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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.
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.
The City Council of La Oliva has announced on their website that the upcoming celebration of Fiestas del Carmen will be held in Corralejo, from July 12 until July 18, if the epidemiological situation will allow it.
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 daytime, June will prove to be a good month to visit.
The City Council of La Oliva has presented an ambitious project called "Floworking", through which it plans to promote the municipality as an ideal place for remote workers.
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.
Fuerteventura is a popular destination especially for European visitors, who arrive on its shores looking for sun and warmth, especially during the winter months. Although it's true that Fuerteventura has some really amazing beaches, there is much more to see on the island.
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.
Although even the winter season is warm in Fuerteventura, the month of March marks the beginning of spring, and so the weather can be sometimes tricky and moody (just like people are when they are going through some big changes).
Fuerteventura is celebrating carnival season along all the other Canary Islands, with celebrations taking place all over the island, from Corralejo to Caleta de Fuste, Puerto del Rosario, Morro Jable and Costa Calma.
Puerto del Rosario is Fuerteventura's capital, so the carnival, which lasts for over 2 weeks each year, is usually attended mostly by residents and locals, not tourists.
All the municipalities in Fuerteventura are celebrating each year the carnival season and the south of the island makes no exception.
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.
If you're planning on spending New Year's Eve in Fuerteventura this year, then you might be wondering what to expect in light of the current pandemic. Most of the large tourist resorts in Fuerteventura - Corralejo, Caleta de Fuste and Morro Jable usually have New Year's parties each year, followed by fireworks to mark the event. But this year, things will be probably be different...
Lajares is a small traditional village in Fuerteventura, located in the municipality of La Oliva, in the north part of the island.
El Cotillo used to be a small fishing village in Fuerteventura and nowadays it's a quiet place for a holiday on the island, with plenty of amazing beaches nearby, some of each are ideal for surfers.
Gran Tarajal is the second-largest city in Fuerteventura after Puerto del Rosario and it is located on the east coast, in the municipality of Tuineje.
By the time December is here, most European cities are busy organizing Christmas Markets where visitors come to drink hot mulled wine in order to warm up. This is when the climate of the Canary Islands starts to really differentiate itself from the rest of European destinations.
Fuerteventura, the second-largest Canary Island, is a great place to visit for families since you have endless beaches, beautiful weather all year round and the atmosphere on the island is laid-back and relaxed.
November is pretty much a transition month - the weather is transitioning towards the winter season, which means that the temperatures will drop a bit and the wind will make its presence felt more than in the previous month.
Fuerteventura may seem at first a boring destination for a family with children, but there's plenty to do and see around this beautiful island. Besides swimming and playing around the hotel pool, there are plenty of activities and places that cater to the needs of families with young children.