Corralejo Beach Vacation Guide

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 it’s 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.

Corralejo Attractions
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Corralejo-Natural-Park-300x137.jpgCorralejo 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.  

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Lobos-Island-300x160.jpgLobos Island

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.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Corralejo-Dunes-300x78.jpgCorralejo Dunes

Discover the magnificent Corralejo Sand Dunes Natural park with golden sand dunes, dark volcanic rock and turquoise water.  Parque Natural Corralejo Dunes are located in the north east of the island and are an un-spoilt nature reserve that spreads over a mile inland and covers 2600 hectares in a blanket of golden rolling sands and is bordered by the idyllic aqua blue Corralejo beaches.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Corralejo-Beach-300x169.jpgCorralejo Beach

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.

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Located in the south-east of Fuerteventura, Sotavento Beach boasts 17 miles of sand making it the perfect choice for those looking to enjoy the calm, peaceful sound of the sea. With a sea temperature of 72°F year-round, this is an ideal swimming area. It’s also a surfers’ and kite-surfers’ paradise thanks to the consistent, steady trade winds.

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Things to Do in Corralejo
Fuerte Charter

Daily trips by boat to Lobos Island and Lanzarote.  Enjoy a wonderful experience on board a boat in an incredible, unforgettable and unparalleled place.  Activities in the trip includes snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and trolling.  Take the deluxe combo tour around Lobo Island or the standard Lobos Island tour.  You can also catch a water taxi with them to Lobos Island.  Telephone:  (0034) 669 354 404  Web:  Fuerte Charter.

Kayak Fuerteventura

They specialize in sea kayaking adventures and expeditions, day and multiday guided trips for small groups and sea kayaking courses for all levels in the warm and crystal clear waters of Fuerteventura, the jewel of the Canary Islands.  Snorkeling is also included in every kayak trip.  Telephone:  (0034) 676 978 099  Web:  Kayak Fuerteventura.

Punta Amanay Diving

Punta Amanay is a small and family run Padi Resort in Corralejo, in the north of Fuerteventura.  Multiple dives are offered every day around the natural park of Isla De Lobos.  With more than 20 attractive dive sites, ‘the island of wolves’ is the most spectacular and varied diving area of the Canary Islands.  Seasoned diver or novice, they have what you’re looking for!  Telephone:  (0034) 928 535 357  Web:  Punta Amanay Diving.

Get Wet Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is well known for its beautiful beaches and clear turquoise waters. The mild climate and its warm waters make the island a coveted destination throughout the year.   A short boat ride will take you to the Island with its crystal clear lagoons, ideal for swimming and snorkeling.  After a professional training in shallow water, we snorkel through an amazing underwater world and colorful fish swarms, accompanied by our experienced NAUI dive master, who will always be ready to help and assist you.  Telephone:  (0034) 660 778 053  Web:  Get Wet Fuerteventura.

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 mTheeet on the island.  Web:  Agua.

Best Corralejo Bars & Nightlife
Stars Fuerteventura

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.

Rock Cafe

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.

Agua

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.

Best Corralejo Hotels

Barceló Corralejo Bay – Adults Only


This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Barceló Corralejo Bay – Adults Only is just 150 feet from Corralejo Beach and next to Corralejo Shopping Center. The adults-only complex offers modern spa facilities including a gym, massage treatments and sauna.  The spa includes a relaxation pool with hot tub seats, hydro massage seats and waterfalls, and a maze of showers. There is also a toning pool, Turkish steam bath, and an indoor and outdoor relaxation area.  Guests can enjoy healthy food at the hotel’s buffet restaurant, which also hosts themed dinners and offers a 24-hour room service. There is also a poolside bar with live music and a cocktail menu.

Avanti Hotel Boutique Fuerteventura – Adults Only


Avanti Hotel Boutique Fuerteventura is located opposite the beach, in the center of Corralejo. It features a restaurant and a roof terrace with a hot tub.  This small, adults-only hotel offers room looking onto the ocean or the town of Corralejo. The chic rooms at Avanti Hotel Boutique Fuerteventura have minimalist, white décor with turquoise finishes. All rooms have free WiFi, air conditioning and a flat-screen TV.   The restaurant serves international cuisine and specializes in seafood, grilled fish and grilled meat dishes. The terrace offers ocean views.

Bahiazul Villas & Club Fuerteventura


Featuring luxurious villas with private pools, Bahiazul Villas & Club Fuerteventura is set 650 feet from Dunas de Corralejo Park. This attractive complex offers free Wi-Fi, a gym and spa.  The Club Fuerteventura’s spa has rain-effect showers, as well as Finnish and Turkish saunas. There are paddle tennis courts on site and many water sports are available in the area. There is also a children’s playground.

