Life in Fuerteventura

In this section I will try to give an idea of what life in Fuerteventura is like. What happens, what there is to see and what I like and, perhaps, what I don’t like about living in Fuerteventura.

Fuerteventura Airport Guide

Fuerteventura Airport FUE – Everything You Need To Know

Fuerteventura airport is a really nice airport in my opinion, and I have been to quite a few airports 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. Fuerteventura Airport has grown considerably in the past 50…

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…

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…

Fuerteventura water - is it safe to drink

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 is locked down

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

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

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…

Popcorn Beach Fuerteventura

Popcorn Beach Fuerteventura – A very unique beach

PLEASE don’t take any of it away with you if you visit the beach! It is starting to disappear because visitors are taking souvenirs home with them (which is also illegal) Popcorn Beach is located on the north shore of Fuerteventura between Majanicho and Corralejo. It’s actual name is Playa el Hierro. Although most beaches…

what I miss about the uk

What Things Do I and Don’t I Miss About The UK

This is a rough transcript of my video about things I miss about the UK. You can watch the video or read the article – aren’t I kind giving you a choice! I’m going to talk about the things I miss about the UK and what I don’t miss living here in Fuerteventura as opposed…

Caleta de Fuste in 1987

Caleta De Fuste in 1987 – 33 years ago!

I was going through some old VHS home videos and came across footage of a holiday in Caleta De Fuste in 1987. I had recently got my old VHS-DVD player working so I decided to download the video and put it up in Youtube. Caleta de Fuste was just in its early stages of development…