The semi-desert Island of Fuerteventura is located just 100km from the coast of Africa (near the border of Morocco and Western Sahara). It enjoys a dry subtropical climate with average monthly temperatures ranging from 17°C in January to 25°C in August. The island receives, on average, just 141mm of rain per year - some parts of the UK receive over 4000mm of rain per year!

Fuerteventura is the longest Island in the archipelago measuring 98km from north to south and is the second-largest Canary Island after Tenerife. The unforgiving barren and arid interior of the island shares much with its African neighbours of Morroco and the Western Sahara with sparse rainfall, rocky-desert landscapes (the temperature of these rocks can reach 67°C on a hot day!) and simple flat-roofed white-washed villages.

Fuerteventura is perhaps most famous for its beaches, with over 50km of stunning white and golden sand. Despite Tourism being a relatively recent phenomenon on the island, there's a well developed infrastructure with Golf Courses, a Zoo, a Water Park and numerous Marine Excursions. If you fancy something a bit more active, the Island offers great Surfing, Windsurfing and Kite Surfing as well as Big Game Fishing and Diving.

Fuerteventura's resorts are quite varied in character; Corralejo, in the north of the island, has a bohemian-surfer appeal and has the best nightlife, Caleta de Fuste is a purpose-built resort with easy access to the airport, Costa Calma attracts a mostly German clientele while Morro Jable/Jandia has the best beaches.

If you just want to take it easy, then those miles of white sandy beaches make for the perfect getaway, you should be able to find a relatively secluded spot for yourself even in peak season.

In short, there is something for everyone - Families, Twenty-somethings and Sports enthusiasts alike.

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Current Temperature in Fuerteventura: 17 °C.
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Upcoming Events
Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria
Fiesta in La Oliva and Tuineje.
02 February 2016

Fiesta del Agua
Fiesta in Agua de Bueyes (Antigua) held on the last Sunday in February.
22 February 2016

Fiesta del Agua
Fiesta in Valles de Ortega held on the first Sunday of March.
01 March 2016

Santo Angel
Fiesta in Casillas del Angel (Puerto del Rosario).
01 March 2016

Recent Fuerteventura forum posts.
Banking issues
by jcox
on 23 January 2016 at 08:56

by fuertefan
on 22 December 2015 at 21:23

Fuerteventura News Roundup – 17 December 2015
by administrator
on 18 December 2015 at 10:22

Fuerteventura News Summary December 10th
by administrator
on 11 December 2015 at 08:53

Boat parking
by Keithrimmer
on 07 November 2015 at 08:15

Long term rental wanted for my parents in Corralejo
by karenbray
on 19 October 2015 at 20:03