Beachfront Villas To Rent In Corralejo Fuerteventura

beachfront villas to rent in corralejo

There a number of lovely beachfront villas to rent in Corralejo, from large to small. Some have swimming pools and others have hot tubs. What they all have in common is having wonderful sea views stretching out to Lobos Island and even Lanzarote.

Most are in great locations with regard to access to bars, restaurants and shops too, so if you don’t want to hire a car you can survive quite happily without one.

I have used my local knowledge to select those I consider to be the best beachfront villas to rent in Corralejo, with prices to suit all budgets.

The best beachfront villas to rent in Corralejo:

Villa Remos with private pool

Villa Remos is in a wonderful position with spectacular views. It has three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps up to six people. There is a twin bedroom with en suite bathroom downstairs and the other two bedrooms are upstairs with a separate bathroom.

There is free wifi, tv, dvd player, washing machine, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Linen and towels provided.

It has a huge sun terrace with a 6m x 2m heated swimming pool. It is the perfect place to relax on the sunbeds and enjoy the breathtaking sea views across to the island of Lobos. When it comes to beachfront villas to rent in Corralejo it is hard to beat this one.

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Villa Remos Ocho with private pool

Villa Remos Ocho is next door to Villa Remos (above) so has the same views and great location.

It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. One double bedroom is located downstairs with doors opening up onto the terrace, and the other two bedrooms, a double and a twin, are upstairs. All bedrooms are air conditioned. It can sleep up to 6 people.

Outside is a 6m x 3m heated swimming pool together with a pool shower, sun beds, outside table and chairs for al fresco dining and of course, the amazing sea views.

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Villa Farah

Villa Farah is a lovely bright two bedroom villa right by the beach. One bedroom has a large double bed and the other has twin beds. There is a sofa bed in the living room that sleeps one so a total of 5 can be accommodated in the villa.

A cot and high chair can be proved if required.

Outside is a terrace with a table and chairs and sun beds. Upstairs on the rooftop solarium there are “Balinese” sun beds a table and chairs plus you have some spectacular sea views.

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Villa Elena with private pool

Villa Elena has two bathrooms serving three bedrooms – one double, one twin and one with bunk beds. It has a lovely heated swimming pool with a slide in a private garden.

The villa is located in a quiet cul-de-sac besides the only 5 -star hotel in Corralejo (The Hotel Atlantis Bahai Real). It has wifi, tv, washing machine, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, dishwasher, and comes supplied with towels and all bedding.

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Greek Style Villa

This is a Greek style luxury villa with amazing sea views looking across to both Lobos Island and Lanzarote. An amazing place to spend a great holiday.

The villa is very light and bright and can sleep up to 6 people in three bedrooms, all beautifully decorated and furnished. The master bedroom has a unique glass en suite bathroom. There is a modern fully fitted kitchen complete with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, 4-ring ceramic hob, microwave, large electric oven, coffee maker, toaster, juicer, blender and kettle.

The living room has great sea views and a 42 inch tv (not that you will want to watch it with those views).

Outside there is a 6 person hot tub sunbeds and table and chairs. On the upper sun terrace there are built in sunbeds and even better views.

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Villa Dalia

Villa Dalia is an absolutely perfect holiday home in an amazing situation right on the seafront (next door to the Greek style villa above). It is situated in a small luxury complex on the sea front and with fantastic views to Lobos Island and Lanzarote. The villa has a maximum sleeping capacity of 6 people with all the comforts of home to make you happy. The complex also has a community pool just a few steps from the villa and direct access to the walkway and the beach.

There are three bedrooms – a double, a twin and one with bunk beds (full size single mattresses). It features a fully equipped kitchen (includes a washing machine, fridge freezer, hob, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, juicer, blender and kettle).

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Villa Valhalla with private pool

Villa Valhalla must be one of the biggest and best beachfront villas to rent in Corralejo. It has 5 bedrooms including 1 captains room, 1 master guestroom and 3 smaller bedrooms bringing total sleeping capacity up to 10 persons. There are also a total of 4 bathrooms.

The property also features, a large open plan living area with fireplace, open plan fully equipped kitchen, study / TV room and a laundry room. The outside areas of the property, feature a large lawn, terraces front and back, hot tub and heated swimming pool.

