One of the favorite stops in the Canary Islands, Spain is the resort town of Corralejo, which can be found on the northern tip of the island of Fuerteventura. It faces the Islet of Lobos and was once nothing but a small fishing village until it was discovered by vacationers and turned into a desirable destination for those seeking out a tropical holiday getaway.
With average temperatures of around 17°C in the winter months, it is no wonder Corralejo has visitors all year round. The weather here is usually balmy and comfortable, and a far cry from the freezing temperature lows in Europe. In the summer, you can expect an average of about 24°C in Corralejo, while the surrounding Atlantic water stays at an estimated 22°C.
THINGS TO DO
Corralejo, Fuerteventura has more than one beaches to explore, and the main beach itself is a stretch where lovely light sand meets the blue sea, which is also a nature preserve. Guests who would like to learn how to surf can venture out to Flag Beach for a lesson or two, while Playa Vista Lobos is a relaxing spot for soaking up the suns rays and even some delightful snorkeling.
Sundays in Corralejo are well spent at the craft market at El Campanario, where you can scour for locally made souvenirs at reasonable prices, while a nearby flea market has many second-hand items up for grabs, for those on the lookout for a little bargain.
Los Lobos Island
The nearby Los Lobos Island is a protected nature reserve that allows visitors for hop on over for a day spent exploring and swimming in crystal clear waters. For around 15 euros per person, you can take a boat that will drop you off, and pick you up again afterward, with the last boat leaving at approximately 4pm. A restaurant can be found on Los Lobos, for those who would like to stop for a meal, but there are also other options for your visit to Los Lobos. You can find shops and stalls offering excursions to this island when perusing around town, and they will have exciting offers such as a boat tour with lunch onboard, should you prefer to book a complete package, especially if you’re traveling in a large group.
Acua Water Park
Families who visit Corralejo might want to plan a day of fun in the sun at Acua Park, a pool park with water slides – the best way to spend a hot day in the summer. You may spend the entire day here, as there are quite a few rides and slides to try, and restaurants and snacks will be available in the park to cater to your refreshment needs.
Another insider tip for visitors is that you can find chipmunks on the island of Fuerteventura, and this is true for Corralejo as well. If you walk past the Mercadona supermarket, you will find a path where these chipmunks live in abundance. Although the town authorities would prefer that you don’t feed the animals, you can still observe them in their natural habitat, which can be entertaining for children especially.
Barcelo Corralejo Bay
When traveling to Corralejo, you will have many hotels and resorts to choose from, whether you are traveling as a couple or as a family. Located just 80 meters from the beach, the Barcelo Corralejo Bay is a preferred choice among couples, as it is an adults only hotel. This allows you to focus on pure luxury and relaxation as all guests will be at 18 years or older only. You can get your blood pumping at the fitness gym, as well as the aquagym, while a tennis court is also available for those who would like to practice. Book now!
Barcelo Corralejo Sands
Right next to the adults-only resort is the Barcelo Corralejo Sands, which is a favorite choice among families, big or small. This family-friendly hotel features double rooms or suites, with a deluxe option that comes fitted with a hot tub. Amenities for families and children include a mini club and a kiddie-friendly pool close to the snack bar so that parents can sip their cocktails while keeping an eye on their little ones. Book now!
Labranda Corralejo Village
The Labranda Corralejo Village can be found only 300 meters from the beach and is a Mediterranean style hotel with rooms that feature their own balconies and views over their gardens. This hotel has its own large outdoor pool, with a children’s pool right next to it, lined with several sunbeds and parasols to choose from. A bar and lounge serve up cocktails by the pool, while a buffet will cater to your appetite, no matter what type of cuisine you may be craving. Book now!
Las Marismas De Corralejo
If you are looking for a hotel that provides self-catering apartments complete with kitchenettes, then the Las Marismas de Corralejo might be the right choice for you. This hotel’s apartments will give you the feeling of staying at your home away from home, while its amenities will complete your experience. It has a restaurant with an international menu, and a bar that serves up cocktails and wine, not only for sunset.
A top pick on the booking sites is Arena Beach in Corralejo, which is a hotel that provides apartments with or without pool a pool view, or a sofa bed. It has its own restaurant on-site, which serves up a daily buffet, while live entertainment is available for the guests at night. Its stunning bright blue pool is the favorite hangout spot for its guests, while a spa, sauna, and gym offers treatments that cater to your relaxation needs. Book now!
H10 Ocean Suites
At around 750 meters from the beach, you can find the H10 Ocean Suites in Corralejo with junior suites that may include single beds or a queen sized bed. This hotel has its own spa amenities, which include a solarium, for those who prefer to tan indoors. It has several swimming pools, a tennis court, and spacious and beautiful tropical gardens. Guests can dine at the buffet restaurant, or spend time sipping their favorite drinks at the lobby bar or the pool bar, which also offers snacks during the day. Book now!
The Ugly Duckling
Visitors of Corralejo will be happy to know that the food selection caters to all sorts of diners. A unique yet popular choice is The Ugly Duckling, a Scandinavian-international restaurant that serves up Nordic classics such as a Danish stew, and goats cheese salads. As this little hole in the wall is open only 4 days a week, it is highly recommended that you make a reservation, so you don’t miss its fabulous dishes.
H20 Juice Bar & Vegan Cafe
The H2O Juice Bar & Vegan Café has much to offer to its health-conscious guests. This little vegan café isn’t only an appropriate choice for strict vegans – meat eaters can have just as much fun dining here. Guests love their baguettes and salads, and should definitely order them with a smoothie, or follow it up with a smoothie bowl for dessert.
The Loca Blanca is a Mediterranean bistro with classic European and Italian dishes and is said to have the best pasta in town. This restaurant serves dishes like the Burratta with pea puree, and homemade seafood ravioli, good old European comfort food like no other. A wild boar stew can also be found on the menu – but this particular place is small in size and has limited seating, so it is highly recommended that you call in advance to ensure a seat.
If you’re up for a night out in Corralejo, you may want to stop by La Eskina. They serve classic and unique cocktails that are well-presented, as well as tapas and other appetizers that can complete your happy hour experience. The Rock Island Bar is a live music bar that has acoustic sessions with guest bands who will play their originals as well as your favorite classics – the perfect place to enjoy an ice cold Guinness.
GETTING TO CORRALEJO
You have several options available when getting from Fuerteventura airport to Corralejo. The drive by car can be taken along the coastline, and shouldn’t take more than around 30 minutes without traffic. If you prefer to take a bus, it will cost approximately 5€ one way but will have to board the bus to Puerto del Rosario first, and then change on to the bud for Corralejo.
A taxi can also be taken instead of driving or taking the bus. This taxi ride can set you back an estimated 50€ from the airport to Corralejo. Your final option, which can be the most convenient and economical one, is to pre-book a shuttle that will take you from the airport directly to your hotel.