Despite the influx of tourists, this former fishing village near the harbor and the main beach at Corralejo still have charm. You’ll find narrow, uneven streets, good seafood restaurants and even a fisherman’s cottage or two. Wonder inland a couple of blocks and you will find the predictable resort fare of fish & chips on a grid system of streets.
Corralejo’s real allure is the miles of sand dunes to the south of town, sweeping back into gentle sugar-loaf rolls from the sea and fabulous broad sandy beaches. Protected as the Parque Natural de Corralejo, no one can build on or near them (though a couple of concrete eyesores from the Riu hotel chain managed to get here before the regulation was in place).
You can find more information on all the great Corralejo beaches here.
Corralejo Weather – When to Visit
With its location so close to Africa, you can expect hot and sunny weather throughout the year in Corralejo. If you love the heat, the best time to visit Corralejo is between July and September. Temperatures range between 77°F and 82°F. If you are looking for cooler temperatures, the best time is between April and June or in October. The average temperature ranges from 70°F and 73°F, which is warm enough for a relaxing day at the beach or enjoying a spot of sightseeing around the island.
Corralejo is known for its winds. Northeast trade winds paired with the cool waters of the surrounding sea means that the island is in the direct path of regular cooling breezes. This is great for water sports in the summer when the sea conditions are perfect for windsurfing with an average temperature of 72°F.
Best Corralejo Area Beaches
Corralejo Natural Park
Corralejo Natural Park has desert beauty you don’t want to miss and is located in the north-east of the island. In the north, is the biggest dune spread in the whole of the Canary Islands; an enormous extension of white sands bathed by the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. To the south, the opposite awaits: a volcanic landscape, red and ochre, dramatic and rugged. To really see the volcanic landscape, you’ll need to bring walking boots to climb the 300 meters up the Red Mountain volcano and a camera to take incredible shots of Lanzarote and La Graciosa across the water.
Regular boat trips leave from Corralejo to the tiny Lobos Island daily. A short 10-minute ferry journey brings tourists into a new world of protected natural landscapes. The entire island is a nature reserve, meaning that the waters around the island are teeming with fish and marine wildlife. The island is pretty small, and it takes only a couple of hours to explore it, but there are many secluded beaches to enjoy and coves to wander.
Playa de Sotavento
Miles of untouched beachfront unfurls southwards from the resort of Costa Calma – that’s Playa de Sotavento. It’s one of the most popular on the island because it caters to all sorts of visitors. It’s also stunningly beautiful, with a series of shifting sandbanks that break the ocean up into small, glittering lagoons.
Located just south of the resort Corralejo, in the northern part of the island, Corralejo Beach is another Fuerteventura must, stretching for six miles along the coast. Bordering a national park, this beach can be easily reached by bus.
Playa Grande is the main beach of Corralejo, which lies on the northern shore of Fuerteventura. Joined at the hip to the most bustling resort of the island, it’s the place everyone goes to soak up the sun before hitting the bars, or to sizzle off the hangover afterwards.
Best Corralejo Tours & Activities
4-Hour Sailing Tour of Lobos Island from Fuerteventura
Set sail for Lobos Island on this half-day tour from Fuerteventura and experience the natural wonders of Spain’s Canary Islands. Glide around the beaches and bays by catamaran, then stop at Concha Beach to enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. Also enjoy our fabulous Spanish paella onboard. Book Your 4-Hour Sailing Tour Here.
Private Catamaran trips to Lobos Island and Lanzarote
Set sail during a private catamaran trip to Lobos Island and Lanzarote from Fuerteventura. Choose between a half-day or full-day tour and customize the trip according to your group’s needs. Cool off with water activities including snorkeling, paddle boarding, and kayaking. Hotel transfer from the Corralejo area is included. Book Your Catamaran Trip to Lobos Island & Lanzarote Here.