There is also a large terrace upstairs directly accessible from the master bedroom with stunning views of Corralejo Bay, Lobos Island and Lanzarote.

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Villa Sueno with hot tub

Villa Sueno is situated directly front line to the beaches and views of Corralejo and has its own private hot tub. It is a two story detached property separated by walls and gates for security and privacy, yet affording spectacular views through a glassed in area.

The open plan lounge provide extensive sea views in very comfortable surroundings and patio doors give access to a tropical garden with plenty of couch seating and outdoor dining options.

The white sandy beaches, with seafront paths leading to both sand dunes and town beaches. Spectacular views over to Lanzarote and Lobos Island. The villa affords a lot of privacy with its own entrances and is situated in a very exclusive sought after location. There are 3 large and spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen, open plan living area with log fire place.

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Seafront Detached House

Seafront detached House with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen, garden and patio. It sleeps up to 8.

Impressive and exclusive private villa located on the sea front, overlooking the Bay of Corralejo, Lobos Island and Lanzarote.

The ground floor has a large living kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, garden with barbecue terrace and a patio with porch.There is a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

On the top floor is the amazing master suite (almost a complete apartment) with bedroom, living room, bathroom, dressing room and chill-out area with solarium. Also supplied is watersports equipment such as snorkelling, which you can do right outside the house! It is ideal for families and groups.

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Villa Florita with private pool

Villa Florita is located in the eastern corner of Corralejo bay with views of the bay and Lobos island.

It features a large garden and secluded back patio and is ideal for a familiy of up to 6 persons. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a small but cozy living area with an open kitchen and dining area.

It has a kidney shaped heated pool and a hot tub plus table and chairs and of course, sun loungers to lie on and catch the sun while looking at the fantastic views.

Launch your windsurf or SUP session right in front of the villa from the white coral beach.

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Beach Villa

This beachfront villa has direct access to the beach with a lovely terrace to sunbathe on and watch the sea. Very close to all bars and restaurants.

It comprises two bedrooms, a double (with its own terrace overlooking the sea) and a twin. There are also two bathrooms. Perfect for a family. A cot and a high chair are available on request.

There is a separate kitchen with a fridge-freezer, 2-ring ceramic hob, microwave, large electric oven, coffee maker, toaster, juicer, blender and a kettle. There is also a washing machine.

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Villa San Antonio with private pool

Villa San Antonio is air-conditioned and sleeps up to 5 people with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms along with private, heated, swimming pool (South Facing) and sea views. The Villa is on the sea front and walking distance to the beach and restaurants. Free wifi.

The villa is set on 1 level with 3 bedrooms, living room, kitchen and 2 bathrooms. Patio doors lead out on to the private sun terrace and pool area.

The heated pool and terrace is set within a walled garden offering additional privacy. The sunbeds and patio table are set to get the best of the sun, while you take a dip in your own beautiful private pool!

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Beachfront Duplex – 4 bedroom

This Beachfront Duplex is a spacious modern 4 bedroom house located directly on the beautiful Waikiki beach in Corralejo.

It is a perfect location just a few minutes walk from the town centre. The house offers 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a living room and even a dressing room. It can accommodate up to 8 people. From the main bedroom and the living room, you have a stunning sea view.

It has a large terrace with direct access to a beautiful sandy beach. The house is perfect for a group of friends and / or families. There is an office next door where you find Kayaks, SUP Paddle boards and Skateboards that the guests can use for free.

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Galera Beach Villa

Galeria Beach Villa is a traditional single storey 2 bedroom villa right on Galera Beach in Corralejo with direct access to the fine white sand beach.

The villa is fully equipped for 4 guests and furnished with one double and one twin bedroom (climate control in each bedroom) and one bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and hand wash basin. This is also a shower in garden for use after surfing or swimming.

The kitchen has an oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge/freezer, electric kettle, toaster and coffee maker.  In tyhe lounge is a satellite TV, DVD player and CD mini system Wi-Fi.

Outside is the dining terrace with large table & chairs overlooking the Canarian style garden with cacti & mature Palm trees and stunning views across the bay of Corralejo. Sunbathing terrace with 4 sun loungers, built in BBQ area and private gate which allows you to step directly onto the beach.

