From The Editors Desk
15th August 2014
I have heard it often said that our beaches are some of the best in the world. I spent one day last week on La Oliva beach. With fantastic weather conditions and spectacular waves, it was a stunning sight. However the “Red” no swimming flags were flying. I watched three lifeguards repeatedly calling visitors back in from the sea. Many folk totally ignored their warnings, even to the point of aggression. The seas around the island can be treacherous, the warnings are there for a very strong reason, not intended to spoil the holidays. Sadly lives are lost each year. Enjoy our beautiful beaches, respecting the folk that work hard to keep you safe.
As with other years, people are walking from all over the island, to arrive in the early hours of the morning at Betencuria for the celebration of the Feast of the Assumption. The Virgin del Candelaria is the patroness of the Canaries, where today is a public holiday. The feast day is marked by a solemn procession and a religious ceremony.Read More
The film crew "Unamuno" is in Fuerteventura, led by Manuel Menchón, are preparing to start filming on the island in September. The director was accompanied Alberto D. Centeno, director of photography; Rafael Alvarez and Ignacio Monge, producers. The team is looking for sites, trying to restore the old Puerto Cabras from the modern Puerto del Rosario. Looking for the era 1924.Read More
Ryanair has scheduled a new route to Fuerteventura for the 2014-2015 winter season from the city of Manchester. UK is the second largest source market of tourists to the island. Ryanair has signed a co-marketing agreement with the Ministry of Tourism of the Cabildo which includes the new route between Manchester and Fuerteventura. It began operating on October 26 and it will have two weekly flights: Monday and FridayRead More
Antoine Albeau has been crowned the king of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam 2014, in the Canary Islands, after five fantastic days of racing. In the eighth elimination round, Josh Angulo was the only man to start by the pin as everyone else opted to start by the boat. But Angulo's gamble paid off as he crossed the line in first place.
If you are thinking of buying a property on Fuerteventura there is nothing more important than location. The fact that a well-known TV property programme is called ‘Location, location, location’ is no mere coincidence - it really is the crux of the matter.
So how do you ensure that you get it right? Firstly, you need to focus on why you are buying the property and decide exactly what you want out of it.
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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It’s that easy to hold a Macmillan Coffee Morning and help raise money for people living with cancer back in the UK. So on Friday 26 September, get your friends together for a cuppa, a chat, and a very good cause indeed, and help make this year truly the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning yet.
I don't like making plans for the day because then the word “premeditated" gets thrown around in the courtroom.
Short and to the point - it's the way we tell them!!
Our Fuerte X-Word No 185, it's another of those infernal cryptic ones I’m afraid
Overseas property-buyers should heed warnings not to rush into a purchase after just one short viewing, following a recent survey that showed the average viewing in the UK takes just 33 minutes.
A competitive UK housing market also means that one in four buyers makes just a single visit to a property before deciding to purchase it according to a leading insurer who published the survey. They also cautioned that rushing into decisions could lead to costly maintenance issues after completion.
An amazing property at an amazing price so don´t miss out!
Spectacular 2 bedroom property with private swimming pool and excellent views towards the town and surrounding area of Caleta de Fuste.