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La Oliva

Travel Guide
La Oliva featuring a park and heritage architecture

Stroll across mountains of sand and investigate local traditions in this town full of stunning resorts in northern Fuerteventura.

Visit La Oliva, a quaint colonial town with pristine beaches and pretty architecture. It has Fuerteventura’s most popular resort areas, such as El Cotillo and Corralejo. Here the national park is full of sand dunes meeting ocean.

Enjoy a sense of the sublime as you look wistfully into the unforgiving desert and imagine being stuck in the Sahara. Then dash into the warm, clear ocean water to cool down and forget the harsh desert conditions.

Just north of the park in Corralejo Beach, relax and sunbathe with a view of Lobos Island. Take a short ferry ride from the resort’s harbor to the island. Walk around its circumference in 2 or 3 hours and note interesting wildlife and vegetation.

On La Oliva’s west coast is El Cotillo, a picturesque haven of beaches and lagoons. Stroll along the white sandy beach and capture photos of the lighthouse. Don’t be surprised to encounter naked sunbathers, as the area welcomes nudists.

Learn about the town’s culture at the Centro de Arte Canario. The outdoor sculpture gallery has works by local artists from the Canary Islands. See the fortified tower of Castillo de El Toston and look around the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, with its whitewashed façade and ornate interior. Find restaurants serving local dishes, such as tapas and shellfish.

People from La Oliva speak Spanish, although many who work with tourists also understand English and German.

Find La Oliva at the northern tip of the island, incorporating the stunning resort villages of Corralejo and El Cotillo. Ride a bus or taxi about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north from Fuerteventura Airport to get to the center of town. The journey should take less than an hour.

Stay in La Oliva for lagoons, sand dunes and a sense of colonial traditions.

Barceló Corralejo Sands
Barceló Corralejo Sands
4 out of 5
Calle La Acacia 1, Corralejo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura
The price is £124 per night from 29 Jul to 29 Jul
This family-friendly La Oliva hotel is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Playa Waikiki and Acua Water Park. Corralejo Beach and Corralejo Dunes ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (142 reviews)
"The property very centrally located and any issues which arose the staff took care of immediately. One of the best hotels we have stayed at. The staff were exceptional, with special thanks to Caroline, Cecilia and all the other staff."

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

Barceló Corralejo Sands
Barceló Corralejo Bay - Adults only
Barceló Corralejo Bay - Adults only
4 out of 5
Avenida Grandes Playas, 12, Corralejo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura
The price is £128 per night from 25 Aug to 25 Aug
Offering direct access to the beach, this La Oliva hotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of La Galera and Acua Water Park. Corralejo Beach ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (386 reviews)
"Fantasic hotel, room, food & drinks, staff were all amazing! Would definitely recommend. Lovely place!!"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2020

Barceló Corralejo Bay - Adults only
Hotel Riu Palace Tres Islas
Hotel Riu Palace Tres Islas
4 out of 5
Avenida Grandes Playas, Corralejo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura
Nestled on the beach, this La Oliva hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Grandes Playas de Corralejo, Corralejo Beach and Corralejo Dunes Natural Park. Acua Water ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (148 reviews)
Ups & downs
"If you are coming only for the basic package, your stay may be OK. My stay was a roller coaster of good and bad. From the start, i had bad impresssion because with multiple contacts with the hotel over the week before i arrived, i received no response. The property sent a message about online check-in ..."

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2020

Hotel Riu Palace Tres Islas
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