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What Things Do I and Don’t I Miss About The UK

what I miss about the uk

This is a rough transcript of my video about things I miss about the UK. You can watch the video or read the article – aren’t I kind giving you a choice!

I’m going to talk about the things I miss about the UK and what I don’t miss living here in Fuerteventura as opposed to living in the UK.

I was going to record this while I was walking the dogs but typically the wind has really got up again so if I did that you wouldn’t be able to hear what I was saying above the wind noise. Mind you, that might be a bonus!

The dogs are here in the car so they’ll probably start whinging because they want their walk but we’ll carry on regardless. I think we’ve adapted pretty well living here. There’s not much we actually get people to bring out with them when they come over from UK. There are just a few things like loose tea because we like our pot of tea and Sue likes a M&S Earl Grey tea bags. She used to be able to buy them here but that shop has closed so she now gets people to bring those. She also likes mint Imperials but you can’t buy those here.

Some other people we know here really seem to miss loads of things. They get people to bring back English bacon, English sausages and all sorts of other things over with them. We substitute them with local things in the main and these are different yes but ok nevertheless.

The things I miss about the UK

1. Green

One of the things I do miss about the UK is the green countryside and the forests. I’d love to  take the dogs for a nice walk through a forest like I used to with my previous dogs in the UK. Here you don’t see green very often.

2. Good Beer

This is bit odd for someone who doesn’t drink. Here the beer is rubbish quite frankly, which is one of the reasons why I gave up drinking five years ago. If you could get decent draught real ale I probably would have the odd pint but you can’t unfortunately.

The dogs are starting to whinge now.

3. Fast Internet

I guess is pretty obvious really from things I’ve said in other videos. Fast internet! The internet here is stone-aged and I would love to have quick reliable internet like we used to . We had Virgin fibre optics in the UK which was fast and I don’t think we ever lost the connection. You never know, one day they might catch up.

4. Decent Shops

Shopping is a a bit of a pain here at times because there aren’t that many really good shops like there are in the UK. As an example if you’re doing DIY or decorating in the UK you can go
somewhere like a big B&Q and know you are going to get everything you need. But here there’s a sort of a DIY shop called Ideal, and that’s the biggest, but it is a tiny shop in comparison to the warehouse type shops you get in the UK. The rest (called Ferreterias) are just tiny little places so if you want something specific you have to travel around from shop to shop and probably not get it anyway. So it would be nice to have some good specialist shops here.

5. Fish and Chips

Last, but not least, is takeaways. We really miss at times being able to just go and get fish and chips or good Chinese takeaway. it’s not something we tended to do very much in the UK. Probably in a month we had one fish and chip meal and one Chinese takeaway meal. But here, although you can buy fish and chips to take away from some of the restaurants, it’s not quite the same and you’re paying restaurant prices too so you may as well eat it there and save the washing up. I think there is a fish and chip shop in Caleta de Fuste but that’s a 35 minute drive from here so they’d be cold by the time I got back.

The things I don’t miss about the UK

1. Traffic James

Well one of the things has got to be traffic jams.  I used to get so frustrated in the UK as you couldn’t go anywhere, particularly on a motorway and even more particularly at the weekends (which is when I did most of my travelling) without getting stuck in a traffic jam and not just one normally.

Mind you, traffic jams tend to be much worse in the UK than in most parts of Europe for some reason. In 2011, I was racing in Holland and having my car transported so I didn’t have to tow it on the trailer. Because of this Sue and I decided to make a holiday of it and after we finished racing we drove around on what we called our Grand Tour. We drove through Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco and France, staying in hotels along the way. We drove a total of 2500 miles in that two weeks without getting stuck in one traffic jam. We got off the ferry at Dover and within 15 miles we were stuck in a long traffic jam on the M2!

Here traffic jams just don’t happen.

2. Cold and Wet

I don’t miss the cold and the wet. I’ve always been a bit of a chilly mortal and a bit of a fair weather person. If the weather is bad I don’t do anything and let’s face it it is bad often in the UK. At least most of the time the weather is good here so I can’t go out and do things whenever I feel like it pretty much. And we never get days of nothing but drizzle here. When we do get rain it tends to be short and sharp and then it’s gone.

