From The Editors Desk
28th August 2015
Welcome 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
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.Read More
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.Read More
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 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
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.Read More
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
We have lived in Fuerteventura for over 10 years and don't visit London very often but, as we were off to a wedding, we needed to arrange some retail therapy. So here is a short summery of our recent holiday!!
A common aspect of life as an expat is transferring money between countries. You obviously want this to be as cost-effective as possible, so it is important to do your research and keep an eye on what’s going on in the currency markets, to be sure you can get the best possible exchange rate and avoid market risks. Currency markets are often affected – either adversely or positively – by global political and economic events, and 2015 has certainly been an eventful year in this respect!
Most recently, events in China have had a notable ripple effect on the European currency markets, ultimately eating away at your money. This week, Elaine Ferguson, Head of the Resource Centre at
Spain Buying Guide, talks to currency experts, Smart Currency Exchange, about what this means for expats in Fuerteventura and for those who have plans to move over here.
Life as a senior can be difficult or liberating depending on your point of view!
Fuerte X-Word No 212, Just the job for those sunny afternoons in the deck-chair
Have ever wanted to know what is happening, around town, this week? Well this section is for you! We plan to list events, entertainment and shopping specials that are on this coming week.
You can also check our what’s on calendar for upcoming events. In this way it can help you plan your days, & evenings, out.
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Renovated ground floor 2 bedroom apartment in Oasis Royal with large private sun terraces overlooking lush landscaped gardens and pools in a quiet development just off the high street.
Buying property Off Plan for selling before completion is an excellent form of Investment which can show substantial returns on your capital invested, but like all forms of investment that offer higher than normal returns there are always risks attached.