Parque Natural de Corralejo

Beach in Corralejo

This nature park stretches along the east coast for about 10km from Corralejo. It can get breezy here, hence its popularity with windsurfers and kiteboarders. The locals have applied their ingenuity to the sand-sticking-to-the-sunscreen problem by erecting little fortresses of loose stones atop shrub-covered sandy knolls to protect sun-worshippers from the wind. The area is also known as Grandes Playas and is free to enter; sunloungers and umbrellas are available for hire in front of the two (eyesore) luxury hotels.