Summer Kid’s Activities in Fuerteventura

Posted in: Elite Fuerteventura Club News, Fuerteventura- Jun 30, 2014 No Comments

During the months of July & August, head down the beaches of El Castillo & La Guirra in Caleta de Fuste for children’s activities, brought to you by the Ayuntamiento of Antigua.

Every Thursday in July & August in front of Atlantico Shopping Centre (La Guirra) from 10:30 until 13:00.


Every Friday in July & August on El Castillo Beach from 10:30 until 13:00.

Activities include bouncy castles, facepainting, steel bands, zumba masterclass and foam party.



360 degree virtual tour of Fuerteventura

Posted in: Elite Fuerteventura Club News, Fuerteventura- Jun 11, 2014 No Comments

Whether you are thinking of visiting Fuerteventura or just missing it, why not take a look at these 360º virtual tours of various spots on the island brought to you by the Canary Islands’ official tourism page… Nº 3 is our “very own” Caleta de Fuste! Caleta de Fuste3

What does Admiral Nelson have to do with Tenerife?

Posted in: Tenerife, The Harbour Club News- Jun 09, 2014 No Comments

The history of Santa Cruz – Tenerife’s capital – perhaps isn’t always valued as it should be and is possibly not known to many British visitors to the island. The city actually holds the title “Most Loyal, Noble and Undefeated Town, Port and Square of Santa Cruz de Santiago” for a very good reason and it is a reflection of historical milestones of the city, most importantly the one of never being conquered. A new initiative by History in Action Tours aims to emphasise and value one of the principle events of Santa Cruz’s history, if not the most important, known as “La Gesta” (literally “heroic deed”) of the 25th July 1797 which is when the city under the command of General Gutierrez managed to defend itself and repel the attack of one of England’s most famous admirals – Horatio Nelson. It is well known that Nelson lost an arm… but did you know that it was at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife when he lost it thanks to cannon fire?

The tour by the company History in Action Tours goes by the name of “Nelson’s Challenge” and proposes a guided, dramatized tour of the principal spots of the city which recall La Gesta.

The excursion starts off under the arches of the Alameda del Duque Santa Elena where tourists can see a changing of the guard from the 18th Century. After the changing of the guard, which takes place on Saturdays at 10:30 and is free for everyone, there is a guided tour of the San Cristobal Castle Museum, in the Plaza de España, where the cannon responsible for Nelson’s lost arm is on display and the remains of the castle can be found. After this, excursionists are taken by bus to San Juan Castle (also known as the Black Castle) where actors will reenact certain events and interact with tourists. The tour will finish back in Plaza de España.

The tour lasts about 90 minutes and will take place on Saturdays at 11am and midday. For more information and tickets, you can visit the web Tenerife Nelson Tour.


Friday is Canarian Day!

Posted in: Elite Fuerteventura Club News, Fuerteventura, General, Tenerife, The Harbour Club News- May 27, 2014 No Comments

In Spain each region (or autonomous community) has its own special day, the 30th May is when the Canary Islands celebrates its special day, known as “El Día de Canarias” or Canarian Day. Various events take place in the islands to celebrate this day and it is also a “bank holiday”. This of course means that head office in Santa Cruz will be closed whilst the hard working staff in Los Gigantes and Caleta de Fuste carry on as usual (and it’s changeover day at The Harbour Club).

In Fuerteventura, the Antigua District Council has organised various activities in the public square of Caleta de Fuste and in Tenerife, in Santiago del Teide’s public square there will be various activities to extol the customs and cultural heritage of the community.

There will be a street market as well as workshops, exhibitions and various folk groups as well as a Dessert Competition from 1pm.


48 Blue Flag Awards for Canary Islands!

Posted in: Elite Fuerteventura Club News, The Harbour Club News- May 26, 2014 No Comments

Playa la Arena48 beaches and marinas in the ‪Canary Islands‬ were awarded Blue Flags this year thanks to their services and high water quality.

That’s three more than last year!

In Santiago del Teide (the area in which Los Gigantes is found), the Los Gigantes Beach (Los Guios) and Marina were both awarded the blue flag, and in Playa La Arena, La Arena beach was too.

In Fuerteventura, the nearest Blue Flag beaches to Caleta de Fuste are Playa Blanca, just to the north outside Puerto del Rosario and Gran Tarajal to the south.

Do you prefer the beach or the pool?

Harbour Club mysteries: Who (or what) are the Pink Pansies?

Posted in: The Harbour Club News- May 23, 2014 2 Comments

Things that go bump in the night, UDOs (unidentified dancing objects)… and cryptic messages that appear on apartment doors overnight! Just who, or what, are the “Pink Pansies”? A star is born…? This is definitely a mystery that needs investigating… we’ll be busy over the weekend to see if we can find anything else out! Stay tuned!


