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Fuerteventura, Canary Islands Travel Information

According to internetsailors, Fuerteventura is an island in the Atlantic Ocean (Africa) that is part of the Canary Islands. The Canary Islands are one of the autonomous regions of Spain. The capital of Fuerteventura is Puerto del Rosario. A number of major cities on Fuerteventura are: Pájara, Antigua, La Oliva and Tuineje.

Fuerteventura is the second largest island of the Canary Islands. The landscape is quite flat with desert scenery and a beautiful coastline. This coastline is characterized by beautiful white sandy beaches. The island’s economy largely revolves around tourism. In addition, the island is known for the production of goat cheese. Due to a constant wind, the island is known among wind and kite surfers. The island is also the best island for diving due to the great wealth of fish and the clear water. This is best done around the island of Los Lobos north of Fuerteventura. See ehuacom for top 10 universities in Africa.

Where is Fuerteventura?

Travel information of Fuerteventura

Official name: Fuerteventura
Continent: Europe (politics) and Africa (location)
Area: 1,660 km²
Capital: Puerto del Rosario
Country code: ES, ESP
Population: 107,521 inhabitants (2016)
Form of government: Constitutional monarchy
Highest point: 807 m (Mount Jandía, Pico de la Zarza)
Distance (Amsterdam – Puerto del Rosario): 3,077 km
Flight time: approximately 4 hours

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in Fuerteventura that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Fuerteventura, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Fuerteventura. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Fuerteventura?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay on Fuerteventura at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Fuerteventura has a subtropical climate. Temperatures average 20 degrees in winter and 25 degrees in summer.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Fuerteventura can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Fuerteventura can be found at Climate info.

Best time
May, June and September are the best months to travel to Fuerteventura. This avoids mass tourism from the Spanish mainland and the chance of precipitation.

Spanish is the official language on Fuerteventura. In addition, English is spoken because of tourism.
Would you like to translate from or into Spanish for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Spain: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Dutch consulate on Tenerife (also for Fuerteventura):
Spanish Embassy in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
Spanish consulates in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Fuerteventura.

Money and Currency
On Fuerteventura, payments are made with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs on Fuerteventura can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices on Fuerteventura are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -38% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (42% cheaper), food (35% cheaper), imported beer in catering (55% cheaper), cigarettes (51% cheaper) and public transport (59% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Fuerteventura it is customary to tip. In most hotels and restaurants, a service charge is added to the bill. If this is not yet the case, the tip is approximately 10%.

Time difference
On Fuerteventura it is 1 hour earlier than in the Netherlands.
Summer time on Fuerteventura is the same as in the Netherlands.
Find the local time, date and time zone for Fuerteventura on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Fuerteventura you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Fuerteventura.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Fuerteventura.

On Fuerteventura you may need a travel plug in some cases.
More information about common plugs and sockets on Fuerteventura can be found on our electricity page (under Canary Islands).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112

Tap water
The water from the tap is slightly chlorinated and can therefore cause stomach and intestinal complaints.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Fuerteventura can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Fuerteventura can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Fuerteventura end in.es.
Official websites of Fuerteventura:
fuerteventuraturismo.com and hallocanarischeeilanden.com.

The country code (international access code) to call someone in Fuerteventura is 0034 or +34.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Fuerteventura? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Fuerteventura Telephone Directory .
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Fuerteventura.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Fuerteventura.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Fuerteventura.

Holidays and school holidays
An overview of all holidays in Fuerteventura can be found on Lonely Planet.
You will find an overview of all school holidays in the Canary Islands (Fuerteventura) in the school guide of Eurydice.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Fuerteventura, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Fuerteventura?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Fuerteventura. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Fuerteventura can be found on Protected Planet.
Fuerteventura is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Fuerteventura? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with Fuerteventura, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information regarding Fuerteventura, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Fuerteventura.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5 (0.3 for novice drivers up to 2 years old).
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Fuerteventura is only 100 km off the northwest coast of Africa?
…There are approximately 100,000 goats living on Fuerteventura?
…Aloe vera has long been an important export product of Fuerteventura?
…There has been a tourist building freeze for Fuerteventura for a few years now?
…There are many nudist beaches on Fuerteventura?

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