Pierre & Vacances Villa review: Origomare Village in Fuerteventura, Spain.

A luxury weekend in… FUERTEVENTURA, Canary Island, Spain.

This winter felt pretty long to us, and for some time, we had been looking for a long weekend getaway somewhere warm. We were all missing the sunshine. A lot. Damian continuously asked me when he would be able to go to school in shirts and a t-shirt. So, I started investigating options that would be affordable and warm at the same time. Fuerteventura had always been on our bucket list, but every time we looked for flights there, the best options were to Tenerife or Lanzarote, both islands we had already explored.

Once we got the collaboration with Pierre & Vacances, previously we were considering going to Andorra. But at the very last minute, we chose to go to Fuerteventura and discovered not only their beautiful villas but also the entire village they have there.

Fuerteventura is 3 hours away from Barcelona, and it is obviously not a short weekend destination. It is a destination to go to for at least 5 days, which is what we did. However, talking with other guests, we found out that they stay for 2 weeks or more. I am sure they even did better than us. It is a pleasure to stay there for more than 2 weeks.

From Barcelona, you can get direct flights with Ryanair, which is what we did. And if you book the flights in advance, you can get a pretty good deal. Comparing to other Canary Islands, getting to Fuerteventura from Barcelona is more expensive. But there are great deals from Madrid, and I am sure from English destinations as well, as almost all the guests that we saw in the Pierre & Vacances village were English.

About Pierre & Vacances Origo Mare Village

It is a family-friendly resort that is more holiday village than hotel. Proving that kind of holidays that you can relax and forget of your daily busy routine.


We arrived in the evening on Friday, and it took us more than 1 hour to get to the village after picking up our rented car. Actually, Pierre & Vacances village is only 45 minutes from the airport, and we didn’t know what to expect. Almost every time we went to an apartment, there was a limited time for check-in. But, that is not the case here. Pierre & Vacances Origo Mare Village has a 24-hour reception. So, at 9 pm, we were attended to by an amazing receptionist.

After a 3-hour flight and a 1-hour drive, all we wanted was to get to the villa and go to sleep; by the way, Marc was already sleeping in the car. The receptionist gave us a very warm welcome by explaining all the details about the village, our villa, and all the activities they offer. It was a great welcome because before we got to the reception, we literally got lost in the village, as it is so big. But after the detailed explanation, everything seemed so easy.


Once in the villa, we were pleasantly surprised to find a selection of water, well-known on the island, along with chocolates, and not to forget, a welcome letter from the manager of the villas. It was amazing to feel so welcomed with such thoughtful details as soon as we entered the villa.

Pierre & Vacances Origo Mare Village Fuerteventura offers different types of villas, depending on the number of people staying and the desired amenities. We stayed in a 1-bedroom villa with a king-size bed and a sofa bed in the living room, which can accommodate 2 more people. This villa was perfect for our family of 4. I loved its traditional style and how well-proportioned it was. It had one bedroom with a door, a living room with an open-plan kitchen, and a dining area inside the villa, as well as another dining area outside. The outdoor space was great, and the kids loved spending time there while I prepared food or we were planning our next road trip through Fuerteventura.

The outdoor sitting area was where we spent all of our evenings and nights, although the kids were bothered by mosquitoes (luckily not too many).


The bedroom was super spacious, in top condition, and had ample closet space with proper hangers. Hotel-grade linens and towels were provided – and I have to say, the beds, pillows, and everything were of great quality. As mentioned previously, it was a king-size bed. On the very first night, we all slept in the same bed, just to avoid the kids waking up during the night and not understanding where they were.

Our bathroom was also fantastic – I loved small details like the huge mirrors and the lovely design that I haven’t seen in hotels before. I appreciated that the towels were changed for us every 2 days, which is not common during apartment stays. It was a pleasant surprise.

Additionally, I appreciated having a hairdryer that worked perfectly, making it easier for me to wash my hair during the late evenings.

Shampoo and shower gel were provided in the bathroom (although we had brought our own), which is not always the case when staying in an apartment.

The living room

The living room was the heart of the house. And it was almost, because there was the kitchen and TV. I know I am using this word a lot – but you can see what I am talking about.

We had a comfortable seating area, and an easy to use TV. Whilst we didn’t actually watch much TV, we used to spend most of our time, outdoors.

The kitchen

The kitchen was small but very comfortable, easy to use, and I loved knowing where everything was. It was fully equipped with cutlery, plates, serving plates, pots, and pans. On the cleaning front, we also had dishwashing tablets, washing-up liquid, plenty of kitchen towels, and more.

I have to confess, I can only give an apartment 10 points if it has a dishwasher. As we tend to eat at home during the evenings and have breakfast while traveling, I know how important it is to have one.

The kitchen was equipped with a coffee maker, tea maker, oven, dishwasher, and fridge – everything you need for a family stay.

Additionally, I want to mention that while staying at the villa, you can choose any of the meal plans they offer, from room only to all-inclusive. Some of you asked on Instagram if we took an all-inclusive board. Here to say, no, we opted for room only, so we cannot comment on the food quality there. However, we do know that there are two restaurants – one that serves buffet meals and another where you need a previous reservation and can enjoy your meal à la carte.

