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Anyone been to fuerteventura?

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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
Hi i need help, ive booked flights to fuerteventura for a holiday at feb half term with the little guy. Truble is im not sure where to get a villa, can anyone help? Were well into the beach and making castles so will want a sandy part, and were not into pubs and clubs etc so a quiet part with nice restaurants would be good.

Let me know where you have stayed and what its like.

Cheers
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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1 Like #1
Sorry dont have time to tell you all as off to work but Correleo is the quiet end (north) very sandy beaches and the sand dunes are only a couple of miles away and they are just fantasic..... We love it there its our favorite...
1 Like #2
mother in law went last year, next time she comes i'll ask her. can't guarantee it will be the next couple of days. she's been 4 times this week already!
1 Like #3
Hi been to Fuerteventura for the last 5 years. Corralejo is the best part of the island. It is not touristy, is nice and quiet...ideal for families and is not laden with groups of lads and lasses and there are only 2 night clubs but these are at the back of the resort in the residential area. Most of the eateries are little restaurants on the main street and the seafront. There is a harbour with a 2 ferries to Lanzarote which takes 30mins. The beaches in the town are golden, soft and clean but are small but on the edge of the resort are Playa Grand beach which you can get the local bus to costing 1 euro each and is massive, warm sea and great for building sandcastles. It is approx 30 mins from the airport and along the coast road. The sand is from the Sahara which is blown over so is lovely and soft. There is always a light breeze, but this actually cools you as somtimes it gets very hot. There is also a Waterpark called Baku in the town and is great for kids. It is quite a large resort but family orientated. There are private villas to rent if you want them. I would definitely go there, we have just come back with our kids...they love it and we have booked for next year already!! Have fun and enjoy. If you need anymore info or any pics, please leave a message....
1 Like #4
I too have been to Corralejo (about 4 years ago) & agreee it was beautiful with lots of sandy beaches & is quiet.:thumbsup:
1 Like #5
We always go to caleta de fuste, and inlaws have been in october and august.
Everywhere busy in august but in october it wasnt as busy as we thought it would be.

Caleta de fuste is only like 10 mins from airport and theres a macdonalds near the shopping centre which you think you want but believe me after 5/6 days its nice to have something more familiar.

We were 5* all inc. and food was nice but even the bread and sausages tasted different.

I'd make sure you get a car even if gor just a few days as its nice to do you own thing and not rely on coach tours
1 Like #6
Remember you are only a short boat trip away from Lanzarote aswell. I would probably go as far as saying fuerteventura has the best beaches in the canary islands. The sand is just amazing..
1 Like #7
We stayed at caleta de fuste. Very nice. The whole island is beautiful but you WILL need a car.The island is very small so most of the attractions are on the coast but some of the local places are more in-land. Corralejo is more quieter but it doesnt matter which one you stay at as they are relatively near each other! I think there is a water park at corralejo too.

Have fun, i went in feburary 2006 and it was warm all the time except one day it poured down. But average for feb is around 20c.

Kiwinator
banned#8
but beware of the german nudes!...... all over the place!
1 Like #9
I went last year, and been a Travel Agent for the last 9 years so i know a bit about the place. I stayed in Caleta De Fuste (which is now called costa caleta) like Diva1977 says it is only 10 mins from the airport, It cost us about 10 euros in a cab. Correlejo is the most popular resort, great for families, It does get windy and is popular for windsurfers. It has a waterpark called Buka (i think). Jandia which is south is very very quiet and is popular with the German nudist lol. The beach at Caleta de Fuste was huge and beuatiful, we went in april for two weeks. The sea was calm and clear, you could see the little fish swimming about.

I would definately go back, My parents just got back from the same place we stayed which is called Castillo Beach, fantsatic place, great facilities has 6 pools not heated though, close to a few shops. It is far from the twon centre and beach but there is a little train that picks you up outside reception and runs throughout the day, it cost 1euro a person. We walked to the beach (it's all downhill) but got the little train back. I would definately recommend Caleta de Fuste :thumbsup:.

Hope that helps
#10
Also the whole island is quiet and geared up for families as the only " nightclubs" i use the word very loosely are the clubs on the resorts. Like the site we were on had one but i never saw no trouble and i think all the bars shut at 12am which is really good for abroad.
My in laws going there in august for about 4th year running. Although i will say they have 3 holidays a year but always fuerteventura for august or october
banned#11
I ceretainly wouldnt call it a SMALL island:-

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica][FONT=Trebuchet MS, Arial, Helvetica][COLOR=#cc0000]AREA and POPULATION[/COLOR][/FONT]

[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Island[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Area Sq. Miles[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Population (1996)[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Pop Sq. Miles[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]
Tenerife[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]786 Sq. Miles[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]665,562[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]847.9/Sq. Mile[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]
Fuerteventura[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]641 Sq. Miles[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]41,629[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]64.9/Sq. Mile[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]
Gran Canaria[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]602 Sq. Miles[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]714,139[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]1186.3/Sq. Mile[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]
Lanzarote[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]327 Sq. Mile[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]77,233[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]236.2/Sq. [/FONT]

It can get very very windy which is why they have world windsurfing championships there.
#12
Hi
Ive been to Corralejo and Caleta de Fueste.
I agree with previous posts, Corralejo is the best part with the most amazing beach (although watch out for the nudist part lol)
My boyfriend who is a big child, couldnt stop playing in the waves. Seriously, like 8 hours straight.

Anyways, the beach is great there and the town has a lot going for it.

