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Fuerteventura Nightlife

Fuerteventura's nightlife is fairly leisurely compared with the livelier islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife. But you'll find many excellent restaurants, late night music bars, a few clubs and traditional fiestas to keep you entertained until the small hours.

Much of the nightlife for tourists is centred on the hotels and apartment complexes. Many provide a full programme of varied entertainment for children and adults everything from quizzes and karaoke to cabaret shows and clubs.

If you fancy a night out on the town, the liveliest places to go are the capital, Puerto del Rosario, and Corralejo, the island's busiest resort area.

Puerto del Rosario has many good tapas bars where you can start your evening with a drink and a snack try El Naufragio (the Shipwreck), fitted out with doors, panelling and other remnants salvaged from the American Star which you can see wrecked on a remote beach on the west coast of the island.

You'll find a good choice of restaurants offering both international dishes and traditional Canarian cuisine. Local specialties include braised baby goat, sancocho de pescado (a fish soup made with sweet potato) and puchero Canario (a hugely filling local stew with mixed meat and vegetables).

 

Atlantico is one of the capital's better Canarian restaurants and has an interesting variety of local dishes and specialties from the Basque country.

The waterfront avenue is the place to be in the early evening when the street bars and cafes are packed with tourists and locals alike. A great place to enjoy a pre dinner aperitif and people watch.

Later in the evening the town centre is the hot spot for live music, karaoke and dancing. Camelot and Tam Tam are among the most popular dance spots and La Cabaña de Tony is the "in" place to visit in the early hours when you can listen to music and down a final cocktail before bed.

In Corralejo the late night party scene takes place in and around the main street, Avenida del Generalisimo Franco, which runs through the centre of town. Take your pick from the many late night bars, restaurants and clubs head for Rock Island or the Blue Rock if you're into rock music or the Sports Bar if you want to catch the big live matches. Discos include Majestics (next to the popular Corky's Surf Bar), Club Estrella (next to the Shell petrol station) and Waikiki's (near the town market).

Check with the local tourist information office to see if there are any fiestas taking place during your stay on the island because this is a great way to enjoy some traditional Canarian style cavorting (all in the name of religion!).

The beginning of Lent, in the lead up to Easter, sees carnival time with fancy dress parades, processions, music and dancing in the streets. The biggest celebration takes place in Corralejo but even the small villages stage their own events. The liveliest carnivals outside Corralejo take place in Antigua, Betancuria, Puerto del Rosario, Gran Tarajal and Morro Jable.

Theatre and ballet productions are regularly staged by local, national and international companies in Puerto del Rosario and Gran Tarajal. In January, Puerto del Rosario hosts a big classical music festival which attracts followers from all over Europe.

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