Corralejo Fuerteventura

Corralejo is a tourist resort situated at the northern end of Fuerteventura. It is considerably larger than Caleta de Fuste and has a more touristy feel.

Corralejo Old Town

The original part of the town is based around the old harbour, which was used by local fishermen. Here the small sheltered beach, Playa la Clavellina, provides safe bathing for locals and holidaymakers alike. Fishing from the harbour wall is a popular pastime, and it is not usually as busy as the photograph suggests. On this particular day there was a competitive swim from Lobos back to Corralejo, and people who had been visiting the tourist information office, as well as relatives of those taking part crowded onto the wall for a good view.

Corralejo Marina

The more modern facility consists of a marina for pleasure craft and room for the ferry services to Lanzarote and Lobos, a small island that is a 15 minute ferry ride from Fuerteventura. There are various trips aimed at those on holiday that run from the harbour, and bookings for these can be made at one of the booths dotted about the area.

Corralejo's Beaches and Dunes

A short distance south of the old port are a couple of more spacious sandy beaches that have fine views of the Island of Lobos. Whereas the small beach by the old harbour in Corralejo seems to making use of the space, these larger beaches are aimed at holidaymakers staying in the north of Fuerteventura, and have everything needed for a day at the beach on Fuerteventura.

The town is surrounded by sand dunes and miles of sandy beaches that form a nature reserve. The beaches between Punta de Tivas and the Tres Islas hotels, called Playa del Pozo, Playa del Medano and Playa de Viejo run in to each other and this sandy shore is sometimes called Flag Beach. These beaches are exposed to the wind and this makes these beaches ideal places to pursue those activities that require a little more life to the water. Circular stone structures provide a windbreak for those that just want to take advantage of Fuerteventura's sunny climate.

Some of these beaches, though it is really one long beach, are used by naturists. The attitude to naturism on Fuerteventura is relaxed and as such there are no designated naturist beaches. Naturists generally prefer to be on beaches that are away from the resort centres, so that they don't offend other bathers. The beach at Playa de Pozo seems to be the most popular with naturists.

Getting to Corralejo

Transfer times from Fuerteventura airport to the holiday accommodation in Corralejo is about 4o minutes. You could also travel by bus, guagua, as they are known in Spanish. This would involve taking a ten minute journey into Puerto del Rosario on the number 3, then the number 6 bus to Corralejo. The journey is quite pleasant, going through some interesting villages. As you get close to Corralejo to your left you will see the Caderilla de Roja, which is one of the extinct volcanoes that created these islands, and to the right some lovely sandy beaches that stretch up most of the coast to Corralejo. If you are staying in El Cotillo, you can catch the number 8 bus from Corralejo, or the number 7 from Puerto del Rosario.

Sport in and around Corralejo

Corralejo´s location on Fuerteventura means that it is well positioned for many sports activities. There are north and east facing beaches close by and this allows those who enjoy surfing, windsurfing or kite boarding to move to spend their days in different locations depending upon how the wind is affecting the waves or blowing in relation to the shore.

Those that are into hiking or mountain biking have a choice of off road tracks and the distances travelled can be adjusted to suit the time available.

Adventurous tours.

Besides trike tours, there are other possibilities including Buggy Tours and excursions as well as quad bike tours, and all of these prove popular with holidaymakers.

A good mornings work. Fisherman at Corralejo. Fishing from the harbour wall at Corralejo, Fuerteventura.
Fishermen in Corralejo

Corralejo aerial view
Corralejo from above

Tres Islas hotels aeriel view
Tres Islas from the air

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The old harbour wall Corralejo The old harbour wall.

Marina at Corralejo Boats moored in Corralejo

The beach at Corralejo The beach

The view of Lobos from Corralejo beach View of Lobos

Sand castle on Corralejo Beach Sand castle on Corralejo Beach

The beach at Corralejo, Fuerteventura
Beach at Corralejo

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Arriving at the finish of the Fuertebike mountain bike race.

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