What to do and see in Fuerteventura

When to Visit Fuerteventura?

Thanks to its eternal spring climate, a trip to Fuerteventura is possible all year round.

However, even if the temperature is warm, it can be extremely windy during certain months. So choose carefully which time of the year you want to visit this beautiful island.

On the other hand, the good news is that Fuerteventura doesn’t get much rain and the clouds are rare. No matter the season, there is therefore a good chance that the sun will shine!


In a Nutshell:

Peak Season (May to October): Ideal for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts, offering warm, sunny weather with less wind and optimal sea conditions.
Mild Winter (November to April): Suitable for those seeking a warmer winter destination with the opportunity for outdoor activities like hiking, although it’s windier, making it perfect for windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Lower Tourist Crowds: March, April, and November are great months for visitors looking to avoid peak season crowds while still enjoying pleasant weather.
Year-Round Warmth: Fuerteventura’s climate is generally favorable throughout the year, making it a versatile destination for those escaping colder climates.

Best Time to Travel to Fuerteventura


Difficult to resist the climate of Fuerteventura when summer arrives. Just like in the other Canary Islands, the weather is hotter during the summer months.

However, be aware that in the summer months, there is generally much more wind in Fuerteventura. Summer in Fuerteventura is paradise for kitesurfers and windsurfers to enjoy strong winds, especially in Sotavento, one the most stunning beaches in Fuerteventura.

It is also a good month to enjoy hiking without getting too hot thanks to the constant wind. If your thing is to stay on the beach, then going in Fuerteventura in summer might not be the best time… Think carefully.

READ: here is the list of the 8 best outdoor activities in Fuerteventura

What to do and see in Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura, like the other island in the Canaries, is perfect for enjoying a mild and very pleasant winter. During this period, temperatures vary between 15 and 21°C. It is the ideal time to spend beautiful days in the sun. During the winter, some rain may occur.

However, they are rare, so it is very unlikely that you will have a whole day of rain.


What to do and see in Fuerteventura

Spring and autumn are very pleasant seasons to discover Fuerteventura. For us Spring is be the best time to visit Fuerteventura. Indeed, during these periods, the temperatures are mild, there is less wind and tourists are rare. Autumn, however, has a few more rainy episodes than the rest of the year on the island, but it is still very enjoyable.

If you don’t like crowds and you prefer to enjoy the island in peace then Spring and Autumn will be perfect. You will then have the impression of being alone in the world in this paradisiac island!

What to do and see in Fuerteventura

The temperature of the water in Fuerteventura stays relatively cool all year round. This is due to a cold current, called the “Canary current”, which passes between Morocco and Fuerteventura.

Peaking at around 18°C ​​in winter, it allows you to swim if you are not too chilly. At the peak of summer, the temperature rises to around 22°C, which is refreshing while remaining very pleasant.

For water sports enthusiasts bringing a wetsuit is a must though.


The clear answer is YES. Fuerteventura gets more wind than the other islands in the Canary. It is sometimes nicknamed the Windy Island. It is therefore paradise for Kitesurfers and Windsurfers, especially in the summer months when the wind is even stronger.

We traveled to Fuerteventura during winter, and we had a few weeks without any wind. It was really nice. However, during our last week, we were hit by the calima. A strong wind and sand storm from the Sahara. This is unfortunately a very unpleasant moment to be in Fuerteventura.

The calima usually last for 2-3 days followed by 1-2 days of rain. However, this event is unpredictable. It may happen anytime in the year. If you want to avoid the strong wind, traveling to Fuerteventura during Winter, Spring and Autumn would be better, although you might still get days with pretty strong wind.


Festivals and cultural events

The majority of cultural and religious events, including the famous carnival, take place in spring. This is your chance to mingle with locals and learn more about their traditions and customs.

To attend the Virgen de la Peña festival, go to Fuerteventura in September. During these few days of great conviviality, you can taste the sweets of the local gastronomy.

Windsurfing Championship in August.

The pros will then offer you a breathtaking show, which you can easily follow from the beach.

For more information on the events in Fuerteventura, you can check out the agenda here.


What to do and see in Fuerteventura

In winter, light clothes for the day, as well as a fleece or a very warm sweater for the evening. Even if the rain is rare, it may be wise to take a waterproof jacket, which will always be useful as a windbreaker.

During summer, light clothes, t-shirts, and long trousers for the evening.

In any season, choose good hiking shoes, without forgetting your swimsuit!


Here is a recap for your trip to Fuerteventura and help you decide on the best time to travel:

  • The climate is favorable in Fuerteventura all year round
  • On average, the hottest months are June, July, August, September and October
  • The best months for swimming are July, August, September, October and November
  • The windiest time is during the summer months
  • The less touristy time is in Spring and Autumn

In conclusion, the best time to visit Fuerteventura in our opinion would be Spring and Autumn due to the following reasons:

  • Less wind than in summer
  • Water temperature is warmer
  • Less tourists

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