you can’t miss the great offering of water sports. You can find different areas surrounding Corralejo where people of all levels can try surfing, windsurfing…
What’s more, the north of Fuerteventura probably has the clearest waters on the whole island, making it ideal for snorkelling. In terms of diving, there are several interesting spots in the stretch separating Fuerteventura from Lobos Island.
Corralejo is found in the La Oliva region, which is rich in history, culture, and natural monuments. Beyond the sun and beach, you can visit one of the symbols of Canarian architecture – la Casa de Los Coroneles, one of the oldest residences in the Canary Islands, that was the home of the military leader who controlled the island in the 18th century. The house has now been converted into a cultural centre.
The Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria (Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria) constitutes another architectural landmar. It was built in the 18th century and is a living example of Fuerteventura’s history.
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Frequently asked questions
How is the weather in Corralejo?
The weather in Corralejo is stable throughout the year, with minimum temperatures of 15ºC in the winter and a maximum of 28ºC in the summer. The average annual temperature is 22ºC, while the skies are almost always clear. Rain is rare.
How far is Corralejo from the airport?
Corralejo is 40km away from Fuerteventura airport, and the car journey takes around 35 minutes.
How do you get to Corralejo?
You can get to Corralejo via the FV-1. Travelling by car is recommended, and you can hire one here. If you prefer, you can consult the bus routes on our website.