This is just a short post of our experience as a family of Fuerteventura in February.
One of us had been to the Canary Islands in February before and had had great weather. The possibility of that was a strong draw. Fed up of the short days, long nights and constant wet weather, we just fancied some sun. Not just seeing it (we do get the odd glimpse here!) but feeling it. You know, that warmth on the face. So we checked Skyscanner to see where we could fly from and Booking.com to see what accommodation was available. Happy with what we found, we booked and we went.
How we got to Fuerteventura as a family in February
We flew to Fuerteventura from London Gatwick Airport and the flight took around 4 hours.
The airport in Fuerteventura is situated half way down the East Coast. The Island is just 62 miles long and 19 miles wide so you’re never very far from anywhere.
We were staying in Costa Caleta which is a 20 minute taxi journey from the Airport and cost just over 10 Euros.
Where we stayed as a family in Fuerteventura in February
We stayed at the Barcelo Fuerteventura Thalasso Spa, a 4 Star Hotel in Costa Caleta on an All Inclusive basis. The hotel’s right on the seafront of this small and quiet resort. Even though it was small, Costa Caleta had all you’d expect of a beachside resort. Restaurants, Bars, supermarkets and souvenir shops.
The staff at the hotel were very attentive and went out of their way to make our holiday extremely enjoyable. As soon as we arrived we were greeted with a welcome glass of Prosecco. Concerned to refresh us after our journey the reception staff ushered us through check in very quickly and insisted we leave everything to them while we enjoyed our first dinner before the Restaurant closed.
Getting a taxi to the hotel meant we got there ahead of the package tour bus and a large queue!
The weather in Fuerteventura in February
We had fantastic weather. It was around 25c everyday and it didn’t rain once! But it is noticeable that the days are shorter here in February and the sun starts to go down by 5pm. It does start to get cooler then but we had no use for long sleeves while we were there.
Fuerteventura in February is a great choice as a family if you are after some sunshine and winter warmth.
What we did as a family in Fuerteventura in February
All pretty full on trying to fit as much as possible in to the time we had. And that was totally the right thing at the right time in the right place. But we just fancied something different this time.
We did go on a few walks. One on the pathway alongside the beach. There were plenty of cafes and bars here for a bit of refreshment and we saw some interesting sand sculptures some kind person had taken the trouble over purely for our benefit. There was also a kind of a children’s play apparatus on the beach. Again, purely for our amusement. Which was nice.
And a couple of times we walked to the nearby marina. It was pretty pleasant here, with a few small shops and a few restaurants/bars. There were also some watersports available here for a fee.
There was a crazy golf course next door to the hotel which we enjoyed on a couple of occasions. The hotel also has great sports facilities including Tennis/basketball/football courts, a gym and a Spa. During the day there were yoga, pilates, aqua aerobics and water polo sessions available as well as table tennis at any time. Between us we gave it all a go and enjoyed what we did.
We also enjoyed ourselves in the bar! The nighttime entertainment was pretty good here and most of us enjoyed it. The cast members were really friendly and enthusiastic and by the end of our stay we were good friends with some interesting characters! Shout out to Lorenzo!
Food and drink
We enjoyed most of what we ate here. And we ate quite a lot. We’d go as far as to say that between the four of us we sampled just about everything available. Including Sailors Blouse! Who knew?
The restaurant offered all the usual fayre at breakfast. Continental, cheeses, meats, cake, cereals, juices, cake, tea, coffee, cake and of course full cooked breakfast. You could get omelette cooked in front of you and eggs any way you liked. And cake! We tried it all. But mostly we ate cake.
Lunch and Dinner were good too. If staying for more than one week then perhaps the food may become a little repetitive but it suited us fine. The restaurant was buffet style and there was always a roast meat of some sort and the usual pizza, pasta, chips and salad bars. There was also a children’s buffet, a desert buffet with plenty of fruit and ice creams and a cheese buffet. A couple of times a week there was a chocolate fountain which would have been rude not to sample. We often found ourselves having a seven course meals. Drinks were also plentiful and served by the waiting staff.
We don’t normally eat pea soup at home. Not huge fans. But, on holiday, offered from a large silver tureen, with croutons it takes on a sort of magnetic irresistible charm. And it was surprisingly good!
All in all, we loved our time as a family in Fuerteventura in February and, if there weren’t so many other places we want to visit, would have no hesitation in returning.
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