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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.
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.
By the time May gets to Fuerteventura, the weather is starting to really warm up and temperatures are really nice to enjoy long days on the beach or by the pool, with a beer or a cocktail in hand. Although temperatures don't go up like they do during the summer months, May is still a nice month to visit Fuerteventura, because the atmosphere is more relaxed and chilled, ideal for a quiet holiday meant to recharge your batteries.
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.
In April the weather in Fuerteventura keeps improving and there's a constant rise in temperatures towards the end of the month. If you're planning your upcoming holiday to the island, you may be interested to know more about what temperatures to expect, rainfall, daylight hours, sunshine hours, UV index, and sea temperature.
Cultural October in the municipality of La Oliva, Fuerteventura. Blues is coming to the streets of Corralejo on the 23rd and 24th of October in an epic event that will celebrate this year its 13th Edition.
In 2020, the International Kite Festival in Fuerteventura will celebrate its 33rd 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.
FUERTEBIKE 2020 is one of the most important biking events in the Canary Islands, not just Fuerteventura, which this year will reach its 6th edition.
UPDATE - January 2020 - The online authorization system for Los Lobos, put in place by the Cabildo de Fuerteventura in 2019, does not work anymore, so this means that you cannot ask for online permits anymore and there is no control on the island of Los Lobos.
There is a new market in Fuerteventura, this time happening in the beautiful village of El Cotillo. You can come to buy some souvenirs and presents for the family back home and then relax with a cocktail or glass of wine, admiring the beautiful sunset.
Puerto del Rosario is Fuerteventura's capital, so you will see that there will be mainly residents at this big party that lasts for over 2 weeks.
If it's your first time planning a holiday on the island, you may be wondering...does it ever snow in Fuerteventura? And if yes, when and where exactly on the island?
Beaches in Fuerteventura are some of the most amazing in all of Europe, with endless miles of sand, dunes and turquoise waters that will keep you mesmerized. On this beautiful island, you will find many nudist-friendly beaches, easily accessible and boasting some lovely views and landscapes.
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.
Driving in Fuerteventura is usually easy and stress-free and as long as you follow the rules and you stick to the right side of the road, you should be perfectly fine.
Out of all the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is the one with the most amazing beaches, endless sand dunes and a relaxing vibe that will make you want to come back time and time again.
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!