Where to Stay in Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura is the 2nd biggest Canary Island, It’s a whopping 62 miles long. Driving from one side of the island to the other takes about 3 hours.
The three main cities are Corralejo, Morro Jable and Puerto Del Rosario. Most people who visit the island stay in either Corralejo or Morro Jable, so those are the places we will focus on.
I stayed most of my time in Corralejo and a couple of days in Morro Jable. I preferred Morro Jable over Corralejo. I found it to be a lot prettier with nicer beaches and lanscapes. Next time I would make my base in Morro Jable. There was a lot I didn’t get to do in Southern Fuerteventura that I am now having major FOMO about.
Corralejo was my least favorite place in Fuertevetura. It reminded me a bit of Vegas, but a less glamorous version. It was filled with chain stores, some casinos and many of the restaurants were overpriced and not very good. I did happen to find a few gems that I will share with you guys, but for the most part I was not impressed.
A few things I did like about Corralejo were the endless accommodation choices, nightlife was pretty good and getting to some of the smaller towns in Northern Fuerteventura was super easy. It’s one of the best places to base yourself on the island, but I wouldn’t plan on spending too much time in Corralejo and instead explore the beaches and smaller towns nearby.
Where to Eat in Corralejo
Infusion Lousiana | Address: C. María González Carballo, 21, 35660 Corralejo, Las Palmas, Spain
So before you judge me for getting Louisiana style food in Fuerteventura hear me out. After indulging in Spanish food non-stop for the last 2 months I needed something different. I heard great things about Infusion and had to try!
The first thing that immediately stood out was the prices on the menu. I could get a full slab of ribs for €11.50 which in the states would have cost me $25. Food is stupid cheap in Fuerteventura and the prices alone at this place prove that.
The ribs were actually really good. They were tender and well seasoned. If I had more room in my tum tum to spare, I would have ordered the Seafood Jambalaya as well. Heck, I would have ordered every single thing on the menu.
Vrebac | Address: edificio, Av. Ntra. Sra. del Carmen, 8, 35660 Corralejo, Las Palmas, Spain
If you want to try some of the best and creamiest ice cream in Corralejo, you have to check out Vrebac. They make all their ice cream in house. You can even see the ice cream churning as you wait to be served. I think I stopped in once a day for a cone. My favorite flavors were the Pistachio, Hazelnut and Belgian Milk Chocolate, but you really can’t go wrong.
Oscar Tapas | Address: Calle Iglesia, 17, 35660 Corralejo, Las Palmas, Spain
I loved Oscar Tapas so much, I ate here two times. I don’t know if it was the cozy atmosphere with wine barrel tables, the super friendly wait staff, the deliciousness of the food or all of the above, but I couldn’t get enough! I had the fried local cheese with jam both times, so definitely recommend getting a plate of that, the garlic shrimp was also superb. The menu is pretty big and overwhelming, so if you are with other people I recommend getting a bunch of dishes and just sharing.
The one thing I hate about traveling solo is that I can’t try everything on the menu.
If you do want to eat at Oscar Tapas I recommend making reservations, especially if you are a big party. Since I was alone I was able to walk in most places and get a seat, but I did see groups struggle to get a table without a reservation.
Gilda Casa de Pinchos y Tapas | Address: Frente Hotel Avanti, C. Delfín, 35660 Corralejo, Las Palmas, Spain
Another delicious gem in Corralejo is Gilda. A place with a hand written menu on a black board that you will have to use Google Translate to decode (if you don’t know Spanish).
I would describe Gilda as Italian, Spanish fusion. Although they did have a lot of Spanish food, they were best known for their Bruschetta with various Spanish inspired toppings and meatballs. The location was also a plus! It’s central and close to the water, so the view wasn’t too bad either.
Due to its popularity, they fill up quite fast, so it’s recommended to make a reservation, but if you are flying solo and arrive before the dinner rush you may be lucky and get a table. People at my hostel were turned away because they didn’t have a reservation, so you have to decide if it’s a risk you’re willing to take.
Where to Stay
Surf Rider Fuerteventura | Address: C. El Medano, 14, 35660 Corralejo, Las Palmas, Spain
I was pleasantly surprised with Surf Riders. I wanted to stay somewhere cheapish, but did not want to stay in another hostel, and Surf Riders fit the bill.
