Corralejo, Canary Islands, Spain -- situated at the northern tip of Fuerteventura -- is a popular tourist destination with a population of roughly sixteen thousand. Fuerteventura is part of the Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago around a hundred kilometres west of the Moroccan coast. The town used to be a shelter for pirates and smugglers in the seventeenth century; these days, Corralejo is one of the two main tourist towns of Fuerteventura and has undergone a transformation from a traditional fishing village to a bustling tourist town within forty years. Besides traditional tourists, you can also find a big expat community in the area; mainly Scandinavians, British, Irish, and Germans settled down in the municipality. The mild climate and sunshine all year round are the main attraction for tourists and expats alike.
Corralejo is a beach town offering more than eleven kilometres of fine sandy beaches with some smaller bays and sand dunes located just nearby, and tourism is a major source of income for the locals. Therefore, you can find plenty of hotels in the centre and by the sea, and most range from two to four stars; simpler guesthouses are available, as well. If you are a backpacker and your budget is quite limited, check out the supply of hostels in Corralejo, Canary Islands, Spain. The Corralejo, Canary Islands, Spain hostel industry is not very developed, but your Corralejo, Canary Islands, Spain hostel will be clean and quite modern.
Corralejo Natural Park is an excellent place to go to enjoy the desert beauty of Fuerteventura. The nature reserve covers an area of more than two thousand hectares and offers many options for hikers, photographers, and nature lovers. Bayuyo, a volcano, is located only five kilometres south of Corralejo and has two craters of almost equal size. The summit Calderón Hondo is almost three hundred metres high. There are two paths to the summit offering scenic views on the lava fields.
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