Visiting the Corralejo Dunes Natural Park is one of the best things do in Fuerteventura. (READ: 25 best things to see 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… Visiting the dunes is a must if you are Fuerteventura.
If you want to add the Corralejo Dunes National Park on your itinerary of things to see in Fuerteventura (and you should), then this guide is for you.
Enjoy your trip!
The Corralejo Natural Park is above all a large expanse of sand dunes, home to a rich fauna and flora (the area is also classified as a Special Bird Protection Area). This mini-Sahara extends for a good ten kilometers along the coast… and the views from the coastal road (with the islands of Lanzarote and Lobos in the background) are really impressive.
How to get to Corralejo Natural Park?
If you are up for a little walk, you can easily access the dunes on foot from Corralejo (Read: 8 best things to do in Corralejo). It should take you a little less than 1 hour to reach the main part of the Natural Park.
Alternatively you can easily rent a bicycle in Corralejo (even an electric one) to reach the Park.
If you decide to drive, it will be very easy. Simply take the main road FV-1A towards the capital Puerto del Rosario, and park along the dunes. There are several free car parks located along the road. From the car park you can easily reach the white sand beaches.
Location of the Dunes: here (Google Map)
What to see in the Corralejo Dunes Natural Park?
The main thing to do in the Natural Park is to take your towel, some sunscreen and water, and go sunbathing. If you go away from the main area where you can rent beach chairs, you will be pretty much by yourself in one of the most stunning beaches of Fuerteventura (Read: the best beaches in Fuerteventura)
However there are other activities in the Natural Park. It is a popular spot for kitesurfing as well as surfing if the conditions are good.
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. (Read: one of the best hike in Fuerteventura: Calderon Hondo Volcano).
Finally, for even more adreline, 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 place to try. Check it out here for organising your buggy tour.
How much does it cost to visit the Corralejo Dunes Natural Park?
The good thing, is that the natural park is completely free! Enjoy the sense the 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.
WHERE TO STAY IN CORRALEJO?
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
During our stay in Corralejo we chose Atlantic Garden Beach Mate hotel and really enjoyed it. We had a great balcony, kitchen to cook our own meal, 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. Check it out here.
Hotel Boutique La Marquesina
Hotel Boutique La Marquesina is probably the hotel with THE best location in Fuerteventura right by the promenade with a nice view directly facing the sea. The cherry on top of the cake, is that this hotel has a beautiful rooftop pool which is also protected from the wind. This is the perfect place in Fuerteventura if you also want to go out at night have a nice dinner and some drinks later on. Check it out here.
H10 OCEAN SUITES
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! You can book here directly.
In conclusion about Corralejo Dunes Natural Park
This unique place, with its perfect mix between the Sahara desert and the paradise of the Caribbean beaches, is 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, you can check out our full guide here. We listed the 25 best things to do in the island.
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