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Fuerteventura: May Weather Averages

Daily averages for May
  Temperature 70°F


Low Temperature 63°F


  High Temperature 75°F


  Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 48 %
  Rainfall 1mm
  Rainfall days 0 days
  Chance of Rain 2 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 4 %
  Sea Temperature 66°F


Chance of Windy Day 74 %

Daily averages for May

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
°C 20 20 21 20 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 22 22
°F 68 68 70 68 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 72 72
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
21 21 21 21 21 22 21 21 21 21 21 22 22 21 22 22
70 70 70 70 70 72 70 70 70 70 70 72 72 70 72 72

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.

Kite surfer in Fuerteventura

Good winds for activities like Kite Surfing in May, Fuerteventura.

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.

Man plays golf golf at Fuerteventura Golf Club

Fuerteventura Golf Club.

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!

Spanish tapas at Pincha Cabra Tapas Bar

Spanish Tapas like these at Pincha Cabra Tapas Bar, Fuerteventura.

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.

View of Morro Jable Lighthouse fuerteventura

Morro Jable Lighthouse.

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.

May events in Fuerteventura

Public Hoilday

Fiesta del Trabajo (Labour Day)

1st May 2015

A national public holiday celebrated every year on May 1st. Many Canarians look forward to this day because they get the whole day off, sometimes giving them a much needed long weekend! Most shops and businesses are closed on this day, however, popular tourist attractions, museums and restaurants are usually still open.



Fiesta de San Isidro Labrador

15th May 2015

The Feast of San Isidro is mainly celebrated in mainland Spain, however, in Fuerteventura the event is celebrated in Los Alares, Antigua. The festivities are in honour of San Isidro Labrador and include processions, festivals and traditional performances.


Antigua Craft Fair

15th May 2015 to 18th May 2015

On average, the event attracts more than 200 individual exhibitors, showcasing and selling their handicrafts. There will also be demonstrations by local handicraft makers, as well as musical groups and sportsmen performing on stage. The fair will take place on the Antigua sportsground and you can expect to see a wide variety of crafts on show including leather goods, jewellery, instruments and baskets. If you are interested, admission is completely free and parking is available in the surrounding streets.


The Dia de Canarias (Day of the Canaries)

30th May 2015

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.



Fiesta de Nuestra Señora del Cobre

20th May 2015

The Fiesta de Nuestra Señora del Cobre is celebrated in Los Alares, Antigua on the 20th of May. Many local people will attend mass on this day to commemorate the Virgin of Charity. The day is often celebrated in Cuba, however, some Canarians also come to pay their respects to the shrine of Santa Maria.


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