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 tis he 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.

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: 24 °C.
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Upcoming Events
Fiesta Nuestra Señora de Antigua
Culmination of festivities honouring Our Lady of Antigua in Antigua.
08 September 2014

Romería de La Peña
One of the islands most important festivals, the procession pays hommage to Our Lady of The Rock - the Island's patron.
Held at Vega de Río Palmas on the third Saturday of September.
20 September 2014

Fiesta de Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Puerto del Rosario's main fiesta celebrating its patron culminates on the 7th of October.
07 October 2014

Nuestra Señora del Pino
Fiesta in honour of Our lady of the Pine at Puerto Lajas.
12 October 2014

Recent Fuerteventura forum posts.
sea front walking
by glitterball
on 19 August 2014 at 10:06

Tarfaya Ferry
by Tarfaya
on 26 April 2014 at 15:03

cheap flights
by fuerteventura2012
on 30 November 2012 at 11:34

funding a buy-to-let with my pension
by Lopez3
on 29 November 2012 at 18:42

Want to find your dream home in Fuerteventura?
by 31shadows
on 09 October 2012 at 20:58

Coming to Caleta De Fuste in May
by Daves66vdub
on 29 April 2012 at 09:07