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What to Expect From a Holiday in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

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Fuerteventura may not be the most picturesque island when it comes to greenery, but what it lacks in forests and lakes it certainly makes up for in every other aspect as an ideal holiday destination.

When visiting Fuerteventura an ideal base location to for any holiday is at Corralejo, which is roughly 40 minutes away from the airport. There are a selection of places to stay in Corralejo that all offer some really great deals and facilities.

A great place to stay is the “Suite-Hotel Atlantis Fuerteventura Resort,” which is a stone’s throw from the sea with private beach access. The hotel-resort also boasts an abundance of facilities including, 7 swimming pools, yes seven one to suit every mood including poolside bars and some with leisure facilities. There are 3 restaurants, 2 main bars and a Plaza, which holds the evening entertainment for adults and children alike, plus the resort adds an enjoyable feature aside the entertainment, which can be anything from caricature drawing to island market stalls holders, again this is all done in the Plaza area most evenings.

The food and accommodation facilities at Suite-Hotel Atlantis Fuerteventura Resort are second to none, the buffet style food service boasts a massive selection to suit every taste, which alternates every day and to say the food is good would be an understatement.

Rooms are cleaned daily by an army of staff that are friendly, helpful, and extremely dedicated. The type of rooms vary depending of specific needs, but can come with king-sized beds, television, fridge, safe, walk-in wardrobe, marble effect bath and shower, air-conditioning, kitchen facilities & diner, lounge area with French windows leading to balcony all at very reasonable costs. The fully inclusive deals are particularly good value for money.

Corralejo Fuerteventura has some great features to visit and to offer its visitors. The main street or high street depending as to where in the world you come from is about 3 kilometres long and packed with an amazing array of shops as well as some pleasant bars and restaurants. You can also hire cars, motorbikes, scooters, push bikes or any other means of transportation here.

On a Friday and a Sunday there is a great market that can be found behind the Water Park with some great bargains to be had as well as some of the more unusual and exotic less seen island purchases.

Corralejo harbour is not just quaint, but also very active offering trips to all the local islands as well as the usual glass boat trips and daily booze cruises. You can also find jet skis, speed boats and guided tours there. This is also a great little place for spotting some of the local fish that swim about in the clear blue water.

Moving away from Corralejo, Fuerteventura has plenty more to see and do. A couple of worthwhile activities are without doubt the Jeep Safari and coach or car trip to the Oasis Park which is situated to the south of the island about an hour and a half from Corralejo.

The Jeep 4×4 Safari is a unique off road experience that takes you on a four hour historical and educational trip around the north of Fuerteventura in a 7 seated Land Rover visiting extinct volcanoes, historical buildings, culture awareness and much, much more. Not forgetting a stop which involves hand-feeding the islands very own wild and cute squirrels with some spectacular views and experiences along the way.

The Oasis Park hosts many treats for its visitors ranging from crocodile wrestling and camel rides to top of the mountain birds of prey shows and a sea-lion exhibition, which is a real must for all the family. The Oasis is aptly named as it looms in the distance out of the dusty hills as a true island paradise and is the only mass of greenery this large on any of the Canary Islands so you can imagine the jaw drop that first sight of this park induces. Not only that but it also boasts the largest Botanical Park in the Canaries as well.

Fuerteventura is host to many such glorious experiences and with a hot sunny climate thrown in it makes as the ideal Holiday Destination for any couple or family…


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