Fuerteventura Weather January Averages, Canary Islands
What's the weather like in Fuerteventura in January?
How Hot Does It Get In Fuerteventura In January?
At this time of year, the average temperature for the island is 18°C making it the island's coldest month. This is created by average highs of 21°C during the warmest part of the day and average lows of 15°C during the coolest part of the night.
Is The Sea Warm In Fuerteventura In January?
The average sea temperature for Fuerteventura in January is 19°C, which some might find a bit too cold for swimming in. However, you'll still find plenty of sunbathers enjoying the refreshing water temperatures.#
Is Fuerteventura Rainy In January?
January is one of the driest winter months for Fuerteventura when the island is subject to just 14mm of precipitation which is spread out across three wet days.
Is Fuerteventura Windy In January?
Fuerteventura is a fairly windy island and hosts numerous important windsurfing championships later in the year. In January, the typical wind speeds vary between light and moderate breezes rarely rising to anything stronger.
Fuerteventura Hotels in January
Playa Park Club
Playa Park Club is a great place to go if you're on a tight budget and want to stay in Corralejo. This family-friendly complex offers loads to keep the little ones entertained, such as three saltwater outdoor swimming pools including one child's pool with fountain and water games playground, games room and free WiFi access in the reception. Whilst the kids are having fun, the adults can enjoy the outdoor Jacuzzi, gym, sauna, beauty salon, massage parlour or simply take it easy and relax on the sun terrace surrounded by tropical gardens.
There are three places to dine within the hotel the main restaurant, the pool snack bar and the evening bar where you'll find live entertainment and all guests have the option of staying on a self-catering, bed and breakfast, half board, full board or all-inclusive basis. Accommodation here takes two forms small studios with views of the swimming pool or tropical gardens and one-bedroom apartments which offer a separate bedroom and fully-equipped kitchen.
Hotel Costa Caleta
Hotel Costa Caleta is another great option when it comes to highly-rated yet affordable accommodation in Fuerteventura. Set within Caleta de Fuste, just 400m away from the nearest beach and within easy access of a wealth of international bars, restaurants and clubs. Here guests can choose between 308 one-bedroom apartments, each of which is spacious, decorated in bright primary colours and comes well-equipped with air-conditioning, private bathroom, satellite TV and sofa bed for a third guest.
The apartments are set around a large swimming pool area made up of two adult swimming pools, one children's swimming pool and an outdoor pool bar, all surrounded by lush, tropical gardens. As well as the pool bar, dining options also include one main buffet restaurant with themed dinners twice each week, cocktail bar which serves cocktails and coffee, and one entertainment bar which hosts evening shows.
Barcelo Corralejo Bay
For a romantic break in Fuerteventura, it's tough to beat Barcelo Corralejo Bay. This four-star adults-only hotel is located just 50m from Corralejo beach and is best known for its superb wellness centre and spa. The hotel's U-Spa is made up of a relaxation pool, shower labyrinth, caldarium with colour therapy, toning pool, Turkish bath, hydromassage jets, solarium, pebble walkway, Finnish sauna and various indoor and outdoor relaxation areas. The spa also features personalised treatment zones and a fitness centre where you'll find state-of-the-art gym equipment. If spas aren't your thing, there are plenty of other facilities within the hotel, including organised sports games and workout classes, swimming pool with sunbathing terrace and free WiFi access.
There's also a free shuttle bus service to the beaches at Grandes Playas if you want to get away from the resort. Onsite dining options include the Tindaya Restaurant which boast live show cooking, an outdoor Pool Bar Restaurant which serves snacks and drinks, an indoor Lobby Bar with live music and the Adama Lounge with evening entertainment. There is a huge selection of international bars, restaurants, cafes and nightclubs just a short walk away from the hotel, too. All the guestrooms here are beautifully decorated with white bed linen and dark wooden furniture and feature air conditioning, free WiFi access, 32" TV, tea and coffee facilities and a Raindance shower.
Affordable self-catering apartments don't get much better than Morasol apartments. Located just 150m from the famous Costa Calma beach, this friendly and family- oriented complex offers 88 spacious, fully furnished apartments (most of which come with sea views) and is conveniently located next to several shopping centres. Each apartment comes complete with everything you'll need to cook your own meals, plus satellite TV and balcony or terrace.
Within the complex you can relax on the sunbathing terrace next to the outdoor pool or head to the nudist sunbathing terrace for an all-over tan. Here you'll also find a supermarket with local and international products, pool table, children's swimming pool, massage service and lobby bar. If that's not enough to keep you entertained, you can try your hand at water sports at the nearby Costa Calma beach or hit the bars and restaurants which line the promenade.
If you're searching for friendly, naturist accommodation in Fuerteventura, look no further than Infiniti Fuerteventura. Located in Corralejo, this resort encourages full naturism in all parts of the complex during the spring and summer months, but in January, full naturism will be limited to the 'clothes optional' area on the rooftop solarium and sauna. This makes Infiniti Fuerteventura ideal for couples where one is into naturism and the other isn't too sure. The accommodation here is made up of one large villa, two houses and eight one- and two-bedroom apartments, each of which comes with a private rooftop solarium which you can use for naked sunbathing.
