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Corralejo on Volcanic Fuerteventura

Unspoilt and untamed, Corralejo on volcanic Fuerteventura is the perfect place for year-round family adventures. Breathtaking landscapes, endless sand dunes, Spanish hospitality, sunshine, and the convenience of having everything on your doorstep make holidays in Corralejo unforgettable.

The most northerly resort of Fuerteventura - one of the largest of the seven Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa - Corralejo is a hotspot for wind and kite surfers who cherish the Atlantic breeze. If you've got older kids who are keen to try new sports, then one of the many surf schools in Corralejo could be just the ticket. 

Younger children too will adore what the area has to offer: the immense beaches are hailed as among the biggest and best in the Canaries. Plus, there are plenty of kids' clubs to give mums and dads some time to relax under year-round sunshine.

Corralejo holidays begin after a short transfer from Fuerteventura Airport (FUE), which is only a four-hour direct flight from the UK.

But if you feel like visiting other places on the island, hiring a car is a cheap and easy way to get around. Car rental is inexpensive in Fuerteventura, and the road network is uncomplicated.

When it comes to dining out, you'll quickly discover that Corralejo caters for every taste and budget, with groups with children receiving a particularly warm Spanish welcome.

If you're dining on the seafront at Corralejo you'll also be able to see the neighbouring island of Lanzarote and, at night, the lights of Playa Blanca - to which a local ferry can take you for a day trip.

Accommodation in Corralejo comes in all shapes and sizes. The town has several large hotels and apartment complexes, while the surrounding area houses a wealth of private holiday villas for couples or large groups.

To find the best prices and make the most of family holidays in Corralejo, use the TravelSupermarket search tool.

Weather


Like breaks across the rest of the Canary Islands, Corralejo holidays are blessed with year-round sunshine. Summer is hot and dry with average temperatures of around 30C, tempered by a refreshing, and near-constant breeze.

But spring and autumn are perhaps more popular for family holidays in Corralejo as the average daytime temperatures range from a pleasant 20C to 25C. Even in winter, it's rare for daytime temperatures to fall below 19/20C.

Events


Carnival; February: This street party, with its colourful costumes, outrageous floats and all-day dancing, is without doubt the biggest annual event in Corralejo. There are games, rides for kids, and food and drink on every corner, so why not try to time your half-term break to coincide with it?

Fiesta de Nuestra Señora del Carmen; July: This event lasts for around two weeks and honours the virgin of the same name. There are workshops and fun activities for the kids, as well as music and dancing.

Kite Festival; November: Fuerteventura is known as the windiest of the Canaries, so what better place to hold an annual kite festival? Cameras at the ready as the skies above the beach at Corralejo are transformed into a riot of colour.

Best of Corralejo holidays for...

Kids & teens: Children of all ages will love Baku Water Park, which offers slides, rides and plenty of other aquatic fun.

Active types: Corralejo and much of Fuerteventura offer unrivalled facilities and conditions for water sports. So pick a surf school in the resort and ride those waves.

Romance: See the sun setting over the water (and neighbouring Lanzarote) as you kick back and relax in a sea-front restaurant for the evening.