The Naturist world says farewell to Gran Hotel Natura

We’re sad to report the closure of one of our best-loved and most popular resorts – Gran Hotel Natura, Corralejo, Fuerteventura.

The hotel closed for refurbishment earlier this month, but we have received news that owing to a large and unexpected amount of work needed to the fabric of the building, it will not be reopening.

Gran Hotel Natura opened in 2012. The managers took over an existing hotel and turned it into a Naturist one and it quickly became a top seller, open all year round, easily accessible from the airport, right on the beach and convenient for all that the seaside town of Corralejo has to offer.

The managers are embarking on a new venture on the island of Gran Canaria – look out for details soon.

In the meantime, don’t forget our other destinations on Fuerteventura, Fuerteventura Sun Club and Monte Marina

Although we spent a lot of time lazing around the beautiful pool or strolling to the nearby naturist beaches we had plenty of activities to entertain our group.

We enjoyed a memorable boat trip to Keri Caves, which you can only get to by sea. There was time for swimming in the crystal clear blue sea around the boat, which we followed with a coach tour of the island. We visited the nearby Turtle Rescue Centre, designed to inform people about the native Loggerhead Turtles, followed by a walk on to the nearby Gerakas beach with naturist sections at either end. Later in the week a coach trip took us to an olive oil factory and museum showing traditional methods of crushing the fruit and making the oil; a visit to a small winery with an opportunity to sample the products; and the highlight of the day, Shipwreck Bay with a view of the famous beached ship which is only possible from a vantage point on the top of a cliff viewable by maximum two people at a time. We had lunch at a taverna with spectacular views out to sea.

In the evenings we completed in quizzes, and enjoyed a greek evening with a traditional greek menu.

Thanks to Natasha who with her parents and other members of staff worked tirelessly to ensure everyone’s comfort, also not to forget their ever present dog Poochie who was clearly part of the family. The hotel was of a very high standard in all rooms and meals were all taken al fresco.

Would I go again?  Certainly hope so.

Clive Edwards