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Ordering
siteadminsiteadmin September 21, 2016
The African migrant, African emigrant, or common vagrant (Catopsilia florella) is a butterfly of the Pieridae family and can be found on Fuerteventura
Aloe Vera
siteadminsiteadmin August 24, 2014
Aproximately 300 species of Aloe Vera plants can be found, however, very few of these are beneficial to humans. Of the minority that contain healing properties, Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller is the highest quality. In fact, it is widely recommended to use Aloe Vera products that come from the Barbadensis plant. The word Aloe derives from the Arabic ‘Alloeh,’ and this translates as ‘shining bitter substance.’ Vera means true in Latin, and it is for this...
Atlantic Lizard
siteadminsiteadmin April 28, 2015
The Atlantic Lizard (Gallotia Atlantica) is very common on Fuerteventura, where it can often be seen on rocks and walls. They can run very fast and can reach a size of around 25 centimetres in length.
Barbary Squirell
F FuerteEvents December 06, 2016
The Barbary squirrel was introduced to the island of Fuerteventura in 1965. The squirrel burrows in bushy rocky areas and grassland. They are colonial animals and live in family groups. They come out to feed early mornings and evenings. The Barbary squirrel can give birth to a litter of up to four twice a year. The Barbary squirrels are often very tame, especially in the main tourist areas and will often feed from your hand.
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F FuerteEvents December 06, 2016
The Barracuda (Sphyraena Viridensis) is the most common of the larger predators on the coast of Fuerteventura. Barracuda are snake-like in appearance, with prominent, sharp-edged, fang-like teeth, much like piranhas, all of different sizes, set in sockets of their large jaws, with large, pointed heads. They often feed off of small fish around the cliff edges or in the harbours. They are much sought after by game and commercial fishermen. Although they can grow up to a metre and...
Bath White
siteadminsiteadmin August 25, 2014
This pretty little butterfly is scientifically known as Pontia Paplidice. In accordance to its name it is white, although the underside of the hind wings display small green patches. The Bath White also exists in North Africa, South-West Europe, and Afghanistan. On occasion it migrates to Belgium, Holland, and the UK, although very rarely.
Blue Emperor
siteadminsiteadmin August 25, 2014
This butterfly is technically referred to as Morpho Peleides, and for this reason it is also known as the Blue Morph. This species originates from South America, and the wings are a brilliant blue. It is this which deters predators, it is thought that as the Blue Emperor rapidly flaps its wings, the bright flashes of colour startle most predators and this causes them to withdraw. In fact, these butterflies tend to live and travel together in groups in...
Bogues in a livewell for bait in Fuerteventura

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siteadminsiteadmin May 26, 2016
Schools of Bogue (Boops boops) are very common around Fuerteventura, they are often used as bait for larger fish such as barracuda, and tuna. They can be found in depths of a metre, down to around 350 metres. Their diet consists of small crustaceans, seaweed and plankton, schools of Bogue often rise to the surface at night. Individuals can reach 36 cm, but average 20 cm. They can be caught with small hooks, with small pieces of prawn, and...
Bottlenose Dolphin
S StayInFuerteventura February 16, 2016
Bottlenose Dolphin are often seen off the coast of Fuerteventura.
Cabra majorera or Fuerteventura Goat
siteadminsiteadmin May 05, 2018
The cabra majorera or Fuerteventura Goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) is the producer of the milk from which the famous Majorero cheese is made. It is the most important domestic mammal of Fuerteventura from an economic perspective and apart from the cheese goat meat is available in many restaurants. Goats are one of the oldest domesticated species in the world and have been used for their milk, meat, hair, and skins for over ten thousand years. Kids...
Canary Damselfish
siteadminsiteadmin April 28, 2015
The small but colourful Canary Damselfish (Abudefduf luridus) can be found all around Fuerteventura, they inhabit shallow water in rocky inshore areas, often near sand, down to depths of 25 metres, and can often be seen near harbour walls. Males protect the eggs deposited in nests, and Juveniles can be found in rock pools. They are often caught by accident when fishing for other species, and are often seen when snorkeling in Fuerteventura, and grow...
Caterpillar hunting wasp
siteadminsiteadmin April 25, 2015
Large eumenid caterpillar hunting wasps, delta dimiatipennes, also known as potter wasps are quite common in Fuerteventura, they often build their nests on outdoor ceilings. They can often be seen carrying a caterpillar larger than themselves, which they paralyse, and then push into a cavity in their nest to feed their offspring.
Clouded Yellow
siteadminsiteadmin August 25, 2014
The Clouded Yellow is from the Colias genus of butterflies, and is a member of the Pieridae family. They also exist in Africa, India, and China. This species does not build up toxins from their feeding plants; therefore they are easy and much sought after prey. They do however; possess an advantage in that they are particularly agile and fast. They are therefore better able than most butterflies to avoid predator attacks.
Collared Dove
siteadminsiteadmin August 25, 2014
Fuerteventura is home to a significant population of Collared Dove. These sweet little birds have short red legs, a black bill, and the eyes contain a red iris. They have a black half collar with a white edge on the nape and it is this which gives this type of bird its name. They live and breed close to the human population because it is here that food is in abundance, they are very tame and...
Common Blue
siteadminsiteadmin September 22, 2016
The Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae and can be found on Fuerteventura.
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Upcoming Fuerteventura Events

Morro Jable Flea Market

Thursday April 25th 2019 09:00 -14:00

The Morro Jable Flea Market is held every Monday and Thursday in the Cosmo shopping centre car park between 09:00 and 14:00

Miguel de Unamuno House Museum

Thursday April 25th 2019 09:00 -13:00

The Miguel de Unamuno House Museum, in the heart of the old Puerto de Cabras, commemorates the passage of the famous writer through Fuerteventura. It is a house from the 19th century which, in other times, served as a guesthouse under the name of Hotel Fuerteventura.

Canary Islands Craft Market

Thursday April 25th 2019 10:00 -14:00

The Canary Islands Craft Market is held every Thursday and Sunday between 10:00 and 14:00 in the El Campanario Shopping Centre,Corralejo, Fuerteventura.

La Alcogida Ecomuseum

Thursday April 25th 2019 10:00 -18:00

To visit La Alcogida is to experience the way of life of Fuerteventuran peasants over the last few decades. Stone houses, whitewashed and with gabled roofs, welcome the visitor to the La Alcogida Eco-Museum, located in the village of Tefía in Puerto del Rosario. Its roofs are made of “torta” (a mix of water, earth and straw) which, with the advent of winter rains, is what gives the walls their ancient appearance. In summer the walls are repainted to once again display their pure and perfect white.

Majorero Cheese Museum

Thursday April 25th 2019 10:00 -18:00

Discover the origins of the famous Majorero cheese at the Majorero Cheese Museum. The Majorera goats are acknowledged to be amongst the most productive in the world, the excellent quality of their dense, aromatic and fatty milk is one of the main secrets of Majorero cheese.

The Majorero Cheese Museum is located in Antigua, Fuerteventura, as well as the Museum there's also a windmill, gardens, a shop and restaurant.

Del Carmen Saltworks Museum

Thursday April 25th 2019 10:00 -18:00

The Del Carmen Saltworks Museum is located in the Del Carmen Saltworks at Las Salinas, Fuerteventura.

The only saltworks in Fuerteventura still in operation, comprised of 10 intake ponds, nearly 1000 condensation ponds, the salt warehouse, the salt worker’s house and  the remains of the old quay.