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Hi all!

Firstly I am new to this forum so any help or advice is greatly appreciated....anyway here goes;myself and my partner were looking to relocate to corralejo in fueteventura in may. We had a flat lined up but it ended up falling through after the owners had an offer to sell (we are looking to rent not buy) since then we have really struggled to find somewhere else and despite how much we love fuertevetura, we have come to realise it may not be the best canary island to move to in terms of renting and job prospects. Second choice would be lanzarote which I have also visited, but again I'm not sure how realistic that is in terms of finding work as it is one of the quieter islands. I haven't visited the other islands and would be interested to hear any advice or experiences people have had.
After months of planning for corralejo, only for it to go wrong, we have thought of abandoning the move but we really want to go for it, even if it means taking a leap in to the unknown at first.

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Hi all!

Firstly I am new to this forum so any help or advice is greatly appreciated....anyway here goes;myself and my partner were looking to relocate to corralejo in fueteventura in may. We had a flat lined up but it ended up falling through after the owners had an offer to sell (we are looking to rent not buy) since then we have really struggled to find somewhere else and despite how much we love fuertevetura, we have come to realise it may not be the best canary island to move to in terms of renting and job prospects. Second choice would be lanzarote which I have also visited, but again I'm not sure how realistic that is in terms of finding work as it is one of the quieter islands. I haven't visited the other islands and would be interested to hear any advice or experiences people have had.
After months of planning for corralejo, only for it to go wrong, we have thought of abandoning the move but we really want to go for it, even if it means taking a leap in to the unknown at first.

Em x
It would be a shame to give up after coming so close.
You say that Fuerteventura might not be the best for job prospects. If you're looking for full time permanent work I don't think any of the islands are looking good.
Take your time and look around the forum where you'll find masses of info about jobs in Spain and that way you'll be able to make a better informed choice. Try searching using jobs, unemployment, economy, work etc
 

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I live in the Canary Islands and have done for quite some time. Regarding job prospects, it all depends on your qualifications and language skills, if you have experience in hotel reception work and are able to speak English, Spanish and German, you probably will find work.

However unemployment is still at a high here, but the tourist industry on the larger Islands, Tenerife and Gran Canaria is on the increase and has been for over a year, particularly in the south of the islands.

The island where I live is struggling and there are only five English residents, few tourists, empty bars and restaurants, consequently little work. Fortunately I do not need employment.

Best of luck with your adventure, try a trip to Gran Canaria,

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Hepa where is that you are living then? Im under no illusions about the type of work available, ie mostly tourism based and low pay. I do speak some spanish so hoping that will help. The reason why fuerteventura appealed was that it is less 'touristy' then the other islands, but I guess when it comes to living somewehere you have to think differently. Looking on line there is a lot more choice in terms of apartments to rent in Tenerife and Gran Canaria, but I would want to be somewhere that was still fairly busy but didnt have so much of a club 18-30 vibe!
 

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I live on the island of El Hierro, 274 square Kilometres, 10,500 population. 75 miles and 75 years away from Tenerife

If I was in your position I would first try Gran Canaria, that was our original destination until we found this place. I visit at least once a year, on shopping expeditions, 45 minutes flight from here. I really like Gran Canaria and have done for a long time, first visited in 1962. The island has everything, from Canarian towns and villages in the north, a bustling capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, to the huge tourist resorts in the very sunny south.

If Gran Canaria doesn't suit consider Tenerife, somewhat different to Gran Canaria but still worth a visit.

If you follow the below link there are photos of this island,

Hepa
 
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