What's The Weather Like in Fuerteventura in May?
May is one of the best times of the year to visit Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, when the temperatures are warm and the resorts are quiet and not crowded because the throngs of tourists which visit during the summer haven't yet descended upon the island.
How Hot Is Fuerteventura In May?
Hottest and Coldest Mays In Fuerteventura
The hottest temperature ever recorded in Fuerteventura in May is 36.7°C, which was registered in May 2012 at Fuerteventura Airport. The lowest was 11.6°C in May 1976.
Sandstorms In 2012
The record high temperatures of May 2012 were caused by an intense calima a severe sand and dust storm which blew over the Atlantic Ocean from the Sahara Desert. This calima lasted from 12 May to 17 May with average daily temperatures between 35°C and 37°C.
Does It Rain In Fuerteventura In May?
On average, Fuerteventura experiences much less rainfall than any of the other Canary Islands. This is because Fuerteventura is significantly flatter than the rest of the Canaries. The probability of precipitation is tiny at 1mm of rainfall which falls on a single day.
Average Sunshine Hours
Throughout May, Fuerteventura boasts an average of nine hours of sunshine every day.
Can You Swim In The Sea In Fuerteventura In May?
Thanks to Fuerteventura's year-round warm climate, the average sea temperature for the waters around the island is a pleasant 19°C during May
Is It Windy In Fuerteventura in May?
The summer is much windier than the winter season in Fuerteventura but as April is still spring, wind speeds are still gentle, rarely rising to anything stronger.
Fuerteventura Hotels in May
Sunrise Costa Calma Palace
The Sunrise Costa Calma Palace is a four-star hotel located on the main beach at Costa Calma. Here accommodation comes in the form of 370 standard doubles and superior doubles all of which come with sea views, satellite TV, air conditioning and paid WiFi access. The superior doubles are located on the ground floor and have direct access to the beach.
The luxury complex features two outdoor swimming pools, one of which is heated in winter, one children's pool, two tennis courts, two padel courts and a gym. There's also a spa with a saltwater heated pool, sauna, massage treatments and beauty therapies. Onsite dining options include one buffet restaurant, snack bar, piano bar, pool bar, lobby bar and lounge bar. Room only, bed and breakfast, half board and full board options are all available.
Playitas Aparthotel is a top pick for families on holiday in Fuerteventura. Located in Las Playitas, this family-friendly resort offers a large swimming pool full of inflatables, a large slide and pool toys, Jacuzzis, mini golf course, kids' club and nightly entertainment at the Playitas Sports Bar. Moreover, there is also an onsite supermarket, 18-hole golf course which blends in with the surrounding landscape and a spa which boasts a hyrdrotherapy circuit, beauty treatments, facials and beauty salon treatments.
There are four onsite restaurants: Buffet Playitas Aparthotel which serves international cuisine, Da Luigi Restaurante which serves Italian cuisine, La Bodega which serves Spanish tapas and Pool Bar which serves snacks, salads, burgers and pizzas. Accommodation comes in the form of 114 studios and 94 apartments, each of which features contemporary décor, air conditioning, kitchenette and paid WiFi access.
Hotel Faro Jandia
Located on the main promenade of Jandia in front of Playa del Matorral, Hotel Faro Jandia is a four-star hotel which overlooks the beach. Accommodation comes in the form of double rooms, each of which is decorated with bright primary colours and features tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning and satellite TV. The hotel is surrounded by grassy landscaped gardens peppered with outdoor swimming pools, whirlpool, three tennis courts, mini golf course, playground, international buffet restaurant and pool bar.
There's also Spa Las Caricias del Faro only for guests aged 16+ which is free to enjoy and offers a hydrotherapy pool, Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, whirlpool, sensation showers, ice shower, fitness centre and relaxation room. There are loads of attractions and facilities in the local area, including Playa del Matorral Beach (200m away), the Morro Jable Harbour from which you can sign up for various excursions, Centro Commercial Cosmos with loads of shops and the promenade which is lined with international bars and restaurants.
Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park
If you prefer all-inclusive hotels, check out Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park. Situated just 200m away from Playa Gaviotas Beach, this hotel offers Bentacuria Restaurant which serves international cuisine buffet-style, Del Castillo Pool Bar which serves continental breakfasts and international lunches, Lobby Bar which offers sandwiches and drinks, Tindaya Bar with mini discos and evening entertainment and Bowling Bar where guests can play ten-pin bowling and enjoy a drink.
As well as all meals and drinks, the Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park's all-inclusive programme also covers a kids' clubs, tennis courts, water polo, football, volleyball, aerobics classes and the Thai Zen Sensations Spa which boasts facials, massages, body wraps and water experiences using natural products. Accommodation comes in the form of double rooms, junior suites and full suites, several of which feature sea views. Double rooms are the smallest and most basic accommodation choices, junior suites are larger and feature a sitting area, whilst full suites are the largest and feature a separate living room and bedroom.
