If you have ever wondered whether it is worth going to Fuerteventura in February, you will find the answer (I hope) between the lines of this article/story…
I set foot in the Canaries for the first time in a scorching February (28-31° C) a few years ago (in Lanzarote) and since then I have immediately fallen in love with these divine islands.
Then I had to postpone my trip to Fuerteventura twice, due to the lockdown and a bad shoulder fracture (for a couple of years I believed that Fuerteventura was cursed).
Then suddenly a little Christmas trip arrived and, finally, the long-awaited February in Fuerteventura that I had been waiting for for years.
I’m not a guy who likes to socialize too much, but Fuerteventura is the classic place that forces you to make friends wherever you go. You understand it from the moment you get on the plane and take it with you everywhere you go, especially during periods when there are many events like between February and March.
The main topic on the plane was obviously “water sports“. Those who leave from places with cold winters come to Fuerteventura to take advantage of the mild climate and, of course, wind, waves and sun all year round. Starting to talk to kite surfers and people interested in everything, right down to my fears about the upcoming surf course I was about to take on the island, helped make the 4+ hour flight go by quickly!
I already said it. I’m not the type of person who likes to party too much or socialize with anyone, but I have to admit that coming to Fuerteventura in February means finding yourself in the middle of some Carnival. Nothing more spectacular than walking among people dressed to the nines. There are concerts, groups of musicians and many beautiful things to do and see. Nothing annoying if you want to enjoy the peace, great if you want to be among the crowd (I also really enjoyed some concerts and some deafening drums on the beach!)
This is the best part: we are only 4 hours away from the cold and you can enjoy spring weather in February. No warm clothes and no cold. Only a sweatshirt in the evening if it’s windy when I walked along the seafront. Then the wetsuit for the surf course. We are in the middle of the ocean and in February you can’t think of staying in the water for 3 hours without a minimum of protection. If there are some clouds, that’s another reason.
I have never socialized as much as I did in February in Fuerteventura. A seemingly insignificant month turned out to be the most fun and unique of all. You want the island that attracts unique people, or maybe the carnival, but maybe also the excuse of surfing that intrigues everyone. I really don’t know. From the outbound flight to the surf course, where I met locals who recommended places to visit and things to eat (how delicious is queso Majorero!), to the hotel restaurant, where I found ways to converse with the neighbors at the table. In the morning at breakfast or in the evening at dinner there was always the opportunity to exchange a few words with other travellers…
So: Fuerteventura in February? Certainly! Next year too…