Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
Corralejo is Fuerteventura busiest and largest tourist resort, which is constantly growing in size, but still retaining many of it's original charms as a fishing village. The old town is located next to the harbour, and has a church and town square, now the centre of Corralejo's nightlife.
The overall atmosphere is relaxed and running at a calming pace.
Corralejo main charms are:
- The 7 mile long Playa Grande beach and sand dunes that lie to the south of the town.
- A bustling harbour from which you can enjoy watching all the boating activity, or take one of the many boating trips from glass bottom boats, ferries to other islands, fishing trips, sailing trips or scuba diving trips, many of which you can book online.
- A pleasant sea front promenade with bars, restaurants and shops.
- An enjoyable nightlife with plenty of bars, restaurants and even discos, the best nightlife on Fuerteventura. The hub of this is the main square, nicknamed 'Music square'
- Good watersports facilities.
- The almost guarenteed sunshine in summer and winter.
- Three smaller beaches located around the town centre
Location of Corralejo
Corralejo is located on the northern tip of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain. Looking out to sea in the north east is the island of Lanzarote and looking east and much closer the Isla de Los Lobos (Island of Wolves) which refer to the sea wolves the sealion
Fuerteventura Airport (FUE) to Corralejo Distance 28 Km
There are 5 ways to travel to Corralejo from the airport.
Book Fuerteventura Airport Transfer to from Corralejo
Package holiday airport Transfers to Corralejo
Package holiday Transfer time 40 minutes
Airport Bus (Guagua)
This method of travel is the cheapest alternative but if you have suitcases it is only viable if your hotel is located near the Corralejo bus stop
There is not a direct bus from Corralejo to the airport, you have to change at the Puerto del Rosario, the island capital.
- Catch the 06 Puerto del Rosario Corralejo, or 07 Puerto del Rosario Corralejo El Cotillo
then change buses to either the
- 03 Puerto del Rosario Airport Caleta de Fuste Las Salinas
- 10 Puerto del Rosario Airport Morro Jable (por Pozo Negro) (Direct)
Beaches in or near Corralejo
Corralejo Playa Grande beach
Playa Grande from Riu Oliva Beach hotel
Corralejo Playa Grande beach is a beautiful 7 kilometres of fine & very light coloured golden sandy beach and sand dunes which have been the movie backdrop to several fashion and TV advertisements. The beach is located just south of Corralejo and in places is hundreds of metres wide.
The beach slopes gently into the sea, and because of the reasonably stong winds the beach is a favourite with windsurfers. A windsurfing centre is located on the beach
You can select a busier section of the beach with sun beds and umbrellas on if you want you should be able to find a stretch of beach all to yourself. Along side the road there are several hard shouldered sections for cars to park, in other areas make sure you do not get bogged down in the soft sand alongside the road. The sun beds and umbrella sections and popular car parking areas on the main FV1 road can easily be seen on our Google maps if you zoom in, remerber you can easily drag the maps in any direction or if you prefer use the move arrows on the left side of the map.
The best section of Corralejo Playa Grande beach is dominated by the 2 massive RIU hotels, the only hotels on this magnificent beach.
- Club Hotel Riu Oliva Beach Resort
- Hotel Riu Palace Tres Islas
A gay section is located about 2 kilometers south of the 2 RIU hotels. This section is at the 22 kilometre marker "milestone" from Puerto Del Rosario.
Corralejo Town beach
The Corralejo town beach is a small white sandy beach right in the centre of town, there are plenty of bars and restaurants, backing this beach.
This beach is sheltered and along with the nearness of toilets is ideal for families.
Because the beach is in town it is NOT suitable for naturists looking for an all over tan.
