Fuerteventura

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.

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: 19 °C.
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Upcoming Events
Fiesta de Fray Andrés
Nocturnal Torch procession celebrating Fray Andrés.
17 January 2015

Fiesta de Santa Inés
Fiesta in Valle de Santa Inés (Betancuria).
21 January 2015

Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria
Fiesta in La Oliva and Tuineje.
02 February 2015

Fiesta del Agua
Fiesta in Agua de Bueyes (Antigua) held on the last Sunday in February.
22 February 2015

Recent Fuerteventura forum posts.
Nightlife
by Mason_Baumgar
on 29 November 2014 at 20:13

Walking accommodation
by mike51
on 08 November 2014 at 09:35

Hotels
by Eagle Beach
on 04 October 2014 at 19:53

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

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