CORRALEJO, FUERTEVENTURA KITESURFING HOLIDAYS
Kitesurf Holidays Corralejo
Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands, although one of the least developed. The Island has some stunning topography including vast sand dunes, huge golden beaches and breathtaking volcanic scenery in the interior. Broadly speaking most of the best beaches are along the East coast, the rugged West coast is more rocky and open to the swell of the Atlantic (great for surfing). The North is where you will find the main tourist resort of Corralejo, in the South East you will find some quieter beach resorts (including the windsurf resorts of Costa Calma and Sotavento). Corralejo, being the main tourist hub of the island, has a lot of amenities in the way of restaurants, bars and shopping. In some areas in central Corralejo it can be a little '18-30', but these areas are easily avoided.
You arrive at the airport in Puerto Rosario and head North to Corralejo (25 minutes), by pre arranged private transfer, or car hire. Generally it is a good idea to have car hire although this is not necessary. Fuerteventura and the Canaries are are great year around kitesurf holiday destination within easy reach of the UK (around 3.5 hours flight), and a lot of other European departure points. This is one of the most wind reliable short-haul windsurf holiday destinations from March to September, but it can also be great in the winter months, just not quite as 'guaranteed' wind.
A kitesurf holiday to Corralejo in Fuerteventura is suitable for all levels and holiday types, including families, singles and couples, of all kitesurf abilities. Kitesurf beginners are tauch by boat in flat water with plenty of space. For the improver or independent kitesurfer there is a very long and stunning kitesurf beach, plus some small and easy waves if you want it. This really is a great kitesurf holiday location to satisfy a wide range of abilities.
As with all of our location we are meticulous about which accommodation we work with, and will only suggest properties that we have personally inspected and know to be good. In Corralejo we have a superb collection of properties to include a stunning deluxe beach resort, spacious families villas and a 'cool' boutique hotel in the centre of town. A Planet kitesurf holiday expert can guide you to the best property for your budget and specific requirements should you decide to contact us.
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Fuerteventura offers a variety of conditions depending on the time of year and destination; from super flat shallow lagoons to full on wave sailing spots. We know this zone extremely well so please call for a personal account and advice on suitability.
Corralejo - Flag Beach
In front of Lanzarote, Corralejo was once a small fishing village, now it is a thriving holiday town. The town is on one side of the large bay with accommodations spreading round to the other. Flag Beach is about 4km from town, looking out towards Isla de Lobos. This area has hardly developed and the windsurfing centre is across the dunes right in the middle of this long sandy beach.
The Wind In Corralejo
The windiest season in Fuerteventura is in the summer, between April and September, when a big high pressure stays over the Atlantic and a low over the Sahara. However, there is generally wind all year around with it just being less reliable outside of this main wind season. For the winter months it is better to head South, to Costa Calma or Sotavento, where the wind is accelerated and can be very strong even in the winter.
The wind in the North of the island, at Corralejo, tends to be lighter (around 20-30 knots) and must more consistent than in the South of the island, where summer wind conditions can get up to 40 knots + regularly. The wind in the South is also cross-off shore and can be quite gusty at times.
The Wind In Corralejo
The windiest time in Fuerteventura is in the summer when a big high pressure stays over the Atlantic and a low over the Sahara. These combine to give reliable cross-shore winds at Flag Beach. The rising tide which bring the best waves is caused by depressions in the Atlantic which are more prevalent in Winter.
Activities In Corralejo
Fuerteventura offers a wide types for the non-windsurfer; don't forget this is a premier holiday destination for many holidaymakers. The key activities are surfing, diving, horse riding, trekking and cycling. Excursions in and around Fuerteventura are popular, especially round Lobos island, mountain biking and surfing the world class breaks. You can also visit Lanzarote, which is only 45 minutes ferry ride away, travel to Lobos.
Activities In Corralejo
Fuerteventura does offer a wide types for the non-windsurfer; don't forget this is a major holiday destination for many holidaymakers. The key activities are surfing, diving, horse riding, trekking and cycling. Excursions in and around Fuerteventura are popular, especially round Lobos, mountain biking and surfing the world class breaks. You can also visit Lanzarote, which is only 45 minutes ferry ride away, travel to Lobos.
In the evenings in Corralejo there are many restaurants to choose from offering Spanish and international cuisine, catering for everyone's budget. It is well worth making the effort to get to Cotillo to sample fresh fish. Of the many bars in the town, Corky's, as well as others, have surf videos running all night and then with the possibility of Waikiki taking your entertainment through to the small hours.