Corralejo Nature Reserve and tour of the fishing village of Corralejo

Corralejo Nature Reserve and tour of the fishing village of Corralejo

The island of Fuerteventura is an appealing tourist destination appreciated world-over for its long beaches with their golden sand and clear, turquoise water, in addition to its rich gastronomy and an interesting range of cultural tours. Starting out from the port in Puerto del Rosario, in the east of the island, you can drive to one of the greatest attractions in Fuerteventura: the dunes of Corralejo, ideal for taking a walk, sunbathing and doing sports, and the fishing village, with a wide range of restaurants, cafés, shopping centres and shops.

 

From Puerto del Rosario to the Corralejo Dunes

23 minutes by car from the port in Puerto del Rosario and on the north-eastern coast of the island of Fuerteventura, we find Corralejo Dunes – a stretch of fine, golden sand that is 10.5 kilometres long and 2.5 kilometres wide. This protected nature area is home to 130 plant and bird species. You have to leave your car in a lay-by and walk over the dunes. We recommend taking a towel, water, sun cream, a swimsuit (there are nudist areas too), a kite and a board.

 

From Corralejo Dunes to Corralejo

Barely an 8-minute drive from the Corralejo Dunes Nature Reserve is the town of Corralejo – almost at the northernmost tip of Fuerteventura. Half a century ago, Corralejo was a fishing village with low, white houses. Now the town combines its fishing past with its present marked by beaches, the new port that connects it to the island of Lanzarote and a lively urban centre with restaurants and shopping centres. A mill from the old town remains in the Plaza de la Molina.