The Pool and Outdoor Area

The outdoor area was also very well-designed, especially for our kids. At Pierre & Vacances Villa, there are 2 pool areas. One is for adults only, and it looks spectacular, although we didn’t make use of it.

The other area is for kids’ use, which I counted 3 pools. These pools were specially designed for children, and I felt like I was in a waterpark. If you watched our stories on Instagram, you probably saw them. If not, we invite you to watch these videos in the highlights.

All the pool areas had sun loungers and eating areas, perfect for not having to go far from them, right?

The pool area is included in the price of your stay at the villa.

Kids activities

Every day at Pierre & Vacances Origo Mare Village, kids’ activities are organized. You can leave your child there for the whole day, or just for a few hours in the morning or evening. They offer various learning and play activities. Neither of our kids wanted to participate, and we didn’t insist since we had plans to explore the island and only a few days to stay there. Nevertheless, the activities seemed interesting enough, and the only thing I really wanted to try was the Adults Only swimming pool area.

Kids’ activity classes are free of charge.

Minigolf area

Ok, we are not a golf players at all. Damian, was looking for some while at kids playing there, that we decided to try it. 1h of rent to play there, is only 5 EUR. One hour was enough to play each of us and to get used with the place. As not being a golf player, 1h was ok for us.

Evening activities

There are daily evening activities in the bar area, from 9 pm to 9:30 pm for kids, followed by shows for adults. It’s pretty interesting. On one of the evenings when we weren’t too tired, we went and looked at them. Really lovely.


Pierre & Vacances Origo Mare Village has several parking areas where you can leave your car, and there is also off-street parking. We encountered no problems whatsoever in this department, and there are no additional costs.


As mentioned previously, it was quite clean, and we loved it.


Wi-Fi was, of course, provided and worked well during our stay.


Check-out time is at 10 am, but you can check with the reception for a late check-out. In our case, we couldn’t have it as there were other guests coming to our villa. However, they allowed us to stay until 11 am. If you want to stay by the pool, they have a special area where you can take a shower after pool time.

On the last day, it was so windy that we changed our plans from staying by the pool to discovering more of the island. That’s why we left at 10 am.

Location and nearby amenities

This is one of the most isolated hotels in Fuerteventura. If you don’t plan to rent a car and prefer to use public transport, we advise you to get in touch with the property and ask for directions. Pierre & Vacances in Fuerteventura is literally a village outside of any other residential area. However, with a car, it’s not a problem to get there.

My thoughts and impressions

There is no other way I can phrase this – we adored Pierre & Vacances Origo Mare Village in Fuerteventura. The villa was beautiful, had everything we needed, and we loved the privacy of having our own outdoor area.

Discovering Fuerteventura with Pierre & Vacances was, as expected, almost magical. There is something about this island – it’s very relaxed yet also quite chic and pleasant to the eye. I appreciate the variety it offers – you can be in places where you see no one, yet you are only a couple of hours away from home.

The staff are approachable and open to helping you with whatever you need.

Hasta pronto! We shall be back.

Address of Pierre & Vacances Origo Mare Village

Carretera Majanicho 100, Lajares, Fuerteventura 35650, Spain.

00 34 928 456 002

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  1. Anna
    April 15, 2019 / 3:28 pm

    Oh wow that looks like a great getaway with the family. My kids love doing the mini golf whenever we go for a vacation. Such a beautiful family and those pictures are gorgeous.

    • Travel Family Blog
      April 16, 2019 / 2:49 pm

      It was our first time when we played mini golf, and yes it was a lovely experience.

  2. April 15, 2019 / 8:02 pm

    this sounds like a wonderful trip; and the villa is so perfect for a holiday getaway.. spain, here we come…

    • Travel Family Blog
      April 16, 2019 / 2:48 pm

      yes, Spain is just so beautiful, and Pierre & Vacances are a great place to stay with kids

  3. April 15, 2019 / 8:27 pm

    Looks like such a fun trip! It’s nice to find family-friendly destinations. Looks like you had a great place to stay. It’s nice to have a TV for when the kids are exhausted, but I agree to have them outside getting fresh air as much as possible! The beach and pool look amazing!

    • Travel Family Blog
      April 16, 2019 / 2:48 pm

      the pool is where we stayed almost all the time,and yes TV is a plus, when they are tired after a long day

  4. April 16, 2019 / 5:20 am

    Pierre & Vacances Origo Mare Village in Fuerteventura looks like an amazing place to go with your family. Your hotel rooms look comfortable and complete, and the facilities look great for the kids. It’s perfect because you can enjoy an island vacation that’s not too far from your home. Beautiful pictures and descriptions!

    • Travel Family Blog
      April 16, 2019 / 2:45 pm

      Thank you, this resort is very well thought on families with kids.

  5. May 1, 2019 / 11:44 am

    This looks like a fun-filled family trip.

    • Travel Family Blog
      May 2, 2019 / 1:09 pm

      it was a great family filled trip

  6. May 4, 2019 / 9:00 am

    You had me at “kids activities classes are free”!!! Lol!

    Looks like a great family holiday spot! I’ll certainly check it out!

    • Travel Family Blog
      May 7, 2019 / 5:01 pm

      hahahahha, that time when kids have fun and parents have some relaxing time for themselves

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