16 Best Things To Do in Corralejo, Fuerteventura - 2024 Guide

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View of Los Lobos from Grandes Playas (Corralejo)

Corralejo is probably the most popular resort in Fuerteventura and it's situated in the very north of the island, being a part of the municipality of La Oliva.

How to get to Corralejo from the airport

The resort is 30 to 40 minutes away by car from the airport, and we recommend getting either a taxi, a private transfer or a rental car, as there's no direct bus line between the airport and the resort.  

How much is the taxi from the airport to Corralejo?

A one-way transfer by taxi from Fuerteventura Airport to Corralejo should cost around 50€.

Bus from Fuerteventura Airport to Corralejo

If you want to get from the airport to Corralejo by bus, you need to first take the no. 3 bus to Puerto del Rosario (the island's capital) and from there hop on no. 6 bus to Corralejo. This is a good and cheap option, especially for those who travel light, with no big suitcases, so it's easy for them to make the transfer from one bus to the other.

The total price is around 5€ per person for both bus tickets.

What to do in Corralejo

Activities and day tours from Corralejo

Corralejo's main attractions are its great beaches, good food, active nightlife and also the great variety of things to do with the kids if you're planning a family holiday to Fuerteventura.

Corralejo is a lovely resort and it's great for all ages and types of travelers since there's something interesting to do for everyone. Kids will love the beaches with quiet waters and no waves and couples will find romantic restaurants and plenty of activities to fill the days. 

For solo travelers, Corralejo is by far the best choice, especially for those looking for a place where they can easily meet people and find exciting new things to do each day. 

1. Enjoy the beautiful beaches in Corralejo

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Corralejo Beach (near Muelle Chico) - sunbathing is one of the best things to do in Corralejo and take in the amazing view

Corralejo has more than one beach in the actual town, so you could spend a few days just exploring the local beaches and the bars around them. There are in fact plenty of bars and restaurants close to the ocean so it's easy to take a break from the sun and enjoy a good lunch or a cold beer. 

Depending on where you're staying in town, you can spend your day on Playa Corralejo (Playa de la Clavellina), which is situated near the fishing pear Muelle Chico. Here you have some lovely bars right by the beach, as well as the famous Marquesina Restaurant and the tapas bar La Bodeguita a few steps away on Calle Lepanto. 

Then there's the larger beach in town: Playa Corralejo Viejo, where you can "work" on your tan all day long admiring the view, or you can test the sangria at Waikiki Beach Club, situated right on the beach, so your feet don't miss the sand.

Can you swim in Corralejo?

Yes, you can definitely swim on the beaches in Corralejo, as they are generally safe for swimming, with calm waters, so they are even great for families with kids. 

2. Corralejo Dunes & Corralejo Grandes Playas

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See how gorgeous the sand dunes near Corralejo are!

The collection of beaches known locally as Corralejo Grandes Playas is a MUST-SEE for everyone visiting Fuerteventura. If you are staying in Corralejo you can even walk from town along the coastline until you will start seeing the sand dunes.

If you don't want to walk you can just take the bus, a taxi, or hire a car.

There are around 10 km of shoreline to explore and many many sand dunes, offering incredible views of Lobos Island. 

If you walk along the beach you can go as far as to the Hotel Riu Palace Tres Islas, where you will find sunbeds and a small beach bar to stop for drinks before calling for a taxi to take you back to town.

Corralejo Natural Park is without a doubt, at the very top of recommended places to visit while in Fuerteventura, so don't miss a walk on the dunes and a swim in the surreal turquoise ocean water.

3. Go on a dune buggy tour

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This is a unique way to experience Corralejo and the natural area around it. The tour starts in Corralejo, then goes towards the Natural Park, where you will be able to explore the dunes. From here the tour goes towards the volcanic area and Tamaragua, for a true off-road experience. 

  • Pick-up and drop off at selected hotels
  • Use of self-drive buggy & gasoline

4. Shop at the local markets in Corralejo

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We recommend a visit to the market at El Campanario - the atmosphere is fun and lively

On Thursdays and Sundays, there is a market organized at El Campanario, which is actually a craft fair, with local traditional products. This is a great chance to buy special souvenirs for your loved ones at home, so definitely don't miss a visit.

If you come in the morning there are some nice cafes and restaurants where you can have breakfast and enjoy a lazy morning.

