Corralejo Dunes Natural Park

Why Visit the Corralejo Dunes Natural Park?

Visiting the Corralejo Dunes Natural Park is one of the best things to do in Fuerteventura.

Corralejo is a real paradox: it is one of the most popular seaside resorts on the island, and at the same time Corralejo is home to the Dunes Natural Park, a vast desert next to a beautiful coastline of turquoise water…

Key Takeaways from a Visit to the Corralejo Dunes Natural Park

1. Stunning Landscapes: The park is famous for its vast expanse of white sand dunes, creating a desert-like landscape against the backdrop of the turquoise sea.
2. Unique Ecosystem: It’s a protected area that showcases a delicate ecosystem, including rare plant species and a variety of birdlife.
3. Beach Paradise: The park borders miles of pristine beaches, offering perfect spots for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports in crystal-clear waters.
4. Recreational Activities: Beyond the beach, the park offers opportunities for hiking, kite surfing, and windsurfing.
5. Accessibility and Amenities: Easily accessible from Corralejo, the park has amenities such as parking and nearby restaurants, making it convenient to visit.

Here is a Sneak Peek into Corralejo Dunes Natural Park

What to do and see in Fuerteventura

Getting to Corralejo Dunes Natural Park in Fuerteventura is straightforward, thanks to its accessible location near the town of Corralejo. Here are the main ways to reach the park:

1. By Car

Driving is the most flexible way to reach the dunes. You can rent a car and drive from Corralejo town towards the park, which is located on the FV-1 road. There’s parking available near the main beach areas.

2. By Bus

Public buses (known locally as guaguas) run regularly from Corralejo town and other parts of the island to the dunes. Look for lines that stop near the natural park or along the FV-1 road. (Bus Schedule and Routes)

3. Bike Rental

For those who prefer cycling, renting a bike in Corralejo and riding to the park is a scenic and eco-friendly option. The distance is manageable and offers beautiful views along the way.

4. Guided Tours

Many tour operators in Fuerteventura offer trips to the Corralejo Dunes Natural Park, which can include transportation from various locations on the island.

Each option provides a different experience, whether you’re looking for convenience, adventure, or a guided exploration of the area.

Location of the Dunes: here (Google Map)

What to see in the Corralejo Dunes Natural Park?

Corralejo Dunes Natural Park

1. Enjoy sunbathing in the Desert by the Ocean

Spanning over 2,600 hectares, the park is a spectacle of nature’s contrasts: golden sands meet the azure blue of the sea, while the rugged outline of volcanic mountains frames the horizon.

This juxtaposition of elements creates a breathtaking tableau, one that feels both vast and intimate.

Take your towel, some sunscreen, and water, and go sunbathing. If you go away from the main area, you will be pretty much by yourself in one of the most stunning beaches of Fuerteventura.

Read: the best beaches in Fuerteventura

2. A Sanctuary of Biodiversity

Despite its seemingly barren landscape, the dunes are alive with a diverse array of flora and fauna.

Hardy plants brave the shifting sands, while the area is a haven for birdwatchers, with many species stopping here during their migratory journeys. The park’s commitment to preservation ensures that this delicate ecosystem continues to thrive.

3. Endless Activities

For the adventurous at heart, the Corralejo Dunes Natural Park offers a plethora of activities.

The winds that shape the dunes also make for excellent windsurfing and kitesurfing conditions.

Hiking through the dunes offers a unique experience, with trails leading through the sands and providing stunning vistas of the surrounding landscape.

If you want to see the dunes from a different perspective and admire the volcanic landscape of Fuerteventura, put on your hiking boots and climb the 300 meters Montaña Roja volcano. Don’t forget your camera as the view from up there is breathtaking.

Finally, for even more adrenaline, you can join a buggy tour in the desert. Big thrill guaranteed! If you’ve never tried a Buggy drive in the desert, Corralejo is probably one of the best and safest places to try.


How much does it cost to visit the Corralejo Dunes Natural Park?

Corralejo Dunes Natural Park

The good thing is that the natural park is completely free! Enjoy the sense of freedom, the sand as far as the eyes can see, and the moon-like landscape in the area.

We were in complete awe the first time we drove through the park. It is simply one of the best things to see in Fuerteventura.

There are many places to choose from when it comes to finding a place to stay in Corralejo. Vacation rentals, all-inclusive hotels, seaside villas with swimming pools… there is something for everyone!

Atlantic Garden Beach Mate Hotel

Where to stay in Fuerteventura

During our stay in Corralejo, we chose the Atlantic Garden Beach Mate hotel and really enjoyed it.

We had a great balcony, a well-equipped kitchen to cook our own meals,s a quiet bedroom and we were close to the beach. For us, Atlantic Garden Beach Mate Hotel has some of the best value for money in Corralejo.


Corralejo in Fuerteventura

H10 Ocean Suites is our favorite hotel in Fuerteventura. This place has been designed with lots of taste. The pool area is gorgeous and overall the service of H10 Ocean Suites is unbeatable.

The price per night will be slightly higher compared to our previous recommendations, however, if this fits your budget, this is the ONE!


Corralejo Dunes Natural Park

This unique place, with its perfect mix between the Sahara desert and the paradise of the Caribbean beaches, is a must-see in Fuerteventura. To really enjoy this incredible landscape take your time to walk through the dunes. There are several areas from which you can take spectacular photos.

What is wonderful about the Dunes of Corralejo is the incredible beaches with turquoise waters that surround this entire Natural Park.

The north of Fuerteventura is one of the perfect places for watersports such as windsurfing, kitesurfing, and other such sports. A visit to Corralejo and the natural park can therefore be an excellent idea for trying out one of these sports.

If you are preparing for your trip to Fuerteventura, read our full guide: 25 best things to do in Fuerteventura


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