Private Boat Tour to Lobos Island from Corralejo
Sail away to alluring Lobos Island on a private day charter from Corralejo Harbour. An expert crew handles all of sailing so you can soak up the sun on deck and enjoy the sea breeze in your hair while surrounded by aquamarine waters. Feel the sand between your toes at Playa de la Concha, where you can indulge in water sports like snorkeling, swimming, paddle surfing and fishing. Enjoy a picnic lunch and refreshing drinks onboard your own private yacht for the day. Book Your Private Boat Tour Here.
Private Pro Photoshoot in Fuerteventura
They will take a great photo shoot in Fuerteventura. If you’d like to bring your own cameras or smartphones, they can give you some advice and techniques on how you can improve you own photos. Book Your Private Pro Photoshoot in Fuerteventura Here.
Private trips to Lobos Island and Lanzarote in Catamaran Lagoon 421
Enjoy an extra-special birthday, hen or stag party experience or a romantic day at sea. All this is possible on this trip that guarantees privacy in a unique setting with all the amenities our catamarans can offer. Sail with your friends and family. Book Your Private Catamaran Trip to Lobos Island & Lanzarote Here.
Best Corralejo Restaurants
Los Pescaditos Under $10
This little bar set right on the waterfront is a lovely relaxing place to spend your vacation. Whether it’s just for a quick pint or an afternoon of lively music provided by the resident musicians. Prices are reasonable and the staff and owner, Tom, are all more than accommodating. Tom can recommend some great places on the island. Not trip to Fuerteventura would be complete without visiting Tom at Los Pescaditos. Web: Los Pescaditos.
La Arricerua $11 – 30
A different place to enjoy the authentic Paella Valenciana and Arroces Alicantinos, cooked in the traditional way, along with Mediterranean wines, sausages and Salazones of the highest quality. A place for lovers of the best Mediterranean food and their most famous dish: La Paella. Web: La Arricerua.
Gregoria El Pescador $11 – 30
In the so-called “Little Italy” of Corralejo, which is in the old part of town, is the best fish restaurant around. They have excellent octopus stew and baked dishes as well. A good variety of food can be found here. Their food is freshly caught and comes from the fish market. One of the owners is a local fisherman guide and brings all their catch in for the restaurant. Web: Gregoria El Pescador.
Restaurant Avenida Under $10
This restaurant is known for its fresh fish. The fish platters are enormous, and you can try Sea bream, salmon, mussels, sea bass, King prawns, or squid to start. Everything is grilled to perfection. You also must order the Canarian potatoes, which are the best on the island. Enjoy the complimentary bread with garlic aioli to star, along with a glass of wine of their wine menu. Great friendly staff and a very nice atmosphere. Web: Restaurant Avenida.
Agua Under $10
Enjoy a nice day relaxing at their beach bar where you can get a great fresh sandwich crammed with you choice of filling. They have an extensive choice of juices, smoothies, and iced drinks. At night, enjoy this beach bar with some of the best cocktails around, as well as the nicest people you will meet on the island. Web: Agua.
Best Corralejo Bars & Nightlife
The most stylish place on the island to have a drink (or two). STARS is completely different than any other bar in Corralejo: relaxing atmosphere, stylish yet cozy interior, contemporary lounge music and fancy drinks for reasonable prices. They even have a small shop where you can buy amongst others trendy shirts, caps and flip flops. Web: Stars Fuerteventura.
Fairly large place on the main shopping street, this place is great for live music. They have themed nights, such as Reggae night and the performers definitely have fun as well. Usually packed even in off season (early December). Prices are 6 Euros for a cocktail, 4 Euros for a non-alcoholic one: reasonable enough. The service was quick and efficient. Web: Rock Café.
If you want a place with a laid-back beach bar vibe, super friendly staff, great food and drinks and a blissful view, then head to Agua and save me a seat! Get some of the best cocktails served by some of the nicest people on the island. Web: Agua.
Mojito Beach Club
Mojito’s is a very nice and a VERY relaxing bar with a stupidly extensive list of Mojito flavors. It is always warm here and you’re always welcome. Get the best mojitos in town, as well as other favorites. Right in front of the sea with comfy sofas. Web: Mojito Beach Club.