Corralejo Dunes

Parque Natural de las Dunas de Corralejo

The Dunes of de Corralejo are located in the north of Fuerteventura, about 30 minutes by foot from Corralejo. The Dunes as well as the beaches are part of the nature park.

El Jable, the 24 square kilometer Dune area was put under nature protection in 1982. The appearance is almost identical to the Sahara, except that the sand dunes are actually made up of shells.

The nearby beaches have light sand, however, swimming is at your own risk as there are no lifeguards and then area is flagged red, meaning that it is rather dangerous to swim there. If you to take the chance and get into the water, you will be rewarded with a rock-free bottom and perfect underwater sight.

The beach of this area is 7 kilometers long, making it very attractive for people wanting to walk along the beach as well. If you get hungry after a long walk there is a snack bar right on the beach.

From the beach you have an excellent view of the Los Lobos and Fuerteventura Island.

You can rent a lounge chair for 3 Euros as well as an Umbrella for 3 Euros.

Flag beach, by the two main hotels is one of the best places to try water sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing.

For the more experienced try ‘Glass beach’. Or if you don’t fancy anything too strenuous ‘Drop beach’ is a bit further along the main road.

With crystal clear waters and miles of sandy beaches, its hardly surprising that some of these dunes are used for fashion photo shoots and TV advertisements.

The Big Hotels – Grandes Playas

A few Kilometers out of Corralejo there a couple of giant RIU hotels which dominate the best section of beach – a beach that stretches for 7km.

A taxi from Corralejo to the hotels costs around €5

The windy conditions are excellent for surfing in all its permutations, and for flying kites. If you just want to sunbathe, you may have to take refuge in the dunes. The beach slopes gently, making it safe to wade in with no sudden drops. From the resort of Corralejo, there are regular boat trips to tiny Lobos island.

Bars and bites

There are a few bars spaced out along the busier sections of the beach. In Corralejo, there are also some great unpretentious restaurants around the fishing harbour.