3. Bad Coffee

I don’t miss the bad and the expensive coffee in the UK.  Coffee in cafes and restaurants tends to be pretty poor in the UK or you go to the likes of Costa and pay through the nose for it. Here it costs between 1.20€ to 1.50€ and it’s always good. I even paid just 1.00€ for a good coffee in a bar last week.

4. Short Dark Days

Another of the things I don’t miss are the short dark days of winter that you get in the UK, when it’s dark by half-past three. In the winter we still have around 9 hours of proper daylight here in Fuerteventura where it doesn’t get dark until 5:30pm on the shortest days. It is true that in the summer the days are a bit shorter here than they are in UK, because we’re further south, but who actually needs 19 hours of daylight anyway?

5. Rip-off Britain

Last but not least is the general high prices there are in the UK. I know it is a well used phrase but rip-off Britain does exist. Just about everything costs more in UK than it does here and frankly there’s no reason why it should. Many things here should cost more because they have to be imported.

Obviously taxes are much cheaper here – particularly indirect taxes. We don’t have VAT but instead there’s a small amount of purchase tax on things. There is no duty on petrol and cigarettes, not that I smoke, or on alcohol. Everything is generally cheaper and there is not much I can think of that is more expensive.

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Caleta De Fuste in 1987 – 30 years ago!

Caleta de Fuste in 1987

I was going through some old VHS home videos and came across footage of a holiday in Caleta De Fuste in 1987. I had recently got my old VHS-DVD player working so I decided to download the video and put it up in Youtube.

Caleta de Fuste in 1987
The Castillo and swimming pool

Caleta de Fuste was just in its early stages of development back then. It is very different to the Caleta of today.

My ex-wife, my son (who was 3) and myself went there for a two week holiday, and it was our first ever visit to Fuerteventura. We stayed in one of only two bungalow complexes that existed at the time. It is now called Cay Beach Villas but may have been called something different then, I can’t remember.

Caleta de Fuste in 1987
The little restaurant and shopping square (no longer exists)

There was only one hotel in Caleta then which is now the Barcelo by the harbour. Next to that was the Castillo tower and a swimming pool. Then there was a little square with about two restaurants and a couple of small shops. That was it! Every night we walked across the beach to the square and asked the same question – “Are we going to eat there or there tonight?”

I have to say, it wasn’t a great holiday due to there being so little to do in the evenings. If it hadn’t been for the fact that I had hired a little Suzuki 4×4 I don’t think I would ever have come back to Fuerteventura. As we did have the car we got out and explored. Fortunately we found the dunes beaches of Corralejo so went there a number of times. We also went south and found the lovely Sotavento beach.

Caleta de Fuste in 1987
The bay – opposite is where the Atlantico shopping centre is now

I am an avid Formula one fan and while we were there the Spanish GP was on. Believe it or not, the only tv I could find in Caleta de Fuste in 1987 was in the hotel. The day before I had spoken to the manager to ask if I could watch it on their tv, which he agreed to. About 30 minutes before the start I went to the hotel to find that the manager had gone off fishing for the afternoon and had the key to the tv cabinet with him! I jumped in the car and finally found a small bar near the port in Puerto del Rosario that had the race on.

Caleta de Fuste in 1987
Chipmunk Mountain in the background with no building on it

Fuerteventura airport was just a single story building in 1987 too. I remember when we arrived the luggage carousels weren’t finished.  They brought the luggage around the front of the terminal on the little luggage “train” and we took it from there.

If you have been to Caleta in recent times you may find this video interesting:

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The West Coast of Fuerteventura – beautiful, rugged, and spectacular

While the east coast has some beautiful beaches, the west coast of Fuerteventura has the most spectacular and rugged coastline, as well as some of the best beaches in Fuerteventura.

West coast of Fuerteventura
El Cotillo Coastline

The Atlantic waves have obviously been battering the west coast for millions of years so it is no wonder it is so rugged.

It certainly makes up some of the best of the Fuerteventura scenery. The Fuerteventura coast at its best. Many of the beaches are pretty secluded so you can sunbathe all day with them virtually to yourself.

