Corralejo is, by far, one of the most popular resorts on the island. It is located in north Fuerteventura, and it pertains to the municipality of La Oliva, only some 40 kilometers from El Matorral Airport.
While deciding where precisely to stay in Fuerteventura, whether trying to spot or to avoid the buzz so characteristic of an ebullient nightlife, tourists should take into account Corralejo is the undisputed nightlife hotspot of Fuerteventura, with all that is implied in a reputation of this kind.
Furthermore, Corralejo is the liveliest place in La Oliva in terms of shopping, with the impressive El Campanario Shopping Center which clusters around it most of the nightlife venues. Another highlight of the shopping life in Corralejo refers to the picturesque Mercadillo de Corralejo tourists should always search out.
But beaches can never be left out of the definition of a perfect vacation. The beach pertaining to Corralejo is, without overstating, the most developed stretch of sand in the entire municipality, as in anthropogenic comforts and facilities. The nearby Nature Park of Las Dunas de Corralejo is home to yet other several beaches always worth exploring both due to their inner assets and for their privileged location. Despite the fact the Corralejo beach is not necessarily dedicated to nudism, nudists may rest assured: La Oliva is literally replete with nudist beaches, which means the surroundings of Corralejo are highly likely to be just as generous in this respect.
The Nature Park of Las Dunas de Corralejo is the one nature attraction in this resort which in no case should be overlooked. Birdwatchers might find it exciting the park has been declared a Special Protected Zone for Wild Birds.
The presence of Baku Park in Corralejo is also a reason why a huge number of tourists choose this resort over its counterparts in Fuerteventura. Baku Park is one of the few (two, actually) theme parks in Fuerteventura, and it is always a source of specific tourist opportunities.
Corralejo is also the place where the famed International Kite Festival is held, which always works, as far as tourists are concerned, as a further incentive for visiting or staying in Corralejo.
Corralejo is nothing like a destination for quiescent vacations, since the place is replete with all-tempting opportunities of island hopping or sports activities. Indeed, Corralejo is home to one of the few ports in Fuerteventura from where boats operated by Naviera Armas, Fred. Olsen Express and Catlanza head for Lanzarote and Los Lobos.
At the same time, the resort is ideal as basis for exploring the island of Fuerteventura, since some 20 car, bike and motorbike rental companies are located here. And, of course, what could a vacation in Fuerteventura be without water and out of water sports? Corralejo is ideal for practicing tennis and diving, surfing, windsurfing and fishing, sailing and ski jet alike.
But Corralejo could not live up to its reputation if it did not offer to its visitors the possibility of splurging. Indeed, the 5-star Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real gives visitors with no financial worries the opportunity of a luxury dream vacation.
Last but not least, like any other respectable resort, Corralejo could not lack the all-useful tourist information offices. In fact, there are two venues of this kind in Corralejo, and tourists can always rely on their services, as the case may be.
Unlike most other spots in Fuerteventura, Betancuria appeals by its cultural and historic heritage. The Museum of Sacred Art pertains to its patrimony.
A further religious edifice in Fuerteventura refers to the Church of Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria. It is located in La Oliva and has historic relevance.
Fuerteventura is big enough to host all sorts of peculiar attractions. The Alcogida Eco-Museum in Puerto del Rosario is a must-visit in this respect.