The beach is too small for water sports
Corralejo Harbour beach
Tours Excursions Trips Activities
If you want to do something other than sunbathing all day, then see the following, tours, excursions, trips and activities, that we have found and all available from Corralejo
Click on a thumbnail to see a larger photograph of excursions
At the moment we are working on placing the details of the following trips on this site please use this link to obtain details of the following Fuerteventura trips
- Oasis Nature Park Adventure
- Volcano Excursion in Fuerteventura
- Boat Tour to Lobos Island
- Scenic Bike Tour of Fuerteventura
- Fuerteventura Water Park Excursion
- Oceanarium and Shopping Excursion
- Golf Tee Off at Corralejo
Additional , tours, excursions, trips and activities are available from other resorts.
There are plenty of shopping centres in Corralejo along with street markets twice a week on
Shopping Centre Atlantico
Shopping Centre El Campanari
Shopping Centre La Menara
Shopping Centre Papagayo
Shopping Centre Plaza
Shopping Centre Royal
See shopping centre locations on our Corralejo Resort Map
There is no shortage of banks and hole in the wall cash machines.
Corralejo Bars and Nightlife
Information on bars is now on a seperate page Corralejo Bars & Nightlife
Information on bars is now on a seperate page Corralejo Restaurants
There are 2 childrens playgrounds in Corralejo, very popular, especially with locals in the early evening.
On the corner of Anzuelo and Tortuga
>See location of the childrens playgrounds on our Corralejo Resort Map
Bus Routes, Bus Stops & Bus information
Bus Station in Corralejo
Located in Av. de Juan Carlos I on the western edge of Corralejo
Bus Stops in Corralejo
Bus stops are located on the main roads Calle Minerva & Calle Mascona
Buses from Corralejo go to Puerto del Rosario & El Cotillo
For full details of the following bus routes click the bus route link below. Our bus route information includes timetables and main intermeditory stops.
Note Check timetable for a short lunch break in bus service in the early afternoon
- 06 Puerto del Rosario Corralejo 30 minute service, hourly evening service
- 07 Puerto del Rosario Corralejo El Cotillo 3 buses a day. A different route to 06 & 07
- 08 Corralejo El Cotillo Hourly service
Onward connects can be made from Puerto del Rosario bus station including buses to the airport.
See location of Corralejo Bus stopson our Corralejo Resort Map
Pretty harbours are always an attraction for tourists, especially one that has so much to offer. being combined as a ferry and fishing harbour and a marina. Harbour side cafes, bars and restaurants overlooking the yachts and power boats in the marina and harbour activities that in themselves draw visitors with ferries to Lanzarote, sailing and motorised sea trips, fishing trips and trips that include underwater submarine trip. We have more details of many of these trips that you can book online in our Tours Excursions Trips Activities section
There are 2 ferry companies that run services between Fuerteventura & Lanzarote run by either Fred Olson or Naviera Armas. Details below
Ferry to Lanzarote by Fred Olsen
For a change you can take the ferry from Corralejo harbour to next island, Lanzarote for the day, or longer. The boat trip takes about 35 minutes and it's an hourly service
A FREE bus service runs between the Lazarote ferry terminal at Playa Blanca and Arrecife, lazarotes capital. This free service must be booked at the same time as booking the Express ferry
Corralejo to Playa Blanca Ferry with Naviera Armas
Naviera Armas ferry between Corralejo, Fuerteventura to Playa Blanca, Lanzarote
Naviera Armas run:
5 crossings daily Monday to Friday
4 crossings Saturday and Sundays
Check these times on the Naviera Armas spanish site
Estacion Maritima de Corralejo, s/n 35660 Corralejo Telephone: 928 867 080
Office Puerto de Playa Blanca, Lanzarote
Puerto de Playa Blanca, s/n 35580 Playa Blanca Telephone: 928 517 912
Located at the harbour
Baku Water Park
- Several slides from mild to terrifying
- CKids Pool and play ground
- Bars and Cafes
Go on a Monday or Friday if you want to combine it with a visit to the twice weekly market held next door.
Corralejo Tourist Information Office
The Corralejo Tourist Information Office is located at the harbour and near the music square.
See the Tourist information iconon our Corralejo Resort Map
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Corralejo Weather and Corralejo Climate
As far as we know there is only one weather station on Fuerteventura. weather stations are usually located at the airport.