Fuerteventura (Corralejo)

This was my first time on the Canary Island of Fuerteventura and I was praying for warm weather. I’d heard mixed reviews from my friends about the weather and all I wanted was a few days away in the heat. We got lucky. The weather was around 23-25 degrees. However, the pool still felt like a plunge pool, it was that cold.

We stayed in the Arena Suites Hotel in Corralejo and booked an all inclusive package. It did the trick. Our room was basic but comfortable. In addition, the suites were clean and the staff were friendly.

http://www.hotelarenasuite.com/es/

We also made a friend in our bathroom, who we nicknamed ‘Larry’…

The holiday was booked primarily for relaxing and chillin’ by the pool – which we did in style. Although, we did like to venture into the centre of Corralejo to go exploring and shopping. The walk into the centre took around 20 minutes, passing by the sea front and over the beach. It’s a nice walk and we enjoyed walking by the sea and ‘getting our steps in’.

It is slightly ‘touristy’ in the centre of Corralejo. However, it doesn’t feel as ‘touristy’ as some of the other Canary Islands. Fuerteventura is the second largest island in the group and it felt more untouched then I originally imagined.

On one day we decided to walk to the famous sand dunes. This was again around a 20 minute walk from our suite. It feels very lunar on the island. The dunes made it feel like we were walking on the moon.

If your in Corralejo, I would recommend a trip to the sand dunes, to experience the vast and dusty baron land.

If we returned to the island I would definitely try surfing. Corralejo is renowned for its surfing and this is apparently good on certain parts of the island. We also saw a lot of kite buggy’s on the sand dunes which looked like a lot of fun.

It’s not an expensive place to visit and there are lots of places you can find to go and eat, sit and have a coffee. It’s a good place to go if you fancy a cheap all inclusive break.

Until next time Fuerteventura…

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