Holidaying at Fuerteventura

Posted by Analyse at 2:57 PM

Saturday, January 29, 2011

.. was fab! The weather was perfect. The nightlife was great. Nature was a-bounty. What more could we ask for?

It was a deal. I told L that we try to save for Christmas gifts which pile up in closets and drawers and generally left unused. With the gift money, we could probably offer ourselves a Christmas getaway and escape from the cold weather. Not to my surprise, L agreed at once.

From there, I've checked for travel deals which are not far from France, with day temperature >20°C, leaving preferably from Nantes (to be close to L's family) and destinations that won't require me any visa. Fuerteventura responded to all categories so off we went just after the Christmas eve.

Fuerteventura was just 3.5 hour-plane ride away from Nantes. We left at 2 pm and arrived there around 5pm (one hour difference from France). Our hotel, situated at Corralejo was just 45-min taxi-ride from the airport.

We started our first night barhopping with the kids (it was the night of December 25th afterall!). Yes, with the kids! Bars were all around town and like almost every country in Europe, smoking inside public areas were prohibited (or was it because the crowd was mostly from countries where smoking inside bars were prohibited?). You could count the number of strollers going in and out of bars! Amazing! The crowd was of course multinational - but the majority were from north of Europe. Live bands were setting an upbeat ambiance and the girls were dancing even after bedtime. In fact, barhopping became our nightly routine in Fuerteventura ;). Cervesa San Miguel Bar became our favorite!
Beaches of course was our favorite daytime destination. The girls busied themselves building sand castles while the parents busied themselves sunbathing and reading. It was a relaxing retreat from the busy daily routine we have in Dijon.
We once rented a 4x4 to visit the countryside to get closer to the volcanic (and the volcano too!) lanscape of Fuerteventura. And the posted pictures could resume what Fuerteventura is all about.
It was an untouched nature. Far from pollution. Far from the stressful feel of any city. It was simply heaven.

Note: Corralejo is a small town of Fuerteventura situated at the northernmost part of the island. Tourism is there but not as exploited as the cities at the southern part of the island. If you hate bunches of tourists, Corralejo is your place.


haze said...

That was a cool getaway Ana ! FUN, the photos said it all. Plus, the idea to run away & go to the nearest place as a refuge from the cold winter is just fantastic !

Abigail said...

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Reading was like travelling with your family.

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Triton Electric Showers said...

Awesome. Like it very much.

This is the way to spend our holidays with fun and joy with memorable places like this.

Thanks a lot for this coz this is going to include in my NEXT holidays favourite places lists.

Please tell me is there any bad experience you face at this place any like- by natural, lack of facilities, atmosphere etc..?

So that I can take care of this things and be prepare in advance.

raqgold said...

would love to visit that place someday, and go barhopping with the girls, too. in hotel pools, they already know how to deal with the service personnel, pano pa kaya pag bars na? :-D

Henry said...

I like the sand and the sea, nice photos!

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Hilda said...

what an spectacular sight! This place is perfect to reflect :-)

Pinay Maman said...

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Hi Pinay Maman,
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