Fuerteventura is the Canary Island that seems to attract the more adventurous traveller. With its world renowned surfing, adventurous cycling tours and volcano expeditions the island is quite an exciting place to be! Corralejo is no exception to that. The sand dunes, volcanic islands and surfing (so so much surfing) makes this close knit, resort style town with its unique bohemian feel a great place to hang out for a week! Here are 7 of the very best things to do in Corralejo Fuerteventura with kids.
The Beaches! – Corralejo Fuerteventura with kids
You have to start with the beaches when looking at things to do in Corralejo Fuerteventura with kids! There are a few to choose from in Corralejo and all are in walking distance from wherever you are staying in town. That’s if you don’t mind a little walk that is!
Playa de los Verilitos
This beach is huge and a very short and direct walk from the middle of town. The stand out quality of this beach is that there is always a really good vibe thanks to the music playing from all the different restaurants. It’s fun and funky, easily accessible and surrounded by amenities. The water is easy to access and the beach is full of silky sandy. There are wonderful views of the town around the bay and you can enjoy the loveliest sunsets here too!
Playa del Medio
This is a pretty quite beach and is part of a really lovely walk you can complete around the bay. The only time this beach gets really busy is when the surf schools are out. However we really enjoyed watching everyone on their boards and practicing on the sand.
The access to the water isn’t great. However, if your not particularly worried about getting to the water and more interested in just playing on the sand, the rocks make a great barrier between you and the sea.
The best part of Playa del Medio are the views of Isla de Lobos and Lanzarote in the distance.
Playa Vista Lobos
This beach is on the south end of Playa del Medio and again is very quiet and very popular with surfers. The bay is not very big here and the sand is course. However there is good access to the water and there are also some rock pools to explore.
Playa de Corralejo Viejo
This was one of our favourite beaches near town. It was easy to get to, quite small so easy to see the kids and the beach was good. The water was shallow and there were fish in the break. It’s also just around the corner from Playa de los Verilitos.
Also when the tide went out it left behind a whole section of rock pools! Perfect for exploring and discovering all the things left behind like little fish, hermit crabs and shrimp.
Playa Corralejo is a very little beach on the top end of town. Because it is so close to the old part of town and the fishing pier it can get extremely busy. One of the best things to see here are the sand art and sand sculptures! Their work is quite incredible.
Playa del Pozo
This beach is part of the sand dunes of Corralejo that stretch for 7 miles from the south end of the town on the north east side of the island.
There are lots of individually named beaches along the dunes. However, because we walked everywhere we chose to stay on the north end. Access to the dunes is good, however, they are deep! Once you start walking through the sand whilst pulling a ladened buggy behind you it can get hard work – fast! I would advise making everything carriable, even your kids!
There are stretches of beach here on the sand dunes that are undoubtedly beautiful. Watching the golden hues of sands against the blues of the sea leaves no room to question this beaches status as one of the best in Europe.
However, the current is strong here and the break big. The kids couldn’t go in the sea on their own and I felt very nervy about them getting too close. Although this was one of the more impressive beaches, it wasn’t very kid friendly.
The best stretch of beach I found on the dunes was right on the northern tip. There was no access to the water as there was a wide expanse of rock pools in between, but the rock pools were huge and created the perfect kid-sized pockets of lovely warm water for them to sit and play in! And because there was no direct access to the water the beach was deserted! Win win!
Avenue Nuestra Senora del Carmen
This is the main street to and from town and it is jam packed with shops, restaurants and bars. It’s quite an exciting walk and there is everything you could need here. One place of note is Las Palmeras Shopping Centre.
Centro Comercial El Campanario
El Campanario is a very cute shopping centre full of boutiques and artisan shops, restaurants, bars, ice cream shops and everything in between! The shops are arranged around a big courtyard which you can walk around. It’s such an enjoyable place to spend some time whether your window shopping, out for a coffee or grocery shopping!
Muelle Chico – Fishing Pier
The whole area surrounding Muelle Chico is lovely. The old streets full of shops, bakeries, bars and surf shops feel modern and relevant shoehorned into narrow streets and alleys of a time when Corralejo was dominated by fishing boats and working families.
Around every corner there will be a fish restaurant you’ll want to try out, an entertainer singing for the tables along the pier or the perfect place to sit with a drink and watch the world go by.
Puerto de Corralejo – Corralejo Fuerteventura with kids
This is a short walk from Muelle Chico and a great opportunity to feed the fish that gather around the boats near the port and walk up and out the top of town.
On the north end of Corralejo the coast is rugged and wild. The coastal walk is lovely and will most probably be very windy. The main thing to see here are the pro-surfers riding those big Atlantic waves rolling in from the north.
Guay Parque – Corralejo Fuerteventura with kids
This children’s play park was the highlight of Corralejo for my kids i’m sure. It opens late afternoon till around 8pm. There are a host of trampolines, bouncy castles and very little rides for kids to go on, and there is just enough there to make it totally worth it.
You pay for a time slot for each child and they then go around and do as much as they can in that time. It is very laid back and there is also a small cafe / kiosk available and chairs for you to chill out on while your kids go crazy!
Acua Water Park – Corralejo Fuerteventura with kids
We visited Corralejo in December so the Acua Water Park wasn’t open. However, it looked amazing from what we could see!