Green light given for major renovation of iconic seafront resort in Corralejo

Green light given for major renovation of iconic seafront resort in Corralejo

The modernization of the Oliva Beach hotel and apartments in Corralejo in Fuerteventura is now a reality after the Ministry of Ecological Transition of the Canary Islands Government authorized the works following the transfer of power for properties on the coast from Costas to the regional government in January.

The works will mean a complete renovation of the complex which includes improvements in energy efficiency, improvements in accessibility, necessary work to improve safety conditions in the event of a fire, renovation of common areas and hotel rooms, new furniture, and demolition of certain outbuildings that are disused or in poor condition.

However, the complex cannot be increased in size, height, or surface area of ​​existing buildings.  

Although the urban classification of the land these buildings sit on is rustic, they were built with the corresponding permissions and licenses, granted in 1972 for the hotel, and in 1981 for the apartments. This is defined in the concession title that is based on the maintenance of the facilities and improvement and repair works.

The news of the renovation has had a positive impact on hotel employers, who applaud the approval by the government. "It is an act of justice of great socioeconomic relevance for the maintenance of productive activity and employment in the north of the island, and wouldn’t have happened without the transferral of power from Costas to us as a region," the Association of Tourism Entrepreneurs of Fuerteventura (ASOFUER) said in a statement.