Corralejo

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Corralejo
Town
View from the top of a bell tower.
View from the top of a bell tower.
Country Spain
Autonomous community Canary Islands
Province Las Palmas
Island Fuerteventura
Municipality La Oliva
Time zone WET (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)
Fishermen in Corralejo, 1920.

Corralejo (pronounced: [koraˈlexo]) is a town and resort located on the northern tip of Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands, facing the small islet of Lobos (Islote de Lobos). It is in the municipality of La Oliva.

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At approximately 2 miles (3.2 km), it is the largest holiday resort on the island. Corralejo remains a traditional fishing village, but there are also many new buildings behind and beside it. Along the waterfront, there is a promenade lined with cafes and restaurants, and a regular ferry service to Lanzarote. The beaches in Corralejo are the resort's major attraction.

The area has 7 miles (11 km) of fine sand starting 2 miles (3.2 km) outside of Corralejo, alongside some smaller bays across the coast. In addition, there are several miles of sand dunes located nearby, which have been designated as a nature reserve. The waters around Corralejo are clear and an intense shade of blue, but are affected by strong currents. The town's beaches are somewhat more sheltered and have a band of volcanic rock along the shoreline.

Sports[edit]

Corralejo is the home of the CD Corralejo football team.

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Coordinates: 28°43′54″N 13°52′08″W / 28.731539°N 13.86878°W / 28.731539; -13.86878