THE OLD TOWN RETAINS ITS CHARM

The largest resort on Fuerteventura

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Once a fishing village, it is now more appealing to families, windsurfers and kite-surfers. The old town still retains its original charm, particularly around the old harbour, which continues to be used today by local fishermen. This area then leads to Main Street where you will find international shops and restaurants in abundance and a wide selection of bars too. Of course fresh fish features heavily on the menu.


Corralejo is ideally located to visit the Parque Natural de las Dunas de Corralejo, ten kilometres of sand dunes! According to UNESCO, Fuerteventura has the largest desert in Europe, it covers 24 km². This is the most visited natural attraction in Fuerteventura and we must agree it is well worth a visit, ten kilometres of white sand beaches, clear turquoise waters with a stunning back drop of a red and black volcanic landscape. From Corralejo you can walk to the dunes in about 1½ hours, or for ease go by car or by bicycle.

What to do 

If the beaches are not enough to satisfy you then there is plenty to keep you busy on the water, including windsurfing, kite-surfing and many boat trips perhaps across to the Island of Isla de Lobos or even Lanzarote. You must visit Betancuria – the former capital of the island and the prettiest town on the island. In November the island plays host to a Kite Festival where kite flyers from all over the world head to Corralejo National Park. Quite a spectacle.