Want to know more about what Fuerteventura is like? Just take a look at the video below.

The video starts right up at the north of Fuerteventura at the Toston lighthouse. Then we travel down the west coast to El Cotillo, Tindaya, Los Molinos, Aguas Verdes, Ajuy, La Pared and Cofete.

Watch the video in Youtube – Fuerteventura West Coast

Where to eat in Fuerteventura – Casa de la Naturaleza in Vega de Rio Palmas

where to eat in Fuerteventura

This week we had to choose where to eat in Fuerteventura that was somewhere in the middle of the island. That was because friends of ours were here on holiday in Fuerteventura, staying in the south of the island in Costa Calma, and we wanted to meet them for lunch.

where to eat in Fuerteventura
Lunch on the patio


The restaurant is located in the little village of Vega de Rio Palmas which is in the mountains just outside Betancuria, roughly in the centre of Fuerteventura.

It is in a very quiet setting at the end of the village with views of the mountains from the patio. There is a lovely courtyard, which is a green oasis, and a pond with fish and terrapins/turtles and other wildlife.

where to eat in Fuerteventura
The pond and the view of the mountains

The Casa de la Naturaleza restaurant was recommended by my Spanish teacher, Sally, so we decided to meet there. We were glad we did as it turned out to be one of nicest restaurants in Fuerteventura that we have eaten at. The food was good but the setting and the restaurant itself were absolutely amazing.

where to eat in Fuerteventura
A display of an old woodworkers bench and tools

Whichever way you get to the restaurant means an interesting Fuerteventura mountain road drive. It is a great place for lunch in the mountains and would be good to eat there when visiting Betancuria or the Caves of Ajuy.

where to eat in Fuerteventura
A green Fuerteventura

As we have had quite a bit of rain this winter, well for here. The island was greener than I have ever seen it before. If you are touring the island and wondering where to eat in Fuerteventura give it a try.

The Casa De La Naturaleza online details:

There is a guest house with an infinity pool attached to the restaurant so you could spend the night there too.

Watch the Casa de la Naturaleza video here:

Watch the video in Youtube – Casa de la Naturaleza

What is Caleta de Fuste like? | Caleta de Fuste Fuerteventura

Caleta de fuste beach

In this video I show the main areas of Caleta de Fuste, including the marina, the beaches, shops, restaurants, bars, some of the hotels and the golf courses. I also talk a bit about what Costa Caleta was like in 1987 when I first stayed there.

First I show the marina area which is one of the nicest parts of the resort I think.

Caleta de fuste marina

After that the video covers the two Caleta beaches – Castillo beach and Atlantico beach. Both beaches are completely artificial. The sand has been imported to create what I would describe as a “beach theme area” rather than a beach. They are without a doubt the worst beaches on Fuerteventura, but some people seem to love them. Each to their own I guess.

Caleta de fuste beach

I then show some of the town centre commercial areas starting with Castillo Central. Then I cover the shops in Caleta de Fuste with some of the bars and restaurants in Caleta de Fuste too. I couldn’t really show the Caleta de Fuste nightlife in this video. Another day (or night) perhaps.

Pieros Bars
Pieros Music Bar
Caleta de fuste bars
Some of the cheaper bars

There are too many hotels in Caletato cover in one video but I do show the Barcelo Fuerteventura and the Hotel Elba Carlota.

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Caleta de Fuste Hotels
Hotel Elba Carlota
Caleta De Fuste Casino

This is followed by a quick look at the Fuerteventura golf courses – first the Fuerteventura Golf Resort, which is a championship course where the Spanish Open took place in 2004. Then I show the Golf Club Salinas de Antigua which is the “public” course.

I finish the video by going to the top of Chipmunk Mountain and show some general views of the area.

Caleta from the top of Chipmunk Mountain
Caleta de Fuste from the top of Chipmunk Mountain

Where to stay in Caleta de Fuste



Villas and apartments

Please feel free to leave a comment.

Watch the Caleta de Fuste Youtube video – What is Caleta Like?

Caleta train
The little train that you can use to get around Caleta

To find out more information on Caleta de Fuste please click on the link to visit this very informative website.

