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Fuerteventura is the perfect choice for a holiday in the sun, since it has 2 beaches figuring in Top 10 beast beaches in Europe 2016. The Cotillo lagoons and Cofete are different from each other but spectacular in every way and you will fall in love with this island if you choose to spend your holiday in this Canary Island.
You have plenty of places to visit, from Corralejo Grandes Playas and the dunes in the north, to the old capital of Fuerteventura, Betancuria, a small town situated inland. The Jandia peninsula in the south has some amazing beaches also and it offers great conditions for surfing and other water sports.
Since the climate is subtropical, the islands enjoy good weather throughout the year, so this makes them a popular choice among surfers.
Of all the islands Fuerteventura is probably the best for kite surfing and wind surfing. The island's name literally means Strong Winds and for the last 30 years the island has been host to the Fuerteventura Windsurfing & Kiteboarding World Cup. The west coast has the largest waves and is also the most dangerous for beginners. If you come here on holiday to learn, you can choose one of the many schools dedicated to teaching windsurfing.
Popular among surfers are Sotavento Beach, El Cotillo and La Pared. Lajares is a town frequented by surfers and it is situated very close to the beaches from El Cotillo.
Did you know that Betancuria is the historic capital of the Canary Islands? The town of Santa María de Betancuria was founded at the start of the 15th century by the Norman conquerors, so the city owes its name to Jean de Bethencourt, who was the leader of the conquering army.
This is our dedicated page for updates on the Coronavirus situation in Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands in Spain. For those planning a visit to the island and wondering if it's safe to come or not, we will publish here the info regarding the total number of cases, current active cases, as well as any other details shared by the local authorities.
Somewhere on the west coast of Fuerteventura, down south from Cotillo and close to Tefia, lies the small village of Puertito de los Molinos, or El Puertito as some people call it.
After a heated summer season, you would think that the weather would start to cool down in Fuerteventura in September. But this is totally not the case.
La Pared is a small town on the west coast of Fuerteventura, popular among surfers who come here for the great beach. The town only has a few bungalows, a hotel and some private villas and only one supermarket.
For many people, Fuerteventura is all about beaches, cocktails and relaxing around the pool. And while all these things are nice, Fuerteventura is much more than that and the island hides a lot of amazing views, some of which are easily accessible to anyone that's curious enough to go out and explore.
Fuerteventura is well known for its amazing beaches, with hundreds of km of coastline and turquoise waters, but there's so much to do and see around the island!
Corralejo is probably the most popular resort in Fuerteventura and it's situated in the very north of the island, being a part of the municipality of La Oliva. The resort is 30 to 40 minutes away by car from the airport, and we recommend getting either a taxi, a private transfer or a rental car, as there's no direct bus line between the airport and the resort.
Fuerteventura will have for the first time a type of regulation in place for this phenomenon throughout the island territory, responding to an important demand from citizens.
The Lajares Artisan Market has returned to Fuerteventura after a long break due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The City Council of La Oliva and the Re-lajarte Association resume this event with entertainment activities and live music. The market has all the health measures to prevent COVID-19 infections.
Fuerteventura Tourist Board has shared on Monday, June 22, a list with the hotels that are scheduled to reopen in the coming months after the closure caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then we continue to add to the list, as we learn about new hotels starting to welcome visitors again Fuerteventura.
The water park in Corralejo, Fuerteventura, has just annouced that they will delay their reopening until 2021.
Every three months, the sleepy village of Tetir fills up with people and energy in order to host the popular Tetir Craft Market, an event that brings together residents and tourists alike.
The traditional market at El Campanario in Corralejo is one of the best places to shop for gifts and souvenirs in the resort. Here you will find local products, from jewelry to aloe vera products and ...
October is one of the more quiet months in Fuerteventura, except for the time period when the children in the UK are on their autumn half-term holiday. At that time the island becomes busy again and prices for flights are considerably higher than during the rest of the month.
Mirador Sicasumbre is the first astronomical viewpoint in Fuerteventura, and it offers great views over the island. You will have to climb for a few minutes in order to get up to the top, but the views are totally worth the effort.
UPDATE - 5/ 06 2020 - The 2020 edition of Fuerteventura Windsurfing & Kitesurfing Championship is now CANCELLED! The event was to be held between July 17 and August 1 on the beaches of the municipality of Pájara
Out of all the carnivals in Fuerteventura, the carnival in Corralejo is probably the most expected one of all.
By the time July is here, Fuerteventura goes into full summer mode. July and August are the hottest months in Fuerteventura, so if you're wanting a really warm holiday in the sun, these are the best months to visit. It's a good thing the trade winds make their presence felt, as otherwise, it would simply be unbearably hot during the afternoon.
June is when things start to get heated in Fuerteventura: it's still not as hot as it will be in July or August, but for those who are satisfied with temperatures just shy of 30°C during the day time, June will prove to be a good month to visit. In 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is highly unlikely that anyone will be able to travel to Fuerteventura for a June holiday since most flights are currently suspended until further notice.