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Christmas & New Year in Corralejo

Wednesbury, United...
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Christmas & New Year in Corralejo

Hi.

We arrive in Corralejo on 22nd December, it’s our 30th wedding anniversary on Christmas Eve so thought we deserved a treat-:) We do like to chill out, but also like to explore too, would you recommend hiring a car in advance, or waiting until we get there? We’ve got airport transfers included so wouldn’t need the car from the airport.

Also, recommendations for places to visit/things to do? We’re fairly fit (ish), I don’t do water sports but don’t mind boats. Would like to see the real Fuertaventura rather than touristy stuff (just survived 2 weeks in Costa Adeje, Tenerife, which wasn’t really our cup of tea, although we had a nice time, a week would have been enough!)

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1. Re: Christmas & New Year in Corralejo

It sounds like you're here for a fair while so I would definitely consider hiring a car. Don't wait until you get here - there won't be any! it's equal to early August as the busiest time of the year! There are one or two small outfits along the strip but I don't know if they have websites etc. Probably not. You'd do best to book with Cicar or Cabrera/Medina (same company, sometimes different offers). They have two offices locally. You could even take it back to the airport. Depending on what you have arranged as a transfer, you might prefer to go back under your own steam as they can be very long and tedious trips.

Christmas festivities here start with the Spanish main meal on the evening of 24th Dec, with early closing. You might need to book a restaurant when you get here (or before). Local Brits of course celebrate on 25th but it's just yet another public holiday here - even with buses running, most supermarkets open part of the day etc. 26th is a normal day. 28th is April Fools Day, strangely enough ;) . 31st is early closing and VERY noisy and busy all night. 1/1 is totally dead and closed most of the day. If you're still here on 5/1 there's a parade for kids, with the 3 Kings on camels. Then 6/1 is like Xmas Day for Spanish kids and so very quiet - a family day. 7/1 the sales start and then we can get back to normal!

For excursions etc, download the orange booklet called What's On, produced by Maitland Young of Whereabouts (he's on FB). You can also find it everywhere around town. He gets some good prices and is full of info.

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2. Re: Christmas & New Year in Corralejo

Thanks for replying, Sheila. We’ll be there for 11 nights. Found out that there’s a walking club so might join a couple of walks. Other than that we like to eat out. Would like a nice place for Christmas Eve what with it being our wedding anniversary, but not really bothered about Christmas Day dinner, a burger on the beach would be fine-:). Didn’t really want to get a car from/to the airport as we’ve got transfers included, but will probably book one in advance following your advice. Then we can get out and about. Friends are going us on 29th, so we’ll have 4 days with them and of course will be celebrating the New Year before we come home on 2nd Jan. We’re staying nearer to the old town I think,

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