Destinations / Canaries / Fuerteventura / Corralejo
Fuerteventura's main resort, Corralejo is a thriving town with plenty of tourist attractions and hotels, yet it happily manages to retain a lovely community feel. As with many Spanish resorts, Corralejo was born of fishing village parentage and its provenance means that the local feel in the town is maintained side by side with infrastructure for the visitor, so is a lovely introduction to Fuerteventura holidays.
The old part of Corralejo is located around the harbour area and the locals still fish from the pier walls and congregate for swimming competitions to nearby Isla de Lobos! Plenty of bars, shops, cafes and restaurants in the resort cater to tourist needs and the more modern marina offers pleasure cruises to nearby Lanzarote. Day trips to Isla de Lobos are also possible (not everybody swims!)
The town is virtually encircled by sand dunes and an expanse of sandy shore and extensive stretch of beach is renowned for windsurfing and kite boarding. In general, Corralejo is a friendly and very casual resort which is less commercialised than is the norm with some mainland destinations. However, there is no shortage of lively bars, the odd Irish pub, local style restaurants and international eateries, so the choices are certainly not limited for your Fuerteventura holiday.
Situated at the northern end of the island, Corralejo is located just about 30 minutes drive from Fuerteventura airport, so easy and speedy access is guaranteed. ClickandGo offers a good range of accommodation options in the area.