KATIS Villas Boutique Fuerteventura


This property is a 15-minute walk from the beach. Located a 5-minute drive from Corralejo Sand Dunes, each air-conditioned villa at KATIS Style Villas Fuerteventura features a private outdoor swimming pool and terrace. Private parking and free Wi-Fi are offered.  Featuring classic, Greek or Balinese style décor, the bright villas include a lounge area with a TV and DVD player. The kitchen comes with a microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.

H10 Ocean Suites – All Inclusive


This property is a 11-minute walk from the beach. Set 2,450 feet from the beach in Corralejo, on the island of Fuerteventura, H10 Ocean Suites features several outdoor swimming pools, a terrace, solarium, and spacious gardens.  There is a tennis court and multi-sport facilities available for a surcharge. The property also offers a 24-hour front desk, games room, and entertainment programmes for adults and children. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.  You can also enjoy the on-site buffet restaurant with show cooking. A disco and a bar are featured at the property. You can also enjoy a drink at the lobby bar.


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28 Comments

  1. Yvette

    Your site is amazing! My family loves beach vacations and having all the information needed in one site like this makes it so convenient. I always knew there were best times to book flights, but never knew the exact day and time. Thank you so much for that information. Fuerteventura looks wonderful and the video provided is beautiful!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You would absolutely love Fuerteventura for sure! Unique, beautiful, warm sunshine, and white sandy beaches. What is not to love? Thanks for visiting and glad you enjoyed!

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  2. Andrew Reed

    Hi, this is a very comprehensive guide to these beaches. I’ve had Spain on my list for years and am constantly searching for beach-side vacation spots. This article definitely hits the spot. I’m more excited about Spain now than I ever was. Looks like you have an article on California beaches too which I’m about the check out now since I have been there but now I’m curious if I had missed something good. Thanks for the awesome info.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are most welcome Andrew! Spain is wonderful, especially the Canary Islands. It has a very unique and different atmosphere. Please let me know if you need any other information.

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  3. Sharon Birkett

    Thank you for this thorough review of Corralejo Beach. You offer a wealth of information here. Anyone traveling here would know exactly how to get there, what to do and where to eat! I’ve never considered this place for a vacation. Would the beaches of Corralejo be in the top ten beaches to you?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am glad you enjoyed visiting my post on the Corralejo Beach Vacation Guide! I have been to many beaches, so I can say from the areas I have been to (and I need to see more :), this is definitely in the top ten to me. You just cannot beat the white sandy beaches here, the services, the food, the prices, the atmosphere and the vibe you get. So, yes definitely up there in the top ten!

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  4. elbert

    Hey Leahrae, what a beautiful beach there hey, thank you so much for you complete and very useful information, the Canary Islands is one of those places I have been looking into visiting. So I was glad to find the information on Fuerteventura and Corralejo. They certainly have a lot to offer with the wide variety of beaches and things to do. This will be the perfect spot for a honeymoon! Even though I have heard of the Canary Islands and it is where I want to travel to next, I am curious exactly where it is? I was thinking it was part of Europe? Thanks for the insights of the hotels with the price as well , so helpful.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You will enjoy Elbert and you will also find that Corralejo and anywhere in the Canary Islands really, is very economical vacation wise. Compared to other beautiful beach destinations, it can’t be beat. Yes, The Canary Islands are right off the coast of Africa, but belong to Spain. But you will find a very German community there, so in some areas the signs are in Spanish and in German. Its where all the German snowbirds go. Heck, I have family there, and that is how I fell in love with the Canary Islands.

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  5. Jan Palmer

    This is an awesome post, Leahrae. It is just what I have been looking for because I will be going to the Canaries next year to get away from it all. I do hope the weather there is as you say. You supply all the important information here. Thank you very much!

    The video about Corralejo, Fuerteventura is perfect. I feel like I have now been there after watching it.

    Janice

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am glad you enjoyed reading Janice and please don’t hesitate to ask me for any additional information you might need. The Canary Islands are a beauty all in their own, with a huge diversity. You will find Fuerteventura, Corralejo in particular to be less crowded, yet warm and gorgeous with each beach having it’s own personality.

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  6. suzy2107

    Your site is great – very comprehensive. The setup of you home page is easy to navigate too. It is very enticing and makes me feel like booking a holiday! I especially enjoyed the research you put into Australian beaches I live in Adelaide. I am looking for a new beach destination where I can find a new uniqueness to enjoy. So running across this post was like finding a hidden gem 🙂

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you Susy, I am glad my effort has not gone to waste and you enjoyed the information. Wow, to live in Adelaide must be wonderful. I too live a five minute drive from the beach, so it definitely feels like I am living on vacation. Thanks for reading and I think that you will find a uniqueness to the Canary Islands that you won’t find in Australia. You would truly enjoy the beaches and the different landscape.

