Ready to run wild and free in Corralejo? Thanks to the town’s myriad beaches, its volcano, and its unusual flora and fauna, you certainly won’t experience a dull moment on your warm getaway. But what most tourists don’t realise is that there is even more fun to be had!
In fact, you’ll get a gorgeous glimpse into what cultural and natural gems await in Fuerteventura right when you arrive: your scenic Shuttle Direct transfer from Fuerteventura Airport to Corralejo is sure to keep you at the edge of your seat. Here are a few stunning spots to put on your holiday bucket list – and to ask your driver about.
1. Puerto Lajas
On Fuerteventura, the saying “good things come in small packages” rings especially true for Puerto Lajas. About 15 minutes into your airport transfer, you’ll pass by this former fishing village whose eye-catching church and windmill dazzle tourists on a daily basis. Along with its spectacular shoreline, which is perfect for a serene afternoon stroll, its market is a must-see attraction, boasting an amazing variety of local artisan merchandise. If you’re looking for a snazzy souvenir, this is the place!
While the village is usually a haven for picturesque walks and shopping shenanigans, a yearly festival showcases its bustling side. In mid-October, the village’s statue of the Virgen del Pino, Grand Canaria’s patron, is removed from the local church and is paraded around the harbour in a boat. This is a symbolic blessing for fishermen, wishing them a healthy and fruitful fishing season as hundreds of spectators stand by in customary Canarian garments. If you’d like to get a true sense of Fuerteventura’s history and surviving traditions, an autumnal day trip to Puerto Lajas is your best bet.
Recommended Visit Time: Half-Day Trip
2. Parque Holandés
Looking for some hardcore shopping opportunities? No problem. If you were just warming up at Puerto Lajas, don’t worry: your credit card will be swishing in and out of readers at record frequencies in Parque Holandés. Situated close to Puerto Lajas and the coast, the design for this awe-inspiring area is attributed to a Dutch architect – hence its name, which translates to “Dutch Park.” Much like its architecture, its large shopping centre is jaw-droppingly chic. If this astounding assortment of shops doesn’t catch your eye, nothing will!
If you’d like to add an additional edge of class and culture to your trip, you’re also in luck here. After your shopping spree, it’s advisable to reward yourself at Centro Mirak, a top-notch spa. From health to beauty treatments, this centre pulls out all the stops, allowing you to relax and recharge in style.
After getting pampered like never before, Parque Holandés has an additional surprise in store for nature lovers: if you dare to hike up to its hilltop, you’ll be rewarded with an utterly dramatic view of the surrounding coastline. Why not pose against this beautiful backdrop? Your friends are guaranteed to be jealous of your natural outing… not to mention that they’ll be green with envy when they notice your radiant glow, thanks to the spa treatments!
Recommended Visit Time: For a shopping spree and a walk up the hill, a half-day trip is recommended. If visiting the spa also strikes your fancy, plan to spend a full day here.
3. Naturist Beach KM22
In the final 10 minutes of your journey from Fuerteventura Airport to Corralejo, you’ll pass by some of Fuerteventura’s best – and most liberating – beaches. Along with Grandes Playas, which belongs to Corralejo, a trip to the nearby Naturist Beach KM22 is highly recommended if you’re looking to get an all-over tan. Not only will you be able to behold this striking area of Fuerteventura’s coastline, but you also won’t have to spend a fortune on new swimwear. All you have to bring is yourself and lots of suntan lotion. What could be more freeing?
Insider Tip: This beach does not have sun beds, so also bring your own towel and/or a beach chair if you’re planning on staying for a few hours.
Recommended Visit Time: Half-Day Trip
From Fuerteventura Airport to Corralejo
Shuttle Direct’s route from Fuerteventura Airport to Corralejo is peppered with myriad natural and cultural sights which are certain to give you a travel itch. If you’d like to scratch it and explore the island during your holiday, our local drivers are often keen to tell you about their own experiences on Fuerteventura. With the help of their insider tips, you’ll be eager to see what lies beyond the car window.
About Shuttle Direct
Thanks to its dependable service and experienced drivers, Shuttle Direct is a renowned airport transfer provider in Europe and North Africa. If you’re looking for an easy and economical way to travel from the airport to your holiday destination, we’re here to help: in a few simple clicks, you can pre-book a shared or private ride on our user-friendly website. Start your holiday on the right foot with us!
NB. This route guide has been compiled as an aid to visiting the region. Your airport transfer service from Fuerteventuras Airport to Corralejo does not include stops at these destinations.