From The Editors Desk
18th April 2014
The beaches are getting busy again as summertime brings those long hot days. We have seen quite a few burnt bodies out there so don’t forget to wear sunscreen, and there is nothing better to sooth that irritated skin than some of our home grown Aloe Vera after sun.
Remember, Easter is the only time of the year when it's perfectly safe to put all your eggs in one basket. Enjoy.
Happy Easter to all our readers
Formula 1 driver Jensen Button has arrived in Fuerteventura for this week-end's Triathlon challenge he is the big attraction in the event, which will see him and around 250 other competitors swim 1.9 kilometres in open sea, ride 90km on bicycle and then end with a 21 km road race.
Fuerteventura will have new flights from London, Lisbon and Porto in summer . The increase in foreign tourist arrivals to Fuerteventura, in the last six months, will be reinforced during the summer season with increasing air links between the island and the European cities of London.
Although Downing Street has declined to give details of the PM's plans for security reasons, various reports emerged late yesterday that the Cameron family will be flying out to Lanzarote this week-end and will spend several days in Playa Blanca, which the Daily Telegraph describes today as "a low-key resort".
Although there was less rain than usual during the month, average temperatures across the islands were just 15ºC and considerably lower on several days. On March 10 and 28, for example, temperatures averaged just 13ºC in coastal parts, dropping to 9ºC at sea level in La Aldea (Gran Canaria).
Despite a surge of interest in emerging property markets and the ease of buying abroad generally these days, Spain still remains the most popular choice in Europe for us Brits, and that includes the lovely island of Fuerteventura. It may be interesting to have a look at some of the reasons those who have moved to Fuerte give for this:
It was 2 years since my car had its last ITV and I had less than a week left before it expired. I was procrastinating like crazy; my Spanish was just not up to booking that test on the phone. Then I received a text.
As best I could make out it said that my test was due and if I wanted to book it then phone: 928 984 686, there was no more putting it off. At the end of the text it also gave a web address. That was more like it. No stumbling and stuttering over how to pronounce all those foreign words just go on the net and click a few boxes.
LANZAROTE-A VOLCANIC BACKDROP TO A DRAMATIC STORY
Most visitors to Lanzarote are drawn by the traditional holiday combinations of sun, sea and sand. Many, when they tire of these, will head for the Timanfaya National Park, a stark and dramatic volcanic landscape largely formed by the multiple eruptions which took place between 1730 and 1736.
Order your Hand Made Easter Eggs now!
Philippe Laurent, at La Folie des Delices, is making chocolate easter eggs and chicks to order. Visit him in his French Patisserie, in Avda Jaun Carlos 1, to see his many designs and to order that special easter suprise for your loved one.
or phone: (0034) 928 866 089
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.
There is only one joke this week. I am sorry for it but I couldn’t resist!
Our Fuerte X-Word No 176. How did it go for you?
Town House for sale in
Parque Holandes, Fuerteventura
Holiday Home Villa for sale in
Caleta de Fuste,
Property I.D: ES.FU.FU.RS.VI.1003
This large four bedroom townhouse is located in a quiet area in the heart of Caleta de Fuste, Beautiful communal pool area, sun terraces and gardens. The local bars , restaurants amd shops are just around the corner, The golden beach is just a 5 minute walk from the complex.