Best for; travellers seeking a quiet Spanish island escape.
Where to Stay
12 Av. Corralejo Grandes Playas
Av. Grandes Playas
Where to Eat
1 Calle Anzuelo
70 Av. Ntra. Sra. del Carmen
14 Calle José Segura Torres
29 Calle la Milagrosa
2 Calle La Red
11 Calle Arístides Hernández Morán
What to Do
Nuestra Senora del Carmen
Corralejo is a town in Fuerteventura, which is one of The Canary Islands that sits off the coast of North Africa. The Canary Islands; Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Palma, La Gomera and La Hierro, all benefit from a year-round tropical climate and a desert-esque landscape. When Scott and I first visited Corralejo, I fell in love with the town immediately. The connection to Spain is evident, with tourists and residents alike enjoying the laidback atmosphere of a tropical oasis on the coast. With evenings spent frequenting the many beach bars, toes in the sand and the tide rolling in mere metres away. To days lounging under the midday sun, contemplating nothing but what I’ll be eating later that night. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing break full of rejuvenation and peace.
If you’re looking for adventure, Fuerteventura also boasts many great places to explore. From the Corralejo Natural Park, to their many day trips to Lobos Island, or even Tenerife and Lanzarote – known as the windy island – which leaves every 25 minutes. Because of the wind, Corralejo is frequently visited by many enthusiasts of wind sports, including surfing, wind surfing and kite surfing, too.
Scott and I most frequently visited the island at the beginning of February, which I shot a photo journal for that you can read right here.
An Island Itinerary
Your guide to a day on the island…
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 P.M. – Grab Breakfast & Take in a Class On the Beach
Corralejo is full of great spots to stop for breakfast. If you’re a vegan, stop by H20 Juice Bar and Vegan Cafe on Calle la Milagrosa. Another great breakfast spot is New Bakery Cafe on Av. Ntra. Sra. del Carmen. Soak in the sounds of Corralejo in the morning. Meander through the streets, and indulge in a bit of people watching. Both of these cafes are great to stop at to watch the world go by from, which is a perfect activity on the island.
Since the beaches of Corralejo are known for their sporty activities, the morning is a great time to take in a lesson at one of them. Choose between an introduction to surfing: kite or wind, or perhaps some kayakking or paddle boarding. You could take a scuba diving class, or go on a snorkelling tour of the marine life around the nearby Lobos Island.
If the water isn’t your thing, then head inland for a different type of adventure. You can explore Corralejo’s Natural Park, or go hiking through one of the many trails available on the island.
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Refuel with a Refreshing Lunch & Soak in the Sun
Following a morning of adventure, head back into Corralejo for a refreshing lunch from one of many great food spots. In the mood for something healthy? Head to Baobab Juice Bar Casa Vegetariana. Alternatively, Corralejo has a wide selection of options available no matter your appetite. Following lunch, give yourself a sweet treat by visiting one of many incredible ice cream spots in town, too. Vegan? Head to Heladeria Conico for incredible tasting dairy-free ice cream. Or stop by Heladeria La Nativa, which is toted as the best ice cream on the entire island, also selling some dairy-free varieties.
With the sun reaching its peak during mid-day, now would be a good time either to head to your accommodation to relax for a few hours, or to head to the beach to soak in the sunlight. Make sure to be constantly reapplying SPF, as the wind off the coast can deceive you as to how much light exposure your skin is receiving. Stay hydrated through the day to make sure you’re keeping your body nourished.
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Explore the Commercial Districts of Corralejo
Now that the harshest hours of the day have passed, head back into Corralejo for some retail therapy. There are many great shopping opportunities across town – with two malls and a number of independent boutiques waiting to be explored. Make sure to stop by Zara and Bershka for discounted prices compared to what you pay internationally.
In terms of malls, Centro Comercial Las Palmeras and Centro Comercial El Campanario are the two in town to stop by for great gift and boutique shopping while on the island. Explore the smaller stores and peruse the range of knick-knacks that are an offer. Natura is a great lifestyle store to peruse during your retail therapy.
If you’re exploring Corralejo, allow yourself to get lost and explore the smaller side streets. After all, you never know what treasures lie at the bottom of any single street.
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Enjoy Dinner on the Beach Before Heading to the Bars
If there’s one thing you can expect from Corralejo, it’s great dinner spots on the beach. Boasting some of the most pristine beaches on the island, there’s a wide variety to choose from. Watch the sun set on the horizon while indulging into a wide range of dishes that are on offer while the tide laps against the expansive shoreline. Two great spots to soak in the end of the day are Waikiki Beach Club and Galera Beach Bar.
Once you’re finished with dinner, head into Corralejo to explore the nightlife scene. Stop by the aptly named Music Square for live music and performances each night. You’ll see tourists and locals of all ages getting up to dance and soak in the music. It’s a fantastic environment to appreciate the atmosphere of the island.
Follow up your Music Square visit by traversing a few of the local bars. Much-loved spots include Rock Island Bar, The Corner House and La Eskina Fuerteventura. Dance the night away with your nearest and dearest, appreciating the local community and fantastic array of scenery throughout Corralejo and the nearby marina.
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