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.