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Sitting on the Dorada Beach at Playa Blanca, one can see the ferries running across to Fuerteventura

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In 2006 we decided to have a trip to Corralejo, just to see if we would like a holiday there and if we didn't, it would be the cheapest way to see it without booking a holiday there

So here at Playa Blanca Harbour

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There are 3 boats that go across to Fuerteventura, the first is the Fred Olsen Catamaran

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It is the quickest and take 20 /25 minutes to cross

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It's also the most expensive and I was told they don't have any deals with Tourist Ticket


The second is the Armas Ferry and in 2010 these were the prices to take a car over for the day, the first figures are for residence of Lanzarote only, so the 83 euros for a car and two passengers then not sure of the cost now

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The cost from the harbour ticket office for a passenger in 2006 was 34 euros but I understand at December 2014 the price is 44 euros

you can by tickets forthe ARMAS ferry much cheaper from either Last Minute

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or Tourist Ticket,

there is a Tourist Ticket booth run by a chap called Phil at the front of the harbour quay, Tourist Ticket have an agreement with ARMAS ferry and their price is 23€'s return and if booked a day before I understand it is 21€'s

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the third option is a small glass bottom boat much smaller and costs 20 euros return but if you're not a good sailor it is best avoided

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Boarding the ARMAS ferry

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So here we are on board, in a calmish Playa Blanca harbour

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here the row of Playa Blanca harbour restaurants in 2006 as we leave port

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and a view of the little town beach back in 2006

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The Armas Boat takes around 35 minutes to cross and the glass bottom boat about 45/50 minutes

So here we are at Fuerteventura Corralejo Harbour

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Around the harbour area is a narrow promenade with restaurants and bars along it, not a nice day now so doesn't look it's best

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The town has a small beach and the wind was quite blowy

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at the far end of the harbour and around the corner I could see the kites of wind surfers along the dunes at the back, we needed a taxi or a long walk to go and see them, so didn't bother

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Here i'm looking at the Lobos Island (Wolves Island) named after sea wolf or monk seals that used to live on the Island. Apparently they were so sort after by sailors for their taste and eventually they were wiped oiut

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so going inland from the harbour mouth there are shops and restaurants, we found one that took our fancy to have lunch

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so afterwards we had a walk around

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and looked at the boats

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Some of their Palm trees had died

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during which time the sea was really rough and that was our big ferry coming in, I stayed in the middle of the boat only an inch from throwing up, so glad I didn't go on the little glass boat boat lol

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anyway probably not a good day to get a feel of the place, one day I might try the Catamaran but it would need to be cheaper than 44€s

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