Known for its white sandy beaches and year-round warm weather, we visited Corralejo for a few days of winter sun, sea and sand.
WHERE TO STAY
The Hotel Riu Palace Tres Islas stands in the spectacular dunes of the north coast, a short 30 minute ride away from the airport. The magnificent building enjoys a seafront location on Playa de Corralejo beach and boasts beautiful sea views. We stayed in a Corner Suite which had a view to die for, overlooking both the ocean and the sand dunes. Besides the excellent temperatures and atmosphere at the hotel, the Palace includes two fresh water swimming pools, a solarium terrace, Jacuzzi, sauna, gym and the “Renova Spa” health and beauty centre. If you want a relaxing break with friendly, attentive staff then this is certainly the hotel for you.
VISIT THE LOBOS ISLAND
Take a 15 minute boat ride from Corralejo to the Lobos Island - a hidden gem in the corner of the Atlantic Ocean. Here you can swim in the turquoise waters and sunbathe in the fi ne sands of La Concha beach or fall in love with the underwater reserve before enjoying a delicious paella in the island’s only restaurant.
WHERE TO EAT
Corralejo has many eateries, from relaxed restaurants to cafés and tapas bars. Choose from over 50 different tapas plates at Antiguo Cafe del Puerto, a historic bar right in the harbour or enjoy a cocktail whilst watching the sun go down at the Banana Lounge Bar.
WHAT TO BUY
Fuerteventura is a sanctuary for Aloe Vera as the plant grows naturally throughout the island. Aloe Vera has many health benefits (far too many to list here!), and is available to buy from several companies who are dedicated to cultivating and producing many natural products from the plant, including soap made with fresh aloe vera extract, coconut oil and goat milk.