From The Editors Desk

28th August 2015

1 PennyWelcome from a very hot and sunny Fuerteventura. August has lived up to its full potential with wall to wall tourists (and sunshine)

Many restaurants are bursting at the seams, despite the “all inclusive”

A firm favourite with residents and return visitors alike is La Scarpetta. This has now moved from its location of the last 12 years, in the clock tower, to La Plaza just off Corralejo high street. Mario still does his famous specialities but the restaurant also has a Pizza oven which draws in many visitors. Don’t forget to pay him a visit.

Keep cool. Penny

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Local News

  • Rip Tide Fatality

    Carl Lee Thompson, 36, of Leeds Old Road, Heckmondwike, died on the evening August 10 in Fuerteventura’s Corralejo resort. An inquest at Bradford Coroners Court today (Tuesday) heard that Dewsbury-born Mr Thompson, his partner and children had flown out for a week-long holiday on August 8.

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  • Josefa Hernández jailed

    Josefa Hernández, 62, was accompanied by senior political figures from the island, including its president and the mayor of her home town of Betancuria, as she travelled to Lanzarote to begin her prison sentence.

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  • Tourist Figures. August 2015

    The tourist occupancy in hotels and apartments Fuerteventura lies "above 90%" in August.This was confirmed on Wednesday by the president of the Fuerteventura Tourist Association, Antonio Vicente Ant, who did not hesitate to describe this summer season as "excellent, one of the best in recent years for the accommodation sector in the island of Fuerteventura. The tourist occupancy in hotels and apartments Fuerteventura lies "above 90%" in August.

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  • Jet 2 at the Madrid Fair

    At the opening of the major tourism fair in Madrid and the first confirmations of the trend in2015by the tourism sector inFuerteventura.The British tour operatorJet2announced that thissummerhas 46% more salesthan in the winter packages and that they will incorporateNewcastleAirport toFuerteventura in their operations. Read More

  • Playa Blanca Puerto del Rosario

    Playa Blanca is a place that has that smell of salt and views of the capital. You can enjoy the sound of the waves and see the blue flags to the beach waving every day.It is therefore a neighbourhood where, at first, many would live.However, it is also a site that suffers from many shortcomings. Read More

  • Perseid meteor shower

    The annual August Perseid meteor shower probably ranks as the all-time favourite meteor shower of the year in the northern hemisphere and should be more impressive than usual thanks to the waning crescent moon.

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  • Warm, wet weather forcast

    Several islands suffered a drenching and very warm temperature yesterday. The unsettled spell is likely to continue for another few days, says Gonzalo Quintero, regional head of AEMET, the Spanish weather forecasting service, which placed the Canaries on a weather alert at the week-end.

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  • Lightning strikes

    During a 6-hour period yesterday morning, over a hundred bolts of lightning were recorded by the Met Office, 74 of them in just two hours between 5 and 7 am. The bolts, accompanied by thunder, affected mainly the east coasts of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, although La Palma's skies were lit up also  for a time. Read More

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Featured Restraurants

  • La Scarpetta

    La Scarpetta

    La Scarpetta - An intimate but informal Italian restaurant. The friendly owner, Mario, is very well known and highly thought of by the local people.
    Mario has a wonderful way of describing the specials of the day, he has a real passion for food


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