The town of Corralejo, once a fishing village, has seen a tremendous amount of development in the last few years and is now the island's main resort with a large selection of shops, bars and restaurants.
In spite of its growth, it has managed to retain a village atmosphere with a main street colourful with flowers, an attractive town square and a largely traffic-free area, bordering the sea, where you can have a drink or a meal and admire the views across the bay.
There is no shortage of places to eat including Spanish, Mexican, Italian, Chinese and Indian restaurants. Some offer typical Canarian dishes, often prepared with fish caught that day.
Night life is generally low-key with four discos, a selection of bars as well as free entertainment in the main square on most evenings (including flamenco, Canarian dancing and live music).
Activities (other than sunbathing and swimming!) include windsurfing, surfing, kite surfing, scuba diving (there are schools and hire centres in town) and game fishing. Jet-skiing is popular and mountain bikes are also available for hire.
Corralejo has two sandy beaches, the Galera beach and a smaller one near the town pier. A little more than a mile-and-a-half to the south are the "Grandes Playas", nearly seven miles of uninterrupted, fine, white sand and spectacular sand-dunes - beaches just don't get any better than this!
Public transport is provided by a regular "mini-tren" service (a motorised "steam engine" with carriages) which runs between Corralejo and the northern end of the sand-dune beaches and there are also regular bus services from Corralejo to other parts of the island.
When to Go?
Go whenever - the weather is great year-round.
December to February are the islands' busiest months, bringing the thickest crowds and higher prices.
Being winter, the weather is also slightly cooler.
The best value on airfares is offered from November to mid-December and even better, March to May (with the exception of the Easter rush).
There are many new attractions which invite tourists to discover different aspects of the Island's landscape and culture such as the Betancuria Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, and Tefia Craft Village to name but a few. You can also take a short boat trip over to the small island of Los Lobos (only 6sqkm) and really get away from it all. Its miles and miles of broad sandy beaches and golden yellow sand dunes make Fuerteventura the ideal holiday resort for everyone.