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Weather Averages for Fuerteventura in May
Averages for Fuerteventura in May
May is perhaps the most popular month in Fuerteventura and the island sees thousands of tourists flock to the island. The weather is fantastic in May with 12 hours of sunshine every single day. Average daytime temperature floats around a pleasant 20 degrees Celsius and the seawater temperature is equally inviting at 19 degrees.
Daytime high peaks rarely go above 23 degrees though, ensuring that it’s never too hot for comfort, while temperatures rarely drop below 16 degrees. May is an exceptionally dry month but it still sees some rain on one day of the month, although this barely amounts to 10mm of total precipitation. This rain is a welcoming sight to locals who don’t expect to see any more rain throughout the summer all the way up to September (which is practically as dry as May). The winds are fairly strong but not overwhelming, inviting sailing enthusiasts to take the seas of Fuerteventura. Be warned that during May, strong winds coming from the south may carry red dust from the Sahara desert.
The late night party scene attracts partygoers who gather in Corralejo’s Avenida del Generalisimo Franco Street. There are numerous late night bars, particularly in the Centro Comercial Atlantico, which is a drinking and dancing hotspot. The late night party scene includes rock bars, sports bars, pubs, clubs and half a dozen karaoke bars.
Fuerteventura Golf Club is a busy golfing destination and the first 18-hole golf course in Fuerteventura. The impressive par-72 course has holes 1 to 10 facing the ocean and a round running next to three interconnected lakes. There are 67 bunkers in total. The fairways, tees and the rough are perfectly landscaped and cleverly placed to create golfing challenges. The round of the golf championship for gentlemen is 6,069 meters and for ladies, 5,257 meters.
Held every year in May, the religious celebrations of Virgen del Buen Viaje in El Cotillo, involves a long procession by local fishermen. This local event focuses on fishing, and during the celebration the use of banned fishing techniques is allowed. The caught fish is cooked from fresh and served freely to locals and tourists. During the feast, traditional parrandas (local folk songs) are sung to celebrate the event.
The Dia de Canarias (Day of the Canaries) is celebrated in Fuerteventura every year in May the 30th. This public holiday is infused with Hispanic festivities that take place across all towns in Fuerteventura. Local restaurants and bars serve traditional specialities and many locals take the celebrations to the streets.
Puerto Remedios-Las Agujas is a beautiful beach in northern Fuerteventura. Spanning 250 meters and featuring coarse, heavy sand, the beach is a favourite of couples and families thanks to its smooth surge and convenient location near Corralejo. Several vendors offer their services nearby, so food and drink is covered.
El Bajo Negro is a 300-meter long beach facing north. The surf in El Bajo Negro is strong and dangerous, making this beach unsuitable for children. Instead, the beach attracts surfers and extreme sports enthusiasts who brave the waves. There are several safety signals and lifeguard services to help prevent accidents.
Agua is one of the nicest and cheapest bar-restaurants in Corralejo. Agua specialises in cocktails and snacks, and also offers a healthy selection of local specialties. The bar-restaurant has been featured in numerous international guides as a top eatery in Fuerteventura.
If you are looking for a taste of authentic tapas in Fuerteventura head to Pincha Cabra Tapas Bar. With low prices and good-sized portions, Pincha Cabra serves delectable tapas that the locals rate highly – always a good sign!
The Sunrise Costa Calma Palace is a lovely, luxurious and elegant hotel with a definite spark of local charm. The hotels is located at walking distance from the beach and offers a host of sport-oriented amenities such as tennis courts, an indoors and an outdoors gym, several swimming pools and others, that will keep even the most energized tourists busy.
Aparthotel Bahia Grande offers comfortable, clean and very affordable accommodation for families and tourists that may wish to stay in Fuerteventura for long periods of time. Many visitors compare these apartments with regular hotels in terms of space, amenities and overall quality.
Overlooking a pristine stretch of sand and towered by the scenic Morro Jable lighthouse, Hotel Faro Jandia is a 4-star resort situated on Jandía’s main promenade in front of Playa del Matorral. The hotel is considered a “hidden gem” by many tourists who visit it year after year, thanks to its unpretentious atmosphere and overall excellent quality.
For a more affordable yet still luxurious experience in Jandia, opt to stay at the Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park hotel. This all-inclusive establishment offers excellent and inexpensive accommodation in Fuerteventura. The hotel’s staff is especially helpful, too.
Elba Palace hotel is a new and innovative establishment, which also happens to be the home of Fuerteventura Golf Club. Unsurprisingly, golf lovers flock to the Elba Palace in their droves.