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A must do in Fuerteventura – Picnic in the dunes of Corralejo


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A Road Trip Around the North of Fuerteventura
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Three ways to enjoy Teide in Tenerife
Tasting Lanzarote: Cosecha 2015
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Amazing boat excursion to the Archipiélago Chinijo marine reserve
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Viewpoint Mirador de la Peña, the smallest hotel of the world and the giant lizard
A Hike Around Gran Canaria's Volcanic Hotspot
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La Gomera: A day visiting dolphins and whales
Lanzarote fishing: Fresh fish for lunch
Exploring the Historic Centre of La Laguna
“Ruta de la Tapa” in Valverde
Driving the Las Mimbreras road
Discover the Beautiful North of Lanzarote by Car
Excursion to the Isla de Lobos
La Gomera – a rural tourism paradise
Festival of La Bajada de la Virgen de los Reyes
A morning in Santa Cruz de La Palma
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Exploring the San Juan Volcano
Vegueta: Time Travel In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s Old Town
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Experience Tinajo: Rural traditions and breathtaking natural beauty
A lovely stroll around Villa de Valverde
A Spring Tour Of Gran Canaria
Through the back roads of El Paso
Relaxation and wellbeing, enjoying Lanzarote´s natural treasures
A trip along the coast of El Golfo, El Hierro
Exploring the Highs and Lows of Puerto de Mogán
Why You Will Absolutely Love Exploring Amazing La Graciosa
The Wild North of La Palma
Tenerife, best locations and the British favourite hotspots
Enjoy the best of Lanzarote at Noches de Jameos
Relish the thrill and views of El Faro La Entallada, in Fuerteventura
Menceyes and our Lady of Candelaria, in Tenerife
The Wine Run Lanzarote: food, wine and scenery
Experience the beauty of the pink caves of Puertito de Los Molinos
A Saturday in the beautiful village of Haría, Lanzarote
A must do in Fuerteventura – Picnic in the dunes of Corralejo
Playa San Juan in Tenerife, a charming place
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04 Dec 2017

I love a picnic! This picnic is pre-prepared for you to consume in the middle of miles of beautiful golden white dunes of the gorgeous canary island, Fuerteventura.

Picnic in the dunes, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

Parque Natural Corralejo Dunes are located in the north east of the island and are an un-spoilt nature reserve that spreads over a mile inland and covers 2600 hectares in a blanket of golden rolling sands and is bordered by the idyllic aqua blue Corralejo beaches.

Views of the aqua ocean and the golden sand, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

This beach has been written of as one of the top beaches in the Canary Islands and is a highlight of Fuerteventura.

The amazing golden Dunes, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

It will not disappoint it is the part of the world holiday broachers are made up of. One the locals said it was the prettiest beach on the island.

We started our day by picking up a picnic in Corralejo from Baobab juice bar. 

Baobab, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

This is a vegetarian/vegan restaurant in the old town area of Corralejo, Fuerteventura. It is run by an Italian family and the food is all made with love and great care is taken in getting the flavors perfect, this is, in my opinion, the best vegan restaurant on the island of Fuerteventura. Today we got plates of the day, vegan tortillas, that’s a Spanish omelet in English. All made of plants, maize and aqua fava making up the egg part of the ‘egg’ part with a side sauce, grilled vegetables and a side salad. All packed up with napkins, knifes and forks so you do not need to bring anything, Baobab will do it all for you, we even pre ordered the day before so it was all ready and we just picked it up. Baobab also does great coffee, fresh pressed juices and my favorite dish is the Jamaican lettuces wrap, a very light and refreshing but nicely filling lunch.

Lunch that we picked up from Baobab, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

From Corralejo we then headed to the Parque Corralejo Natural dunes.

Walking further into the Dunes, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

The dunes are about a 10-minute drive from Corralejo, 35 minutes from Caleta de Fuste, 1 Hour and 37 minutes from Morro Jable. It is also an easy ferry ride from Playa Blanca in Lanzarote and 15 minutes drive from the ferry. There are also buses and they go every 30 minutes so very easy to get to. Make sure you pack you hat, sunnies, beach towel & swim suit and definitely the sunscreen the sun is very strong in the dunes.

The dunes with the mountains behind, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

There is parking up each side of the road. Be careful when you park the sand can get blown on to the road at times, you don’t want to get stuck. Once we parked we walked about 10 minutes into the dunes and found a spot free from the wind. It is breath taking as you start to walk into the dunes, the baron landscape with a few scattered volcanic rocks it felt like we were in the middle of the desert and in the middle of nowhere.

Walking with our picnic into the Dunes, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

It was so quiet and peaceful with only us in sight. It is a very beautiful spot for a date with your other half or to gather a few friends and family and spend the afternoon.

Found our spot for the picnic, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

The dunes are magnificent and the golden white sands dominate for almost as far as the eye can see. In the far distance you can see the jagged rocks that make up the volcanic mountains in the distance to the south, they almost look like at painted backdrop for a film set.

Enjoying the Picnic in the middle of the dunes, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

As you walk through the pristine smooth sands you’ll find the odd trail made by goats or birds but for the most part the further you delve into the dunes the fewer signs of life you’ll find. There are areas within the dunes where there are pockets of scattered small volcanic rocks and a few plants that are trying to grow in the sand. Some of the dunes are a little steeper and would make prefect sights for sand boarding. You can also find shells and sea fossils if you look a little harder.

A not so baron part of the Dunes, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

On the other side of the road are the few small dunes leading you down to the beautiful beaches where you can go and cool off after your lunch and walk through the dunes. I was wearing flip flops while walking in the dunes but I would recommend covered foot wear because the sand can get pretty hot.

Beaches and Dunes, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

Have an amazing time! You should definitely take the time to pick up a picnic and enjoy the day. Comment down below on your favorite part of the dunes. Please remember to also take care of the Dunes they are well preserved and of great scientific value. Take what you came with and leave no trace so for many years to come people can enjoy them just as you get too.

Views from the motorway looking at the Dunes and the island of Lobos, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

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Highlights
How to Enjoy Carnival on Tenerife
Deserted beach and abandoned salt pans in Lanzarote
La Palma: A Heaven for Stargazing
Experience participating in Transgrancanaria
A Road Trip Around the North of Fuerteventura
A Journey to the end of the World, or to Punta de Orchilla
Diversity on the rocks: Hundreds of unique species
La Gomera, the romantic getaway
Following a Tapas Route on Tenerife
Enjoy a trek to the highest point in Lanzarote
Fiesta de la Cruz on La Palma
Gran Canaria’s Other Rock: Sacred Roque Bentayga
A day in the outback of Fuerteventura
Walking to the Beautiful Valley on La Gomera
"Fototrek” an amazing annual photographic adventure in El Hierro
An incredible Whale & Dolphin watching experience in Tenerife
The secret white sand beaches of Lanzarote
On the sunny side: Los Llanos de Aridane
Exploring South Fuerteventura by Car
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La Gomera, lush and beautiful
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La Gomera – a rural tourism paradise
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A Saturday in the beautiful village of Haría, Lanzarote
A must do in Fuerteventura – Picnic in the dunes of Corralejo
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www.hellocanaryislands.com