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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. […]

  • Retiring to Fuerteventura – How We Did It

    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 like. This is the full story of why, where, when and how we retired here. Why Fuerteventura? We started coming […]

  • Fuerteventura Airport FUE – Complete Guide By a Resident

    Fuerteventura Airport FUE – Complete Guide By a Resident

    Fuerteventura airport is a really nice airport in my opinion, and I have been to quite a few airports around the world in my life. Fuerteventura airport is modern and large enough so that there is always somewhere to sit and wait for your flight, even during busy periods. The IATA Fuerteventura airport code is […]

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

    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 […]

  • Come back tourists, all is forgiven. Fuerteventura is empty.

    Come back tourists, all is forgiven. Fuerteventura is empty.

    The restrictions imposed my governments around the world on travel is having a big impact in Fuerteventura, and the Canary Islands in general. Fuerteventura relies heavily on the tourist trade to provide employment for the residents of the island. The hotels and other tourist related businesses have now been mostly closed for 6 months. This […]

  • Can You Drink the Tap Water in Fuerteventura?

    Can You Drink the Tap 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 does have quite a high amount of chlorine in it so it doesn’t taste too good. It is […]

  • Fuerteventura Coronavirus Situation

    Fuerteventura Coronavirus Situation

    Latest Fuerteventura Coronavirus Situation As at 14th March 2022: Active Infections Dead (with it not of it!) In Hospital In ICU 259 35 3 0 Fuerteventura was on the UK’s Amber List (now done away with I understand). It seems that from 1st December only those that have a vaccination certificate are permitted to travel […]

  • Is Fuerteventura in the EU? Duty free allowances

    Is Fuerteventura in the EU? Duty free allowances

    There seems to be quite a bit of confusion amongst visitors as to whether Fuerteventura is a part of the EU or not. 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 […]

  • Are there mosquitoes in Fuerteventura or other creepy crawlies?

    Are there mosquitoes in Fuerteventura or other creepy crawlies?

    For anyone who is sensitive to mosquito bites asking if there are mosquitoes in Fuerteventura is a fair question if you are planning to visit the island. Well I am sorry to disappoint you but actually there are. However, don’t get too worried as although they are found here, they are not a massive problem […]

  • The Big Calima in Fuerteventura and the Canary Islands

    The Big Calima in Fuerteventura and the Canary Islands

    On Saturday 22nd February 2020 a big Calima hit the Canary Islands and Fuerteventura was directly in the firing line. It lasted for three days and was the worst Calima for 40 years some authorities are saying. What is a Calima? A Calima is a recognised named wind which blows from the Sahara desert westwards […]