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The latest addition to our range of beachclubs, La Pared is our first winter sun destination on the Spanish island of Fuerteventura. Enjoying a secluded and tranquil location, La Pared sits above dramatic sea cliffs overlooking the wild and beautiful landscape. The constant sunshine, turquoise waters, beautiful sandy beaches and reliable winds make it the perfect activity holiday playground.
The Neilson activity team are on hand to deliver the cycling, tennis and fitness programme, whilst our partners Powered by Playitas run the hotel and hospitality side.
Windsurfing, surfing and kitesurfing will be available to book locally for a supplement. We’ll be relying on the knowledge and expertise of specially selected local schools to get the best from these activities. This allows us to react to changing conditions, travelling to the best beaches on any given day. Our local beach, also called La Pared, is a great place to learn to surf and the surf school is based here.
Back on shore, with two tennis courts, a fleet of carbon road bikes, mountain bikes and a large choice of daily fitness and yoga classes, you can expect the usual high standard of inclusive coaching and guiding from the Neilson teams.
Flights and transfers aren’t included, giving you the convenience of flying from your preferred airport. There’s no set arrival day and our team can book you a transfer to La Pared, but we would recommend a hire car as the best way to get around and explore.
Fuerteventura is known as the ‘Hawaii of Europe’ in part because of its many surf spots with plenty of waves for all abilities. The beach at La Pared is great for both beginner and intermediate surfers. Just 400 meters from the beachclub, the long waves break gently over the sandbanks making the beach good for beginners. When the swell gets up, it’s best for intermediate and advanced surfers with offshore winds common in the mornings.
Surf lessons are available as a supplement and include all equipment. Lessons run over 4 hours per day and are available to pre-book for one day (£45 per person), three days (£120 per person) or five days (£180 per person). Wellenkind, our onsite surf school provide the lessons, you may also travel to other beaches depending on the waves, tides and prevailing conditions.
Experienced surfers may rent a board from the surf school but must first complete a one-day refresher course. You won't be able to rent the kit until you have successfully attended the refresher course. If you have your own board we recommend you bring it with you.
If you want to windsurf or kitesurf we recommend heading to the Costa Calma area of the Jandia peninsula (just ten minutes drive) an area renowned for its amazing white sand beaches, flat water and strong, consistent winds. It’s the perfect spot for freestyle, freeride, slalom and speed windsurfing and kitesurfing.
The credentials are impressive, every year the bay hosts the Canarian Speed Championships and the official European ISWC Speed Championships – so if you want to blast on flat water, this is surely the place to be!
The Canaries get their fair share of strong winds and Fuerteventura is no exception. The coast is a surfer's paradise year-round, with the Atlantic providing consistent swells through the winter months. On average during the winter, the wind speed ranges between force 2-4.
Lying so close to Morocco and the Sahara, Fuerteventura is almost always warm, with sunshine most days. The daytime temperatures during the winter months tend to average around 22-25 degrees, while the evenings can be quite cool.
Smooth roads, ocean views and varied off-road terrain make Fuerteventura a great location for a cycling holiday! You can ride through picturesque coastal towns, historic villages, small farmsteads, vast plains, lunar-type landscapes and undulating hillsides, nearly always with glimpses of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. Fuerteventura is also blessed with a pleasant and stable climate. Mild winters and low rainfall make it the perfect location for cycling.
Away from the tourist trail, the roads are well maintained with minimal traffic so road cyclists can make the most of the island. Jump on one of our guided mountain bike rides and you’ll get to experience and see close up the breath-taking volcanic trails that form vast swathes of the island. There are plenty of exciting routes just outside of La Pared for both beginners and pros.
Road bikes: Boardman Bikes SLR 8.9 in a range of sizes (x-small, small, medium, large, x-large)
If you've got cycling shoes with cleats and are planning on bringing them with you, we advise that you should also bring your pedals. That way, they are guaranteed to fit.
More information on cycling.
At La Pared we have two AstroTurf tennis courts with inclusive coaching. The programme runs daily with free group sessions run by our expert team. The sessions are grouped by ability, so you will be able to play and practice with others of a similar level. You can head to the courts at any time during the day when coaching isn’t taking place for free play and you’ll also be able to join in with social tennis sessions organised by the coaches. There’s also a multi-sports court.
We provide a selection of adult and child rackets from Babolat.
More information on tennis.
We have everything you need at La Pared for your fitness and functional training. The temperatures are just right for training outdoors with cooling sea breezes and warm sunshine. You can expect well-equipped training facilities and a full programme of spin, running, hiking, Tabata, stretch, aqua, HIIT, circuits and functional training plus a variety of yoga classes including Ashtanga, Hatha and Yin from the fitness coach and yoga instructors. There’s also an air-conditioned gym, with static weight machines, free weights and cardio equipment.
Classes take place on the multi courts, spin court or yoga Shala; from all, you’ll be able to take in views of the rolling Atlantic waves and volcanic hillsides surrounding the beachclub. As always, all classes are included so it’s a great chance to up your fitness or to try something new! There’s also a centrally located swimming pool for a cooling dip after training and an outdoor jacuzzi.
Gym fitness machines: Leg curl, leg extension, lat pulldown, upright seated row, chest press, shoulder press, multipress, back extension, ab crunch
Gym free weights: Dumbbells, benches, weightlifting bars and bumper plates, kettlebells, trap bar
Gym cardio: Treadmills, spin bikes, cross-trainer, rower and ski erg
Fitness: Steps, fit balls, yoga blocks & straps and weight bars
CrossFit: Plyometric boxes, weightlifting bars and bumper plates, technique bars, dumbbells, kettlebells, skipping ropes, medicine balls, battle ropes, hurdles, gym rings, climbing rope and assault bikes.
