Corralejo

Fuerteventura’s liveliest resort

Posted by Barry Nixon

In Corralejo, I enjoyed the Canarian life. You’ll find winding alleys, cobbled white-wash buildings with bars, restaurants and shops in the Old Town. As well as the beach promenade, which connects all the beautiful beaches.

Corralejo beach – Flag beach ❤️

Away from the beach, I also discovered modern shopping centres. As well as pharmacies and cafes on a main high street/strip which runs parallel to the beaches.

You can be sure of some warm weather in Corralejo, Fuerteventura! With temperatures between December to April ranging from lows of 19°C to highs of 25°C. From May to November, it’s even hotter!

There are over 25 Corralejo beach hotels

I have stayed at lots of different hotels, including 7 on the beachfront. Most hotels in Corralejo are 4 stars, which offer a superior room, pool bar, internet and wheelchair access.

Standards in the beach resorts are high and cleanliness is a top priority. Furthermore, I have never been to an island such well kept and immaculate hotels!

Here is some FAQ’s about hotels in Corralejo

What hotels in Corralejo are good for couples?

Adults Only – Hotel Boutique La Marquesina, Hotel Vacanzy Urban Boutique and Avanti Lifestyle Hotel

Which hotels in Corralejo are good for families?

Kids Clubs and Entertainment – Oasis Duna Aparthotel, Barcelo Castillo Beach Resort, Oasis Papagayo Resort and Aqua Park and Arena Beach.

How much does it cost to stay in a hotel in Corralejo?

Self Catering – 3-star hotels cost £70 per night, and 4-star hotels are £117 per night. If you’re looking for something really special, a 5-star hotel can be found for £199 per night.

Prices recorded and posted 12:17pm 26/8/2020

As a alternative to Fuerteventura hotels I can highly recommend the licensed apartments Gran Terraza in Corralejo. Close to Flag beach and the campanro shopping centre they are located.

Visit Corralejo old & new town plus Lanzarote all in the same day

Corralejo’s Old Town is lovely for a walk around because of its calm Canarian feel. Also, there’s always a hidden gem or two to be discovered. Cafe bars serving tapas mainly occupied by locals are my personal favourite. However, I’ve also stumbled upon smoothie and fresh fruit shops with seating outside.

The harbour is between the old and new town, where ferries from Armas, Fred Olsen and Lineas Romero depart to Playa Blanca Lanzarote several times a day. Costs will vary based on which service you choose, but you should expect it to be around 30€ (including a car).

In the new town, at the top of the strip, you will find Acua Park. The water park has more than 14 attractions for all ages, as well as a wide range of dining options, entertainment service, and children’s club.

Outside the city gates, you’ll find the largest dune area of the island. It is also where you will find the most beautiful beaches on the island. After sunset, Corralejo blossoms, and it is celebrated in bars and clubs.

In addition, if it is nightlife that you are looking for then head to Music Square. Here you’ll find live music, artists and acts including breakdancing.

You can go out shopping or go out out shopping

Did you see what I did there… If there is a place that I actually enjoy shopping, it’s in the Corralejo supermarkets and the Campanario shopping centre.

Firstly, shopping is cheap. For booze and fags, you can expect to pay 60% less than you would in the U.K. Secondly, the large Spar opposite the bus station stocks fresh fish, meat and fruit & veg as well as freshly made pastries. As well as all of your essentials.

However, if shopping outdoors is more your thing, then El Campanario is perfect for topping up your tan. There’s everything from sports shops to souvenirs. There’s also a weekly outdoor market!

“El Rastro” flea market takes place every Saturday from 10.00 to 14.00. Plus, live music is aired every Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Centro Comercial El Campanario ❤️

Travel Tips

Best time to visit

Suited best for

I have been here with the whole family, with friends and even alone. It is safe for singles, couples and families who like to go out in the evening.

International visitors from where

I always meet lots of people: in bars, restaurants, trips and on the beach. It’s a friendly place! Corralejo is very popular, especially with the British, Irish & Italians.

Learn some of the language it will save you money

Before a visit, I will check in with Sally and top up my Spanish. By learning some basic Spanish, it can save you money on transport and in restaurants. As well as time!

Where to stay

On my first visit to Fuerteventura, I stayed with a friend at the 3* Bristol Hisperia Playa. Because of the hotel’s peaceful postcode on the edge of town and three pools to pick from, it made for a relaxing base.

However, the next visit was with the family. So, I needed to book something closer to the town centre because our kids can’t walk too far in the heat.

For us, the 4* Corralejo beach hotel ticked all the boxes, with shops, bars and restaurants along the main strip. Plus crystal clear waters and beautiful beaches on the other side. It has everything on its doorstep.


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