Solidaridad en Playitas – Solidarity in the Playitas Resort – Solidarität im Playitas Resort

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En la mañana de hoy 18 de julio, el Maitre de Playitas Resort Ludovic Boué ha entregado a Gema Gutierrez y Juan Ismael Cardona del Centro Familiar de Servicios Sociales del Ayuntamiento de Tuineje, la cantidad de 337 euros así como varias camisetas. Esta cantidad ha sido recolectada íntegramente entre los camareros de los restaurantes de nuestro resort y destinado al Proyecto Tarabilla, con el fin de ofrecer apoyo a las familias a través de la atención a los menores fuera del horario escolar ofreciendo apoyo educativo, actividades culturales, deportivas, de ocio y tiempo libre. El dinero recaudado será utilizado para que los menores acudan al Acua Water Park en Corralejo y disfruten de un día de ocio en el parque temático 🙂

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On today’s morning, the 18th of june, the maître of the Playitas Resort, Ludovic Boué, handed over the amount of 337€ to Gema Gutierrez and Juan Ismael Cardona from the Centro Familiar de Servicios Sociales from the city council of Tuineje, along with t-shirts.

The money was collected from the waiters of our resort and is for the Tarabilla project. The money will help families, by offering educational support, cultural activities or sports for children after their school hours. The collected amount will be used for a day trip to the Acua Water Park in Corralejo 🙂

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Am Morgen des 18.Juli übergab der Ludovic Boué, der Oberkellner des Playitas Resort, an Gema Gutierrez und Juan Ismael Cardona vom Centro Familiar de Servicios Sociales des Stadtrates von Tuineje eine Spende in Höhe von 337 Euro, ebenso wie Tshirts.

Der gesamte Betrag wurde unter den Kellnern unseres Resorts gesammelt und ist für das Tarabilla Projekt bestimmt. Es sollen finanziell schwache Familien unterstützt werden, indem auch nach der Schule pädagogische Unterstützung, kulturelle Aktivitäten oder Sport für die Kinder angeboten werden. Das gesammelte Geld wird für einen Tagesausflug in den Acua Water Park in Corralejo verwendet 🙂

¡Feliz cumpleaños! – Happy Birthday! – Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!

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Hoy lunes 30 de noviembre cumplimos años. Una década de ilusión, cambios, deporte, servicio y todo lo que rodea un resort turístico con un hotel, un aparthotel y 24 villas, piscina olímpica, pabellón cubierto y más instalaciones que puedes ver aquí.

Hace 10 años decidimos diferenciamos de otros resorts de Fuerteventura apostando por un segmento que en el 2005 no estaba en auge. En 10 años hemos evolucionado con nuevas instalaciones, hemos acertado apostando por deportes como el triatlón, la carrera de montaña y también hemos cometido errores, que intentamos subsanar con voluntad y la mejor de nuestras sonrisas. Tenemos un alto índice de clientes que repiten, el apoyo de las instituciones de la isla, una plantilla profesional que da lo mejor de si día tras día y mucha ilusión en seguir ofreciendo a nuestros clientes las mejores vacaciones activas de su vida. Esperamos verte pronto en Playitas Resort y a todos los que componen la familia de Playitas… ¡Feliz Cumpleaños! 🙂

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Today, November 30 we are celebrating our tenth birthday. A decade full of hope, changes, sport and service combined in one resort consisting of a Hotel, Aparthotel, 24 Villas, an Olympic Pool as well as a sports hall. Click here for further information about these and other facilities.

10 years ago we decided to differentiate ourselves from the other resorts of Fuerteventura and set on a segment largely unknown in 2005.

 Within 10 years our resort strongly evolved with its new facilities. We celebrated great success with sports such as triathlon and trailrun – but also we made mistakes we made up for with strong willpower and a smile.

We hold a high number of repeated customers, receive support from the island´s institutions and have a professional and highly-motivated team, giving its best each day in pursuing the target to offer our clients the best active holidays of their lives.

