Corralejo is a small town and popular tourist resort which is located on the northeastern tip of Fuerteventura. Corralejo is one of the two main tourism towns on the island which have evolved from small fishing towns. Caleta de Fuste is the other.
Corralejo, Fuerteventura Travel Guide
Like most of the Canary Islands top resorts, the tourism boom in the 1970’s has seen the population of Corralejo and the La Oliva region increase significantly from around 3,000 to well over 25,000 inhabitants. The streets are now lined with bars and restaurants serving refreshing drinks and delicious sea food. From the port you can reach Lanzarote by ferry in around 20 minutes and the beautiful tropical island of Isla de Lobos (Wolf Island).
Attractions & Things to do in Corralejo, Fuerteventura
Corralejo boasts some amazing things to do while enjoying the fantastic weather on offer which we are going to touch on below. The magnificent beaches found in Fuerteventura are among the best in the Canary Islands and several are located close to this popular town. The sea here is a deep shade of blue that is crystal clear in places but be careful with the strong currents the island is known for. Water activities are extremely popular here as are bike trips and safaris back on land. There a several miles of fine sand dunes on the outskirts of the town which are now considered to be a nature reserve.
Weather in Corralejo
The weather in Corralejo is excellent all year round with the temperature rarely dropping below 17 Celsius. Fuerteventura generally enjoys a superb climate with warm averages and sea temperatures. The average yearly temperature here is a warm 21 Celsius and you can expect to experience this for much of the year. Most of the rainfall tends to arrive in December, January and February during the colder winter months. The hotter summer months can be extremely hot, especially in July, August and even September. August tends to be the hottest month in terms of average temperature when you can expect a good 11 hours of daily sunshine. The sea temperature is a minimum 20 Celsius apart from the first four months of the year. During the summer months the sea is normally 23 Celsius but can rise to 25 Celsius depending on the sun temperature.
Corralejo Beach & Surrounding Beaches
One of the top attractions located just south of the town is the magnificent Corralejo Beach which stretches for miles. There are over 150 beaches in Fuerteventura but Corralejo Beach is one of the longest and certainly one of the best. To the north you can see Isla de Lobos with the island of Lanzarote further north still. Water sports and activities are hugely popular here, especially for surfers, windsurfers and kiteboarding. Flag beach is located nearby and is one of the top kiteboarding and windsurfing locations on the island. Corralejo Beach is equipped with sun loungers and the sea is fairy calm around this part of the island.
Nightlife in Corralejo
The nightlife in Corralejo is more conservative than Tenerife or Gran Canaria but there is still a good selection of bars, restaurant and clubs to enjoy late night music and dancing. Much of the nightlife takes place on Avenida del Generalisimo Franco, especially the Centro Commercial Atlantico which runs through the centre of the town. The popular strip and the music square are a few of the typical places to enjoy the nightlife of Corralejo.
Fuerteventura Kite Festival
The International Fuerteventura Kite Festival takes places in the dunes of Corralejo located just south of the town. The Kite Festival has been a regular event since 1987 which lasts for 3 days and normally commences in early November. The festival attracts kite enthusiasts from all over the world and the popularity is growing each year. The Sunday festival is perhaps the biggest day when over 150 kites and other flying objects are either given to or keeping the children entertained. Several clubs have now been formed to meet and practice their kite flying skills in preparation for this entertaining day in the Corralejo calendar.