Corralejo

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Corralejo
Town
View from top of bell tower.
View from top of 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)

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 placed in the municipality of La Oliva.

Corralejo is approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) square, making it the largest holiday resort on the island. At its centre Corralejo remains a traditional fishing village. However, there are many new buildings behind and to the side of the town. Along the waterfront there is a promenade that is lined with cafes and restaurants. From the port there is 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, along with some smaller bays along 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.

Corralejo is the home to 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