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Corralejo is in the north of the island of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. Corralejo is one of the most popular resorts on Fuerteventura.
Corralejo has grown from a small fishing village to a lively seaside resort whilst retaining much of its character. The town's main street leads towards the harbour and contains plenty of restaurants, bars and shops. The town itself is quite attractive with a mix of white buildings and buildings painted in earthy tones of terraccotta, ocre or a lemony yellow.
Long white sandy beaches in the centre of the town ensure that it is a popular choice with tourists. From the beach you get great views out over the sea to the Island of Los Lobos - beautiful.
A little out from the centre is a protected area of sand dunes along the coastline, the Corralejo Natural Park. This area has a wilder look and with the turquoise sea is very attractive. Building is not allowed and so the area retains its natural beauty. A notable beach in the Corralejo Natural Park is the Playa del Moro with the ocean to the front and sand dunes behind.
Also in the park is the Montana Roja, a volcano which offers a bit of drama to the landscape! The volcano is not active so no need to worry as you explore the area.
Whilst in Corralejo take advantage of the glass-bottomed boats to admire the marine-life. You can get ferries to Lanzarote and take tours of the island. You can also organise trips to view live volcanoes on nearby Lanzarote or go dolphin spotting.
The local water park, the Acua Water Park, is very popular with children and has a good variety of slides and a large wave pool. It is on Avda Nuestra Senora del Carmen in Corralejo.
The Oasis de Los Camellos (Oasis Park) is an animal park and botanic garden and is good for a day out. There are various animal shows to watch and you can take a camel ride either around the park or beyond the park up to the summit of a mountain! The Oasis Park is in the village of La Lajita.
Puerto del Rosario is a working fishing town and perhaps the best place for shopping on Fuertventura.
Playa Blanca, a ferry trip away on Lanzarote is a pretty town and beach and worth a trip. The island of Lanzarote is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and has some spectacular scenery.
You can find more local travel ideas in the Eastern Canary Islands guide.