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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.
East Canary gecko
siteadminsiteadmin April 28, 2015
The East Canary gecko or Canary wall gecko is a species of lizard endemic to the eastern Canary Islands and often seen in Fuerteventura at night on outdoor walls and ceilings. They can grow to around 15 centimetres in length, and have suction pads all along the toes which are widest at the tips.
Hawksbill sea turtle
S StayInFuerteventura December 06, 2016
The hawksbill sea turtle, a critically endangered sea turtle can be found around the coast of Fuerteventura. The hawksbill is easily distinguished from other sea turtles by its sharp, curving beak. Although this turtle lives part of its life in the open ocean, it spends more time in shallow lagoons and coral reefs. Hawksbill sea turtles typically grow to 1 metre in length, and a weight of around 80 kg.
Leatherback Sea Turtle
F FuerteEvents December 06, 2016
The Leatherback sea turtle is the oldest of the eight species of turtle to visit Fuerteventura. This turtle can weigh up to 500kg and can measure up to 2metres. It's main diet is jelly fish. It is scientific name is (Dermochelys coriacea).
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
F FuerteEvents December 06, 2016
The loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) has been reintroduced to Fuerteventura from Cape Verde. Eight nests with around five hundred eggs were transferred to Fuerteventura from Gran Canaria. The nests were at risk from predators at Cape Verde and the eggs had a very poor chance of hatching and the turtles had very little chance of making it to the sea. The nests were transported via helicopter to "turtle camp" Fuerteventura. The eggs were buried So the natural progression of turtles...
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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.