All the onsite facilities are covered by the room rates and include heated outdoor swimming pool with sunbathing terrace, spa, WiFi access and small supermarket which sells daily essentials. Guests are also taken care of by the onsite management team which lives on the complex. The naturism doesn't have to end when you leave your complex you'll find many beaches in Fuerteventura which are officially dedicated to nude sunbathing.
Fuerteventura Beaches for January
Caleta de Fuste Beach
Caleta de Fuste Beach is one of the best beaches in Fuerteventura for families with small children. The crescent-shaped bay is made up of soft, golden sand imported from the Sahara which gently shelves into the clear blue sea. Thanks to the shape of this bay, the shore is well-protected from large waves, which means it's almost always calm and safe enough for swimming in.
The only thing you need to watch out for is the tide it tends to come in very quickly and if you lie your towel down too close to the shore, it could easily get washed away! Here you'll find all the usual facilities and services, include sun loungers and parasols available to hire, showers and plenty of water sports, including scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing and boat trips. Along the seafront you'll also find restaurants, shops, bars and entertainment venues.
El Charci de Bristol
If you'd rather visit a beach with natural Canarian sand, spend a day at El Charco de Bristol. This beach is made up of fine, golden sand which spans 100m by 30m along the coast of La Oliva. Although the sea is entirely calm the majority of the time, small waves do appear from time-to-time which are perfect for newbie surfers to have a go on or for families to splash about in.
This beach is unique in Corralejo for several reasons it's been declared an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International and it was the very first beach in Fuerteventura to be declared as dog-friendly. The only major downside to this beach is that there are no services or facilities onsite, so you'll need to bring enough food and drink with you to get you through the day or head to the shops in the resort if you need anything.
Bars and Restaurants
When it comes to a friendly, family-run bar in Corralejo, it's tough to beat An Caisteal. This bar offers a real taste of home for Scottish travellers, with live Scottish football and other Scottish sports broadcast, along with a huge selection of the finest Scottish malt whiskeys behind the bar and amazing Scottish breakfasts and pies. Although the menu is small is also includes favourites such as nachos, bruschetta, burgers, lasagne and fajitas all the dishes are typical pub grub classics, so you're sure to find something to suit everyone.
Casa Santa Maria
If you want to eat somewhere off the beaten track, then Casa Santa Maria could be for you. Mentioned multiple times in the Guide Michelin, who described it as 'the most charming restaurant on the island', the Casa Santa Maria is situated in a renovated farmhouse in the mountain village of Betancuria. Combining traditional yet creative Spanish cuisine with a beautiful setting, this restaurant is definitely worth a visit if you find yourself in this part of the island.
Things to do in Fuerteventura in January
Fuerteventura is a great place to try your hand at all kinds of water sports, including sailing. On this island, sailors of all skill levels can hire sailing boats and catamarans to explore the Atlantic, and the winds are almost always favourable in Fuerteventura. People with a good deal of sailing experience can hop on a boat and visit the islands around Fuerteventura including Lanzarote and Los Lobos.
While those with less experience may enjoy visiting the small fishing harbours and islets closer to the island. You'll find plenty of boat hire companies located around each harbour in Fuerteventura or you can book your boat hire in advance online with The Globe Sailor.
The tiny island of Los Lobos across from Corralejo is a charming place to visit for a day. Newbies can sign up for sailing trips with seasoned experts and book excursions for a fun-filled day of maritime adventure. There are at least three sailing schools which cater for tourists wishing to learn the ins and outs of sailing. The waters around Fuerteventura are home to an astounding variety of sea creatures including whales, dolphins, loggerhead turtles, flying fish and more, so you'll stand a chance to seeing loads of interesting wildlife if you hire a boat.
January events in Fuerteventura
New Year's Day
1st January 2020
Depending on whether you are recovering from a hangover or not on this day you may want to celebrate New Year's on one of Fuerteventura's beautiful beaches including La Lajita, Isla de Lobos, Playa de El Cofete, Puerto de la Cruz and Costa Calma.
Three Kings Parade (Cabalgata Del Reyes)
5th January 2020
Every January the 5th, a local festival brightens up the towns and villages across Fuerteventura. This festival, known locally as the Three Kings Parade or 'Cabalgata Del Reyes' celebrates the three kings who brought gifts to newborn Jesus and is celebrated with feasts and parades featuring camels and beautiful depictions of the early Christian era across all of Fuerteventuraâ€™s settlements.
The Three Kings Festival
6th January 2020
On January the 6th, the island celebrates the Epiphany, an important Catholic and Christian holiday that closes all shops and gets everyone in church, and later on, feasting. The Epiphany is associated with the visit of the wise men to Jesus Christ, when God revealed his identity to the world through the incarnation of Jesus. For many protestant churches the season of Epiphany lasts until the end of Ash Wednesday, whilst in the Roman Catholic Church, the Epiphany is viewed as just one single day.