 We hope to welcome you and everybody forming the Playitas-Family soon at Playitas Resort…Happy Birthday! 🙂

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Heute, den 30. November, feiern wir unseren zehnten Geburstag. Ein Jahrzehnt der Hoffnung, Veränderungen, Sport und Service vereint in einem Ferienort bestehend aus dem Hotel, Aparthotel, 24 Villen, einem Olympischen Pool sowie einer Sporthalle. Informationen zu diesen und den weiteren Einrichtungen finden Sie hier.

 Vor 10 Jahren haben wir uns dazu entschlossen, uns von den anderen Resorts auf Fuerteventura zu differenzieren und auf eine Spezialisierung zu setzen, welche im Jahre 2005 weitestgehend unbekannt war.

 Innerhalb von 10 Jahren hat sich unser Resort mit neuen Einrichtungen stark entwickelt – wir hatten grossen Erfolg mit Sportarten wie Triathlon und Trailrun- aber wir haben auch Fehler gemacht, welche wir vor Allem mit eisernem Willen und einem Lächeln wieder gut gemacht haben.

Wir haben eine hohe Anzahl an Stammkunden, die Unterstützung der Institutionen der Insel, ein professionelles Team, welches Tag für Tag sein bestes gibt und mit grosser Motivation weiterhin das Ziel verfolgt, unseren Kunden den besten aktiven Urlaub ihres Lebens zu bereiten.

 Wir hoffen dich und all diejenigen, die die Playitas-Familie bilden, bald im Playitas Resort begrüssen zu dürfen…Alles Gute zum Geburtstag! 🙂

November at Playitas

Villa 05Sure you are thinking about your next vacation. Let us tell you about why you should come to Playitas. We have no hurricane season down here and life generally moves at a lacy pace in Fuerteventura. Our accommodations include a hotel, an aparthotel (perfect for families) and 24 exclusive villas – see photo- with private pool. The varied complementary offer that the resort presents and the proximity to the  typical fishermen town of Las Playitas is a must. Be seduced by our culinary art, the 18 picturesque courses at Playitas Golf with a warm and sunny weather virtually year-round means it’s possible to get in a game just about any time.

Did you forget any of your staff? No problem! Go shopping in the Sport Shop where our colleagues will gladly advise you about what you really need. Anything else? Just go to the supermarket where you’ll find fresh and local products.

Entertainment is very important for your vacation and the sports team has always something to show you and the kids will join to an interactive world of learning and adventures.

We just want to wish you a lovely vacation and we would be happy to hear comments on your stay as we strive to continually improve our service 🙂

Staring at the ceiling…

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…that is what will happen with most of us if we drink too much caffeine during the day (or is it just us getting old?). But in some sports, a good shot of caffeine can help you boost when things are not looking so bright. There are many forms in which extra doses of caffeine are sold on the market, we have even encountered gummy bear type candy that was loaded with the stuff (we just want to warn the younger readers here: do not take candy that is supposed to be for mom or dad. And for you mom and dad, lock the stuff away please!)

Anyway, we found some interesting article that gives some advise on caffeine and the use in sports. We hope you find it useful ! We are off for a cup of decaf, it is past lunch time! 

 

Summer is coming and so are the salads !

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We just love the feeling of summer standing at the doorsteps! People start getting worried about their figure, they start exercising and changing their eating habits.

A great way to get into that summer feeling (and to do something about that shape!) is starting to eat salads.

Now, when it comes to salads, all is permitted. A salad is a food item that can be a reflection of ones personality, creativity and mood.

What is good in a salad? that is one of these questions one cannot answer unless you state, it all depends…

At Playitas Resort we have the obligation to be health conscience and have started to create a new menu of salads. Our chef has come up with some 5 different recipes and we have tasted these with much interest and pleasure but we thought it might be much more interesting to get our guests involved. That is why we  on our social media – facebook, twitter and instagram – launch a cry out to our followers to come up with their own recipe and take the chance to get their favorite salad on the menu of the Da Luigi restaurant. If that fancies you too, you might want to dig into them and get your recipe posted. It is quite simple, the recipe that gets liked the most will be tested by our chef and will be incorporated into the menu.

