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 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: 26 °C.
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Upcoming Events
Fiesta de San Antonio de Padua
Fiestas in Lajares and Toto.
13 June 2017

Fiesta de Nuestra Seņora de la Salud
Fiesta in Tuineje held on the third Sunday of June.
21 June 2017

Fiesta de San Juan
Bonfires on the eve of Saint John's day in many locations around the Island (bonfires on the 23rd).
24 June 2017

Fiesta de San Pedro Pescador
Fiesta honouring Saint Peter the fisherman in Las Playitas.
29 June 2017

Recent Fuerteventura forum posts.
Getting Married in Fuerteventura
by Lizzy OceanLover
on 23 June 2017 at 09:38

Walking
by FuerteGuide
on 16 June 2017 at 10:05

Carnival and Festivals in Morro Jable and the south
by FuerteGuide
on 15 June 2017 at 12:21

Blue Flag Beaches in Fuerteventura for 2017
by LanzaExP
on 05 June 2017 at 09:27

Luxury Hotels in Fuerteventura
by mermaidk8
on 03 June 2017 at 10:04

Beginner Question
by FuerteGuide
on 24 May 2017 at 09:32

Fuerteventura Windmill Fuerteventura Beach