Once just a small fishing village on the north coast of Fuerteventura, Corralejo’s harbour now receives ferries full of day-trippers from Playa Blanca in Lanzarote every day and the town plays host to hundreds of visitors who are drawn to spend a sunny, sandy holiday in the island’s tourist Mecca.
Although tourism is booming the port still retains its charm. The waterfront promenade which runs alongside the town beach boasts numerous shops, restaurants and cafes. Corralejo’s restaurants offer a broad choice, from good old English fish and chips to Mexican tacos or Indian curry.
There is even a smattering of eateries serving up Canarian cuisine and fresh seafood. The main street, Calle General Franco, is filled with shops selling everything from radios to surfboards. Just outside the town is a protected nature reserve festooned with miles of sand dunes.
Among the activities to keep holidaymakers entertained are numerous watersports, tennis, glass-bottom boat trips, ferry trips to Lanzarote, jeep safaris, island tours, mountain biking and motorcycle tours.