On the northeast coast of the Canary Island of Fuerteventura sits the paradise town of Corralejo. Digital nomads who love island life, but want to stay in Europe, seek out coliving spaces here.
After a few days of sitting on the beach, you'll want to find something else to do. Lobos Island sits one mile off the coast of the town. This nature reserve is home to some amazing plants and rare birds. For a break from the sand, visit the all ages Waterpark. On Sunday mornings the El Campanario Market opens with great food and local products. Once you’re an expert you can hop on a ferry to the other islands!
Corralejo is small so it’s easy to walk, but many people have bikes or scooters for convenience.
Average daytime temperatures are warm all year with cool nights. Remote workers looking for a consistent, nice climate find coliving here to be a dream. Although the island doesn't see much rain, each area on the island has its unique microclimate - when it does rain some parts of the island are soaked while others remain completely dry. Corralejo sits on the edge of Corralejo Natural Park, a 16 square mile desert on the coast.
Drawing influence from Spain, Africa, and Latin America, traditional meals in the Canary islands consist mostly of fish, corn, goat, and bananas. Conejo al salmorejo is a special rabbit stew. Locally made drinks include banana liqueur and honeyed rum. Like any place with many tourists, one can enjoy all kinds of western meals and easily find vegan restaurants.
Here are some fun facts about Corralejo:
- Born from a volcanic eruption Fuerteventura is the oldest Canary Island at over 20 million years old. The last volcanic activity was 4000-5000 years ago
- Some theorize that the Canary Islands were part of the lost civilization of Atlantis
- The canary bird was named after the islands, not the other way around