British Harbour Club and Elite Fuerteventura Club owners… BEWARE!

Posted in: General- May 15, 2014 1 Comment

bewareWe have been contacted by a concerned owner who has been cold-called by a company that claims to help people claim against their “resort,management company,resale company,exchange provider or any other entity connected with the purchase including any provider of credit or finance.” (sic)

A quick search on the internet brings up no end of results, some of which link this company and an apparent claim group against RCI to ITRA, DWVC, Incentive Leisure Group, Personal Travel Group and Club Class (closed down by the UK Government).

Is this company and those that operate in this manner trustworthy? Have a look at the following websites and reach your own conclusions!

Mindtimeshare reports on the company in question

Mindtimeshare reports on the “RCI Action Group”

Consumers comment on the Holiday Watchdog site

Timeshare Business check website

Remember what we recommend! Don’t forget the GOLDEN RULE  – Avoid cold callers!

Elite Club Resorts recommends that members do not deal with companies that make unsolicited contact and contact us for advice regarding recommended resale companies and procedures. The TATOC website publishes a list of companies who cold call timeshare owners. Don’t forget, Elite Club Resorts is at hand to offer advice on how to make the most of your holiday ownership whether it be in Fuerteventura, Tenerife or on an exchange.

What’s On: 27th Insular Craft Fair

Posted in: Elite Fuerteventura Club News, Fuerteventura- May 13, 2014 No Comments

2014 Feria Insular de Artesania

May in Antigua is synonymous with the Island’s Craft Fair and the theme of this year’s is the sea.

You will find below the programme for the fair which runs from the 15th to the 18th May.

Thursday 15th May
09:00 h. Preparation of stands.
14:30 h. Arrival & Welcome of all the local handicraft makers in the Bar-Restaurant.
18:00 h. Official Opening of the Island’s 27th Annual Craft Fair.
Tour of the Craft Fair.
Musical show «PINTANDO EL CIELO CON ESTRELLAS», by the school of Modern Dance from the local council of Antigua.
21:00 h. End of day´s events.

Friday 16th May
10:00 h. Opening of Craft Fair.
10:15 h. Visits from various Schools from all over the island.
Watch live demonstrations from the local handicraft makers to see their skills.
19:45 h. Traditional Folklore Performance  – Local Folklore Group Mafasca.
21:00 h. End of day´s events.

Saturday 17th May
10:00 h. Opening of Craft Fair.
11:00 h. Traditional Folklore Performances.
Local Folklore Group of Antigua, the Culture Association Monte Janana.
Local Folklore Group of Antigua, the Culture Association El Campillo.
Local Folklore Group La Sebada.
19:00 h. Performance by the Popular Music Group AMOLAN  of Puerto del Rosario.
During this performance they will also present the award for the best decorated stand of the Craft Fair.
21:00 h. End of day´s events.

Sunday 18th May
10:00 h. Opening of Craft Fair.
Followed, by the  CONCERT EN-CANTADORAS.
United Women singers from the different canarian islands.
13:30 h. II LUCHA CANARIA BENEFICIALfor the Association against Cancer.
Entry price: 3 euros.
14:00 h. Prize draw to win “Vouchers to spend in the Craft Fair”.
17:00 h. Concert of the best Local Folklore Seniors Groups
Group of Senior Citizens of Gran Tarajal.
Group of Senior Citizens Fuerteventura Norte.
Group of Senior Citizens of Pájara Arco Iris.
Group of Senior Citizens of Antigua.
Group of Senior Citizens of Puerto del Rosario.
19:00 h. Closing Ceremony of the 27th Annual Craft Fair.
20:00 h. End of day’s events.

For further information and directions please contact reception during your stay.

Buy One Get One Free Offers from ICE Platinum Rewards!

Posted in: ICE Platinum Rewards- May 12, 2014 No Comments




If you haven’t signed up yet for our free two year membership of ICE Platinum Rewards* then you are missing out on some great cruise offers!

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Wednesday is Quizday with Dave! (photos)

Posted in: The Harbour Club News- Apr 21, 2014 No Comments

Our regular guests and returning owners are well aware that Wednesday is quizday with Dave… we also provide a complimentary paella! Do you have fond memories of Wednesday afternooons or are you looking forward to quizday on your next visit?

To tide you over, here are a few photos from last Wednesday’s quiz. A big “Thank you” to Maria & Eduardo from the Elite Bar (pictured below) and all the staff and guests who make quizday such a great event!

If you are visiting The Harbour Club soon, don’t forget to come and join us!

By the way, can you spot Barbara? ;)

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