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Best place to stay with under 5's

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Best place to stay with under 5's

Hello

We are looking to travel end September beginning of October with a 3 year old and a 13 month old. We like to be near amenities and the beach, we don't like all inclusive but hotels or villas on b&b basis.

Any recommendations would be great.

Many thanks

Helen

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1. Re: Best place to stay with under 5's

Oasis Dunas does self catering and half board. We have been twice but has since been refurbished.

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2. Re: Best place to stay with under 5's

It depends on your budget. Many hotels in Corralejo are more "apart hotels" rather than real hotels. The real hotels are Bahia Real *More expensive, children's pool, on beach, B&B as standard with upgrade option", or out of town Tres Islas / Oliva hotels which are on beach with good facilities, but away from main town. The Barcelo in town is adults only. I have stayed at Villa Sueno which is on the beach at edge of town, but walking distance to the main shops. It has secure garden / sun lounge area and hot tub. This is an individually built villa rather than one of the masses of "tourist" villas on the various "villa parks".

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Hello Helen,

If you look at a map of Corralejo, you'll see that the main coast road turns westwards away from the beach at the start of town. At the first roundabout, there's a road that runs a bit closer to the sea, called Calle Fuerteventura. This road later intersects with a north/south main road just down from Baku Water Park. The triangle formed by those two roads and the sea contains most that's of interest to tourists, if you include the harbour area at the top of the island. I'd say you'd really want to stay within it, and preferably to the west of the first roundabout on Calle Fuerteventura (but with Playa Park Hotel included) if you really want to be close enough to the action. That's not to say the accommodation outside that triangle aren't worth considering, but it doesn't really fit your stated requirements.

The north-south road north of Baku is called 'The Strip' in English (and Calle Nuestra Señora del Carmen to give it its Spanish mouthful) and it heads downhill northwards to the pedestrianised old town and the old and new harbours. There are places on both sides and roads off to each side with bars etc. Down in the centre, just before the road turns left at the Shell garage (and to a few more bars, notably Rosie O'Grady's), there's the rather noisy Atlantic Sol centre. Straight ahead is the pedestrianised area with the locally famous Music Square surrounded by places to sit and enjoy the live music and street entertainers, and beyond that are lots of bars and restaurants, including those lining the bay.

There's also a great place to hang out away from the centre of town. It's the El Campenario shopping centre on Calle Fuerteventura. This is a great place at the weekend, with a flea market on Saturday morning and a huge craft market on Sunday morning, with a Canarian band playing both lunch-times. There's live music every evening, and shops as well as bars and restaurants are open 7 days a week. There are great views from the bell tower to compensate for the stairs. It's also a great place for kids, with a toy shop, a games arcade/bowling alley, some rides, and a special area for kids on the top floor. Across the roundabout, opposite the Playa Park Hotel, is the Botanical Gardens. Plant-wise it's a bit sad but it's a great place for a picnic, having tables with great views, and there are swings, ponds and a little skate-park.

AI certainly isn't the best way to go in Corralejo as there are so many reasonably-priced restaurants and loads of supermarkets. The quality isn't always top: we'd categorise a lot of the places here as "cheap 'n' cheerful" i.e. you eat your fill in a friendly atmosphere, but don't expect a meal to die for. OTOH, there's a French restaurant which is in the 'to die for' category for that special meal.

You can probably tell that I just adore the place, even after two years' living here! :) :) I hope you will love it too.

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4. Re: Best place to stay with under 5's

I would recommend Las a Marismas if you are travelling with young children. Spacious apartments, wonderful baby pool, play area (shady) and kids club with activities throughout the day at no extra cost. Mini disco in the evening. Beautiful grounds to wander around. Very quiet and relaxing. Our children loved it and we are returning in two weeks, can't wait.

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5. Re: Best place to stay with under 5's

We had a great time this time 3 years ago with children aged 3 to 6 in Oasis Royal, a lovely quiet complex that is fairly central. We stayed in an apartment overlooking the baby pool, which made it very easy to mind our little non-swimmer. If you don't mind not havingon-site facilities it's great.

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