The Hesperia Bristol Playa in Corralejo is a great low cost accommodation choice for those looking to enjoy a holiday in the sun on a budget. The 186 comfortable one and two bedroom apartments sit within the resort around it's three lagoon-style, salt water pools, but the beach is just a few minutes walk away if you get bored of being poolside.
The Hesperia Bristol Playa complex offers 186 apartments ranging from one bedroom apartments sit pool view terrace to two bedroom apartments with ocean view balconies. At the heart of the holiday complex are the three lagoon style pools with poolside bar, open in the summer season afternoons and offering guests a range of drinks and food, including paella and tapas.
3 outdoor pools
The on-site Lago Bristol Restaurant has a typically Canarian design with wooden beams and high ceiling and offers international buffet style dining, with local dishes too. Breakfast runs from 8am-10am weekdays and until 10.30am at the weekends, while dinner is served from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. For those not on a bed and breakfast or half board holiday basis, you can pay at the restaurant if you don't fancy eating out or cooking. Alternatively, the onsite supermarket sells all the necessary food essentials for those after a quick snack or a more substantial meal back at the apartment.
Also within the complex is a 24 hour fitness centre, along with other activities such as darts, billiards and a volleyball court. If you're feeling even more active, you can hire bikes and explore Corralejo and the surrounding area.
Although there isn't a kids club, the dedicated children's pool and children's play area ensure they have things to do. The seasonal evening entertainment is aimed more at kids than adults but still entertaining, so if it's more of a grown up evening you're after, a good walk or short taxi ride away are the main bars and restaurants in Corralejo.
Each apartment offers a terrace or balcony with views over the pool, or you can upgrade your accommodation to a sea view apartment to help you get that holiday feeling. Each apartment also offers a kitchenette with fridge, microwave, sink and two hot plates, so whether you're self catering or enjoying half board, you've got ample cooking facilities for full blown dinners or a light lunch.
For those wanting to stay connected, free WiFi is available in all apartments at Bristol Playa and apartments also have a satellite TV with a number of popular English channels including ITV and BBC.
One bedroom apartments can sleep up to three adults with a double bed in the bedroom and an extra bed in the lounge. Cribs are also available on request for infants. For larger groups or families, two bedroom apartments are also available offering two double bedrooms and an extra bed in the lounge of necessary meaning these larger apartments can sleep up to five people.
Why not upgrade to an ocean view apartment so that you can enjoy breakfast on the terrace with sea views, or a relaxing evening drink with a view before heading out for dinner? Alternatively, Junior Suites are also available to upgrade to
Things to Do
If you're feeling even more active, for an additional cost, you can also hire bikes and explore the local area of Corralejo or even head to the nearby beach and take advantage of Fuerteventura's famous winds by having a surfing or wind surfing lesson. There are a number of small businesses at Corralejo's Playa La Goleta beach which offer a range of activities including day trips to Los Lobos island and scuba diving.
Along that same stretch of beach sits a number of great bars and restaurants such as Waikiki Beach Club, a bar and restaurant serving up a range of Spanish dishes and tasty cocktails to be enjoyed out in the sunshine.
The Hesperia Bristol Playa is conveniently located close to Corralejo harbour so if you fancy something a little different, there are a number of options here. Take the ferry over to Lanzarote to explore another one of the Canary Islands or alternatively take one of the numerous sightseeing tours, including glass bottom boat and day trip to Lobos Island.
Corralejo is located in the north of the island, so the drive from Fuerteventura airport to the Hesperia Apartments takes about 45 minutes. If you've hired a car and are driving to Corralejo, the Bristol Playa offers free, outdoor parking for guests staying at the complex.
Wheelchair and ramp access are available at this aparthotel.