Club Drago Park Hotel
Travel Blogs from Costa Calma
May 12-23: I am on my own on a desert island. Fuerteventura (means "strong winds"), the second-largest island in the Canaries archipelago, lies just 100 kilometres northwest of Africa. There used to be some groundwater and precipitation, but now there's just year-round sunshine and hardly any rain. Water comes from desalination, powered by wind turbines.
This volcanic island was granted Biosphere Reserve status by UNESCO in 2009. ...
... the two quizzes our team had won; we managed to pick up a Fred Olsen Cruise Lines coffee mug.
In the Neptune Lounge we collected a free glass of ‘champers’ (not so exciting any more when it’s all free) while listening to the Braemar Orchestra. Then Captain ‘Bent Over’ arrived and made a little speech to summarise this cruise; he commented on the weather and sea conditions and remarked that the wind ...
... traders can't wait to pounce on you to sell their wares but here in Gran Tarajal we were greeted with a smile FREE!Almost half the Islands population live in Puerto del Rosario, the port town and is the Islands capital since 1860.Following Spain's departure from the Sahara in 1975, 5000 soldiers of the Foreign Legion were garrisoned here. Their quarters are still used ...
We are warmly welcomed at the hotel for our 5 night all inclusive stay. Our room is very spacious with an excellent balcony and sea views. The hotel is set in beautiful gardens.
We spend the next few days relaxing locally and travelling around the southern tip of Fuerteventura.
More to follow!
... Costa Antigua the local town is still very much in its infancy and there are not many restaurants that appeal to us so, after considerable searching, we return to the hotel, pick up the car, and end up in Calleta de Fuste at a very pleasant restaurant. The second evening we walk to the restaurant via a new coastal footpath. It takes us about 45 minutes to get there but we get a taxi ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility