15.06.18 - DANGER OF TOO MUCH ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION
The tragic death of a UK tourist last October has highlighted the problem of consuming too much alcohol whilst on holiday, as on Fuerteventura the alcoholic measure are much higher than in the UK.
The news of the inquest has been highlighted in the UK press, following the inquest, and has been reported in the local press in Fuerteventura.
29.05.18 - CHANGE TO THE PARKING CHARGE IN PUERTO DEL ROSARIO
The controversial scheme of charging for parking in the marked out blue and green zones in Puerto del Rosario during the afternoon, has been dropped after being introduced in 2016.
From the 4th June 2018 a charge for parking in the green and blue marked zones in central Puerto del Rosario will only apply from 8am-3pm, Monday to Friday. No charge at all at weekends or on bank holidays. Payment has to be made at the parking meters.
14.05.18 - AIRPORT PASSENGER NUMBERS
507,318 passengers (Arrivals and Departures) passed through Fuerteventura Airport in April 2018. That is a 4.6% fall compared to April last year. A total of 2,017,388 have passed through the airport between Jan-Apr, which is a 5% increase on last year.
08.05.18 - 8 BEACHES ON FUERTEVENTURA HAVE BEEN AWARDED BLUE FLAG STATUS FOR 2018 -
8 beaches on Fuerteventura have been awarded Blue Flag status in the 2018 list:
Puerto del Rosario: Playa Blanca, Puerto Lajas, Los Pozos.
La Oliva: Grandes Playas, La Concha (Chica), Charco de las agujas, Corralejo Viejo (la Goleta).
The Ayuntamiento of Pajara which has beaches in the south of the island chose not to submit any applications for Blue Flag status even though the beaches meet all the cleanliness/facilities requirements. They do not like the restrictions on limiting sea fishing which would affect the local fishermen.
18.4.18 - DEEP BLUE DIVING - The best Dive Centre in Europe
The Deep Blue Dive Center in Caleta de Fuste harbour has been voted the best dive centre in Europe.
28.03.18 - NORTH SOUTH ROAD
The President of the Fuerteventura Cabildo is hoping that the budget will be set later this year for the continuation of the north to south dual carriageway, with the sections between Caldereta and the airport and the airport to Las salinas. It's a total of 40km, and will involve the bypassing of Caleta de Fuste. -
06.04.18 - FINANCE AGREED FOR THE NEW CALETA DE FUSTE PRIMARY SCHOOL
The Canary Islands Government today authorized, at the proposal of the Minister of Education and Universities, Soledad Monzón, the multiannual expenditure of 4,990,903 euros for the construction of the new school for Early Childhood and Primary Education (CEIP) El Castillo, which will total 450 school places in Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura.
The future CEIP El Castillo will be built on an area of 3.146,83 square meters and will have 18 educational units: 12 Infant classrooms and 6 Primary classrooms, as well as specific spaces, such as computer rooms, multipurpose, music, as well as as kitchen, library, dining room, gym and changing rooms.
The school will be distributed in three different buildings: a module for Infant Education and its complementary spaces, a two-story building for primary students, administration and common spaces, and a third building for gym and clothing.
The center's project also includes recreational and sports facilities in outdoor spaces: covered sports courts, a wrestling area and differentiated play areas for the Infant and Primary pupils are some of the external infrastructures.
The agreement reached this morning by the regional government includes a bidding budget for the work of 4,990,903 euros, with a forecast of annuities until 2020: 100 thousand euros in 2018, 2,442,451.50 euros in 2019 and 2,448,451, 50 euros in the year 2020. With the approval of this item, the procedure for the bidding of the works begins, which will make it possible to respond to the schooling needs foreseen in the town of Caleta de Fuste, population that presents an important demographic growth from the last years.
22.03.18 - AIRPORT PASSENGER NEWS
The number of passenger arrivals/departures at Fuerteventura airport in February 2018 was 476,877. That is up 8.5% on the same month last year.
The total number of passengers for January and February 2018 is 952,635, which is an increase of 6.5% compared to last year.
12.03.18 - CLEANING UP IN ANTIGUA MUNICIPALITY
20 workers are cleaning up rubbish and tidying areas around the Municipality. They started in January and will continue until the Summer.
