Fuerteventura has a lot to offer holidaymakers and Corralejo is one of the most family friendly resorts that the island has to offer. In this guide, we’ll give you the inside track on what to expect and how to make the most of your holiday.
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Corralejo is home to some pleasantly warm summers, without becoming unbearably hot. Expect average highs to reach around 25°C between June and August before mellowing out to around 20°C in the colder months. This can make Fuerteventura ideal for anyone who prefers not to swelter in the heat, as well as for those who have younger children.
Please note that these temperatures are average highs for Corralejo were correct at the time of writing.
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As one of the Canary Islands, the cuisine in Fuerteventura has an undeniably Spanish influence, meaning that there’s a big focus on fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as fish and cheeses. The island is notable for serving goat, although you might have to leave the comfort of your all-inclusive hotel if you want to try some.
The buffets at all-inclusive hotels throughout Corralejo tend to focus on offering an international selection of food, ensuring that visitors from around the globe are well-catered for, with many all-inclusive buffets putting on theme nights to ensure there’s some variety.
Out of all the speciality restaurants that you might encounter; Asian restaurants are more common at all-inclusive hotels, where you should also find that holiday staples of mid-meal snacks, ice cream and menus tailored to children are also available. If you travel in December, you might find that your hotel offers a Christmas or New Year’s gala meal, however, we recommend finding out before you book if this is something that’s important to you.
You’re practically guaranteed to find a swimming pool or two (or more!) at an all-inclusive hotel in Corralejo, but as the region is well known for being a family-friendly holiday destination, there are also water slides and splash parks aplenty. Some all-inclusive packages include access to water parks, so check with your tour operator before you book if you think that you’ll end up going.
While some of the all-inclusive hotels advertise a wealth of facilities, such as courts for ball games, indoor games, gyms and spas, some can be more sparsely equipped, so if you don’t plan to spend your time exploring the surrounding area, it might be worth checking what each hotel has to offer before you book.
When the evening comes around, you shouldn’t find yourself in a position where you have to go out to find something to do. Most of the all-inclusive hotels throughout the region provide an evening entertainment programme that runs throughout the week, with other putting on live music shows or a disco at least a few nights a week.
While there are adults-only options available, there is still plenty for children and teenagers to do, with dedicated clubs, facilities and entertainment tailored to the needs of younger travellers.
Although Fuerteventura is an island, many of the all-inclusive hotels in Corralejo are not situated directly on the beach, although many of them are quite close. While some are only a stone’s throw away, others are a few minutes’ walk, so if being directly on the beach is important to you, it’s worth having a proper look at the location of the hotels available to you before making a choice.
Who Goes There?
While Fuerteventura is very popular with British and German holidaymakers, around July and August the island becomes very popular with visitors from the Spanish mainland, as well as holidaymakers from other European countries.
Taxis in Fuerteventura operate in a similar fashion as they do in the UK, except, of course, they’re much cheaper. Taxis throughout the region are usually large and modern, with estate cars and people carriers being common, as are luxurious car brands such as Mercedes.
All official taxis should be white with a logo on the side that indicates which municipality they are from, and they should operate on a daytime or evening tariff that is worked out in distance. It’s advisable to confirm the price of your journey before you set off, as you could avoid any unpleasant surprises upon your arrival. You should also find that most of the taxi drivers speak English.
Alternatively, you could look into a private transfer, although as with private hire carriages in Britain, prices for these can vary wildly. Although there is a bus network, many tourists swear by the local taxis, with some saying that they prefer them to hiring a car.
In addition to a great choice of all-inclusive resorts, a lively nightlife and a variety of shops and restaurants, Corralejo has a lot to offer. So if you’ve had enough of the beach or chilling out by the pool, consider booking one of the following excursions.
Great for families and big kids
Cool off at Acua Water Park – Also known as Corralejo Water Park (previously Baku Park), Acua Water Park provides a great day out for the whole family, with a variety of water slides, aquatic rides and activities. Some holiday companies include access to Acua Water Park as part of a package holiday, so keep an eye open if you think that you might go several times during your holiday.
Get back to nature in the Dunas de Corralejo Natural Park – Located just over 3 miles away from Corralejo, the Natural de las Dunas de Corralejo or Dunas de Corralejo Natural Park provides an excellent opportunity to disconnect from the world. Featuring over 2,600 hectares of unsullied landscape comprising of sand dunes and turquoise waters.
See Fuerteventura from a jeep – Jeep tours are available throughout Fuerteventura, and they allow you to see the island from a different perspective. Knowledgeable tour guides will show you nearby sights that you might not otherwise have seen.
Great for adults and teenagers
Board a catamaran in Corralejo – Oby Catamaran provides boat excursion to Isla de Lobos on an exclusive catamaran, during which you might be able to sight the occasional sea turtle or dolphin, before getting a chance to explore the exotic Island of Lobos. Excursions usually include an onboard lunch.
Enjoy the Corralejo Carnival – Usually taking place over 10 days in the middle of March, the Corralejo Carnival includes a variety of evening events, including parades and a crowning of a Carnival Queen and Drag Queen.
Get wet at Flag Beach – If you like water sports then you’ll love Flag Beach. A multilingual team of water sports enthusiasts provide kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing and sailing services , from schools to teach you the basics, to races and other events.
*Details correct as of April 2017, however, errors can occur, deals can expire and facilities can change. Please treat this information as a rough guideline. If you notice an obvious error or a better price, let us know and we’ll update this page.