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There are numerous spècies of fish around Fuerteventura, many can be seen from beaches, rocks, or harbours as well as from glass bottom boats, snorkelling, scuba diving, and fishing.

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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...
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...
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...
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siteadminsiteadmin April 16, 2018
The Bocinegro (also known as the Red porgy, or Common Seabream) is reddish in colour with with yellow stripes and a grey head, dark reddish fins, an oval body, large teeth, a large V shaped tail with the two white tips, an unmistakable characteristic of this species. They can reach a length of 90 cm, at night, or when alarmed blue-white spots appear on the head and spine. Bocinegro are carnivorous, and voracious feeders mainly...
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siteadminsiteadmin October 05, 2018
The common stingray (Dasyatis pastinaca) is the most common species of ray found in Fuerteventura waters inhabiting sandy areas to a depth of 60 metres where they often bury themselves in the sand. Common stingray prey on bottom-dwelling crustaceans, molluscs, and small fish. The common stingray has been reported to reach a width of 1.4 metres and a length of 2.5 metres, they have a whip-like tail measuring approximately half the length of the...
Giant Manta Ray
F FuerteEvents December 06, 2016
Giant Manta Ray (Manta birostris) often swim into the harbours of Fuerteventura at night time where the lights attract them to there food source. If you are a diver you are more likely to spot them between September and November. You can often see them swimming around shipwrecks and reefs.
F FuerteEvents December 06, 2016
The Golden Mullet (Liza Aurata) is usually found close to the shore and near the harbour. The golden mullet is the most common of the mullet species found around Fuerteventura. they tend to feed in very shallow waters on algae. It is not often eaten in the Canaries but is a challenge to catch.
Grey triggerfish
siteadminsiteadmin April 28, 2015
The grey triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) can be found over hard bottoms on reefs and rocky areas, in lagoons and in bays, around Fuerteventura at depths down to around 55 metres. They are very good to eat, and have a tough, leathery skin which is best removed. They grow to around 60 centimetres in length, but a more common length is between 30 and 40 centimetres. Triggerfish can be found in large shoals off the coast of...
Large-eye dentex (Antonito)
siteadminsiteadmin April 16, 2018
The Antonito or Large-eye dentex (Dentex macrophthalmus) can be found around Fuerteventura over both sandy bottoms and rocky areas usually at depths between 75 and 640 metres. They has an oval body, large eyes, a V shaped tail and a red or orange tone to their fins. Antonito are carnivorous, and feed mainly on fish and crustaceans, local fishermen mainly use prawns or squid as bait for these. They are very good to eat, the...
Lizard Fish
S StayInFuerteventura December 06, 2016
Lizard Fish (Synodus saurus) are found close to the shore and in Ports & Harbors around Fuerteventura. They are generally small, although the largest species measures about 60 cm (24 in) in length. Their heads resemble those of lizards, they have mouths full of razor sharp teeth, even on their tongue and if you catch one fishing be very careful when removing the hook.
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siteadminsiteadmin October 05, 2018
There are over 200 species of moray eels (Muraenidae), several of which can be found in the coastal waters of Fuerteventura. Moray eels are opportunistic, ferocious predators feeding primarily on smaller fish, octopuses, squid, and crustaceans.
Ornate Wrasse
siteadminsiteadmin April 28, 2015
The Ornate Wrasse (Thalassoma pavo) is very colourful, and can be found in shallow water in rocky inshore areas, down to depths of 150 metres. They can often be seen when snorkeling in rocky areas, and from the shore in Fuerteventura and grow to around 25 centimetres in length.
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F FuerteEvents December 06, 2016
Parrot Fish or Viejas are common off the coast of Fuerteventura, this is the most famous fish on the island, much sought after by fishermen and divers. Parrotfish are named for their numerous teeth are arranged in a tightly packed mosaic on the external surface of their jaw bones, forming a parrot-like beak with which they rasp algae from coral and other rocky substrates. Their sharp teeth are especially useful when they feed on crabs. They feed over the rocky...
Planehead filefish
siteadminsiteadmin April 28, 2015
The planehead filefish (Stephanolepis hispidus) is found near the seabed on reefs and over sandy sea beds around Fuerteventura at depths down to around 300 metres. They grow to around 27 centimetres in length, but the more common length is 17 centimetres. They are edible and can often be seen on fish counters in supermarkets in Fuerteventura.
White Seabream
siteadminsiteadmin May 26, 2016
White Seabream (Diplodus sargus, locally known as Sargo) are very common around Fuerteventura, they inhabit the surf zone, and can often be seen when snorkeling in shallow water, close to the shore. Their diet consists of small crustaceans, mollusks, seaweed and coral, using their strong jaws to crush shells. They can reach 45 cm in length, but average 22 cm. They can be caught from beaches or rocks using pieces of prawn for bait, and the...
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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.