To truly unwind head to the free sauna and heated outdoor Jacuzzi – both are great to relax and recover after a day on the courts, bikes or water. There is also a treatment room where you can book a massage or physiotherapy session. All sessions are booked and paid for locally.
We include a daily breakfast of pastries, cereals, yoghurt and honey, cold meats, eggs, pancakes, fruit and freshly squeezed juices to set you up for the day. Half board is available for a supplement of £12 per adult per night and includes breakfast and evening meal. Full board including breakfast, lunch and evening meal is available for a supplement of £23.50 per adult per night.
For your non-inclusive meals, there is a local restaurant overlooking the lovely bay of ‘La Bahia’ where you can enjoy freshly caught fish whilst watching the sunset. La Pared village has a few cafes and a small bar serving snacks and drinks. If you would rather stay at the resort the poolside bar and restaurant also serves evening meals.
The spacious, modest rooms are in a style typical to the local area and simply furnished. They are located around the central pool area with balcony or terrace and sea, pool or garden views.
Our Club rooms have double or twin beds, suites have two rooms spread across two floors with a total of 4 single beds (two of which can be made up as a double on request). They also have a separate lounge area. One and two-bedroom apartments have double or twin beds and a separate lounge area with a small kitchenette.
All rooms have a shower over bath (rooms for those with limited mobility have a wet room only), fridge, TV, safe (small charge) and hairdryer. There's free Wi-Fi in the public areas and most of the rooms. Beach towels can be requested from reception (€20 refundable deposit, €1.50 for a fresh towel).
Late check out can be requested from La Pared reception one day before your departure date (€25 until 2 pm or €40 until 6 pm).
Children aged 5 years and above can have a go at surfing on the sandy beach below La Pared. Those aged between 5 and 11 must be with a parent or guardian to enjoy the surf lessons. We will be providing equipment suitable for children aged eight and over so that they can join you on the tennis courts and bikes; while children aged 14 and over can join the adult teaching sessions. It’s a great option for families with older, sporty kids, as at the moment we won’t be offering our usual kids’ clubs, lunchtime and evening care.
Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands and sits just 100km from the coast of Morocco and is home to over 150 golden, sandy beaches. UNESCO declared the island and its marine habitat a Biosphere reserve in 2009.
Our resort of La Pared is situated on the western side of the Jandia Peninsula in the south of Fuerteventura. The peninsula of Jandia was originally a separate island, the strait that separated the islands filled up many hundreds of years ago to form the Isthmus of La Pared (Isthmus meaning a narrow strip of land with sea on either side). This narrow strip of land is just 5km across and is the narrowest point on the island and separates the dramatic landscape of La Pared from the more touristy Costa Calma.
Fuerteventura is a fascinating and beautiful island, with so much more going for it than the beaches (although the beaches are pretty special).
The ancient capital of Fuerteventura was founded by the Norman knight Jean de Bethencourt. This inland village is surrounded by mountains. Its biggest attraction is Iglesia de Santa Maria, which was once the island’s cathedral. The whitewashed buildings with terracotta roofs surrounded by palm trees are beautiful examples of traditional architecture.
Parque Natural de Corralejo
Just outside of the main tourist resort of Corralejo is Fuerteventura’s most famous natural attraction, the shifting sands of Corralejo National Park, a 10.4 square mile expanse of near-empty dunes. They can be explored on foot using designated trails.
The town of Salinas del Carmen on the shores of the Atlantic is home to several salt mines. Built-in 1910, they are the islands only operational mines and extract salt from the ocean using traditional methods. Well worth a visit.
• Accommodation (93 rooms) • Wi-Fi in public areas and most rooms • Beach towels • Tea and coffee making facilities
Food and drink
• Breakfast every day with tea and coffee.
• Tennis with coaching • Mountain biking with guiding • Road cycling with guiding • Fitness and spin classes • Yoga and stretch classes • Gym • Swimming pool
And what's extra
• Flights • Private taxi transfer from £97 (one way, up to four people) • Surfing lessons and equipment hire • Kitesurfing lessons and equipment hire • Windsurfing lessons and equipment hire • Spa treatments • Half board (breakfast and evening meal including bottled water with evening meal) - adult £12 per night, child (7-11 years) £6 per night, no charge for 6 years and under • Full board (breakfast, lunch, evening meal and bottled water) - adult £23.50 per night, child (7-11 years) £11.75 per night, no charge for 6 years and under.• Any meals and drinks not included above • Activity upgrades and private tuition • Excursions • Room supplements and upgrades • Late room check out €25 until 2 pm or €40 until 6pm
Flights and transfers are not included, giving you the flexibility to choose from a great choice of inexpensive flying from a wide range of UK departure airports.
Fuerteventura’s airport, Puerto del Rosario (approx. 60km from La Pared) is served by a range of flights from the UK. Carriers include easyJet, Ryanair, Jet2 and TUI. The flight time from the UK is around 4 hours.
Private taxi transfers can be booked from £97 per transfer (one way) based on 1-4 people and take approx 1 hour. There is also a shared shuttle bus transfer, starting from just £18 per person. The shared shuttle transfer stops at a number of resorts and hotels en route to La Pared, the transfer time varies considerably depending on the number of stops, you should expect a transfer time of between two and four hours.
If you want to make the most of the island, you’ll need to hire a car even though at max 60km long and 25km wide it doesn’t take that long to get around.