For a unique perspective you can climb the bell tower and look over the city, so don't miss the chance to go all the way up.

Address: Centro Comercial El Campanario - Calle Hibisco, 1, 35660 Corralejo

For other shopping opportunities on the island, see our list of markets in Fuerteventura.

5. Boat trip to Los Lobos Island

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View of Lobos Island 

Los Lobos Island is a nature reserve and it only takes 15-20 minutes by boat to get to it from Corralejo Harbour. There are several companies and prices start at 15 euros/per person for a round trip.

You can explore the entire island, swim in the pristine waters and enjoy a nice lunch at the only restaurant in Los Lobos. Just make sure you don't miss the last boat, which usually leaves at 4 PM.

You can book your boat trip to Los Lobos online for € 15 / per person and you can choose between more than six daily departures. We would advise going on one of the morning boats, so you will have more time to explore Lobos Island.

  • Includes round trip ferry tickets

6. A day at the Acua Park

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The only water park on the island is in Corralejo, so why not spend a day enjoying the water slides? Especially if you're with the kids, this is a fun day out and they will love it for sure. There's a nice restaurant inside with good prices, so this a plus if you arrive in the morning and wish to spend the entire day here.

7. Day trip to El Cotillo

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El Cotillo lagoons

This isn't precisely something to do in Corralejo, but it's a fun and short trip.

Bus no. 8 makes the trip every hour so it's very easy to get to El Cotillo even if you don't have a hire car.

El Cotillo is a small and relaxed fishing village, with a more laid-back vibe compared to Corralejo and makes a nice change of scenery for a day.

There are plenty of things to do in El Cotillo, starting with a day on the gorgeous beach. You could also go to El Toston Lighthouse and then explore the Cotillo Lagoons.

8. Day trip to Puerto del Rosario

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Playa Chica in Puerto del Rosario

Puerto del Rosario is the capital of the island and it's only 30 km away from Corralejo. You can spend a quiet day on the town beach, look at the big cruise ships (if there are any at that time), or take a walk and discover all the statues and sculptures that are scattered across the city.


9. Try different restaurants and the best ice cream in Fuerteventura

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We highly recommend the ice cream from La Cremeria Heladeria Artesanal in Corralejo

If you're on the hunt for the best ice cream on the island, then check out our article about restaurants in Fuerteventura. La Cremeria Heladeria Artesanal has the best ice cream in Fuerteventura in our opinion, not just Corralejo!

Also, Corralejo has some of the best-quoted restaurants in Fuerteventura, so there's a lot to explore and try if you're a foodie. 

Some recommended places to try: Mesón Las Tejas for Spanish food and if you're craving a Sunday roast, try any of these places: Rosie O'Grady's, Clarkies, or 5th Avenue.

10. Enjoy the atmosphere in Music Square

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Music Square Corralejo

There are so many things to do in Corralejo and the entire town is so lovely, but this place is special.

The Music Square is situated in the north part of Corralejo and it's easy to get here through the pedestrian streets.

There are plenty of restaurants with good food and you can sit an enjoy the live music from any of the places situated in the square.

11. Day trip to Lanzarote

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You can easily take a day trip to Lanzarote - it's only 45 minutes away by ferry from Corralejo

We know that especially many of the return visitors to Corralejo have their minds set up and wouldn't trade Fuerteventura for another island in a million years, but we're only suggesting a day trip to get a feeling of how Lanzarote is, without the need to compare it to Fuerteventura. 

The ferry from Corralejo will take you Playa Blanca, Lanzarote's southernmost resort.

Here you can explore the town, have lunch in Playa Blanca and do some shopping, or you can take a bus trip and go see Timanfaya National Park, which is one of the most popular attractions for those visiting Lanzarote for the day.

In the afternoon you can take the ferry back to Corralejo and enjoy your dinner or evening cocktails in the music square as usual.

Book online a complete Lanzarote volcano and wine region tour (it includes the ferry crossing, the volcano tour and tour of La Geria - the wine region).

  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts
  • Live tour guide (Spanish, English, French, German)
  • Pick-up service

12. Shopping at Centro Comercial Las Palmeras in Corralejo

Addres: Av. Ntra. Sra. del Carmen, 70, 35660 La Oliva, Las Palmas, Spain

If you need to go shopping or if you just have a day when the weather is not so nice, you can go to Centro Comercial Las Palmeras. Here you will find the typical Spanish clothing brands like Zara, Bershka, Stradivarius, Mango and also other small shops. There is also a large store for sporting equipment in case you need it.

