Frequently Asked Questions About Fuerteventura

The following are the most frequently asked questions about Fuerteventura on Google:


1    How is the weather in Fuerteventura?
In a word, lovely. Never too hot in the summer and never cold in the winter.

2    How windy is Fuerteventura?
It can be quite windy at times which is one of the reasons it is so popular with Kite-boarders and Wind-surfers. Even if it is a bit windy, most beaches have l little “shelters” built from rocks by tourists that you can lie in.

3    How is the weather in Fuerteventura in January?
Better than in the UK! The average temperature in January is 21°C perhaps with the occasional rain shower.

4    How is the weather in Fuerteventura in February?
The average temperature in February is 21°C perhaps with the occasional rain shower.

5    How is the weather in Fuerteventura in March?
The average temperature in March is 22°C

6    How is the weather in Fuerteventura in April?
The average temperature in April is 23°C

7    How is the weather in Fuerteventura in May?
The average temperature in May is 24°C

8    How is the weather in Fuerteventura in June?
The average temperature in June is 26°C

9    How is the weather in Fuerteventura in July?
The average temperature in July is 27°C

10    How is the weather in Fuerteventura in August?
The average temperature in August is 28°C

11    How is the weather in Fuerteventura in September?
The average temperature in September is 27°C

12    How is the weather in Fuerteventura in October?
The average temperature in October is 26°C

13    How is the weather in Fuerteventura in November?
The average temperature in November is 24°C

14    How is the weather in Fuerteventura in December?
The average temperature in December is 22°C


15    Do British Airways fly to Fuerteventura?
Yes, twice a week from Gatwick

16    Do Easyjet fly to Fuerteventura?
Yes, from many airports across the UK.

17    Do Ryanair fly to Fuerteventura?
Yes, from many airports across the UK.

18    Who flies to Fuerteventura?
From the UK and Ireland: Easyjet, Ryanair, Thomas Cook, Thomsons (TUI), Norwegian Air, ackage holiday deals, including free child places.

23    Do I need a visa for Fuerteventura?/Do you need a visa for Fuerteventura?
Not if you live in the EU.

24    How can I get from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote
There are two ferries that go from Corralejo in the north to Playa Blanca in Lanzarote. The slower one is run by ARMAS (takes about an hour) and the faster one is run by Fred Olsen.

25    How much is the ferry from Lanzarote to Fuerteventura?
Foot passenger fare is about 40€ per person return.

26    Do you need injections for Fuerteventura?
None are required


27    Do the clocks change in Fuerteventura?/Do the clocks go back in Fuerteventura?/Do the clocks go forward in Fuerteventura?/What’s the time difference in Fuerteventura?
Yes, but at the same time as those in the UK. Fuerteventura time is always the same as UK time. Having said that there are some noises being made about putting the Canaries on the same time as mainland Spain at some stage in the future.

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28    Where are the best beaches in Fuerteventura?/Which is the best beach in Fuerteventura?
I think the best are Dunes Beaches in Corralejo, the Lagoons in El Cotillo, La Pared and Jandia Beach. See Best beaches in Fuerteventura.

29    Where is Caleta de Fuste in Fuerteventura?
Caleta de Fuste is located about 5 miles south of the airport on the east coast.

30    Where is Corralejo Fuerteventura?
Corralejo is on the north-eastern tip of Fuerteventura

31    Where is Fuerteventura in Europe?/Where is Fuerteventura Spain?
The island is located 80 miles off of the coast of Morocco in the Atlantic.

32    Where is the best resort in Fuerteventura?
That depends on what you want. The liveliest are Corralejo and Caleta de Fuste.

33    Where is the water park in Fuerteventura?
It is located on the outskirts of Corralejo

34    What is the best resort in Fuerteventura?
This is not an easy one to answer as it is so subjective. What one person will love another will hate. Personally, my favourite place on the island is El Cotillo in the north (About El Cotillo). If you want more life than El Cotillo can offer then consider Corralejo, Caleta de Fuste or down south in Jandia.

Read my article on the best place to stay in Fuerteventura

35    What food can I take to Fuerteventura?
Anything – but why would you?

36    Should I go to Fuerteventura?
Well if you like a laid back holiday of sand, sun, warmth, cheap booze etc then yes!

37    Should I go to Lanzarote or Fuerteventura?
Fuerteventura of course!

38    What can I do in Fuerteventura?/What to do in Fuerteventura?
Lie on a beautiful beach, swim in clear water, surf, wind surf, kite board, paddle board, scuba dive, buggy tour, jeep tour – and much more

39    What trips can you do in Fuerteventura?
Buggy tours; jeep tours; segway tours; catamaran and glass bottom boat trips to Isle de Lobos from Corralejo; “submarine” trip from Caleta; Coach tours of the island. See here for a selection of the best.

40    Should I hire a car in Fuerteventura?
If you want to see the island (and not be a sheep on a tour bus) and find the best beaches then yes. Read my article giving my advice on the best way to hire a car in Fuerteventura. You may also want to take a look at Driving in Fuerteventura.

41    How much is car hire in Fuerteventura?/How much to hire a car in Fuerteventura?/How much to rent a car in Fuerteventura?
It can be extremely cheap to hire a car here and can be anything from 8€ a day to 20€ a day for a basic car. Read my article giving my advice on the best way to hire a car in Fuerteventura.

42    What should I buy in Fuerteventura??/What can I bring back from Fuerteventura?
Typically Fuerteventuran things are – Goats cheese, Aloe Vera products, Ghecko wall plaques

43    How much is a taxi in Fuerteventura?
This is a bit like asking how long is a piece of string. Of course it depends on how long the journey is and at what time of day or night. A 20 minute journey may be between 25€ and 40€ or more if it is from the airport.

Apart from hiring a car then the next ¡best way of getting to your resort/hotel/apartment is to use Shuttle Fuerteventura .

44    How many cigarettes can I bring from Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura is outside the EU for customs purposes so you can only take back 300 cigarettes.

45    Do you get mosquitoes in Fuerteventura?
Yes, unfortunately. They aren’t generally a big problem though

46    Why live in Fuerteventura?
It is a very relaxed way of life with a great climate and low cost of living – in a nutshell!

47. What side of the road do they drive on in Fuerteventura?
On the right, as it is in Spain. The roads are really good with not that much traffic so don’t let it being “the wrong side of the road” put you off from hiring a car. You may want to read my advice on Driving in Fuerteventura.

48. How big is Fuerteventura?
Fuerteventura is the second largest of the canary islands. It is approximately 62 miles (100km) long by 18 miles (28km) wide at its widest point.

49. Are the Canary Islands in the EU?
Yes and no. The Canary Islands are in the EU for most things but outside for customs purposes. This is the same as the Channel Islands.

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