Drone Flying in Fuerteventura – My first flight

Drone Flying in Fuerteventura

Drone flying in Fuerteventura for the first time

Drone Flying in Fuerteventura
Holy Stone HS200

Sue, my wife, bought me a Holy Stone HS200 drone for Christmas so I decided to try it out after walking the dogs in the river beds. Well, I guess you could say it was a first drone flight fail!

I crashed the drone many times, particularly at the beginning as it had the tendency to fly sideways on its own immediately after take off. I managed to get around that by a combination of adding some compensation to the controls and some skilful flying.

Drone Flying in Fuerteventura
Crashing into my camcorder

It also seemed to suddenly have a will of its own and just head off in one direction until I hit the “land” button to stop it. This may be due to my piloting skills so I will have to do some more testing.

Drone Flying in Fuerteventura
The difficult flying under the car stunt

I got so “good” I even managed the super difficult “flying a drone under a car” manoeuvre! More testing with the Holy Stone quadcopter to come I think. Anyone else do any drone flying in Fuerteventura?

It is not easy to fly and seems to be very susceptible to the wind (which is a bit of a problem here!). It is very robust though as I have crashed it numerous times now and nothing has broken.

Watch the video in Youtube – Drone flying

What is the weather like in Fuerteventura in winter?

Fuerteventura in winter

When people are looking for somewhere to go to escape the cold and rain in northern Europe during winter one of their first questions is “What is the weather like in Fuerteventura in winter?”

Fuerteventura in winter
Sue on the beach in El Cotillo on Boxing Day (26th December)

Well in this video, hopefully, I will answer that question.  I have experienced winter in Fuerteventura for the past 9 years.

One of the key things about deciding to retire in Fuerteventura was the climate. It has to have the best climate in the world year round. Rarely too hot in summer and never actually cold in winter. I used to suffer from sad (seasonal affective disorder) in the UK I think in winter. Another way of putting it is – I was totally pissed off with the weather!

The lowest average winter temperatures are in January with an average of 18°C but of course that means that many days are above 20°C.

For full details of the weather here year round check out the weather page.

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Fuerteventura in November 2017 Vlog – Part 1

Fuerteventura in November 2017

Fuerteventura in November seemed seemed quite busy for me. Well, that is to say, I got plenty of footage, even if what I did wasn’t very exciting. I decided to split the monthly vlog into two.

Fuerteventura in November 2017
Oscar looking scary but having fun on the beach

Sue went off to the UK for 17 nights to visit family and I stayed here with the dogs. I decided to try and finish roofing a pergola at the rear of our house while she was gone.

I started it earlier in the year but it became too hot to spend much time up there so I delayed it until now. A neighbour of ours had their wooden lounge floor removed and replaced with tiles. The wood was going to the recycling centre so I recycled it instead. It is solid teak so very hard which meant I couldn’t nail the wood on as planned as I bent 4 out of every 5 nails. I therefore had to drill, countersink and screw every piece in place. So each section took ages.

While Sue was away I was either doing DIY or w alking the dogs. In 17 days I only spoke to one human being face to face!

We had dog walks in the Bristol Playa area of Corralejo, barrancos of Lajares.

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Fuerteventura Kite Festival 2017 | Corralejo Dunes Beach

Fuerteventura Kite Festival 2017

The 30th International Fuerteventura Kite Festival 2017 took place over the weekend of 9th-12th November 2017 with kites from all over Europe taking part. It is easily the most colourful event of the year in Fuerteventura. It starts off on the Playa de la Concha in El Cotillo for one day and then the weekend is on the Corralejo Dunes Beach.

Fuerteventura Kite Festival 2017

This year seems to have been even more popular with spectators than normal as I got stuck in my first ever traffic jam here on the way to the beach. It took me an hour from the end of the queue to get parked by the beach.

There were many 3d kites flying along with lots of other types of kite. I particularly liked the little Minions kites.

Fuerteventura Kite Festival 2017
Minions Kites

The kite flyers spend all day on a lovely beach topping up their tans. Doing a kite flying festival is not a bad hobby really!

Fuerteventura Kite Festival 2017

Unfortunately the giant octopus kite wasn’t flying while I was there.

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