Once a small fishing village, Corralejo has now grown into a lively colourful town and one of the most popular resorts on the island. The original charm and atmosphere has managed to be sustained, with white sandy, family friendly beaches in the town. Most of the shops, bars and restaurants are along the Corralejo main street which leads down through the music square and on to the harbour.
The dunes, which are a protected nature reserve, lie just beyond the town and are a mixture of textile and naturist. The dunes spread for miles along the east coast and this is what makes Corralejo such a popular resort.
Corralejo caters for all ages and there's a wide variety of things to do, from watersports, tennis, Glass bottom boat trips, Ferry trips to Lanzarote and Los Lobos, Jeep Safaris, Island tours, Mountain biking and Motorbike tours to name but a few.
The village of La Oliva was the political centre of Fuerteventura from the early 17th to mid-19th century, and you can still see some of the buildings standing today. La Oliva is now home to the local district town hall.
Directly in the centre of town is the main church. This pretty little church has a square bell tower visible for miles around. The grandest part of town and the main tourist attraction has to be the Casa de los Coroneles, or house of colonels. This was where the military governors of the islands used to reside and is now used mainly for many wonderful exhibitions.
Located just between the church and the Casa de los Coroneles, is the 'Casa Mane' art centre. Here you can visit the exhibition halls that house work from well know Canarian artists. The population of La Oliva is around 10,000 people with an area of approx. 356
One of the best preserved villages on the Island and Just a short drive
from Corralejo is this quaint Canarian village which is a great place
to relax away from the hussle and bustle of busy resorts,. Its elevated
position between Corralejo and La Oliva, means it has great views of the
beaches, ocean and Lanzarote.
There are two well kept windmills in the area which are well worth a visit, along with the local agricultural museum. The Cueva Villaverde, a cave formed by volcanic gases and lava measuring 190m long. Guided tours provide a fascinating look under Fuerteventura's volcanic Skin.
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||Fuerteventura is the second largest island of the Canary Islands and is located about 120 kilometers west of the Moroccan coast in the Atlantic Ocean. After about 4 hours flight-time from the UK, you arrive at the airport Fuerteventura near the island's capital Puerto del Rosario. Fuerteventura is the most easterly of the Canary Islands and enjoys fantastic dry weather due to being sheltered by Lanzarote in the north. The Dunes of Corralejo are world famous and breathtaking to see. Fuerteventura also boasts some of the best fish restaurants in the Canaries teamed with an ambiance unparelleled elsewhere. Entertainment is fairly unintimadating, and it has avoided creating some of the noisy holiday resorts found on other Canary Islands. Also well known as a destination for water based sporting activities which is great for the more active to participate in, for the less active to watch and be entertained.