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La OlivaSpain

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.

Top Hotels in La Oliva

Corralejo Surfing Colors Hotel&Apartments
Corralejo Surfing Colors Hotel&Apartments
3 out of 5
Calle Pejin, 2, Corralejo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura
The price is CA $89 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

This family-friendly La Oliva aparthotel is located on the boardwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Charco de Bristol and Acua Water Park. Corralejo Dunes Natural Park ...

4.3/5Excellent! (404 reviews)
great hotel

"Very clean Nice swimming pool Friendly helpful staff"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 26, 2020

Corralejo Surfing Colors Hotel&Apartments
Hotel Riu Palace Tres Islas
Hotel Riu Palace Tres Islas
4 out of 5
Avenida Grandes Playas, Corralejo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura
The price is CA $214 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (144 reviews)
On The Beach

"Tres Islas Oliva offers a location that a traveler dreams of, a home not just near a beach but on it, and what a beach it is with soft white sand and great surf. The three pools, various cafes and bars, the exceptional restaurant, all the amenities you could ask for and patient service with a smile ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 21, 2019

Hotel Riu Palace Tres Islas
Atlantic Garden Beach Mate
Atlantic Garden Beach Mate
3 out of 5
Avenida Gran Canaria 4, Corralejo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura
The price is CA $85 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24

Situated in the entertainment district, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Acua Water Park and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Corralejo Beach. Playa Flamingo and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (101 reviews)

"This was the second time I rented a one-bedroom apartment in this holiday complex. I particularly like the modern, well designed apartments with their private terrace, the lovely pools and lots of trees and well-kept gardens. The service is excellent and prices very good value. The location is great ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 27, 2020

Atlantic Garden Beach Mate
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in La Oliva

Corralejo Surfing Colors Hotel&Apartments
Corralejo Surfing Colors Hotel&Apartments
3 out of 5
Calle Pejin, 2, Corralejo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura
The price is CA $89 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

This family-friendly La Oliva aparthotel is located on the boardwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Charco de Bristol and Acua Water Park. Corralejo Dunes Natural Park ...

4.3/5Excellent! (404 reviews)
great hotel

"Very clean Nice swimming pool Friendly helpful staff"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 26, 2020

Corralejo Surfing Colors Hotel&Apartments
Atlantic Garden Beach Mate
Atlantic Garden Beach Mate
3 out of 5
Avenida Gran Canaria 4, Corralejo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura
The price is CA $85 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Situated in the entertainment district, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Acua Water Park and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Corralejo Beach. Playa Flamingo and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (101 reviews)

"This was the second time I rented a one-bedroom apartment in this holiday complex. I particularly like the modern, well designed apartments with their private terrace, the lovely pools and lots of trees and well-kept gardens. The service is excellent and prices very good value. The location is great ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 27, 2020

Atlantic Garden Beach Mate
Apartamentos Dunas Club
Apartamentos Dunas Club
3 out of 5
Calle El Pulpo 2, La Oliva, Las Palmas
The price is CA $86 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Muelle Chico, Acua Water Park, and Corralejo Dunes Natural Park. Charco de Bristol and Playa ...

4.1/5Very Good! (17 reviews)

"Very clean and comfortable, apartment had everything we wanted. Pool and surrounding area spotless."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2020

Apartamentos Dunas Club
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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