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  • El Cotillo Craft Market

    Exploring the Vibrant Markets of Fuerteventura

    Have you ever explored the vibrant Fuerteventura markets? This stunning island in the Canary Islands isn’t just about its breathtaking beaches and endless sunshine; it’s also home to an array of lively markets brimming with local crafts, fresh produce, and unique finds. These markets provide an enchanting window into the island’s rich culture and lifestyle…

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  • Isla de Lobos Fuerteventura

    Lobos Island Fuerteventura – A Great Day Out

    Lobos Island is nestled just a short distance north of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. Lobos Island, or Isla de Lobos, is a serene, UNESCO-protected biosphere reserve. Renowned for its volcanic origins and rich wildlife, the island offers a perfect retreat for nature enthusiasts and those seeking tranquility away from the bustling main islands. From…

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  • 17 Fun Things to Do in Fuerteventura

    Are you looking for the best things to do in Fuerteventura? Well, you’re in luck! This magnificent island offers many activities that cater to every traveler’s interests and preferences. Whatever time of year you’re visiting, Fuerteventura has something for everyone, including families. One of the top things to do in Fuerteventura is explore its breathtaking…

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  • How long is the flight to Fuerteventura

    How Long Is the Flight to Fuerteventura?

    If you’re dreaming of a sun-soaked getaway on the Spanish island of Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands, you might be wondering how long is the flight to Fuerteventura from the UK or Ireland. Fortunately, plenty of flights are available from the UK and Ireland to Fuerteventura, with many airlines offering direct routes from major…

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  • Fuerteventura Vlog Oct/Nov 2022

    Just a simple vlog of October and November in Fuerteventura. Didn’t do much (as usual). It includes a walk around the Friday market in El Cotillo. Yet again though I had to delete the original soundtrack as they were playing music which gave me a copyright problem. I had to use some Youtube music instead.…

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  • Sotavento Beach

    11 Best Places To Visit in Fuerteventura

    Fuerteventura is a beautiful island in the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. With its white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and year-round sunshine, it is no surprise that Fuerteventura is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations, particularly as a winter sun getaway. I first visited the island more than 30 years ago…

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  • Weather in Fuerteventura

    Fuerteventura Weather – a Resident’s Guide (not an App)

    In my opinion, the weather in Fuerteventura makes the climate one of the best in the world, not that I have visited everywhere to compare, of course, but I am well quite travelled. It was the climate in Fuerteventura that was one of the most important reasons I moved here. The Fuerteventura weather is not…

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  • Fuerteventura water - is it safe to drink

    Can You Drink the Water in Fuerteventura?

    If you are coming to Fuerteventura on holiday, then asking can you drink the tap water in Fuerteventura is not an unreasonable question. You can drink the tap water in Fuerteventura as it is safe; however, it has quite a high amount of chlorine, so it doesn’t taste too good. It is fine for washing…

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  • Retiring to Fuerteventura

    Retiring to Fuerteventura – How We Did It

    My wife, Sue, and I sold up in the UK before retiring to Fuerteventura in 2013. We chose to live in the north of Fuerteventura as that was the area we knew best and obviously liked. This is the full story of why, where, when and how we retired here which I hope may help…

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  • Is Fuerteventura in the EU

    Is Fuerteventura in the EU? Duty free allowances

    There seems to be quite a bit of confusion amongst visitors about whether Fuerteventura is a part of the EU. Is Fuerteventura in the EU? Yes, Fuerteventura, and the Canary Islands, are part of the Outermost Regions of the EU but it is not part of the EU Customs Union so VAT does not apply…

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