Holidays to Corralejo take you to the north coast of Fuerteventura. It’s an easy-going place that majors in surfing and sand dunes. And it’s got the best nightlife on the island.
A natural beauty
Set on the north coast of Fuerteventura, Corralejo has a laid-back, natural vibe. This modern, low-rise resort spreads out from the original old town and fishing port. Surfers come for the breaks, beach-lovers for the year-round sunshine – and the ad crew to do fashion shoots against the vast expanses of fine, white sand.
Miles of coastline
Corralejo has a small beach. It’s set in a sheltered bay, and the shops, cafés and restaurants of the old town are right on hand. To the south, sand dunes form part of a nature reserve that stretches over 11 kilometres. The north is a breezier spot – here, sunbathers bask behind cleverly-constructed stone windbreaks, while surfers make the most of the waves.
Pretty town and port
Corralejo old town is a tiny warren of alleyways with whitewashed buildings. It’s a compact place, and the traffic-free main street – Avenida del Generalissimo Franco – leads from the main square down to the port. By day, you can relax over a cold drink at one of the cafés here, while at night this is the place to come for bars and dancing.
Close to Lobos
From Corralejo harbour you can get a glass-bottomed boat over to the island of Lobos. It takes about 15 minutes. No one has lived here since 1982, when the place became an official nature reserve. It’s filled with walking trails, and you can get right round the place in 2 or 3 hours. There are great sea views to be had from the top of the old lighthouse.