A lively island in the heart of the Canary Isles


Being located just 100km from the coast of Africa (close to Morocco and the Western Sahara), it;s easy to see why Fuerteventura is a semi-desert island. With a very dry subtropical climate and a temperature range of 17-25 degrees, it really is an ideal holiday destination for those wanting to escape the grey and wet skies of Britain.

Being the second largest of the Canary Isles (after Tenerife) at 98km in length, Fuerteventura is most well-known for its long, clean sandy beaches – 50km in total. This, as well as it’s climate and relatively cheap prices make it an ideal place to take a vacation.

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About Fuerteventura

The Landscape

It’s hard to argue with an island offering 50km of sandy, golden beaches, but as well as having this as it’s landscape to offer there’s also the desert-like rocky conditions. Due to it’s location and it’s beaches, surfing, windsurfing and kite-surfing are all favourite past-times for the more adventurous holidaymakers. Fuerteventura’s name actually comes from the Spanish for strong winds – which should go to show why it’s such a good destination for watersports enthusiasts!

Where is Fuerteventura?

Fuerteventura’s Climate

Fuerteventura is lucky enough to be warm all year round, with the lowest temperature likely to be around 15 degrees in January and highs of 28 degrees in Summer. October has the highest rainfall, but this will still pale in comparison to that of the UK’s.

There’s also a sandstorm phenomenom which can blow Southwestward from the Sahara Desert, causing extreme temperatures and drying air, as well as low visibility. Temperatures can raise by as much as 10 degrees during these sandstorms, known as the Calima.

Where to Stay in Fuerteventura

Despite being the second largest of all the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is lucky enough to not have been deemed overdeveloped, much like some of it’s neighbouring islands. The island still has fully developed tourist facilities, and attracts millions of visitors each year attracted by it’s stunning beaches and general natural beauty.

As you’d expect from an island the size of Fuerteventura’s there is a huge range of choice and variety when it comes to finding a place to stay, with all budgets and requirements catered for. The location that you choose to stay would likely be dependant on your own needs and wants – some parts of the island are more suited for watersports enthusiasts, whereas other parts can be more family orientated.

Katis Villa Boutique in Fuerteventura

Katis Villa Boutique

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Hotel Sheraton in Fuerteventura

Hotel Sheraton

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Gran Hotel Atlantis in Fuerteventura

Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia

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Avanti Hotel in Fuerteventura

Avanti Hotel Boutique

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Fuerteventura Travel Information

Language: Spanish

Currency: Euro (€) Most establishments will accept debit and credit cards.

Flight /travel time: From 4 hours 30 from London, UK.

Time Difference: Same time zone as Britain.

Official Website: http://www.hellocanaryislands.com/fuerteventura

Emergency Contact: 112 is the number to call for any emergency, operators speak Spanish, English and German.

Further information: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain

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