Corralejo's Grand Playa beach viewed from Riu Oliva Beach hotel
Soft, white sands, rolling waves and attractive resorts make Fuerteventura, the second largest of the Canary Islands, a natural playground for beach lovers and watersports enthusiasts. If you don’t want to do anything more energetic than lie on the shore and soak up the sun, Fuerteventura is a wonderful place to unwind – days can almost come to a complete standstill and evenings seem to roll on endlessly towards the cobalt blue horizon.
If you are a lover of fine sandy beaches then Fuerteventura is for you. from small sany cove to massive miles long beaches Fuerteventura has the lot, in fact there are over 150 beaches onthe island, making up over 20% of the 340 kilometre coastine, thats almost 70 kilometres of fabulous beaches.. The beautiful 7 kilometre long Grand Corralejo beach and the 32 kilometre long white sand Jandia beaches have both been backdrops to photographic and movie fashion shoots.
More information on Fuerteventura Beaches.
- Costa Calma Beach
- Caleta De Fuste / Costa Caleta Beach
- Corralejo beaches
There are several beaches at Corralejo and we have listed these on our Corralejo page. These beaches include the Harbour beach, Town beach and the massive & wonderful Corralejo Playa Grande beach See Corralejo beaches
- Jandia Beach
- Lobos Island
- Morro Jable Beach
- El Cotillo
- Playa Blanca
- Playa Chica
- Puerto Del Rosario
- Sotavento beach
Food & Wine
The main crops on the island are tomatoes and potatoes, so expect to find these used in many of the regional specialities such as 'puchero', a Canarian stew and 'papas arrugadas', small, salted potatoes cooked in their skins and dipped in 'mojo', a sauce of parsley or red peppers mixed with oil and garlic. The ever popular 'paella' features heavily on the menu as does ocean fresh seafood including sardines, tuna and squid waiters will often bring a tray for you to choose from. Follow this with some of Fuerteventura’s famous goats' milk cheese, 'majorero'.
Days & Nights
Evenings in Fuerteventura are typically a low key affair with discos and nightclubs a little thin on the ground. Instead, much of the evening entertainment is based in the hotels. Corralejo boasts a handful of bars, several discos and a good selection of restaurants while Caleta de Fuste has a wide range of bars and restaurants catering for most tastes and budgets. Evenings in Jandia amount to good food, accompanied by a bottle of wine and friendly company whether in a local tapas bar, international restaurant or in the nearby Canarian fishing village of Morro Jable. Cool evenings, laid back cafes and low key nightlife are the perfect balance to long days spent on the beach.
Many venues are geared to attracting families with family entertainment especially many of the hotels and a fair numbers of bars.
Sights & Sounds
Sightseeing: Fuerteventura isn’t all about beaches. Head inland and explore the barren, volcanic landscapes or follow in the footsteps of Berber pirates and pay a visit to Betancuria, the former capital, built on the sides of an extinct volcano. Now a little village in a green valley surrounded by hot, windswept scrubland, it has the appearance of being a mirage.
Sun & SandFuerteventura is home to some of the finest beaches in the Canaries – 152 unspoilt stretches of silky sand and translucent seas, many of which lie completely empty. The coastal breeze makes the embracing waters excellent for windsurfing and other watersports. The long rolling expanses of gleaming white dunes that make up Corralejo National Park are an unofficial naturist reserve with plenty of room to perfect your all over tan without being disturbed.
Fuerteventura Resorts, Towns and Villages
Betancuria is regarded as Fuerteventura pretiest village, originaly the capital of Fuerteventura and named after the conqueror Jean de Bethancourt
More information BetancuriaCorralejo
Corralejo is Fuerteventura livelest resort located on the northern tip of the island. The famous Corralejo beach, Grand Playa is located just south of the town and stretches for 7 kilometers.
More information Corralejo
More information Corralejo Hotels & ApartmentsCosta Caleta previously Caleta de Fuste
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More information Costa Caleta Hotels & ApartmentsCosta Calma
More information Costa CalmaJandia / Morro Jable
Jandia / Morro Jable
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Puerto del Rosario
Puerto del Rosario
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Airport Hotels Costa Caleta Hotels
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Hotels and apartments in Fuerteventura
Ferries Naviera Armas
Naviera Armas ferries to and from Fuerteventura
Corralejo, Fuerteventura to Playa Blanca, Lanzarote Ferry
Naviera Armas run 6 crossings daily Monday to Saturday and 5 crossings on Sundays
sailing starting at
From Playa Blanca 07:00 09:00 11:00 15:00* 17:00 19:00
From Corralejo 08:00 10:00 14:00* 16:00 18:00 20:00
*On Sundays the 14:00 and 15:00 do NOT operate
Check these times on the Naviera Armas spanish site
Estacion Maritima de Corralejo, s/n 35660 Corralejo Telephone: 928 867 080
Office Puerto de Playa Blanca, Lanzarote
Puerto de Playa Blanca, s/n 35580 Playa Blanca Telephone: 928 517 912
Located at the harbour
Puerto Rosario Las Palmas, Gran Canaria Ferry
3 Crossings per week
Gran Tarahal Las Palmas, Gran Canaria Ferry
2 Crossings per week
Gran Tarahal Santa Cruz, Tenerife Ferry
2 Crossings per week
Morro Jable Las Palmas, Gran Canaria Ferry
1 Crossings per day
Morro Jable Santa Cruz, Tenerife Ferry
1 Crossing per week
Click here for Timetable
Important Telephone Numbers
Local area code for Fuerteventura: 928
Dialling code from UK
Dialling code from UK to Fuerteventura is +34, followed by the local area code and then the subscriber’s number.
Dialling codeTo the UK
Dialling code from Fueteventura to the UK is +44, followed by the local area code without the 0 and then the subscriber’s number.
Fueteventura Airport: 928 860600