Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands although one of the least developed. Corralejo offers something for everyone, with a great nightlife, good shopping, and overall value for money. It is a good idea to have care hire, it is cheap, and the roads are really easy to navigate, with the best surf spots only a 10 minute drive. Though it is not essential, and everything in Corralejo is within walking distance.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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