Spanish bars and sand dunes
This former fishing village in northern Fuerteventura has transformed over the years into one of the island's top resorts. Corralejo's rolling sand dunes and silky white beaches are virtually untouched, forming part of a national park that protects the area from development. It's the perfect spot for sunbathing and swimming, and if you've ever wanted to try surfing or windsurfing, it's one of the best places on the island, attracting surfers from around the world.
The old town is ripe for wandering, with a maze of narrow streets and a handful of Spanish bars surrounding a lively bandstand that hosts local musicians. From the old town, head down the main street towards the port for the best choice of cafés and seafood restaurants, which come alive with a sociable buzz after dark.
Flight time from the UK to Fuerteventura is around 4 hours 15 minutes.
Transfer time from Fuerteventura airport to Corralejo is approximately 40 minutes.
Like the rest of the Canaries, Fuerteventura is warm and sunny all year round. The temperature rarely drops below the mid-teens even in the winter months, and things only get hotter in July and August, when they often push past 30°C. You’ll find the island’s trade winds take the edge off the heat, though.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain.
Restaurant bills in Fuerteventura include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.
The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.