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UCPA Fuerteventura

Located 100km west of Africa is the volcanic island of Fuerteventura, part of the Canary Islands, the Spanish archipelago. With it's unique beaches and climate, Fuerteventura today attracts surfers and kitesurfers from all around the planet.

Instead of having a purpose built UCPA centre, in Fuerteventura UCPA use the Royal Suite Hotel. The hotel is a 15 minute walk away from the beach and bars in the area. The hotel is 3* and is a perfect spot to relax after a day of ​activity. The hotel features an outdoor pool with a poolside bar, a Jacuzzi, tennis courts, volleyball, games rooms and parasols.​

Rooms

  • Multishare rooms are 2 - 3 person rooms
  • Twin rooms are available for a small supplement
  • Bathroom facilities are mainly en-suite

Dining

  • Breakfast is an international style buffet served in the hotel. 
  • Lunch depends where you are and what you are doing! If you are scuba diving, it is prepared on the boat (usually by a Chef). If you are kite surfing then lunch is provided in the kite school restaurant. 
  • Dinner is either in the hotel or in other restaurants in the local area which the centre has partnerships with.

Difference to 'standard' UCPA trips

UCPA Planete, worldwide resorts, is a product that has been created by UCPA, but as they are not hosted in UCPA specific centres so they can be very different.

  • Trips are usually hosted by a hotel, so you will not neccesarily be sharing with others and may have your own room (please check rooming above). 
  • All meals are included, but they are not neccesarily buffet style within the hotel, they may be at other restaurants around the resorts. A great opportunity to soak in evening atmosphere and try different cuisines!
  • There may be non- UCPA clients in the hotel that you are staying in. UCPA will have a select number of rooms within the hotel. 
  • As these are new products to us, we do not have as many UK clients travelling to these destinations yet, but they have been running for a few years now and starting to gain popularity very quickly amongst UCPA fans. This may however mean that there are not as many English speaking travellers in these destinations, but as always, basic English is required of staff and instructors. 
  • Hotel dependent, but UCPA do not always provide evening entertainment so this may be down to you and your course group to arrange your evening activites.

Entertainment

The UCPA staff lay on an entertainment program each week. It's certainly not Butlins and there is no pressure to take part - it is all quite low key. Typical programs include stretching in the early evening, crepe making, quizzes, sketch evening, karaoke and some evenings a live band.

History

UCPA is more than 40 years old, and was originally set-up by the French government to encourage young people to enjoy the outdoors.It is now a "not for profit" organisation with all profits being put back into refurbishing the centres.

The ethos of sport is still first on the agenda, but the instructors and centre staff don't forget that it is still your holiday.

       
       
       
       
       
     

     

     

     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    Testimonials

    • The food provided was up to a very good standard for all meals with a soup starter available every dinner followed by two or three hot meal choices, a salad bar and a variety of tasty deserts and fruit.
      Richard J
    • There is always such a friendly and open atmosphere and the nights provide a great opportunity to meet new people. Making new friends from all over the world is a virtual certainty and for me personally, this was the...
      Richard J
    • Having never used UCPA before I was not sure what to expect but the week I spent there was absolutely fantastic and I genuinely can’t wait to go back.
      Richard J
    • Describing the UCPA is difficult. Not because there is a lack of adjectives to adequately convey the amount of fun you’ll have while you are there, the friendliness of the instructors, the quality of the food...
      Mark D
    • There isn’t a part of UCPA that I don’t enjoy, it’s some of the best holidays I’ve had and going to have.
      Peter E
    • The lessons are brilliant with fun instructors who know how to give everyone individual instruction and to party when its time to party.
      Asim A
    • Action Outdoors set up a personal group page and as a group leader, I did’t have to worry about taking everyone’s payments. Each group member is responsible to pay their own way through the group page directly to Action Outdoors. Win!
      Asim A
    • The quality of the equipment is second to none and the ability to easily swap things over if they’re not quite right is so useful. 
      Amelia S