From The Editors Desk
3rd July 2015
It has been a glorious week here on the rock and a hot weekend is promised for the Cotillo music festival. It will be a great weekend on the beach. If you can't get there, there are plenty of other festivities and fiestas all over the island in the coming weeks.
Many of our readers will remember the Fuerteventura Radio Hot FM. Sadly one of the owners, Val French, passed away last week. Her funeral will be at 3pm on Saturday 4th at the crematorium if you would like to pay your respects to this great lady. I know I speak for many readers in sending all our love and condolences to Al and family.
The bakery is a personal creation in the hands of Trenado Manuel Martinez, the first certified organic baker CRAE. In just three months, he has developed some 50 varieties of bread in the bakery. The Paneteca, is located in Villaverde. Rustic stone ground, butter croissant, brioche, ensaimada, rye bread, buckwheat bread, oatmeal bread, kamut bread, raisin and walnut bread, spinach and goat cheese bread, flour bread and chocolate hazelnut bread.Read More
The controllers' union has issued formal notice of stoppages on 11, 12, 25 and 26 of July in response to the Airport Authority's decision to discipline 61 controllers over industrial action taken in back in 2010 in protest at ceilings placed on their working hours.Read More
Domingo Gonzlalez Arroyo was elected mayor of the northern town of La Oliva, which includes Fuerteventura's best-known resort Corralejo, on 24 May and his election marked his return to local politics after several years in the wilderness when he was disowned by the PP party due to his frequent run-ins with the law over alleged corruption.Read More
Agonane criticizes a new building in El Cotillo as a "landscape aberration" and an "attack on the industrial heritage" The environmental group blemish Agonane condemns the work that stands next to the lime kiln in Cotillo, facing the Roque de los Pescadores, in the way of access to fishing pier.Read More
The second cold-blooded massacre of tourists in the North African country in the space of three months is almost certain to see massive numbers of people switch to safer destinations and several leading holiday firms have already laid on extra flights in the coming weeks to the Canaries.Read More
British holidaymakers had to be led to safety after three monkeys escaped at a zoo, injuring several people. A full-scale emergency was declared and police were called in to shoot dead two of the animals after they escaped their enclosure at the popular Oasis Park in Fuerteventura, Canary islands.Read More
SPAIN’S property firm Hispania has bought two hotels on Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands for €105 million. The firm has purchased five-star Gran Hotel Atlantis, 382-room Suite Hotel Atlantis.Read More
Despite teething problems caused by renegade members of the two parties at local council lev4el who struck deals with other parties to elect mayors, senior figures of the Canarian Coalition and PSOE (socialists) signed an 80-page agreement to cover the next four years, which will be observed irrespective of the outcome of the general election in November.Read More
Austerity and commitment to local groups mark the 12th edition of the Fuerteventura Music, to be held on 3 and 4 July in the Playa de la Concha (El Cotillo). The festival has little chance of having a formal camp as happened at Womad 2014, Gran Tarajal.Read More
Lanzarote - 17.06.2015 - The Bishop's Office has reacted angrily to complaints from the tourist sector that the curb will damage the holiday industry and insists that the decision was taken on "pastoral" grounds alone. "Churches on the island cannot cope with the demand to celebrate marriages for tourists and we have to give priority to people living locally.Read More
With an ingenious idea that started a few days ago in the media, Barceló has introduced its promotional campaign for the summer and is titled "The Escapist Summer". It will promote the hotel chain canaries interesting discounts for residents who want to plan your vacation in the archipelago.Read More
Canary Islands - 15.06.2015 - The firm, called Zero2infinity, announced at the week-end that it is hoping to organise space trips in a balloon which will take travellers 36 km up into the far reaches of the atmosphere, three times higher than the altitude planes climb to when flying at cruising altitude.Read More
Spain is known for being a country that offers value for money and an excellent quality of life, a status that Fuerte residents already know and enjoy!Inexpensive meals out and a lower cost of living, including bills – these elements of a more affordable lifestyle are some of the benefits of expat life in sunnier spots such as Fuerteventura. The recent Cost of Living survey from the OverseasGuidesCompany.com, publishers of SpainBuyingGuide.com, compared the price of everyday groceries and household essentials in the most popular expat destinations, with Spain coming out on top once again as the cheapest place to live.
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.
Have you ever wondered what goes on in the confessional?
July brings you our Fuerte X-Word No 208. A nice easy start to the holiday season
A Great Chance to Purchase Off Plan
Casilla de Costa is a picturesque development in the north of Fuerteventura and it really is setting the standard for homes on the island!!!
Set in an elevated position, these properties provide for breathtaking views of the ocean, Lanzarote and Los Lobos and are set just a few minutes from the world famous Dunas (sand dunes and beaches) of Corralejo.
Potential buyers of property in Spain are warned to avoid cutting corners when purchasing a home or holiday apartment. Estate agents, lawyers and property developers who offer ways to save money and speed up the Spanish conveyancing system may lead to purchasers ending up with hugely expensive headaches later on, the British Embassy warned.