When is the best time to go to Fuerteventura?

Thanks to its eternal spring-like climate, reminiscent of Madeira, traveling to Fuerteventura is possible all year round.

Located in the Spanish Canary Islands archipelago, Fuerteventura is less than 100 km from the Moroccan coast. With its highest point at only 800 m above sea level, its climate remains relatively constant regardless of the season.

When to go to Fuerteventura depending on your preferences?

  • For water sports enthusiasts such as kitesurfing or windsurfing, the ideal time is between June and late August. The winds are constant during this period, a real treat for thrill-seekers!
  • To witness the World Windsurfing Championship, go in August. The pros will offer you a breathtaking show, which you can easily watch from the beach.
  • If you dislike crowds and prefer to enjoy the island in peace, opt for the shoulder seasons: spring and autumn. You will then feel like you are alone in this earthly paradise! However, be sure to avoid school holiday periods (Easter and All Saints), which are very popular among European tourists.
  • The majority of cultural and religious events, including the famous carnival, take place in spring. It's a great opportunity to mingle with the locals and learn more about their traditions and customs.
  • For hiking and enjoying splendid landscapes, avoid peak tourist seasons. Outside of school holidays, every month is suitable. You can then explore extraordinary places, such as the archaeological site of La Atalayita in the Pozo Negro valley.
  • To attend the Virgen de la Peña festival, visit Fuerteventura in September. During these festive days, you can savor the delights of local gastronomy.

In general, if you want to enjoy the beach and go scuba diving, the best time to visit Fuerteventura is from June to November. The ocean water is warmer during this period and visibility is at its best, providing ideal conditions to discover the wonders the island has to offer!

It's worth noting that the Canary Islands, due to their geographical location, are a gathering place for cetaceans. Throughout the year, it is possible to observe colonies of humpback whales, dolphins, orcas, and sperm whales during a day cruise that will leave you with unforgettable memories!

What to pack for a trip to Fuerteventura?

  • In winter, bring light clothes for the day, as well as a fleece or a warm sweater for the evening. Even though rain is rare, it may be wise to pack a waterproof jacket, which can also serve as a windbreaker.
  • In summer, pack light clothing, along with a t-shirt and long pants for the evening.
  • Year-round, choose good hiking shoes and don't forget your swimsuit!



Annual weather on the island of Fuerteventura

For information about the climate and the weather city by city on the island of Fuerteventura for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 63°F to 68°F
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February 67°F
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March 63°F to 68°F
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April 68°F
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May 70°F
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June 68°F to 74°F
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July 70°F to 77°F
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August 72°F to 77°F
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September 72°F to 77°F
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October 76°F
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November 68°F to 74°F
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December 70°F
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* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Fuerteventura by cities

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Climate and Weather on the island of Fuerteventura

The weather in Fuerteventura differs from the other Canary Islands. Being the closest to the African coast, it benefits from drier and hotter climatic conditions than in Lanzarote or Tenerife, for example.

Known for being very pleasant, the climate in Fuerteventura benefits from the influence of the chergui, a particularly dry and hot wind coming straight from the Sahara. Throughout the year, this wind can cause an impressive phenomenon: the calima. A kind of Saharan sandstorm that reduces visibility and abruptly increases the temperature by about ten degrees. This warm wind allows Fuerteventura to experience mild temperatures, making it a true paradise for water sports enthusiasts: surfing, kitesurfing, or windsurfing.

As for precipitation, rest assured, rainfall is low and clouds are rare. Regardless of the season, there is a high chance of sunny weather!

Regarding ocean temperature, it remains cool throughout the year. This is due to a cold current, called the "Canary Current," passing between Morocco and Fuerteventura. Peaking around 18°C (65°F) in winter, it allows for swimming, but those sensitive to cold might want to bring a light wetsuit in their luggage. In the heart of summer, its temperature rises to around 22°C (72°F) , which is refreshing while still very pleasant.

Fuerteventura: Playa del Viejo Rey

Summer in Fuerteventura

It's hard to resist the climate of Fuerteventura when summer arrives. Just like in the other Canary Islands, the weather is hot. However, the presence of the ocean and the wind helps to soften the temperatures. From the month of June, you can enjoy temperatures ranging between 20 and 30°C (86°F) . An ideal climate that will allow you to enjoy the pleasures of swimming, but also to go hiking without getting too hot.

Winter in Fuerteventura

Located very far south, the island of Fuerteventura, like its neighbors, is perfect for enjoying a mild and very pleasant winter. During this period, temperatures range between 15 and 21°C (70°F) . Perfect for spending beautiful sunny days and coming back from vacation with a tan! During winter, some showers may occur. However, they are rare and brief, so it is very unlikely that you will have a full day of rain.

Transitional Seasons in Fuerteventura

Spring and autumn are very pleasant seasons to discover Fuerteventura. Indeed, during these periods, the temperatures are mild, and tourists are scarce. Autumn, however, experiences a bit more rainy episodes than the rest of the year on the island.


Temperatures and rainfall on the island of Fuerteventura

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Fuerteventura and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Puerto del Rosario, Corralejo, Morro Jable, Antigua and Caleta de Fuste, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons on the island of Fuerteventura

Find out when Fuerteventura has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons on the island of Fuerteventura

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, June, July and September. The number of visitors to Fuerteventura is high in: August, October, November and December.

  • Very low season on the island of Fuerteventura: March, May and June.
  • Low season on the island of Fuerteventura: January, February, April, July and September.
  • High season on the island of Fuerteventura: October and November.
  • Peak season on the island of Fuerteventura: August and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Fuerteventura month by month



Where to go on the island of Fuerteventura?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Puerto del Rosario67°F67°F68°F68°F72°F74°F76°F77°F77°F76°F72°F70°F
Corralejo67°F67°F67°F68°F70°F72°F74°F76°F76°F76°F72°F70°F
Morro Jable68°F67°F68°F68°F72°F74°F76°F76°F77°F76°F74°F70°F
Antigua67°F67°F68°F68°F72°F74°F76°F77°F77°F76°F72°F70°F
Caleta de Fuste68°F67°F68°F70°F72°F74°F77°F77°F77°F77°F72°F70°F
Costa Calma68°F67°F68°F68°F72°F74°F76°F76°F77°F76°F74°F70°F
Gran Tarajal68°F67°F68°F68°F72°F74°F76°F76°F77°F76°F74°F70°F
Cofete68°F67°F68°F68°F72°F74°F76°F76°F77°F76°F74°F70°F
El Cotillo67°F67°F67°F68°F70°F72°F74°F76°F76°F76°F72°F70°F
La Pared68°F67°F68°F68°F72°F74°F76°F76°F77°F76°F74°F70°F
Pajara68°F67°F68°F68°F72°F74°F76°F76°F77°F76°F74°F70°F
Tuineje68°F67°F68°F70°F72°F74°F77°F77°F77°F77°F72°F70°F

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About Fuerteventura

What can I do on the island of Fuerteventura?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage

Sports

Family travel

Crafts / shopping

Gastronomy

Nightlife



Is this weather information for Fuerteventura reliable?

Climate data for Fuerteventura has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Fuerteventura allows us to determine the average for each month in Puerto del Rosario, Corralejo, Morro Jable, Antigua, Caleta de Fuste, Costa Calma, Gran Tarajal, Cofete, and 4 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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