The best dunes in the Canaries are found in Fuerteventura
Corralejo Natural Park is the best place to go to enjoy the desert beauty of Fuerteventura. This coastal zone, measuring 2.5 by 10.5 kilometres, is located in the north-east of the island and has two contrasting but nevertheless harmonious sides. In the north, alongside the large tourist resort of Corralejo is the biggest dune spread in the whole of the Canary Islands; an enormous extension of white sands bathed by the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. To the south, the opposite awaits: a volcanic landscape, red and ochre, dramatic and rugged.
What to do in Corralejo Natural Park
The FV-1 road, which connects the island capital Puerto del Rosario to the town of Corralejo, passes by the national park, but you’ll have to park your car and explore the park on foot. To enjoy Corralejo’s fabulous beaches, be sure to bring a towel, drinking water, sun cream and a bathing suit unless you are a fan of nude sunbathing. To really immerse yourself in the volcanic landscape you’ll need to bring walking boots to climb the 300 metres up the Montaña Roja (Red Mountain) volcano and a camera to take incredible shots of Lanzarote and La Graciosa across the water and to immortalise the experience.