Home > Europe > Canary Islands > Fuerteventura > February Averages
Weather Averages for Fuerteventura in February
Averages for Fuerteventura in February
February is a warm and welcoming month in the Canary Islands and tourists flock to Fuerteventura ahead of the high season to catch some of the island’s charm when things are relatively quiet. Average daytime temperature rarely goes below 17 degrees of Celsius during February and sea temperature follows suit, remaining at around 17 degrees throughout the month. February is the coldest month of the year in Fuerteventura but that doesn’t mean it’s too cold to visit! Even though it’s winter, historical weather data indicates that temperatures during February never drop below 14 degrees Celsius, even during the night, while daytime high peaks rarely go above 20 degrees.
Winds can sometimes be strong during February but are almost always hot, as they come in from the Sahara desert. Tourists should expect rain to sprinkle over Fuerteventura for only 3 days of the month. The total rainfall for February rarely reaches 20mm, and when rain does come, it comes in short bursts rather than downpours.
Fuerteventura sees snow only every few decades (the last instance of snow over the island being back in 1996) but it pays to know that when it snows in Fuerteventura, it’s almost always in February (or December). Nonetheless, these brief snowfalls do little to chill the island in a considerable way. During February, the sun shines for 9 hours each day on average and the sky is rarely cloudy. Even when clouds do darken the skies, it is rarely a concern as most clouds just pass over the island of Fuerteventura without leaving a single drop of rain.
The natural sand dunes park of Corralejo (Parque Natural de Corralejo) is arguably the island’s most iconic landmark. Unique to the Canaries, the sand dunes park is a protected reserve of rolling beaches and pristine coastlines that span across a large part of the island. The park is perfectly preserved for its natural beauty and the unique landscape. Several sanctioned hotels, resorts and amenities exist within the park, as it actually encompasses an extensive section of the island’s beaches and settlements.
Those with an inclination for adventure should definitely consider paying a visit to the island’s famous EEE Bikers club. While the sea is still mild and inviting in November, many opt to explore the island’s interior instead of dipping in the Atlantic. The EEE Bikers arrange trips to the island’s hills and sand dunes, giving tourists a unique insider’s look into the true beauty of Fuerteventura’s landscape. You can arrange to travel with a large group or just rent out a couple electric bikes for your group to explore the island alone, with just a map and a compass on your trusty bike.
In 2nd of February, the island celebrates the Virgin of Candelaria, also known as the black Madonna. The black Madonna is the patron saint of the Canary Islands. During the celebrations, locals don traditional attire and perform widespread litanies. The date has religious significance as it is believed to the day of the presentation of Jesus at the temple by Holy Mary. After the celebrations of the Virgin of Candelaria, the carnival commences and tourists can enjoy the Puerto del Rosario Carnival events from the 2nd to the 16th February. These events have different themes each year, ensuring a completely unique experience and most of them are held at Recinto Ferial, an area close to the main bus station. Many street vendors are about during festival offering tasty local street food.
Las Clavellinas is a 110-meter long and 25 meters wide beach of fine golden sand. It is often deserted thanks to being very secluded, and is ideal for naturalists or couples seeking some peace and privacy. However, as it has no amenities, no lifeguard station or rescue facilities it is not especially suitable for children.
Muelle Chico is one of Corralejo’s most popular small beaches. It’s only 90 meters long and has very fine golden sand and faces the tiny islet of Lobos. There are lots of vendors and amenities nearby, including umbrellas and lifeguards.
Infusion Restaurante is a unique eatery that merges different recipes from widely diverse cuisines and infuses them with an authentic Canarian taste. The restaurant is famous for its high quality and unique dishes that seamlessly merge local with international tastes.
The Casbah (Eatery & House of Pizza) offers traditional Italian food with a Spanish twist. The restaurant is famous for its hearty portions and cheerful atmosphere. House specialties include Canarian Pizzas, seafood pasta and various Italian-inspired tapas.
Dr Drink is a casual cocktail bar in Fuerteventura. The bar stands out from the crowd and has earned quite a reputation for hosting all kinds of themed nights and parties. Recurring favourites include the Hawaiian and moustache parties.
Flicks Karaoke Bar is Corralejo’s number one karaoke and disco bar. Located in the trendy Atlantic sol Centre, Flicks attracts European and Asian tourists who come to practice their singing skills and have a good laugh in the process.
Fuentepark Apartamentos is one of the best choices of accommodation for families and tourist groups. Just a few meters from the sea of Corralejo, Fuentepark has spacious self-catering rooms, clean communal areas, including pools for adults and children and convenient services such as bike hire.
Hotel Fuerteventura Princess is a popular hotel in Corralejo. Located within a magnificent beachfront location, the hotel boasts tropical gardens and four swimming pools. It is well-known as a great option for families.
Club Magic Life Fuerteventura Imperial is a beautiful hotel that caters to water sports enthusiasts with a wide range of seaside activities offered from – and close to – the hotel.
Riu Palace Tres Islas is an affordable yet surprisingly luxurious all-inclusive hotel near the famous sand dunes of Corralejo. The hotel features two swimming pools, a solarium terrace, Jacuzzi, sauna, a gym, a spa and a health and beauty centre.
Another Riu favorite, Riu ClubHotel Oliva Beach is a beautiful hotel in La Oliva. The hotel sports two large swimming pools, a Jacuzzi, a solarium terrace and a gym that is available for all visitors to use in their spare time.