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Kite flying in Fuerteventura in sunny November.
Fuerteventura, the Canaries' second largest island after Tenerife, is located just 100 km (60 miles) off the west coast of Morocco, so it’s not surprising that the island boasts over three thousand hours of sunshine per year. With an average annual temperature of 22 degrees and very little rain it’s a tempting late autumn destination if you’re looking to escape the chill back home.
Atlantic trade winds not only keep the temperatures pleasant but also make Fuerteventura an ideal place for surfers and wind surfers, with its miles of broad sandy beaches. It’s also a perfect family holiday destination, as the beaches on the east coast have mostly shallow, calm water for swimming.
And if you are planning on visiting in November, you can catch the annual International Kite Festival, which takes place from the 10th-13 of the month on La Playa del Burro in the dunes of Corralejo. The winds make the kite-combat battles and spectacular night events magical and the kids will love the parachuting teddy bears which distribute sweets.
Easyjet flies to Fuerteventura from Bristol, Liverpool and London’s Stansted and Gatwick airports and Monarch airlines has weekly flights from Manchester, Birmingham, Gatwick and Luton.