The 30th International Fuerteventura Kite Festival 2017 took place over the weekend of 9th-12th November 2017 with kites from all over Europe taking part. It is easily the most colourful event of the year in Fuerteventura. It starts off on the Playa de la Concha in El Cotillo for one day and then the weekend is on the Corralejo Dunes Beach.
This year seems to have been even more popular with spectators than normal as I got stuck in my first ever traffic jam here on the way to the beach. It took me an hour from the end of the queue to get parked by the beach.
There were many 3d kites flying along with lots of other types of kite. I particularly liked the little Minions kites.
The kite flyers spend all day on a lovely beach topping up their tans. Doing a kite flying festival is not a bad hobby really!
Unfortunately the giant octopus kite wasn’t flying while I was there.
Watch video on Youtube – https://youtu.be/u4h_j1xh518