Key facts

  • Currency: EUR:Euro
  • Language: Spanish
  • Flight duration: 4 hours 15 minutes from Gatwick
  • Timezones: GMT +0

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Temperatures in Fuerteventura rarely drop below the mid-teens in winter and 25˚C in summer. In August, it can get as hot as 30˚C. Fortunately, the island feels the benefit of trade winds, so it’s never unbearably warm. It’s also one of the drier Canary Islands. The most rain falls on the north of the island between October and March, but even then you rarely get more than 1.5 centimetres a month.


Average monthly temperature and rainfall for Fuerteventura.


JAN 21.0 14.0
FEB 21.0 10.0
MAR 23.0 9.0
APR 23.0 7.0
MAY 24.0 1.0
JUN 26.0 0.0
JUL 27.0 0.0
AUG 28.0 0.0
SEP 28.0 7.0
OCT 26.0 9.0
NOV 24.0 9.0
DEC 22.0 25.0

Health & Safety

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. It’s also a good idea to get a European Health Insurance Card – or EHIC – before leaving the UK. Though it’s not a substitute for travel insurance, it entitles you to emergency medical treatment on the same terms as Spanish nationals. It won’t, however, cover you for medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment. For the latest health and safety information, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/health

Passports and Visas

British citizens don’t need a visa to enter Spain but must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/entry-requirements

For more information visit the Foreign Office website - www.fco.gov.uk/en/