A MUST SEE in Fuerteventura - Enjoy this beautiful place with turquoise water and kilometers of fine white sand
Corralejo is situated in the North of Fuerteventura, in the municipality of La Oliva and it is the most popular resort on the island.
Corralejo Natural Park
While driving towards the town of Corralejo from the airport, the road takes you through Corralejo National Park. You will have the sand dunes on your left and the ocean on the right, with a view towards Isla de Los Lobos.
It was established as a park in 1994 and it covers in are of almost 2700 hectars, with more than 10 km of continuous beach.
The dunes play an important role in preserving bird species like the Calonectris diomedea and Charadrius alexandrinus. Along with Isla de Los Lobos (which translates to Wolf's Island) the dunes were declared Important Bird Area.
The sand is very fine and light coloured and sometimes it gives the impression of almost white sand.
During the day, especially in summertime, the sand gets very hot so it is advisable to get here before noon if you plan to walk across the sand dunes.
Corralejo Beach or Corralejo Grandes Playas
Corralejo Grandes Playas are situated outside of the town and you can get here by taxi, bus or by car.
These are some of the best beaches in Fuerteventura, with clear water, turquoise color and fine sand, with no rocks.
How to get here:
- By Bus: The buses run from Corralejo to the big hotels on the beach every 30 minutes. You will have to take bus no. 06. You can check the timetable here. The ticket costs around 1,3 euros each way and the trip takes 10-15 minutes.
- By Car: You have to follow the FV-1 main road towards the north of the island. FV-1 passes through Corralejo National Park - you will see a sign when you enter the area of the park.
There are entire kilometers of parking space along the road, so you can easily stop the car and explore the dunes or go to the beach.
Corralejo Grandes Playas, translated as Corralejo Big Beaches, are formed by a series of 7 smalles beaches.
In total Corralejo Grandes Playas measure more than 10 km of coastline.
The list of beaches that form the Corralejo Grandes Playas:
- El Medano
- El Viejo
- El Bajo Negro
- Los Martos
- El Dormidero
- El Moro
The first three of the list: El Medano, El Viejo and El Bajo Negro are wider than the rest and situated in the north part, closer to Corralejo town. You will have to cross the dunes in order to get to the beach.
From Corralejo Beach you have the best view of Lanzarote and also Isla de Los Lobos, which makes the best photo background.
Since the beach is so large, even though it is a popular tourist attraction, the place is not crowded and you can always find a spot where you can relax and enjoy the views.
Nudism is allowed here, but you will mostly encounter naturists in the most secluded spots, especially towards the south part of Corralejo beaches. One of the naturism beaches is situated at KM 22 on the route from the airport to the park.
In some parts of the beach you will find:
- rubbish bins
- public toilets
If you want to spend your vacation right on Corralejo Grandes Playas and enjoy the beautiful sand dunes every day, then you have options.
Hotel Riu Palace Tres Islas and Club Hotel Riu Oliva Beach Resort are situated right on the beach.
This is a great beach for water sports like windsurfing and kitesurfing. In the El Medano area of the beach there is also a windsurfing center called Flag Beach.