Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in La Oliva

Casa de los Coroneles

This 18th-century building has been beautifully restored, retaining its traditional central patio and wooden galleries. The ground floor now houses temporary exhibitions of world-class modern art, while upstairs you…
Top Choice Gallery in La Oliva

Centro de Arte Canario

This art museum is an island highlight, with its sculpture garden and galleries containing works by such Canarian artists as César Manrique, Ruben Dario and Alberto Agullo. Two galleries are devoted to the national …
Top Choice Spanish in Corralejo

Restaurante Avenida

Despite the location several blocks back from the beach, this place is always heaving with a cheerful, local Canarian crowd who are here for the no-nonsense food. It’s a great rustic atmosphere with beams and chunky…
Top Choice Live Music in Corralejo

Rock Island Bar

Over the last 21 years, Mandy and musician husband Gary have made this bar one of the most popular in town. There is acoustic music nightly, playing to an enthusiastic music-loving crowd.
Top Choice Cafe in El Cotillo

El Goloso de Cotillo

Enjoy decadent tarts in a quiet spot at the north end of the town. There are fresh juices and shakes, and the coffee is excellent. For dessert, try the lemon meringue – it's divine.
Beach in Corralejo

Parque Natural de 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-stic…
Museum in Road to La Oliva

Ecomuseo la Alcogida

A restored agricultural hamlet complete with furnished houses, outbuildings and domestic animals (though the chained-up dogs have a troubling un-eco feel). Overall, it’s an interesting glimpse into the tough rural l…
Spanish in Corralejo

La Arrocería

You know you've found a local haunt in the Canaries when the menu is solely in Spanish. Tucked away in the backstreets, this friendly place has stylish, nautical decor and a minimal but superb menu focusing on rice …
Museum in El Cotillo

Museo de la Pesca Tradicional

This interesting museum is located next to the town’s distinctive stripy lighthouse (not open to visitors). Climb to the top of the considerably smaller original lighthouse for panoramic sea views and then visit the…
Cafe in Corralejo

Citrus Surf Cafe

Recommended by readers, this chilled-out place serves a range of cuisines for those tired of tapas. Inventive salads, Tex-Mex dishes, burgers and wraps are all on the menu (which is etched onto a surfboard). Wash do…