Fuerteventura: October Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||10 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||46 %|
|Rainfall days||3 days|
|Chance of Rain||6 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||3 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||40 %|
Averages for Fuerteventura in October
October sees the tourist season come to a close. During this month, the average daytime temperature drops down to 22 degrees Celsius while the seawater temperature still retains summertime warmth at 25 degrees. October sees temperature lows drop to about 19 degrees and high peaks reaching 25 degrees Celsius. The sky is cloudier than September and all the summer months, leading to 10 hours of daily sunshine on average. However, these clouds rarely bring rain during this month (they mostly pass the island and head towards Spain). Rainfall amounts to a bit more than 10mm of total precipitation and sprinkles the island for three days of the month. These rains mostly come at night and the island is dry again by midmorning.
The island is battered by frequent winds and October is no exception. However, winds are calm and breezy during this month, making the conditions ideal for relaxed sailing and learning water sports. People wishing to experience the strongest winds – probably to flex their water sports muscles - should visit during the winter months.
Baku Waterpark is a fully landscaped water-based theme park located just outside of Corralejo. There are dozens of water slides, several swimming pools and various other fun features for children of all ages. The waterpark is very safe as it adheres to a strict lifeguard policy. Adults can also enjoy play some mini golf in one of the many courses within the park’s grounds.
Water slide views at Baku Waterpark,
The Finca Julie Horse Riding club enables tourists to explore the breathtaking views of Fuerteventura on horseback. Friendly Irish horses will take you on mountain trails or sandy coastal routes for a memorable and fun day out. The club offers a full range of tailor-made rides for families and tourist groups, as well as riding lessons for beginners and children.
In October, the Avocation of the Virgen del Rosario is commemorated. Another major religious event, during the avocation locals may close down their businesses to go to the church, so don’t be surprised if you find some stores closed for the morning.
From 11 to 14 of October, the annual Rainbow Festival in Corralejo takes place. This LGBT event triggers numerous parties across town. The celebrations open with a free live music concert. There is body painting, a pirate excursion to Lobos, a Drag Queen party and finally the festival finishes with a family party and parade.
La vaca azul is a seafood restaurant serving the freshest produce in El Cotillo. Local fishermen actually bring their boats right up to the restaurant to deliver their still-flapping catch - you can’t get fresher than that!
Enjoy Spanish cuisine and fresh ingredients from the sea, La vaca azul.
Poitin Stil is an authentic Irish pub-restaurant serving homesick tourists top traditional dishes from back home. If you long for some authentic Irish fare and fancy a pint of Guinness to wash it down - beeline to Poitin Stil.
The Firkin Inn is a bar catering for Brits who crave a touch of home away from home. The beers are great and the décor is just like pubs back home – with a subtle Canarian twist.
Oasis Lounge is a fun-filled classy bar in Atlantico Centre. The Oasis Lounge has almost daily entertainment, including quiz nights, live music, drag shows and more. The drinks are reasonably prices, too.
Esquinzo beach comprises is a fine yellow sand and stony beach. The newly-erected village of Esquinzo overlooks the beach, which is suitable for children but also attracts its fair share of naturists.
Giniginamar beach is a remote and quiet bay, ideal for naturism and privacy-seeking couples. The beach features clean, dark sand, while pebbles become more numerous as you get closer to the shore. There are almost no tourist facilities here but the few fishing boats bobbing around add a touch of local charm.
Golden sand at Esquinzo beach, Fuerteventura.
Barceló Castillo Beach Resort is a spectacular 4-star hotel located on Caleta de Fuste’s seafront, which is famous for its sand dunes and excellent windsurfing conditions. The hotel is ideal for some R&R – kick back in the thalassotherapy spa or soak up some rays on the hotel’s spacious terraces.
Meliá Gorriones Hotel is located in the Jandía Peninsula in the south of Fuerteventura. Situated amid beautiful nature in a protected natural area, the hotel is right alongside the famous 30-km long Sotavento beach. The hotel is modern and cosy, boasting four swimming pools, a spa, a restaurant and a nightclub.
The Aloe Club Resort is an affordable, self-catering hotel that’s clean and pretty. The resort features 103 fully furnished apartments that are ideal for families or couples looking to enjoy a relaxing holiday. There are several communal swimming pools and lots of different sports facilities to keep you entertained.
Meliá Gorroines Hotel Spa.
Showcasing 317 rooms, Sunrise Club Paraiso Playa is a popular all-inclusive hotel with multiple entertainment options. Tourists staying at the hotel can enjoy tennis, gym, volleyball, paddle tennis, ping-pong and billiards. The hotel also offers surf and sailing lessons at affordable prices.
If you’re looking for well-priced and spacious apartments in Fuerteventura then look no further than Punta Marina apartment complex. Located on a romantic hill in the southern part of the island, the complex is mere 50 meters away from a pristine white sand beach. All communal areas are clean and there’s a sizable pool.
October events in Fuerteventura
Caleta Open Golf Tournament
10th October 2015 to 12th October 2015
The Caleta Open Golf Tournament is held every year at the Fuerteventura Golf Club and the Las Salinas Golf Club from the 10th to the 12th October.
Swimming race to Isla de los Lobos
14th October 2015
Every year the small coastal town of Corralejo hosts a swimming race to the island of Lobos, which is in total 3400 metres long. Anyone is allowed to enter as long as you are aged between 16 and 70. The event always attracts a big crowd, who come to cheer on their friends and family.
11th October 2015 to 14th October 2015
From 11th to 14th of October, the annual Rainbow Festival in Corralejo takes place. This LGBT event triggers numerous parties across town. The celebrations open with a free live music concert. There is body painting, a pirate excursion to Lobos, a Drag Queen party and finally the festival finishes with a family party and parade.
Dia de la Hispanidad
12th October 2015
Dia de la Hispanidad (National Day Festival) is the official national day of Spain. It is always celebrated on the 12th of October and is considered as a national public holiday. The day marks the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas in 1492. Across the world it is known more commonly as Columbus Day and the celebration dates back to 1935, when it was first celebrated in Madrid, Spain. As it is a public holiday many Canarians spend the day by the beach or going to parties around the island.
Virgen del Pino Fiesta
12th October 2015
The Virgen del Pino, otherwise known as "Virgin of the Pine" is the patron saint of Gran Canaria. Even though the day is mainly celebrated in Gran Canaria, a special service is held in the town of Puerto Lajas to commemorate the patroness who was said to have special healing powers.