What to do in Corralejo? Activities for all tastes
Corralejo is a town full of charm and charisma, located in the northeast of Fuerteventura, in the municipality of La Oliva. This beautiful and modern town has become a tourist centre of great importance on the island and provides travellers with a wide range of leisure activities with a multitude of shops and bazaars; restaurants and bars, to enjoy its gastronomy, etc. There is a wide variety of activities you can do in Corralajo and for you not to miss any, we list our favourites!
For sport lovers
The town of Corralejo is associated with water sports. Its diverse coastal area with calm, crystalline and shallow waters on one side and perfect waves on the other, together with the advantages of its winds make this city ideal for water activities enthusiasts. Scuba diving, surfing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, paddle surfing, sport fishing, and boat trips are just some of these activities that will allow you to enjoy not only a little action, but also a spectacular panorama and the great diversity of underwater fauna. The beaches of Flag, Moro or El Burro are ideal for this.
On the other hand, if you visit Corralejo as a family and your children love activity and water, you also have options! The Acua Water Park of Corralejo is the ideal place to spend a fabulous day with the little ones of the family that are full of energy. This is an excellent water park that has a lot of water attractions such as slides and wave pools; but that also has more relaxed options such as Jacuzzis and solarium. An ideal family option for the hottest days.
For beach lovers
If enjoying the sun on the beach, diving into the sea and playing beach games is your passion, in Corralejo you will find several beaches to do any activities you want.
If you go from the Port along the coast towards the Dunes of Corralejo you will find several beaches to visit, some more urban like La Goleta. Along the promenade there is Corralejo Viejo Beach, Los Verilitos, Punta Prieta. From these beaches you will have fantastic views of Isla de Lobos.
Next to the dunes you will find Puerto Remedios Beach and, as part of the Dunas de Corralejo Natural Park, you will find Playa del Médano. In this protected area of the natural park there are several types of beaches, of fine and golden sand, of rocks, some small coves and other large beaches that stretch for kilometers. The beaches of the north of the park are more extensive and offer more facilities, those of the south are rather smaller, and there you will find few services. If you like nature, this area will be the best choice, as these beaches are more isolated. Also, these spots are most appreciated by lovers of nudism.
There are beaches for all tastes in Corralejo, visit them to enjoy the sun and the crystalline sea that bathes them.
For nature lovers
If nature and observation are your thing, we suggest you take an excursion to the volcanoes of Corralejo. These routes allow you to go hiking or cycling and will take you to the highest point of the town, but the best thing is that you can appreciate not only the views, but also witness the common volcanic origin of the islands of the archipelago.
The area known as ‘Montaña Colorada – Bayuyo’ is an extension of about 5 kilometers in length where rise several aligned volcanoes. In fact, you can start your trip through the Bayuyo Volcano in Corralejo.
When you visit the area, what you surely cannot miss is the Corralejo Natural Park – the park of the dunes, a wonderful desert landscape with more than 2600 hectares of sand bathed by turquoise blue waters that will take away your sense. In this Natural Park, protected since 1994, you will also find a great diversity of birds. Find an entire experience for nature lovers in Corralejo. Would you miss the beauty of this desert of sand and sea?
For leisure and gastronomy lovers
Now, if your thing is to walk and appreciate the movement in the streets and the activity of the locals, there are also options for you in Corralejo. For example, on the beach of Muelle Chico, known as Corralejo Viejo, you can find beach-bars, restaurants and bars where you can enjoy a typical urban experience of the island, enjoy the typical dishes and the great culinary offer. In addition, on this promenade you will find many interesting shops.
In the Avenida Nuestra Señora del Carmen, you will find the main shopping area where you will find shops of the well-known fashion brands along with surf and water sports shops that are located in nearby Anzuelos street.
And speaking of shopping, in the shopping centre El Campanario you will find a wide selection of fashion, craft and restaurant shops. A centre that recreates the Canarian colonial era, with buildings of this style that lead to a large central square where many cultural events are held for all tastes. It is a great leisure option.
Are you in Lanzarote but we have convinced you to visit Corralejo? Do not worry, as daily ferries leave from Playa Blanca that will take you to the very heart of Corralejo. An entire experience awaits you!