Corralejo is the largest resort on the island of Fuerteventura, and it continues to grow outwards from the original small fishing village that was the only thing here in the 1970's. The growth is not pleasing everybody, but then nothing that happens ever pleases everybody.
The main objections to the development of the town come from the green party who seem to be opposed to all development of any kind. One of their complaints is that the new development is affecting the natural transport of sand from the dunes to the sea, but if you have ever driven along the road that connects Corralejo to Puerto del Rosario when there is sand blowing across the road, then this seems unlikely.
The economy of the area is reliant on tourism, but as the population of the area increases it is likely that there will be more openings in other areas.
I have not yet decided what to do with this site, but it will not be aimed at tourists, though some of the informayion that ends up on here may be of interest to them. For tourist information about Corralejo visit the Corralejo Fuerteventura pages on www.sunnyfuerteventura.com.
The photo is a view of northern part of Corralejo from Bayuyo, know by some as the volcano. The foreground shows some construction activity related to the water supply and treatment for Tamaragua. In early 2008 work will start on a section of dual carriageway road that will eventually link the north and south of Fuerteventura. It is possible to walk up the volcano and back to Corralejo in 3 - 4 hours. The views make it worthwhile. At the top of the photograh is Lanzarote, which is only forty minutes away by ferry, and only twelve on the fast ferry, but who is in a hurry?
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