Corralejo is a lovely town on the northeast coast of Fuerteventura, the second largest of Spain’s Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean 100 kilometers (62 miles) off the north coast of Africa. Known for its windy, dune-backed beaches like Playa del Moro, the town is a top ranked place for summer holidays, and despite the number of tourists rushing here every summer, the former fishing village near the harbour and main beach of the town still has charm, with narrow uneven streets, good seafood restaurants and even a fisherman’s cottage or two.
Miles of sand dunes to the south of town and fabulous broad sandy beaches will please every tourist but in addition to the resort town itself, the area has also a lot of things to offer such as the nearby Lobos Island, Corralejo Natural Park home to endangered wildlife, and the Montaña Roja, a volcano with panoramic views. From surfing, windsurfing, and waterskiing to sightseeing and discovery hikes, the surroundings will fulfill any traveler’s expectations and, in this article, we’ll look at 7 great things to do around the city.
1. Isla de Lobos
Lobos Island is a beautiful islet just north of Fuerteventura comprising a largely uninhabited nature reserve that’s home to diverse undangerous flora and fauna, including rare birds. Though it’s a protected area, the island is open and accessible to tourists via a short ferry ride from Corralejo. Here you’ll fall in love with the main beach, Playa de la Concha. You’ll trail across a landscape of salt marshes and hornitos (small volcanic mounds) and gaze at the volcanic Montaña La Caldera finishing by the 19th-century Martiño lighthouse. A perfect place to go for adventurers and nature lovers of all kinds.
Isla de Lobos
Address: Paseo Marítimo Bristol, 3, 35660 Corralejo, Las Palmas, Spain
Website: Isla de Lobos
2. Aqua Water Park
Ten-pin bowling, crazy golf, wave pools, kamikaze-style slides, and rides. And this is just a short glimpse of what you will find over the Aqua Water Park, set in 160,000 square meters (1,722,000 square feet) of landscaped parkland. This gigantic amusement park is one of the main family attractions of the area where you’ll spend entire days having fun with your kids at all the attractions.
Aqua Water Park
Address: Av. Ntra. Sra. del Carmen, 41, 35660 Corralejo, Las Palmas, Spain
Website: Aqua Water Park
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3. Parque Natural de Corralejo
Corralejo’s main attraction is its stretch of fine sand dunes at the Natural Park of Corralejo on the east coast for about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). Now a protected nature reserve, you’ll enjoy the beauty of the sand dunes, while sunbathing on the beach or having a leisurely stroll along the area. It can get breezy here, which makes the place a hot spot for windsurfers and kiteboarders: go for it if you’re one of them!
Parque Natural de Corralejo
Address: Corralejo, Spain
Website: Parque Natural de Corralejo
4. Playas Corralejo Viejo & Muelle Chico
For those looking for easier and quicker access, the small beaches surrounding the town’s harbor have fine sand and shallow water and are located very close to the urban center of Corralejo, where you will find a lot of restaurants, bars, and shops. This is a good place for a quick and quiet swim or a leisure walk along the beautiful promenade that joins it with other beaches in the area such as Playa Las Clavellinas and Corralejo Viejo.
Playa Muelle Chico
Address: Fuerteventura, Spain
Website: Playa Muelle Chico
5. Casa de los Coroneles and Centro De Arte - Casa MANÉ
Based in the neighboring town of La Olivia, this beautifully restored 18th-century building and its traditional central patio and wooden galleries are now used as an art museum and one of the main highlights of the island. Containing works by Canarian artists, temporary exhibitions of world-class modern art on its ground floor, the museum also displays upstairs a selection of items from which you’ll learn about the history of the building. A nice place for arts and culture lovers.
Centro De Arte - Casa MANÉ
Address: C/ Salvador Manrique de Lara S/N, 35640 La Olivia, Fuerteventura
Website: Centro De Arte - Casa MANÉ
6. The Montaña Roja
The Red Mountain, just a few miles before reaching Corralejo, is a 312-meter (1,023-foot) high volcanic cone belonging to the Corralejo’s Natural Park (where a large colony of Hubaras Canarias stands out). Especially known for its wonderful view at the top and its red shades from which it takes its name, the place has numerous paths that will please hikers.
La Montaña Roja
Address: Corralejo, Spain
Website: La Montaña Roja
7. Puerto del Rosario
Puerto del Rosario is a busy port and the capital of Fuerteventura Island, well known for its whitewashed houses and open-air artworks, including giant snail sculptures along the harbor promenade. Featuring sheltered beaches with clear waters and strong surf spots, the town is also full of activities such as The Casa Museo Unamuno, the Nuestra Señora del Rosario Church, and the Alcogida Eco-Museum. You’ll easily spend a day or two wandering around and enjoying the many things to do in the city.
Puerto del Rosario
Address: Puerto del Rosario, Spain
Website: Puerto del Rosario
Discover the definite vacation place!
An island lost on the ocean, sun, sea, sand dunes, beaches, plenty of attractions and things to do … you don’t dream, that’s what makes Fuerteventura and the Canary Islands unforgettable! These little jewels on the ocean will not only fulfill all of your expectations but will surprise you with things you didn’t even expect to find here! With these seven top things to do, you’ll definitely make your stay on the island a mesmerizing holiday!
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