Pierre & Vacances Holiday Village Fuerteventura Origo Mare
What We Love
- An action-packed holiday village in the Canaries, on the tip of FuerteventuraThe huge range of entertainment and activities, let alone the mammoth 11-pool water fun area
- Relaxing with a cocktail by one of the palm-lined pools
- Stylishly decorated villas, with their own fully equipped kitchens
There’s one thing we can guarantee, you won’t find yourself short of things to do at the four-star Pierre & Vacances Fuerteventura Origo Mare on the tip of the second largest Canary Island. This holiday village is a serious power player when it comes to all-out entertainment, with an incredible volcanic-themed ‘Craterpark’ water fun area at the centre of all the action.
Picture a dizzying 11 swimming pools with a wave pool and water slides. Don’t worry though, this isn’t some huge, tasteless resort – they’ve still paid plenty of attention to style and design. You’ll get to slink around a glam oasis of pools lined with palm trees, but if all that lazing around wears thin you could always get stuck into paddle tennis, boules or even a round on the 18-hole mini golf course.
Afterwards, head to one of the multiple restaurants to refuel after a hard day of chilling out, before decamping back to your stylish villa to unwind.
How to Get There
My husband, 9 year old daughter and I came for 10 days in May half term. Generally a lovely holiday. My daughter and I liked the food, husband found it bland. Crater park fab but I did not enjoy queuing in the morning, a few times went just after lunch and managed to get sunbed. Pool freezing, my daughter did not mind but we could not stay in long! Drinks seemed better quality in crater park, snacks not great but just pop over the restaurant at lunchtime or for all day snacks there!
Day and evening entertainment not great, no seats and bad acts except rock band. We just took seats in from outside. My daughter liked disco. Spent couple nights in Mavericks bar which nice and daughter loved evening kids casino and nerf gun fight! Day time entertainment confusing, only found the yoga once but too late and hard to understand the announcements/know where things were. Canaries day (special bank hol) with poolside games great for adults and children, but should be that sort thing everyday!
Daughter went kids club a few times, once got her in 10+ age group she enjoyed the activities, putting 4-9 yr olds together a silly idea! We went adult pool, meant to be heated but freezing, lovely and relaxing area though, my favourite area.
Room nice, our bins were changed a few times and room cleaned 3 times. Took teabags from bar area as kettle in room. Wet room and shower good. Loved the garden for sunbathing and went nearby oasis 5 pool twice, cold but quiet and relaxing with view of sea.
Room 561 which was a 5/10 min walk, I liked this and fact it was spread out but my husband prefers a normal hotel layout.
We hired go karts which we all enjoyed, I went for couple 5k runs (but literally there is nothing nearby!) and we got bus into town twice. Correleco lovely place, shops, white sandy beach and bars. A few complaints here on paths, yes they were breaking up but not enough to fall on. I ran on them and go karts on them were fine.
Weather windy, cloudy and chilly some mornings but usually blows over. Evenings were chilly and I had to wear my airplane cardigan all week!
My husband said he wouldn't go back unless better food, a proper kids pool to swim in, heated pools, less walking and better evening entertainment. I would go back as liked the way everything was spaced back and not on top of each other, the different areas so not all days same like crater park, adult pool, oasis pool, I liked the range of food but would ask for better red wine! My daughter would go back as just loved the slides!
Great family resort with on site water park. Suitable for all ages and well supervised with lifeguards. 2bed 2 storey villas have everything inc walk in downstairs shower, upstairs full bathroom, dishwasher, full size fridge freezer, sun terrace off master bedroom. Staff are very friendly, helpful, great with kids.
There's loads of activities- crazy golf, wind surfing, scuba diving,kids club, entertainment. Hire a car to explore the area. Find Popcorn beach. Best local restaurant for us was 722, it's on the road back to Lajares.
Smooth check in
Villa was good - 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Iron and ironing board in there.
Cleaner changed the bins twice in 7 days - considering you have to place toilet paper in there and not down the toilet, we thought this should have been done daily.
Our beds were made up once.
Food - average and repetitive for us
Local drinks - not very good, except the beer which was San Miguel.
Staff - friendly
Hotel is literally in the middle of nowhere and is an approximate 11/2 hour transfer on coach from airport
Slides were good, however they closed 2 for a few days whilst they were doing maintenance - perhaps completing this during a time when the hotel is closed or quieter may have been a better idea.
No beach - there is a free bus into Coralaco, but you have to book the day before y want to go.
Towels for pool - we took our own, but you can loan them from the hotel at a cost
Check- out was smooth (we couldn't keep our room)
Shower room by the gym - get the key from reception and ask for towels.
We stayed here from the 7th to the 17th of June 2018 and it was fantastic. We checked in late around 9pm and the receptionist told us to go through for food straight away because it was closing soon. We checked in and then made our way to our villa around 300m away from reception about a 5 minute walk. What we walked into blew our minds, the villa was amazing with fully equipped kitchen and 2 bathrooms with baths and showers and 2 out side sitting areas.
The food is ok understandably they have to cater for all types of people so it can be quite repetitive but can you blame them for that probably not. They have a different buffet every night from around the world (Spanish,Mexican etc) The dinning room is huge with plenty of tables and self service drinks machine dispensing beers, wines, soft drinks and juices. Staff are on hand cleaning and moving plates and restocking food immediately.
The pool area, the bigger of the water slides where shut for most of our visit but they gave us complimentary tickets to the ACUA water park in Corralejo which we where not expecting. They also offered free mini golf, placed an inflatable slide for the younger kids and they where closed because they where making the poolside area anti-slip. The pool opens at 10am which I thought was a little late but there is a queue to get the best loungers because if you have kids that want to play in the pool some of the lounger are located quite far away and people start queuing from around 9/9:30. All in all a good area.
The entertainment was good, the animation team that do entertainment during the day and night are amazing, so friendly and there to help you and talk to you. The only problem is the size of the room there is only so many tables which isn’t half enough of the amount they need so again the sun lounger situation you get people sitting down early or putting a coat down to reserve there seats. Also the bar can be ridiculous you can wait up to 20 minutes to be served. You have 150+ sat in the bar area and 1 person serving so the queues can be really long.
The location, it is literally in the middle of nowhere it looks like a desert as you are coming down the road towards the hotel with absolutely nothing around. I can’t stress any more that you definitely need to sort out a hire car before you get it and pick it up at the airport. We booked online and paid £100 for the 10 days for a Fiat panda, there is a car hire at the reception but it is 30 euros a day. We drove down to Corralejo at 5 times. Just to break the day up and found some amazing shops and restaurants. It’s about a 20 minute drive with hundreds of restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and beaches. We ate out 3 times even tho we where all inclusive because the food can get a bit monotonous from the buffet.
There is a shop on site that is well stock for you to cook some food in your Vila. Other reviews mention the price of the shop is expensive but it’s not much dearer than shops in Corralejo or what you would pay at home.
All in All this is the first time both me and my partner have said that this is a place we would consider coming back to. The hotel is amazing, the weather can be cloudy, and the island is beautiful.
Thank you for an amazing holiday.
Don’t go to this hotel the receptionist who was in today at 19.00 was a rude horrible girl she was the same one on who checked us onTuesday she needs to be sacked one horrible little girl rude no help at all and obviously in a relationship with the security guard as they found it very amusing that I was asking what time the shop opened as it said closed only good thing about this holiday is the food do yourself a favour don’t bother coming .. the life guards are absolutely amazing so least you know yours kids are safe but stay away from reception very horrible horrible girl she needs sacking