22.03.18 - MANCHESTER FLIGHTS
There will be 15 flights a week from Manchester to Fuerteventura this Summer. Thomas Cook will operate 6 flights, Jet2 four, Ryanair three and TUI two.
13.02.18 - AIRPORT PASSENGER NEWS
The number of passenger arrivals/departures at Fuerteventura airport in January 2018 was 475,748. That is up 4.6% on the same month last year.
It was the 9th busiest in Spain.
01.02.18 - CORRALEJO/PLAYA BLANCA FERRY JOURNEYS UP
The ferry link between Corralejo and Playa Blanca in Lanzarote had 1,118,799 passengers in 2017 which is a 4.58% increase on 2016. It is the busiest inter-island ferry route in the Canary Islands.
21.01.18 - CALETA DE FUSTE MAIN BEACH CONTROVERSY
The Cabildo of Fuerteventura (Island Council) are still pursuing the Spanish Government to correct the problems on the main beach in Caleta de Fuste since the regeneration was completed last year.
21-01.18 - 50% Of THE POPULATION IN THE LA OLIVA AREA ARE NON-SPANISH
The Ayuntamiento of La Oliva (District Council in the North of the Island) say that 50% of the population in the district, which includes Corralejo, Tamaragua, Villaverde, La Oliva, Lajares and El Cotillo, is now non- Spanish. They want people to register with the council by signing up on the Empadronamiento to ensure that the council receives finance from Central Government to finance services.
12.01.18 - AIRPORT BUSIER IN 2017 THAN 2016
AENA today released the statistical data on the movement of passengers at Fuerteventura airport during the month of December 2017, where a total of 491,607 passengers were registered (arrivals + departures), representing a growth of 8.2 % compared to December 2016.
2017 ended with a total of 6,049,401 passengers (arrivals + departures) which is a growth of 6.6% compared to 2016.
06.01.18 - THREE KINGS DAY
The Three Kings took part in parades yesterday evening in many of the towns and villages on the island. They later brought gifts to all people that had been good. Today is a public holiday.
31.12.17 - 6 MILLION PASSENGERS THIS YEAR AT THE AIRPORT
51 airlines operate from 83 destinations.
21.12.17 - 20 DROWNINGS IN FUERTEVENTURA THIS YEAR
20 people have drowned on the island this year, and a total of 90 in the Canary Islands. This highlights the danger of the sea, particularly on the west coast and along by the dunes and the Sotavento beaches.
15.12.17 - DEADLY MOSQUITO FOUND ON FUERTEVENTURA
Urgent action is being taken by the Canarian Health Authorities after the deadly mosquito Aedes Aegypti was found on the island. This type of mosquito spreads the dengue and yellow fever viruses.
The insect - the Aedes aegypti - can also spread other viruses common in tropical and sub-tropical areas including Zika fever, Mayaro and Chikungunya which has no cure and like the other viruses associated with the mosquito causes fever and severe joint pain.
The mosquito was found in the Las Granadas area, near to Fuerteventura Hospital in Puerto del Rosario.
A public meeting is being held on Tuesday 19th December to inform everyone what steps are being taken.
13.12.17 - ANOTHER INCREASE IN VISITOR NUMBERS
In November, Fuerteventura Airport had a movement of 506,399 passengers(arrivals + departures), which is 8.3% more than the same month last year, according to statistics made public by AENA.
Between Jan and Nov 2017 there has been a total of 5,557,794 passengers (arrivals + departures), which is a 6.4% increase on the same period last year.
The airport is the 11th busiest in Spain.
03.12.17 - MUSEUMS CHANGE
From November, a company called Proasur has taken over the running of three centres of Fuerteventura's Cabildo's Museum Network: The Interpretation Centre of Los Molinos in Tiscamanita, the Majorero Cheese Museum in Antigua and the Salt Museum of Salinas del Carmen.
Proasur will now open those three centres seven days a week all year round and with longer openings hours. In addition to managing those centres, Proasur will carry out the remodelling of the museums and will renovate the restaurant facilities and shops of all three centres.
18.11.17 - MORE HOTELS FOR CALETA DE FUSTE?
Plans to build hotels on the land between the Montecastillo area and the Fuerteventura Golf Club are being considered. Three options have been drawn up, which might increase the number of tourist beds available in the resort from 12,500 to 37,500.