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Weather Averages for Fuerteventura in August
Averages for Fuerteventura in August
August is the quintessential summer month and perhaps the busiest time during the tourist season in Fuerteventura. The sun shines for an impressive 13 hours each day and August sports the warmest seawater temperatures, which floats at around 27 degrees Celsius. Daytime average temperatures are slightly lower than July at 24 degrees, with high peaks reaching up to 27 degrees and lows going down to around 20.
In the last few years there has been no rainfall whatsoever throughout August in Fuerteventura, but historical weather data points out that there have been tropical storms that hit the island almost a decade ago. Nonetheless, nowadays the skies over Fuerteventura are almost free of clouds during August. August is a windy month (more than June and July) which means that sailing and surfing may be a bit risky for inexperienced sailors and surfers.
Southern winds known as ‘siroccos’ are known to bring African heat; and can sometimes carry sand all the way to Fuerteventura. This harmless phenomenon, known locally as ‘calima’ can cause sand whipping on some beaches. In rare occasions, the sirocco can also carry desert locusts from the Sahara desert over to Fuerteventura. Desert locusts are gigantic in comparison to regular locusts but completely harmless. These oversized insects cause little problems and die a few days after their arrival due to shortage of food.
Offering one of the best views over the Atlantic, Faro de la Entallada is a historical lighthouse located on a steep hillside. The road to the Faro del la Entallada is narrow and difficult to navigate but the end more than justifies the means of getting there – the views are amazing.
Bentacuria is a historic municipality in Fuerteventura and home to the Iglesia Catedral de Santa Maria de Betancuria, arguably the most scenic church on the island. Bentacuria has been ransacked by pirates numerous times in the past and the church is the only building left standing from before the pirate raids. A trip to Bentacuria is well worth it.
Each August the sacred relic of the Virgen del Buen Viaje is carried by a torch-lit procession that bears it from the El Cotillo hermitage to El Roque. The celebrations of the Virgen del Buen Viaje is a big event with hundreds of locals following the procession, which starts at dusk and ends as the sun goes down.
Towards the end of July, Fuerteventura Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Championships takes place at the Playa de la Barca, Sotavento, Jandia in southern Fuerteventura. This annual event attracts the world’s best windsurfers and boarders who come to demonstrate their skills. The championship lasts two weeks (until early August) and is accompanied by numerous live music, shows, children’s activities and a wide range of street food.
El Moro is a beach favoured by windsurfers as a training ground prior to the windsurfing world championships. It’s 560 meters long and has very strong winds accompanied with extremely challenging waves. Not many people swim here and the beach has multiple lifeguard kiosks.
Cofete beach is calm and beautiful, and mostly deserted. The weather is always windy at Cofete and even though the sea may seem calm, if you swim too far out there are strong currents. Cofete spans almost 3 kilometres in length but has virtually no tourist amenities, making it ideal for those seeking sun, sand and solitude and little else.
Punta Dell'Est is a Mediterranean outdoors restaurant with a commanding view over the village of El Cotillo. It serves traditional as well as Italian and Greek specialities.
15 is a unique restaurant with an eclectic range of delicious dishes. Famous for its spongy cakes, delicious chocolate creations and milkshakes, 15 is where countless tourists go when they crave for something sweet. Here the menu works like a league, with the most popular dish going to number one and the least popular being removed and replaced by a new dish at number 15.
Bougainville is a quaint local bar with great sounds, cheap drinks and a great ambiance in La Oliva. The bar has a large terrace and a cosy lounge, serving coffee during the day and all kinds of cocktails and drinks at night.
Cabo Raiz is a Canarian-themed bar in Corralejo. It serves local drinks and popular cocktails. The music is authentically Hispanic and the bar attracts a lot of Brits.
Aldiana Fuerteventura hotel, a German-themed hotel with a unique Spanish/German feel offers a local restaurant, great service and good rooms at good rates.
Hotel Elba Carlota is another well-respected resort that caters to discerning golf enthusiasts. Offering inexpensive accommodation and attractive all-inclusive deals, Elba Carlota is a good choice if you want to combine your love of golf with a relaxing holiday.
Just opposite the spacious playa de Jandía beach, you will find Barceló Jandía Playa hotel. This newly built, all-inclusive hotel complex has been awarded the Thomas Cook Marque of Excellence. It boasts 4 restaurants and 6 bars, along with countless other amenities that have earned the Barceló Jandía Playa its fine reputation.
The Sercotel R2 Rio Calma Hotel is a 4-star hotel in Jandia located right on top of Costa Calma, a splendid beachfront. It boasts 384 rooms and is hailed as being a quiet and relaxing destination. With colonial architecture, a fully-equipped spa and lots of different sports facilities it’s ideal for holidaymakers looking for a smart and well serviced place to stay.
Another impressive H10 hotel, H10 Playa Esmeralda Hotel is based in an excellent beachfront location, overseeing Costa Calma. This ultra-modern hotel has earned numerous awards and distinctions for its excellence. It boasts 4 restaurants, 2 spacious swimming pools and 333 rooms.