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What's the best resort.

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What's the best resort.

We are going to Fuerteventura in February. Normally, we go to Tenerife and Los Cristianos. Can anyone recommend a resort, which is similar to Los Cristianos as to the culture, nightlife, restaurants and beaches. Also any advice on where to stay will also be very welcome. We like Los Cristianos because we are able to do a lot of walking on the 'Prom' through to Adeje as its quite flat for my husband, and the Ozone's (for my lungs) are excellent around the bottom end of

Las Americas.......any little snippet of information will be gratefully received. May I thank every one who reads this message and replies with their answers.....our wishes are sent to you for a very merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year. Tilley and Busta.

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1. Re: What's the best resort.

Can you tell us a bit more about Los Cristianos, please? I don't personally know Tenerife, only Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and here. I understand you like walking but what else are you looking for on holiday?

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2. Re: What's the best resort.

The resorts on Fuerteventura are alot quieter and less commercialised than on Tenerife. Corralejo is probably the nearest you get here to Los Christianos.

It is nice and flat for walking too.

Feliz Navidad!

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3. Re: What's the best resort.

Hi, thank you for your reply. As you already know we like walking, preferably on the flat, but will have a go at most terrains. Food.....locally produced, cooked and authentic to the Island, which there is plenty of in Los Cristianos. We don't do theme parks! Nor water or animal parks. We prefer Museums, cultural tours, wine tasting etc. Beaches....black or white we're not bothered as long as there is good bathing. We are not into late night karaoke bars, nor shows. We like Los Cristianos because there is a good mix of culture, being mainly a working port, there are lots of local restaurants selling seafood and tapas, or you can get a McD if you wish. Take a boat trip to La Gomera or go walking into the mountains, its as busy as one would wish. It sounds as though Fuerteventura is perfect for a relaxing break, but we are concerned that it might be just a little too quiet, as we quite like to go for a good walk (promenading) before supper.

As for accommodation, we are not too keen on hotels, but like to rent an apartment to allow us to please ourselves, and this gives us plenty of opportunities to eat out locally, so if you have any recommendations as to letting agents please let us know. Once again, many thanks for your reply, it is much appreciated. Kindest regards, Busta and Tilley

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4. Re: What's the best resort.

I was thinking that anywhere on the island would suit you (there's just one water park and one zoo on the entire island), but if you're looking for self-catering I'm not sure that the south is so suitable. Great for walking but mainly big hotels - correct me if I'm wrong, anyone!

It does sound as though Corralejo is similar to Los Cristianos. There are certainly a lot of apartments here that are either entirely private or, more often, privately owned but on small tourist complexes with a shared pool, and maybe a bar. I think there are loads in Caleta, too. Most advertise of special websites for that sort of accommodation. Corralejo is probably the "liveliest" place on the island in the evening, but it's no Benidorm! There are literally hundreds of small restaurants and family bars here, so plenty to do, but things start to wind down after midnight. It's still a fishing village with a very cosmopolitan feel to it, and there are ferries to Lobos (15 mins) and Lanzarote (30 mins). No McDo for the moment though :). There are several kilometres of dunes beaches just to the south of the town - you can walk your heart out there! There's also a superb 12 km (12 mile?) walk to El Cotillo, I'm told, following the coastline.

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5. Re: What's the best resort.

Personally looking at your criteria, I would go for Morro Jable / Jandia. The promenade here runs from the old fishing village of Morro Jable to El Matorral, a distance of 4km, which is essentially flat apart from the rise over the sand dune near the Rui Palace.

Regarding nitelife, Morro Jable has some excellent restaurants, different fresh fish every day, whilst the 'strip' in more modern Jandia Playa has bars, restaurants and shops more akin the front in Los Cristianos. It is quieter than LC and the clientele are largely, but not exclusively German.

Beach access at Jandia is easy, however it can be exposed when the wind gets up. However the beaches of Jandia are easily the best in the Canaries. If possible hire a car and get out to the Sotavento beaches, which also afford easy access and are spectacular.

Modern Jandia Playa does have many large AI hotels, however towards and within Morro Jable there are SC apartments. Take a look at Sol Jandia Mar (where we've stayed for past 4 years) - there's also some others in this area, which are perfectly placed for a stroll to Jandia or Morro Jable.

We always go in the autumn so I cannot comment on February - I think you'll enjoy.

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