Practical Information & Advice for Fuerteventura


Fuerteventura, a member of the Canary Islands, is the second largest of the Canary Islands and lies about 100 km. (60 miles) off the coast of Saharan Africa and on the south of Lanzarote. Fuerteventura enjoys more than 2,800 hours of sunshine a year and has an average temperature of 22 degrees. The island is great for water sports with its modern tourist facilities especially in Corralejo, Caleta de Fuste, Costa Calma, Morro Jable and La Pared. Also there are quality nautical sports centres in El Castillo, Corralejo, Gran Tarajal and Morro Jable. Puerto del Rosario is the capital of Fuerteventura and the island is divided into 5 municipalities that include Antigua, Betancuria, La Oliva, Pajara, Puerto del Rosario and Tuineje.


Language
Spanish is the official language in Fuerteventura.

Holiday Resorts
Corralejo, Caleta de Fuste, Morro Jable and Costa Calma are the popular holiday resorts in Fuerteventura.

Getting There
There are many direct flights to Fuerteventura from many major cities of Europe and the world.

Flying to the other islands of the Canary Islands and then getting to Fuerteventura by ferries is another option for getting to the island.

The International Airport in Fuerteventura is the Fuerteventura Airport - FUE (Tel: +34 91 321 10 00; 902 404 704; www.aena.es) and it is located in El Matorral, 5 km. from the island capital of Puerto del Rosario, 10 mins from Caleta de Fuste and 30 mins from Corralejo.

Weather
Weather in Fuerteventura is great. It is like always spring in Fuerteventura. The average annual temperature in Fuerteventura is 23°C.

Electricity
220-240V AC, 50 Hz, two-pin plugs are standard.

Dialling Code
The international country dialing code for Spain is +34. City code for Fuerteventura is 928. (+ 34 928 xxx xx xx )

Money
Euro (EUR) is the currency.

GMT
GMT +1 (+2 in summer).




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