They marketed themselves as a hostel, but they are a hotel. They don’t have dorm rooms, but instead all their rooms are located in a complex. Each complex has 4 private rooms and a kitchen, depending on what you book you can either have your own bathroom or for a bit cheaper share one. I booked a double room with my own bathroom and it was perfect.
pros of surfers
- Pool and nice patio area to relax
- Whatsapp group, so you can meet other guests (grab dinner, drinks or explore the island together)
- surf equipment rentals and lessons you can book
- laundry service
- a nice little co-working space
The only con was the location. It was farther out of the city center than I would have liked, but that didn’t make or break my stay. I would absolutely stay here again if I visit Fuerteventura in the future.
Corralejo Garden & Relax | Address: C. Galicia, 27, 35660 Corralejo, Las Palmas, Spain
I felt like I was transported to a hippie paradise when I checked into Garden & Relax. The first thing I saw upon entering was their massive front yard with hammocks, a fire pit, picnic tables, and lots of buddah statues. The inside looked more like a home than a hotel. Now, this place did have dorm rooms, but again, I wanted a private room. I like my space!
Every morning they served a buffet breakfast that looked amazing for 7 euros. I was always out early, so I didn’t get to try it.
The only thing I found weird was their very limited reception hours. Check in is only between 5-9 pm which seems late compared to most hotels, and they could only store luggage between 9 am -12 pm which I found strange.
Other than the odd reception hours, I have no complaints. My stay was excellent. I especially loved The location. It was very central and close to the waterfront where there are tons of good restaurants and bars and a 5-minute walk to the dock where all the boat tours leave from.
I was shocked to discover how different the North of the island was to the South. I personally preferred the South. I thought it was prettier overall and had better beaches. I just wish I had spent more time in the South, but I guess that just means have to go back.
Where to Eat
La Bodega De Jandia | Address: C. Diputado Manuel Velázquez Cabrera, 4, 35625 Morro Jable, Las Palmas, Spain
This was the highest rated restaurant in Morro Jable and after having a fantastic dinner there I can see why. The food wasn’t just good, but the owner was was taking orders himself and making sure every single guest was happy. Reservations are encouraged because they do fill up pretty quickly. I arrived right when they opened and snagged a seat before the dinner rush.
NOMADS Proper Burgers | Address: C. San Juan, 12, 35625 Morro Jable, Las Palmas, Spain
There is only so much cured meats and cheeses I can eat before I reach my limit, so Nomad Burgers was much needed. I went with their La Majoera Burger which had all ingredients local to the island. It was made with goat meat, and had cured goats cheese. It was so good, you guys. Absolutely come here to eat one of the best burgers in Fuerteventura.
Restaurante La Farola del Mar | Address: Avenida del Mar, S/N, 35625 Morro Jable, Las Palmas, Spain
Located on the water, you’ll be able to indulge in fresh seafood and all around incredible Mediterranean food. The seafood pasta is especially killer. I might have been starving, but I recall them also having some of the best mojo sauce, served with bread and aioli. Try to get there before it gets dark and sit outside, so you can enjoy the water view.
Where to Stay
La Colina | Address: C. Mafasca, 18, 35625 Morro Jable, Las Palmas, Spain
I absolutely loved my stay at La Colina. This was the cheapest hotel I could find at $60 a night, but for that price I got a huuuuuge room with a living room and a private entrance to the pool. It was more like a bed & breakfast than hotel, and it was really quiet. In fact, I didn’t see anyone else my entire stay! The only other person I saw was the sweet owner who made sure I had a cup of coffee ready when I woke up every morning.
Breakfast was also included which consisted of meats, cheeses, breads, cereals, and eggs, which I got to enjoy outside with a view of the ocean.
I think there is something about breakfast tasting better with a view? Or is that not a thing because I think it’s a thing.
Since I was only staying for a few days, I decided to leave my suitcase in Corralejo using Radical Storage. I am happy I did because La Colina was located on a steep hill that would have been difficult to access with my big ass bag. It’s possible, but it would have been a struggle.
La Colina is about an 8-minute walk to the center of town, which I didn’t explore much because I had a packed itinerary of tours. I did have dinner in town a couple of times and walked along the beach, which was close as well.