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Canary Is Windsurf Kite SUP - Fuerteventura - Sotavento, Canary Islands

from 599pp INC FLIGHTS!

FUERTEVENTURA - Sotavento 4* Hotel with windsurf and kitesurf on the beach with superb centres on the spot where you can learn or improve your windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand up paddleboarding or scuba diving. One of our most popular destinations!


Melia Gorriones Hotel

4 stars

Fuerteventura - Sotavento, Canary Islands

The 4* Melia Gorriones is set up on the low cliffs, in a superb position located right on the edge of the huge Sotavento Beach. A modern, stylish hotel with 418 rooms, several pools, kid's club & evening entertainment. Windsurf and kitesurf centre next to the hotel. View Now >

7 nights BB from £599pp
including flights and transfers 

16 April 2018 from £599pp
13 May 2018 from £599pp
13 June 2018 
from £599pp

28 April 2018 from £599p STANSTED FLIGHTS

Price includes return flight from London Gatwick, standard room on twin share, bed and breakfast basis & transfers. Other airports available, subject to surcharge), Subject to availability. 

Sotavento Lagoon Spot Guide

Sotavento Lagoon Spot Guide

Windsurfing and kitesurfing at the world cup destination of Sotavento is divided into flat water, wave, lagoon and open sea conditons. This is a tidal area so offers some fantastic flat water conditions, plus the open sea conditions that bring the best in the world to compete every year!

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Risco del Paso Spot Guide

Risco del Paso Spot Guide

Guide to the sailing spot of Risco del Paso just north of the Melia Gorriones hotel and main windsurfing and kitesurfing world cup destination at Sotavento. Less extreme conditions with sand spit protected lagoon.

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For your windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing holiday to Sotavento, Fuerteventura, the Melia Gorriones is no exception to the Melia Hotels which are renowned for their comfort, hospitality, services and facilities. With exceptional winds in peak season, superb sailing conditions and the first class windsurf and kitesurf centres on the spot, this venue has very few rivals.

Located approximately 1 hour transer from Rosaria airport, Melia Gorriones is situated directly on Sotavento Beach, on the Jandia National Peninsula. Costa Calma, the local town which has restaurants, bars and shops is approximately a 10 minute drive away.

The hotel is stylish and modern, offering 418 spacious, air conditioned rooms with double or twin beds and a seating area some with a sofa bed. All rooms are equipped with a flat screen TV, minibar, safe, telephone, bathroom and a balcony with views of the sea or garden. Room categories include;

Melia Room These spacious double rooms (26m²) have views to the hotel patio areas or gardens.

Melia Guestroom Sea View These spacious double and twin bedded rooms (26m²) offer views over the sea. 

Room Laguna View These spacious double rooms (26m²) are located on the sunniest side of the hotel in separate two storey building, adjacent tot he main hotel, providing views of Sotavento beach and Jandia National Park.

Family Room These spacious rooms have a main bedroom with a double or two single beds, this is connected by an internal door, to a second room with two single beds, ideal for familes. Both rooms have balconies and views of the hotel internal patio or gardens.

The Level Accompanied by the exclusive Level service, these spacious rooms (26m²) have sea views and access to the outdoor sun terrace and executive lounge. The Level guests have a private breakfast room.

Grand Suite - The Level These (60m²) suites consist of a lounge and bedroom. The rooms have a private whirlpool on the terrace or inside the room. With views of Playa Barca Beach, guests can enjoy the most exclusive service and personalised attention, access to the private breakfast room, the Level Lounge and the outdoor sun terrace. The rooms are equipped with a fridge, a cooker with two burners, a kettle and crockery.

The Melia Gorriones offers a choice of bars, entertaining and dining experiences. The main Restaurant Gorriones provides international and local cuisine in hot and cold buffets and a cooking section. Located on the second floor, the restaurant has an outdoor terrace and views of the gardens. The Oasis Restaurant is a cosy buffet restaurant with show cooking and international and local cuisine, located on the pool level, with views to the sea and lagoon. The restaurant is open for breakfast  exclusively for The Level guests. During the day, all guest may enjoy the The Oasis Snack Bar service, offering  a wide variety of hot and cold snacks, meals, salads, burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, hot dogs and a selection of juices, cocktails and ice cream. In the evening the Oasis Restaurant is available, with additional charge, for a more intimate dining experience. Booking is required during peak times.The Fun Pub welcomes all ages, offering a choice of drinks and cocktails guests can enjoy music, shows and tribute acts. The Gabi Club, for adults only, offers a sophisticated, relaxing ambience with panoramic views, chilled music, lighting effects, a choice of drinks, cocktails and a premium gin and tonic menu. Balinese beds are available to be booked with an additional charge. 

Guests have the choice of 3 swimming pools, the Caribbean lagoon- style salt water pool, the freshwater sports, tropical pool and children’s pool. Sun beds are available to relax on around the pool areas. There is also a general sun terrace and a separate sun terrace exclusively for The Level guests. Other facilities include a playground, kids club (4-12 years with activities during peak holiday dates), tennis, paddle tennis, a 24 hour gym and free WiFi. The hotel has a spa with a sauna, Turkish bath, massage service, hydro massage and beauty treatments, all available at an extra cost, payable locally.

The Pro windsurf centre and separate kitesurf centre are directly infront of your hotel with a bookings office and shop at the hotel. A smaller, second windsurf & kitesurf centre is based approximately a 5-10 minute drive away further south at Risco del Paso beach with a shuttle available from the hotel. More >

Our Opinion
One of our most popular hotels with excellent choice of accommodation and facilities with the windsurf and kitesurf centres and launch directly on the beach in front of the hotel. We recommend booking a Sea view or Level room for the fantastic views or into the newly built, contemporary Sol Beach House orientated for adults.

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Great Reasons to go to Sotavento, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Best Time:  April - October.
Launch: Huge, wide sandy beach.
Wind Direction: Cross offshore
from left.
Wind Type: Trade winds. Unique
double venturi creates exceptional
cross offshore winds.
Shorebreak: Slight.
Water Conditions: Flat water some
wind chop.
Suitability: All Levels - slalom /speed/freestyle. Beginners in the lagoon.

  • World famous windsurfing and kitesurfing venue.
  • World's biggest centre.
  • 3 windsurf spots offering flat water and swell/small waves.
  • Superb beginners lagoon.
  • Best wind June-Sept.
  • Most popular board size
    85 - 105 L
  • Most popular sail size
    4.8 - 5.2 M.

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