Las Palmeras Shopping Center offers free underground parking for customers, so you can come by car if you need to.

If you're interested in doing some shopping whilst on holiday, read more in our dedicated article about shopping in Fuerteventura.

13. Find the chipmunks in Corralejo

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The kids will probably love seeing the chipmunks

The chipmunks in Fuerteventura are a big attraction for lots of tourists and you can see them in Corralejo also. Just walk past Mercadona and you should see a path on the right and on that path you should find loads of chipmunks. Although the authorities have issued a recommendation against feeding them, since they are an invasive species, people like to feed them fruits and vegetables such as apples and cucumbers.

14. Have fun at the local events in Corralejo

One of the great things about the Spaniards is that they know how to party. And they truly have a lot of fiestas throughout the year.

Plus, Corralejo is a year-round resort, so there's always something going on.

Some of the events that happen every year are Fiestas del Carmen, the carnival (usually in February or March), Oktoberfest Corralejo, Blues & Jazz International Festival, Fuerteventura Kite Festival and many more. Just check out the events page before you arrive to see what is going on.

15. Admire the Instagram-famous Popcorn Beach

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Please DON'T TAKE ANY AT HOME with you! It is forbidden by law, as it takes millions of years for them to form! Also the authorities do checks at the airport so they could be seized and you could get a fine a fine!

This beach became famous after some photos were posted on Instagram and they became viral quickly. Visitors now know this place as Popcorn Beach, although its official name is Playa El Hierro.

It is located at around 5 km distance from Corralejo and you can either walk there or drive on the dirt road (although driving with your rental car on a dirt road might not be covered by your insurance).

Instead of sand, this beach is full of calcareous algae, which look like popcorn when you look up close. Unfortunately, many visitors have started taking these home as souvenirs, which is something we recommend that you don't do if you visit. It takes millions of years for these calcareous algae to form, so they must be left on the beach where you found them so that future visitors will be able to enjoy this place as well.

Corralejo truly is one of the most charming places in the Canary Islands and once you fall in love, you'll always want to come back.

16. Day trip to Oasis Wildlife 

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Go on a day trip to Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura

Oasis Wildlife is located in the south of Fuerteventura, in La Lajita, so it's not close to Corralejo, but you can rent a car and drive there yourself, or you can use the free bus offered by the park (you need to book your seat though).

Oasis Wildlife is the only animal park on the island and a great place to visit with kids in Fuerteventura, but a visit to the park can last the entire day, so we would advise getting there in the morning, so you can have enough time to see everything the park has to offer (including the botanic garden).

The ticket includes:

  • Bus transfers
  • Free access to 4 entertaining and educational live animal shows (reptiles, sea lions, birds of prey and parrots)
  • Free access to the Botanical Garden

Is Corralejo worth a visit?

Many first-time visitors to Fuerteventura have this question, especially those who choose to stay in another resort on the island and are just thinking to visit Corralejo for the day, so they wonder if it's worth the visit.

So for anyone wondering, yes, Corralejo is definitely worth a visit! Corralejo is a beautiful town and as you've maybe seen from this article, it offers a variety of things to see and do.

In addition to the beaches, Corralejo also has a charming old town with narrow streets, whitewashed buildings, and a variety of restaurants and cafes. The town is located near Corralejo Natural Park, where you can explore the sand dunes and the famous Corralejo Grandes Playas, with stunning views of Lobos Island.

FAQ about visiting Corralejo - Fuerteventura

Is Corralejo always windy?

Corralejo is not always windy, actually, the windiest months are July and August. The wind is not that strong in town, compared to the wind at Flag Beach, where the windsurf and kitesurf center is located.

Does Corralejo have nightlife?

YES, Corralejo is the liveliest resort in Fuerteventura and has the best for nightlife.

Is Corralejo safe?

Corralejo is a safe place in general, just beware of your pickpockets especially at markets and during large events.

Is Corralejo good for families?

Corralejo is a good place for family holidays since it's the only resort in Fuerteventura with a waterpark. The beaches in town are good for children of all ages and you have many options for day trips.

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