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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.
The City Council of Antigua has announced on Thursday, March 31 that it has voted to resume the market in Caleta de Fuste, which has been suspended for approximately two years as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic.
St. Patrick's Day is usually celebrated in Fuerteventura, especially in the north, in Corralejo, where there is a large community of Irish residents. All of the Irish pubs in Corralejo participate in the celebration of St. Patrick's day with live music, Irish stew and of course lots of Irish beer.
The City Council of Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura's capital, has announced that Los Pozos beach will have a new service for sunbeds and umbrellas in a few weeks, once it has been authorized by the Port Authority.
Out of all the carnivals in Fuerteventura, the carnival in Corralejo is probably the most expected one of all.
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.
Cabildo de Fuertevenura announced that only in the last four months, more than 4,500 kilograms of sand, stones, shells and rhodoliths have been confiscated at the airport.
The arrival of the Three Kings is an important event in the Spanish Culture, with festivities taking place in almost any city in Spain. The celebration starts on the night of 5th January, with a parade called Cabalgada de los Reyes Magos.
The new restrictions imposed on travel from the UK prevent children between the ages of 12 and 17 from entering Spain because they don't have yet the full vaccination scheme, while children from other countries such as Germany or Sweden are allowed to enter with a test.
For many people in Europe, the Christmas season is associated with low temperatures and snow, so for those who are looking to escape the bad weather back home, Caleta de Fuste might be the perfect getaway.
Christmas in Fuerteventura is a unique experience, a mix of wonderful weather and mostly sunny days. And what's better than a sun tan in December? If you decide to spend your winter holiday here, you are lucky because there is nothing better than Christmas on the beach!
The municipality of Antigua organizes each year 2 carnivals, under the same theme: the first one is in Antigua and the second one in the popular tourist resort of Caleta de Fuste.
The carnivals are returning to Fuerteventura and the Canary Islands in general, after a long absence due to the pandemic. Gran Tarajal has announced the dates and theme for the 2022 edition of the carnival.
Fuerteventura shows the second-largest increase in the Canary Islands in terms of tourism demand from the British market. Airlines and tour operators also agree that the island is a favorite choice for Brits during the winter season.
In 2021, the International Kite Festival in Fuerteventura will celebrate its 34th edition since it first launched in 1987. The event has started more than 30 years ago and it was simply a gathering put together by people who were passionate about kite flying and since then it has grown with each edition, into the internationally recognized event that it is now.
This year the 3rd edition of the Festival de la Tapa will take place in the municipality of Antigua in Fuerteventura, and over 20 restaurants will participate in the 2021 edition of the event.
Halloween wasn't a big thing in Fuerteventura until the recent years, when this holiday has started gaining popularity in the Canaries as well.
The Maxorata Pimentón Curado cheese has won the first prize for the category of cured goat cheeses in the 11th edition of the GourmetQuesos Championship, held at Madrid Gourmet Show.
The city council of La Oliva has announced that there have been sightings of Blue Sea Dragons on the beaches near Corralejo, so people should be extremely careful when going in the sea, because their sting can be dangerous.
If you'll be in Fuerteventura at the end of October, don't miss the chance to participate in the International Blues Festival, which will last for a weekend.
The Cotilleando Festival is a cultural and artistic event, where different disciplines such as Circus, Dance, Theater, Crafts and Music are mixed in various forms in the old town of the lovely village of El Cotillo.