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Weather and climate

Temperature: 18-25 (°C).

One of the so called ‘Islands of Eternal Spring’, Fuerteventura enjoys warm and sunny days throughout the year. Temperatures hover in the mid-teens (°C) during the winter and spring before climbing into the 20s in May. By the peak of summer, temperatures are typically in the mid-20s. Visit at this time or early autumn for the best beach weather.

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Fuerteventura is best for...

Families: Spend the day testing your nerves on the ‘Kamikaze’ or relaxing in the large whirlpool and soaking up the sun at the Acua Waterpark.

Animal lovers: Discover reptiles, lemurs and kangaroos and watch the hippos lounging around at Oasis Park; a great day out for all the family.

Windsurfers: Catch the breezes off the Jandía peninsula and enjoy a windsurfing experience like no other.

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Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Fuerteventura is Spanish.

Currency: The currency used in Fuerteventura is the Euro (€).

Local time: Fuerteventura is the same time as GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Fuerteventura Airport. Transfers to Caleta de Fuste take 20 minutes, it's 45 minutes to Corralejo, 1 hour to Costa Calma and 1.5 hours to Jandia.

Flight time from UK: The Fuerteventura flight time is 4.5 hours.

Tourist information: Further Fuerteventura tourist information can be found at http://visitfuerteventura.es/en.

Visa and health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Fuerteventura.

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Getting around

By bus: Buses connect the main resorts with the capital city, Puerto del Rosario, which makes getting around in Fuerteventura simple.

By hire car: If you want to explore the best places in Fuerteventura without worrying about timetables, it would be more practical to hire a car.

By taxi: Taxis are easy to find in the main towns and cities.

By 4x4: Hire a 4x4 if you want to visit some of the more remote beaches.

By ferry: Ferries connect Fuerteventura with other Canary Islands.

Events

Semana Santa: Join the island-wide party in February or March during carnival, or wait until Easter for the processions and celebrations of  Semana Santa.

Fuerteventura in Music: El Cotillo’s beaches become one giant club every July during the Fuerteventura in Music festival.

For windsurfers: Watch the world’s elite windsurfers and kiteboarders compete in daredevil style every July and August during the World Championships on La Barca beach.

Turtles: For an unforgettable wildlife experience, turn up in August when volunteers gather to release back to the sea the turtles that have hatched on Cofete beach.

Flying high: Colourful kites cover the dunes at Corralejo in November during the International Kite Festival.

Safety and Security

For up to date advice on travelling to Fuerteventure, please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/safety-and-security