Hi , just a reminder of mandatory masks almost everywhere. Stay safe.

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Coming over on Wednesday. How is it looking in Corralejo, I am expecting it to be a lot quieter. Like the UK probably lost
a few favourite haunts. Last minute booking with Ryanair as original flights with Jet2 cancelled. Didn't have time to get euro.
Are change shops still open for business. Anything , apart from the wearing of masks should I be aware of?
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Here is a recent video by JP in Fuerteventura filmed in Corralejo last week. 

https://youtu.be/kt3dbJuNf_g


Tom.
25/75 Birmingham/El Cotillo. Cool
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(28-09-2020, 10:24 PM)bookman451 Wrote: Didn't have time to get euro.
Are change shops still open for business. Anything , apart from the wearing of masks should I be aware of?

Cards should be preferred these days anyway, no? They made some noise earlier in the year about paying with card where possible, but I don't know how enforced that is. 

I would recommend getting a Revolut card if you visit often and don't have a Spanish bank account. Too late for this trip, of course, but I imagine cash will be increasingly less desirable over the next couple of yeas, and it would be one headache solved.
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(29-09-2020, 01:02 AM)Ducks Wrote: ... Too late for this trip, of course...

In that case, fee free " travel" card could be already sitting in OP's wallet. Here's a selection that I know about:
  • Barclaycard Rewards card - also pays 0.25% cashback on spending worldwide
  • Halifax Clarity card
  • NatWest Credit card
  • Post Office Travel Credit card
  • Santander Zero card
  • Nationwide cards
  • Aqua Credit card
  • Virgin Money's debit card
  • and Starling card
(28-09-2020, 10:24 PM)bookman451 Wrote: ...Didn't have time to get euro.
Are change shops still open for business...

If you don't have any of the aforementioned cards, call your back and ask about their fees, you might have a fee free card for spending abroad already.
If you desperately need cash, you can get Euro at the airport exchange - book online at very competitive prices. Don't just walk in, you'll be a victim of daytime robbery - the exchange rates are disgusting. Tesco & Post Office usually offer good rates for collection too. The same rule applies, order online, don't just call in as you'll get hit with a bit lower rate, although not as bad as at the airport.
A good website to check the rates: https://www.money.co.uk/travel-money/bes...e-rate.htm
If you hold Bitcoin, you can withdraw cash at BTM in Puerto.
In case there're no change shops open, you can also call in any bank, they all (should) offer Money exchange. Just don't expect top rate, more like the rate offered at the airports.

Enjoy your stay!
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(29-09-2020, 08:39 AM)Sam Wrote: If you desperately need cash, you can get Euro at the airport exchange - book online at very competitive prices. Don't just walk in, you'll be a victim of daytime robbery - the exchange rates are disgusting.

Had no idea this was a thing! Do you mean the airport at home or in Fuerte, Sam?
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(29-09-2020, 04:35 PM)Ducks Wrote:
(29-09-2020, 08:39 AM)Sam Wrote: If you desperately need cash, you can get Euro at the airport exchange - book online at very competitive prices. Don't just walk in, you'll be a victim of daytime robbery - the exchange rates are disgusting.

Had no idea this was a thing! Do you mean the airport at home or in Fuerte, Sam?

In the UK. We've used Moneycorp at Gatwick quite a few times in the past. The difference between online and walk-in rates is about 20%.
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