Throughout autumn and winter, Fuerteventura offers a wide range of exciting and enticing cultural events, attracting travellers from around the globe. Surrounded by spectacular beaches and bordered by the soft white sand dunes of Corralejo Natural Dune Park, the Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real, offers a perfect haven for visitors to the island seeking a luxurious base from which to explore.
Just a four hour flight away, some of the cultural highlights of Fuerteventura’s autumn and winter calendar include the International Film Festival, the International Kite Festival and the Music Festival of the Canary Islands.
Canarias Surf Film Festival (6-8 October)
Taking place in Fuerteventura in October, this festival aims to promote and share the passion for the ocean, bringing together surfers, families and filmmakers. As well as showcasing beautifully produced documentaries and films, the festival offers photography exhibitions and musical performances. From 6-8 October, the festival will head to the small town of La Oliva on Fuerteventura, just a 30 minute drive from the Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real.(www.canariassurffilmfestival.com)
International Kite Festival (10-13 November)
The International Kite Festival takes place at Playa del Burro in the beautiful Dunes de Corralejo Natural Park. During the festival, kite lovers from all over the world have the chance to share their knowledge and showcase their kites, with the highlight being a colourful display of around 700 kites that decorate the blue Corralejo skies. This is a perfect festival to enjoy as a family, or as a couple, with activities for all ages such as workshops and displays of acrobatic kites.
Three Kings Day (5 January)
The main day of Christmas for Spanish children is not 25 December, but on the night of 5 January, and this is when they receive their presents. In Fuerteventura, crowds of people gather in Corralejo´s harbour, awaiting the arrival of the Three Kings who brought gifts to Jesus when he was born and now bring presents for the children of Spain. The Three Kings arrive by sea and then ride by camel in a procession through the streets of Puerto del Rosario, followed by floats loaded with gifts for the local children. It is a heart-warming family celebration and fascinating for those visiting from outside Spain.
International Music Festival of the Canary Islands (7 January – 5 February)
Now in its 33rd year, this renowned classical music festival brings together over 600 musicians from around the world from 20 symphonic and chamber orchestras, with nearly 80 concerts taking place across the seven Canary Islands. A number of these will be held at venues in Fuerteventura including performances from The Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra. (www.gobiernodecanarias.org/cultura/33festivaldecanarias/en)
Watch the night sky in Fuerteventura (Weekly) Fuerteventura has amazing astronomical opportunities to offer including stargazing, night photography and astronomy courses. Every Tuesday, in a secret location in the Dunes of Corralejo, near the Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real, guests can lie back and enjoy the sound of the ocean alongside the beauty of our universe with ‘Stars by Night’. The excursion will teach travellers about basic astronomy, visible constellations, orientation of the stars, and their connected mythology. An hour and half excursion (including a telescope and laser pointer, led by an astronomer) are available from €33 per person. (www.starsbynight.es)
Package 7-nights at the Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real on a B&B basis is available from Jet2Holidays from £893pp (based on two people sharing), including return flights from London Stansted, private transfers, 2 x 22kg baggage allowance and complimentary drinks – based on 10-17 November. (www.jet2holidays.com)
About the Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real
Located in one of the most beautiful corners of the island, the five-star Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real Grand Luxe is an oasis of calm and tranquillity, right on the beach and at the edge of the Corralejo Nature Reserve.
Designed like a traditional Canarian village with low rise white villas, the hotel offers 383 suites, as well as a range of facilities such as seven swimming pools, a spa and six restaurants, including the award winning restaurant “La Cupula” led by Michelin star chef Carles Gaig. The Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real is also home to Coco Beach, the island’s first dedicated chill-out beach club and lounge, and the Spa Bahía Vital, where guests can relax with a range of treatments and therapies. Just a 4 hour flight away from the UK, with departures available from 13 UK airports, Fuerteventura offers a year-round tropical climate and as well as authentic culture and events.
For more information, please visit https://www.atlantisbahiareal.com/en/