Fuerteventura is blessed with miles and miles of golden beaches covered in pillowy-soft sand, and a pleasantly warm climate year-round. But as first time and frequent visitors know, this popular Canary Island also has a reputation for being windy.
Its location off the west coast of Africa is on the cusp of where the Trade Winds start, so for much of the year, there’s a constant breeze hitting the island from a north or north-easterly direction. For visitors, this could change where they stay in Fuerteventura and when.
If you just want to relax on a quiet beach with a good book, you should head to the south or west of the island – areas that face away from the wind and offer a more secluded coastline. Or for more choice, visit Fuerteventura in the winter months when the breeze has died down but the sun is still shining.