People watching in Corralejo – breakfast and music too

people watching

Sue and I enjoy a bit of people watching. This can be while lying on the beach, at the airport, at an event or while just sitting having a coffee or a sundowner at a bar.

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Cordon Blue in Corralejo

The other morning we had a few chores to take care of in Corralejo. After we had done them we decided to go for coffee and a late breakfast. We rarely do the “full English” breakfast, but if we do, we like to go to the Cordon Blue restaurant on the sea front. There, sitting outside, you have a wonderful panoramic view of the whole of the Corralejo waterfront. You can also watch the ferries come and go to Lanzarote.

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This particular morning there were two guys busking just by the restaurant. As it was nice there were also many people walking up and down the promenade in the lovely morning sunshine. We settled down, had a first coffee, and played one of our favourite people watching games – “Guess the Nationality”.

The buskers were very good, one playing guitar and the other a harmonica. They played a good variety of music too.

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Corralejo Carnival 2017 – Carnaval de Corralejo 2017

On 18th March the annual parade of the Corralejo Carnival 2017 took place. It started about 7pm and continued until quite late, as most things tend to here.

Corralejo Carnival 2017

This is quite a large affair and takes probably 2 hours or more to pass by. Many people that go to watch also dress up even if they are not in the parade. This year’s theme was medical and science.

The Corralejo Carnival starts at the top of the main strip and runs all the way down to the Shell petrol station. It then turns left and goes up the hill and finishes behind the bus station.

My favourite in the whole night was the giant spider! A dog in fancy dress.

Corralejo Carnival 2017
Giant Spider

Everyone seem to have lots of fun at these events and the party continued at the end of the parade until 4am. It was lucky that the weather was ok as the north of Fuerteventura had heavy rain and hailstones that afternoon.

Corralejo Carnival
Star Wars at the Corralejo Carnival

I remember equally big parades when I was a child growing up in Hayes, West London but that seems to be a thing of the past. I think it still takes place but is tiny by comparison these days.

 

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Corralejo Fuerteventura – What is it like?

Corralejo Fuerteventura

Corralejo – What is it like?

Corralejo is the biggest resort in the north of Fuerteventura. It is located on the north-easy coast. Unlike Caleta de Fuste and Costa Calma, it actually has life apart from tourism, which includes fishing and the port. This is one of its attractions over the other resorts which are rather “false” by comparison.

Corralejo actually means in Spanish “The corral far away”. This is because many years ago it just contained a corral (enclosure) to keep goats in that was “far away” from the capital.

The video below features a walk around Corralejo. It shows the harbour area, the waterfront and the main street to give you an idea of what it is like if you are considering holidaying in Fuerteventura. It is the best of the larger resorts on Fuerteventura in my opinion, particularly if you like some nightlife.

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What does Corralejo have?

There are many bars and restaurants along the Corralejo waterfront and almost all of them have wonderful sea views. They are ideal for sitting and watching the world go by over a coffee or something alcoholic. You can watch the ferries and boats coming and going. You also have great views of the islands of Lobos and Lanzarote in the distance.

The main street, or strip as the Americans would call it, also has many bars and restaurants and is where most of the nightlife is located. There are also many of shops selling clothes, perfume, jewellery and other goods. More shops seem to get added every month lately.

Corralejo Beaches

A few of the Corralejo beaches are featured in the video – those located closest to the main town. It doesn’t show the best beaches which are Flag Beach and the beautiful Dunes beaches which will feature in a future video.

Fuerteventura holidays are very popular, particularly in the winter when the weather is lovely here but awful in northern Europe. Mind you, when isn’t it?

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Fuerteventura Vlog January 2016

Fuerteventura Vlog January 2016

Fuerteventura Vlog January 2016

Fuerteventura Vlog January 2016: What happened in my life in Fuerteventura in January.

Sue came back from the UK and I managed to finish the kitchen before she got back. The weather was lovely with just one day of rain. Living here you actually enjoy the occasional rainy day.

The vlog includes:

– decorating the kitchen
– Jenson watching Youtube (Cremona & Co.)
– Weeding
– A night out in El Cotillo
– Garden fruit
– A trip to the beach and rock pool
– A rainy dog walk
– Exploring the dry river beds
– A fantastic sunset
– Baby sparrows
– Putting up shelves

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Fuerteventura Surf Spots – Corralejo

Fuerteventura Surf Spots

Fuerteventura Surf Spots – Corralejo

I braved the elements and risked life and limb to capture the surfers surfing in Corralejo. OK, the truth is I sat comfortably on a bench and videoed because they were so close. I know nothing about surfing, other than having watched them for many years, but the waves in the Bristol Playa area of Corralejo seem to be one of the particularly good Fuerteventura surf spots.

It was a pleasant afternoon so I spent an hour filming this surfing video and watching the ferries come and go to Lanzarote.

I do admire the surfers and wonder how they survive in the waves sometimes.

I don’t surf for a number of reasons:

  • I am too old now I suppose (unfortunately)
  • The sea is cold (well 22°C) – I don’t do cold
  • The sea is wet – I don’t do wet
  • The sea is dangerous – I do do dangerous but not when I don’t feel I have control

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Citrus Surf Cafe Corralejo

Citrus Surf Cafe

Nice places to eat in Fuerteventura #2:

Citrus Surf Cafe, Corralejo, Fuerteventura

The second in a series of some nice places to eat in Fuerteventura we visit Citrus Surf Cafe in Corralejo. These are not necessarily the places which serve the absolute best food, although they could be, but places that in my opinion  have a nice atmosphere, environment and/or views.

Citrus is a lovely chilled place to have something to eat or a drink at any time of the day or night. Their prices are very reasonable, they serve good food, it offers a nice chilled nice atmosphere and has nice friendly and efficient staff. On Tuesday evenings they have acoustic live music and they have a good fixed price barbecue on a Friday evening. I can definitely recommend the Thai Chicken Curry. Their website is http://citrus-surfcafe.com

On the first Saturday morning of each month they host a coffee and cup cake morning from 9:30 to 11:30 in aid of Fuerteventura Dog Rescue with all proceeds going to help the dogs in the local shelter. Pop along if you are there. Fuerteventura Dog Rescue Website

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I have no tie in with this or any other restaurant. It is purely my recommendation.

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