Fuerteventura: March Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||10 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||49 %|
|Rainfall days||3 days|
|Chance of Rain||8 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||4 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||57 %|
Averages for Fuerteventura in March
March sees the end of winter and for many resorts the beginning of high season in Fuerteventura. This month is decidedly warmer than winter months and temperatures will be trending upwards from March until September. In March, average daytime temperatures stay around 18 degrees Celsius and you can happily dip into the azure waters around the island as the seawater temperature rarely drops below 17 degrees - even during night time. Skinny dipping anyone?
Warm sea currents coming from Africa keep the waters around the island wamr throughout the month of March. The sun shines for 10 hours every single day and clouds are a rare sight. It only rains in 3 days during the whole months and rainfall comes in short bursts that barely amount to 20mm of total precipitation. Hot winds blowing from the Sahara desert ensure that clouds rarely linger long over the island.
Temperatures rarely drop below 14 degrees during March and historical data indicates that daytime high peaks don’t go above 21; maintaining a comfortable temperature that is neither too hot nor too cold for comfort. During the last few years, temperatures in Fuerteventura has been steadily rising and this rise is most felt during the month of March. Once considered an off-season month, more and more people (and local resorts) treat March as the advent of the tourist season due to the ever-improving weather conditions enjoyed at this time of year.
One of the most popular activities in March on the island is golf played at Corralejo’s famous Mirador de Lobos Golf course and the Corralejo golf club. The club is seated in a magnificent Hispanic villa and is active throughout the year. The Mirador de Lobos is a 9-hole, par-3 course boasting a unique trail through Fuerteventura’s natural landscape. Three of the holes are affected by water and three more are highly technical. The course spans 673 meters and is located inside the Residential Parque Natural area of Corralejo. The area also includes a practice area and putting greens to test your skills and warm up before your round.
Mirador de Lobos Golf Course, Fuerteventura.
Fuerteventura is a large and mostly untouched island with few roads, so travellers who wish to truly explore the land should book up on a Jeep Safari tour across the island. There are only a handful of providers offering Jeep Safari tours and the tours are not available every month of the year. You can book Safari tours through the official Fuerteventura website or on the spot, when you arrive at the airport. Jeep tours include trailing across dirt roads and going off-road to explore the natural wonders of Fuerteventura, including the famous sand dunes of Corralejo.
Every march, La Oliva bursts with colours and sounds as the local Carnival stirs to life. During the festival the whole of Corralejo plays host to various festivities and fiestas, which are held almost daily up until the advent of lent. The lent leads to the Easter holidays (typically in late March or early April) and is a long celebration of its own, with grand religious ceremonies commemorating the passions of Christ. The Easter holidays are culminated through the Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and, of course, Easter Sunday itself; each day a different celebration.
Las Lajas de Punta Prieta is a popular beach that’s 450 meters long and 65 meters wide. The beach comprises fine, golden sand and large boulders. Despite the moderate surf, this beach is still child-safe thanks to the safety signal flags and excellent lifeguard services.
Playa del Bajo del Medio is a small, popular beach in La Oliva. It spans only 100 meters and is 30 meters in width. The beach has white sand with large grains. It has minimal surf and smooth waves, making it ideal for families and elderly visitors.
Las Lajas de Punta Prieta, Fuerteventura.
5th Avenue is a romantic Spanish-themed restaurant ideal for couples who wish to dine in discreet style. The food, even though authentically Spanish is never too spicy (unless requested) and the menu strikes a fine balance between familiar and exotic tastes.
Casa Marcos Restaurant is a rustic and cosy restaurant that features small, child-friendly private dining rooms. The restaurant is famous for preparing regular recipes in special ways (for example, ball-shaped omelettes) and offers a large terrace with relaxing view.
Miami Ice is an all-inclusive bar located in Corralejo. The combination of affordable drinks, great music and numerous entertainment options make Miami Ice one of the most popular downtown bars. Located behind the Atlantico Centre, the bar caters mainly to Brits.
Discreet, romantic dining, at 5th Avenue Restaurant Fuerteventura.
Las Marismas de Corralejo hotel is a located just 5 minutes from Corralejo and offers easy access to the island’s main roads. It’s clean and quiet, catering mostly to families and elderly tourists rather than partygoers. The Las Marismas is famous for having one of the largest swimming pools in the whole island.
For somewhere suitably romantic, Bahiazul Villas & Club hotel won’t disappoint. The resort offers amazing value for money for those willing to spend a bit extra and boasts private villas each with an exclusive swimming pool, Jacuzzi and a private sun terrace.
Located in the heart of Corralejo, Hotel Arena is an excellent all-inclusive resort that caters to budget travellers who wish to stay in Fuerteventura for more than a week without breaking the bank. The services are decent and the hotel is very clean.
If you are looking for affordable, self-catering apartments for a long, hassle-free stay in Fuerteventura, then look no further than Apartamentos Dunas Club. The club offers cosy and spacious multi-room apartments that overlook a pretty garden with a large swimming pool.
An even more affordable accommodation option is Aparthotel Brisamar. Offering affordable apartments that allow you to create a temporary home away from home, Brisamar is clean and homely. While the amenities may be basic, Brisamar offers great value for money.
Great value for money at Aparthotel Brisamar, Fuerteventura.
March events in Fuerteventura
1st March 2015
This celebration, revived in recent years, is characterised by a variety of events. The majority of the activities take place in Casillas del Angel (Puerto del Rosario) on the first Sunday of the month, and include the floral offering to the saint and the ceremony of the Eucharist.
Holy Week (Semana Santa)
29th March 2015 to 4th April 2015
Holy Week usually takes place around mid-March or towards the end of the month. As the population of the Canary Islands are mainly Roman Catholic, Fuerteventura celebrates with religious processions leading up to Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
9th March 2015 to 18th March 2015
Every March, La Oliva bursts with colours and sounds as the local Carnival stirs to life. During the festival the whole of Corralejo plays host to various festivities and fiestas, which are held almost daily up until the advent of lent. The lent leads to the Easter holidays (typically in late March or early April) and is a long celebration of its own, with grand religious ceremonies commemorating the passions of Christ. The Easter holidays are culminated through the Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and, of course, Easter Sunday itself; each day a different celebration.
Fiesta de San José
19th March 2015
Another popular event to look out for in the month of March. This annual event consists of traditional dances including typical Spanish flamenco taking place in Tesejerague, Tuineje.
30th March 2015
On this day the clocks go forward exactly one hour at 1am. Make sure to change your clock so you don't get caught in any sticky situations such as missing the bus or a restaurant reservation.