Most of the activities here are centred on the sea, with the main surfing beaches accessible by taxi. For landlubbers there are walking and cycling options, plus a nine-hole golf course just south of the town.
Cycling the Coastal Route
Although you can drive the rough coastal road from Corralejo to El Cotillo, it is particularly well suited to cycling (or hiking), as the land is virtually flat. Take the track north of the Corralejo bus station on Avenida Juan Carlos 1. This graded dirt road winds between volcanic lava fields, shifting to a more desert-like landscape after around 5km. At 8km you reach the tiny fishing community of Majanicho, its houses clustered around a small inlet complete with scenic bobbing boats and the smallest chapel you have ever seen. From here you can detour along the FV-101 asphalt road south to Lajares (7km) for a spot of light refreshment at one of the fabulous bakeries or restaurants, or continue on the coastal road on your way to El Cotillo, which will take you past white sandy beaches such as Playa El Hierro and Playa Beatriz, interspersed with black rocky coves, and a couple of the most popular kite- and windsurfing beaches in these parts. Coming direct from Corralejo you arrive at El Cotillo’s lighthouse, Faro de Tostón, after 20km, where you can check out the Museo de la Pesca Tradicional. Alternatively, pedal (or plod) on to the centre of El Cotillo (4.5km), past the scrubby desert setting of Los Lagos.