Caleta isnt as nice and the beach isnt that great either, IMO anwyay :)

ENJOY!
X
#13
aliandk
Hi been to Fuerteventura for the last 5 years. Corralejo is the best part of the island. It is not touristy, is nice and quiet...ideal for families and is not laden with groups of lads and lasses and there are only 2 night clubs but these are at the back of the resort in the residential area. Most of the eateries are little restaurants on the main street and the seafront. There is a harbour with a 2 ferries to Lanzarote which takes 30mins. The beaches in the town are golden, soft and clean but are small but on the edge of the resort are Playa Grand beach which you can get the local bus to costing 1 euro each and is massive, warm sea and great for building sandcastles. It is approx 30 mins from the airport and along the coast road. The sand is from the Sahara which is blown over so is lovely and soft. There is always a light breeze, but this actually cools you as somtimes it gets very hot. There is also a Waterpark called Baku in the town and is great for kids. It is quite a large resort but family orientated. There are private villas to rent if you want them. I would definitely go there, we have just come back with our kids...they love it and we have booked for next year already!! Have fun and enjoy. If you need anymore info or any pics, please leave a message....

this is brilliant advice, were off in feb and went to playa blanca which is the other end of the ferry last jan and loved it there, the beach sounds just perfect.

Any more advice you have is most welcome, good to hear about the waterpark too, sure my little one will love it there for a day.
#14
shopaholic_blond
Hi
Ive been to Corralejo and Caleta de Fueste.
I agree with previous posts, Corralejo is the best part with the most amazing beach (although watch out for the nudist part lol)
My boyfriend who is a big child, couldnt stop playing in the waves. Seriously, like 8 hours straight.

Anyways, the beach is great there and the town has a lot going for it.

Caleta isnt as nice and the beach isnt that great either, IMO anwyay :)

ENJOY!
X

thats great, i just build stuff on the beach for my little lad (yeah right like he cares!!)

ill watch for the nudy bit hehehe
#15
csiman
I ceretainly wouldnt call it a SMALL island:-

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica][FONT=Trebuchet MS, Arial, Helvetica][COLOR=#cc0000]AREA and POPULATION[/COLOR][/FONT]

[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Island[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Area Sq. Miles[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Population (1996)[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Pop Sq. Miles[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]
Tenerife[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]786 Sq. Miles[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]665,562[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]847.9/Sq. Mile[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]
Fuerteventura[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]641 Sq. Miles[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]41,629[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]64.9/Sq. Mile[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]
Gran Canaria[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]602 Sq. Miles[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]714,139[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]1186.3/Sq. Mile[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]
Lanzarote[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]327 Sq. Mile[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]77,233[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]236.2/Sq. [/FONT]

It can get very very windy which is why they have world windsurfing championships there.

wow i didnt know it was so much bigger than lanzarote, i like driving over there so sure we'll have somewhere to wander off to then eh?
#16
DIVA1977
Also the whole island is quiet and geared up for families as the only " nightclubs" i use the word very loosely are the clubs on the resorts. Like the site we were on had one but i never saw no trouble and i think all the bars shut at 12am which is really good for abroad.
My in laws going there in august for about 4th year running. Although i will say they have 3 holidays a year but always fuerteventura for august or october

they must like it then eh? everyone seems to say its nice and quiet but windy, ah well i can cope with a breeze i guess, it beats the winter wind here in feb brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
#17
DIVA1977
We always go to caleta de fuste, and inlaws have been in october and august.
Everywhere busy in august but in october it wasnt as busy as we thought it would be.

Caleta de fuste is only like 10 mins from airport and theres a macdonalds near the shopping centre which you think you want but believe me after 5/6 days its nice to have something more familiar.

We were 5* all inc. and food was nice but even the bread and sausages tasted different.

I'd make sure you get a car even if gor just a few days as its nice to do you own thing and not rely on coach tours

hahaha mcdonalds, nah we never touch them to be honest, i try to keep my son off them, and i need to leave those things well alone lol

we get a car each time we go away, its much more fun to have your own wheels, plus im not worrying how hard a taxi driver is going to spank my bottie when he takes us anywhere haha
banned#18
I always grab a decent scale map of anywhere I'm going as far more expensive over there. Same for guide books too.

Also, look up where you are going on google earth and print out local area and locate short-cuts etc if walking.

I told my brother to do this but he didnt bother. He ended up paying £100+ for taxis into town and then discovered a bus stop was around the corner from the taxi rank on his last day :)
banned#19
markhodges1975;3309752
they must like it then eh? everyone seems to say its nice and quiet but windy, ah well i can cope with a breeze i guess, it beats the winter wind here in feb brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

when we say windy, we mean windy enough to blow sand around the beach all day. It isnt like this most days but be prepared for alternatives to the beach.
#20
Am off there tomorrow, will let you know when I get back
#21
I have been 5 years running at various times of the year and the 'wind' is a light cooling breeze, which to be honest sometimes is refreshing and welcoming as it can get hot sometimes. The stronger winds are in Jandia, the south of the island where the windsurfing championships are held.
#23
We went to Jandia last year and had a brilliant time. All inclusive holiday, great beaches and very quiet, but that's what we wanted as with 2 young kids. I got an absolutely steal then as I went out of school holidays (my dd started Sept last year).

I'd absolutely love to go there again, but am finding that the flights are SO expensive, there are 2 adults, 2 children and an infant travelling this time and really I would like to go in school holidays, or only take my dd out of school for a few days.
Can anyone advise on how to get this as cheap as possible, i'm pretty good around the internet but am really struggling to find anything affordable.
Any help would be great, am sure others reading this thread would also interested.

Thanks in advance.

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