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  7. Mia Esmeriz

    Wow, I really enjoyed this post! Being a beach lover myself, I always love to find out about nice beaches where is good to go!. I really would like to go to Fuerteventura. What time of the year is best to go if you don’t want to catch too many people but you still want to enjoy good weather, do you know? I saw that you even added the temperatures but I would like to know the relationship between people x temperature.
    I think your post is really well organized and it has lots of infos about everything you need to know if you’re travelling to this wonderful place.
    Thank you so much for this!
    Mia

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome Mia and of course any time of year is great to go and there are not the normal crowds there, anytime of year. This is a hidden gem that you can visit anytime. I think that October, when I visited is a great time, because it is still warm and beautiful and the beaches are not very busy at all. Less so than the rest of the year.

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  8. Todd

    I never realized how big and beautiful the world could be, living on an island in Canada it is nothing compared to some of the places that I want to visit some day, A beach such as this would awesome to travel to with my girlfriend, maybe one day I will get an opportunity to take a trip to a place like this. It can get pretty cold in Canada in the winter and we were looking for a nice warm beach to enjoy. Is it warm in Corralejo during the winter months?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      It is absolutely beautiful Todd, and when Canada is cold, Corralejo is always warm. The Canary Islands are one of those places that everyone needs to visit. So, yes when it is cold in Canada, you will find nice warm sunshine at Corralejo beaches.

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  9. Nichole

    Thank you for all of the great information. So much of travel can be planned right from your site. Would you consider this Beach to be a family friendly or more geared towards adult visitors?
    Also, are there any specific times of the year to avoid?
    I can’t wait to start planning my next trip.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you for visiting. This is Corralejo and there are several beaches there.  You will find some naturalists at some of the beaches, so it is a good idea to find out which beaches are more for families.  I have the beaches listed here.   You can visit there year round really, as the weather is always nice.  Let me know if you have any further questions!

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  10. Craig

    Hi, thanks for the information on Corralejo Beach. It’s just what I’ve been looking for. Your website is one of the few places where you can find detailed information on everything from travel to restaurants. My wife and I are planning a trip to Fuerteventura and have been looking at options. This place sounds ideal and I like how it doesn’t sound too crowded unlike some of the places we have been to in the Canaries. Would you recommend going all inclusive though because we have had some bad experiences doing this before with the food not being that great.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks for reading Craig. You will absolutely love Corralejo! I would not go all-inclusive here. Simply because the food and flavor of the restaurants is spectacular and the prices are great. Let me know if you need any recommendations 🙂

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  11. Gedas Kvedaras

    There is so of information in your blog post! I love to travel, every year I go somewhere and I think after I read your article I know where I will go in the next year! Thank you, this is a helpful guide. We have been wanting to go to Fuerteventura, and Corralejo looks like the spot! Maybe you have a PDF version of it? It will be very useful to have a reduced version of it, on my mobile phone, during the vacation.

    Thank you!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am glad the information is of help for your next vacation to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. You will have a wonderful time for sure! I do not have a PDF version yet, but I will look into this and shoot you an email. Thank you for reading!

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  12. Daniella

    Hi Lea,
    What a great article, I loved the reading!
    I was wondering where to go on vacation next year and to be honest; I didn’t know until I came a cross your website!
    This place sounds fantastic, and you gave all the information needed to have the perfect holiday:)
    I have bookmarked this article so I can already plan my trip!
    Thank you for this excellent post!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much for reading Daniella and glad you enjoyed.  You will love visiting Corralejo in Fuerteventura!

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  13. simon

    Very helpful info and just the information we have been searching for. Thank you!
    We have now made our mind up on Corralejo Beach,
    the place looks beautiful, we are a family of four looking for a relaxing holiday without all the hustle a bustle, this website has really helped us out deciding where to go and how we go about it all. Any recommendations on the best time of year?
    Thanks again 🙂

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome! You and your family will enjoy for sure. Any time of year in the Canary Islands is great actually. Probably the best is going to be June thru August. Thanks for visiting!

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  14. Matthew Owen

    Wow, you really know your stuff! I have always wanted to go to fuerteventura but I have my wife and 4 children that will probably want to come with me lol so it has always looked a bit pricey for me.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      It is actually not pricey to visit the Canaries. The food, drinks and hotel are REALLY reasonable. The most expensive item is going to be the airfare. And I have that on airwatchdog.com for deals. You and your family would really enjoy it! Thanks for visiting!

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