Corralejo things to do in December
Recently we visited Corralejo in Fuerteventura as a family. We went in December and found that in Corralejo things to do at this time were quite rare, unless you enjoy drinking a lot.
This was our first flight with a toddler and you can find more about our tips for flying with a child here. December was a cheap month to fly out costing us only £120 for all three of us. Bargain. We booked a hotel through TravelRepublic. This website allows you to split the payment up over a few weeks. We to chose to stay at the Maxorata apartments because the pool looked lovely and inviting. It also wasn’t too costly.
We landed around 6PM to a lovely 19 degrees and hopped in a taxi from the airport to Corralejo. This was in the region of 40 Euro. If you are on a budget I highly recommend checking out the local bus. This will cost something more like 10 Euro. We went to the local supermarket for some supplies then headed to bed.
The next morning we decided to check out the pool… it was freezing! We had no idea they did not heat the pool at this resort. It was completely unusable unless you wanted to only stand on the ramp at the edge. We were so disappointed as it was the mainly activity we had planned with Travis.
We decided to find some of the gorgeous beaches we knew were nearby. The first one we found was near the town centre and it was beautiful. The water was a bit chilly but you got used to it after a while. The main problem here was that after about 1 metre the sand turned to stones and was too dangerous for a little one. Another danger we noticed was that people were fishing off a pier right down to the beach. Potentially any of the kids, surfers or paddle-boarders could get hooked in the lines.
There were other beaches, some completely formed of rocks with harsh waves. Another with sand made of broken coral. They were gorgeous but just not safe for a one year old.
Of course the beaches were breathtaking, I cannot deny that.
Walking was out main activity here. We spent hours exploring the city and were no disappointed. I could easily guide anyone around this town or to certain attractions now. The walks were generally peaceful and safe, with the few odd noisy tourists. The whole town is well paved and easy to guide a buggy around. The paths were really clean and flat too so we even had Travis physically walking around with us most of the time!
There is lots of entertainment on the island, from a Zoo, Water-park (which just so happened to be closed from Dec-April,) live music, and lots of sports. Unfortunately toddlers like to nap and go to bed early so we did not sample much of the entertainment on the island.
Arguably there is lots to see on the island, great views almost everywhere you look. You can go out and see the miles of sand dunes, we took the number 6 bus to Puerto del Rosario to see these. You can even get a boat to Lanzarote for the day and do tours out there too. The boat only takes 30 minutes but ironically it costs quite a lot. You can find great sculptures all over the island and there are people who make really impressive sand sculptures each day on the beach in town.
We found that during winter there was a lack of Corralejo things to do. Do you know anything we may have missed in Corralejo in winter? What did you do?