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Corralejo is the biggest holiday town on the Canary Island of Fuerteventura. Favoured by both couples and younger families, this former fishing port is famed for the fine beaches that run for miles up the coast. Due to the sometimes strong breezes that run through the channel between Fuerteventura and nearby Lanzarote, the town is also a favourite destination for windsurfers. Other watersports that can be taken in Corralejo include yacht sailing, quad riding and sub-aqua. Because this holiday resort is extremely flat, bicycling is a good way of getting about.

There are very good beaches all round Corralejo, including just south of the town, inbetween Tres Islas and the Punta de Tivas, are 3, the Playa de Viejo, the Playa del Medano and the Playa del Pozo known locally as the Flag Beach. This windy section of coast is favoured by kite and windsurfers, while the Playa del Pozo is popular with naturists. Backing Flag Beach are amazing sand dunes which forming part of a natural park. The main beach of Corralejo, the Grandes Playas, runs for more than 4 miles and consists of soft, white sand. In the midle of the town near to the harbour is the tiny, but sheltered beach, the Playa de Clavellina. With its gently slope, it is a popular selection for younger children.

There are good catamaran tours to Los Lobos island, located just a few miles off the coast. Los Lobos has a land area of just under 2 square miles, so it is feasable to stroll round it in under a few hours. Fuerteventura ferries run from Corralejo harbour to Lanzarote across the strait, plus big game angling day trips are also available. The harbour area has a good range of cafes, fine restaurants, pavement bars and boutiques. There are also excellent shops on the Avenida Nuestra Senora del Carmen, where each Monday and Friday the street market, with ceramics, shoes, leather and African goods is held.

Corralejo nightlife is centred round the small plaza by the port, called locally the Music Square, where local groups and singers perform each evening, plus there are a few music bars in the surrounding roads, including the Rock Island Bar and the Irish bars, Rosie OGradys plus The Dubliner.

Baku Water Park is located near to the market and Atlantic Gardens and has all the usual flumes and chutes, with a childs play area for the young ones. If you wish to treat yourself whilst staying in Corralejo, you should try the luxury Kempinski Hotel found on the Avenida Grandes Playas, which has a first class spa and beauty area, with 3 fine restaurants selling Spanish, Japanese and Italian fare.

Just over 10 miles (or nearly 16 km) further south of the town is the resort of Oliva, famed for the gallery of contemporary art. There is an another museum displaying traditional Canarian life located south of Oliva. Corralejo town is about 45 minutes drive from Fuerteventura airport close to Puerto del Rosario.
For more tourism information, vacation and travel tips about Corralejo please visit Corralejo Fuerteventura.

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