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A salad is also a great tool for those big lunchers to give their eating free range and devour as much as they want, that is, if the salad is composed in a healthy way. Ah, you might say, did you not state earlier that salads are very healthy and a way to get something done for that summer figure? Yes I did but it needs to be stated that some guidelines need to be followed if the salad needs to qualify for the health section. Firstly, try to avoid any mixes of mayonnaise to put to the salads (except if you use Vegennaise, a type of mayonnaise without any animal based elements). Secondly, take care of the individual components of the salad. If you use meat and cheeses into the salads, this will add to the calorie counter! But even so, a salad is still much lighter than most dishes out there. Combine this with a healthy glass of water or a nicely chilled glass of white wine (yes, Rose wine is allowed) and you are on the right track.

We cannot wait reading about your favorite salad.

Oh, and one last thing, keep it simple, free your mind!

Eating the ‘right way’.

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Ok, I am just a normal guy.  I do not have a nutritional degree nor am I a doctor. I am just a normal average guy who decided to have a closer look at what I am eating and what anyone eats in a normal way.

We all know what the society has as problems fighting the over weight new generation of kids and the actual generation of teenagers.  How did we get this far? It is obvious, nobody seems to bother anymore about being interested how they eat or better, what they eat.

I get tremendously frustrated when I walk into a supermarket and get overwhelmed by whole rows of healthy food products. I mean, just read the labels of all these products.  One tries to outperform the next sketching the health effects their products have on the human body. If it were the case that these products were that healthy (at the point of becoming super human) than why is it that we do not have a healthy generation of people walking around? Ah, you say, that is because we still have the freedom of choice.  We can decide if we eat those health products or not (and most of us do not).  But, is it not healthiest to get Mother Nature in your tummy instead of all these prefabricated products that have been treated so you can store them for the next 7 years? Well, than we get to the element of not having time to prepare, taste, create, elaborate.  We have become a nation of minute time counters… The less we do, the better it is, at least that is what our brains have become masters at.  We also seem to work incredible hours which leads us to notime at all for food matters.  Or is that a subject of productivity better left untouched? The fact is, we do not have time!

At Playitas Resort, we do make time for these things.  Actually, it one of the most important things.  We elaborate healthy dishes for you to savor without you having to lift a finger.  We work with local products, fresh of the day so that we do not have to bother with food elements that can be shelved for decades.

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It is true that we do not just offer the healthy stuff, we also offer the more calorie based dishes but that has a good reason, you are on holidays at Playitas Resort and we do not want to create an environment that reflect the most draconian lifestyle change you have ever seen or lived.  Instead we offer the possibility to a gradual adaptation (don’t get me wrong, if you want the draconian way, we can offer you that).

 But even so, combining this with some exercise (another element we have no time for it seems) leads us to a far healthier way of living than we know now.  Why not take a first step and get some expert advice at the Resort before you start changing?

But remember, we have the stuff, you need to muster the will to change.

Oh and one more thing, it is not complicated, in fact, it is rather simple to change. Just free your mind!

Suggestions

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Have you had this feeling that looking at the menu, you have no idea what to order? It all looks fantastic but nothing is jumping out and calling for your name…

It happens to all of us ones too often but there is a simple trick to get over it, ask for the suggestions of the Chef! In some restaurants the Maitre will suggest to you what kind of special dishes he/she has on that day. If the ingredients are to your likings, than go for it. A suggestion of the day is also a way for the chef to get inspiration and creativity going, so count on this as the effort will be reflected in the dishes. Normally, menus do not change that often, lets say only 3 to 4 times a year (mirroring the seasons). But suggestions normally change every day or so. It allows the chef to be creative with the ingredients of the moment/day.

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And for you, the customer, it gives the opportunity to be surprised and get something that stands out of the menu.

So next time you are in a restaurant, if the Maitre does not already suggest something, feel free to ask for any suggestions or recommendations of the day!!!

Oh, and one more thing, keep it simple, free your mind! Bon Apetit!