Elba Sara Beach & Golf Resort
The four-star Elba Sara Beach & Golf Resort is perfect for travellers on a golfing holiday. The complex is ideally located, with the Fuerteventura Golf Club and the 18-hole par-72 golf course on one side and the Costa Caleta Beach on the other side. Guests can choose from 208 double rooms, 40 standard family rooms and several junior suites, all of which are decorated in coastal yellows, blues and greens and feature coffee/tea making facilities, satellite TV and WiFi access.
There are loads of onsite dining options, including the international Albatros Buffet Restaurant, Bar Tuscan Grill, Bar Salon Broadway and Reception Hall Bar. For families there are swimming pools, kids' clubs, mini golf and daily entertainment, whilst for adults there is a gym with sauna and Jacuzzi, sports zone, beach club and access to the spa at the nearby Sheraton Hotel.
Fuerteventura Beach for May
Las Agujas Beach
Las Agujas Beach is located in the north of Fuerteventura in Corralejo, just where the sand dunes begin. This beach is 700m long and 20m wide, providing plenty of room for adults to relax and children to play. The golden sand here is course and heavy, whilst the sea is very clean with a smooth and moderate surge which makes it perfect for swimming in.
Whilst the wind can get very blustery around the coast of Corralejo (with gusts of between 20kts and 35kts) these usually happen between 6pm and 9am, when most people aren't at the beach. The swell rarely gets above 1m, even during particularly windy periods. The only onsite facilities available are parasols which can be rented. There is a very small resort a few steps away where you'll find bars, restaurants, shops and supermarkets.
El Bajo Negro
El Bajo Negro is also located in Corralejo in the north of Fuerteventura, tucked in between Playa Larga and Playa del Caserón. This 300-metre-long beach faces north and features fine white sand lapped by turquoise waters just like you'd get in the Caribbean. This beach is incredibly popular with tourists especially those staying at the nearby Club Hotel RIU Oliva Beach although since May is one of the quietest months for the island, the beach shouldn't be overly crowded at this time of year.
Thanks to the sand dunes which line the beach, El Bajo Negro rarely receives any strong winds, making it perfect for sun bathing. The sea is equally calm and very shallow in fact you have to walk out quite far out before it's deep enough for swimming. Thanks to the hotels in the local area, there is a great choice of bars, restaurants, mini markets and shops nearby, plus sun loungers, parasols, toilets, lifeguards and bars on the beach.
Bars and Restaurants
If you're in the mood for a cocktail, pop into Agua in Corralejo. This bar is located overlooking the beach and specialises in exotic cocktails you won't find in most bars which are made to order right in front of you. There is also a small snack menu available with sandwiches and other light bites. If you're not too hungry skip the food and just order drinks you get a small serving of tapas for free every time you order a drink. The fantastic sea views combined with the carefully-crafted drinks and cool music make this bar a great place to spend an afternoon or evening.
For something more local, try Pincha Cabra Tapas Bar. Also located in Corralejo, this casual eatery is tucked away into a back street and specialises in Spanish and Canarian tapas and wine. Some of the most popular choices on the menu include garlic prawns, cod and banana croquettes and Canarian potatoes served with homemade mojo sauce. The portion sizes are very generous, so make sure you don't over-order. Diners can choose to eat inside in the Canarian-styled white-washed dining room or outside in the small courtyard.
Things to do in Fuerteventura in May
Fuerteventura Golf Club
May is one of the quietest months of the year for Fuerteventura, making it a great time to enjoy a round of golf at Fuerteventura Golf Club. Most golfers head to the island in the winter months, so you'll practically have the whole course to yourself in May. This par-72 golf course is the first 18-hole course to be built in Fuerteventura and is lined by three interconnected lakes. What makes this course so special is its location one side faces the sea and the other side is overlooked by the rocky, volcanic terrain of Fuerteventura.
The fairways, tees and 67 bunkers of little depth are strewn over a very well-kept green in a way which makes a round enjoyable for golfers of all skills. In addition to the main golf course, Golf Club Fuerteventura also boasts a practice area, driving range with 50+ positions, 800m2 putting green, bunker, green approach and pro shop.
May is also a great time of year to go fishing. There are many fishing excursions available throughout the island, but if you want something cheaper and more personalised, try rock fishing on your own from the Lanzarote-facing side of the harbour in Corralejo. In May, you'll be in with the chance of catching tuna, parrot fish, snappers, bream, garfish, mullet, blue fish, needle fish and barracuda. Fishing without a license is illegal in Fuerteventura. A fishing license is valid throughout the Canary Islands for three years and can be obtained from the Agricultural and Fisheries office in Puerto del Rosario or the La Oliva Town Hall in Corralejo.