Pick up your car at Fuerteventura airport and explore all the sun-drenched Canary Island has to offer. Book car hire Fuerteventura airport
Why hire a car at Fuerteventura airport?
Having access to your own car is easily the best way to experience Fuerteventura. The island's capital city, Puerto del Rosario, is a mere five miles from the airport via the northern coastal road and the ever-popular resort of Corralejo is just a 40-minute drive away. A taxi from the airport to the capital is likely to set you back around €50, so you might as well collect your car as soon as you touchdown.
That all-important first mile:
driving out of Fuerteventura airport?
The FV-2, the main coastal road, is just minutes from the airport - connecting with the FV-1 for destinations in the north and the FV-4, which runs towards the southern peninsula. Roads are generally quiet and towns well signposted, but remember to drive on the right.
Car rental offices are located in the arrivals hall.
There are a selection of duty-free shops offering you the opportunity to spend your last few euros, but you'll get more bang for your buck if you stock up before arriving at the airport. Good buys include beauty products containing locally grown aloe vera - perfect if you've been out in the sun too long.
The airport might be small, but there are two ATMs. If you need a bank or bureau de change, make for the capital or one of the island's resorts.
With just one terminal you aren't exactly spoilt for choice, but you'll have no trouble finding a café with enough on offer to satisfy a rumbling tummy.
If you're holidaying during peak tourist season, you should be prepared for a little wait between landing and leaving the airport, as planes are sometimes forced to park some distance from the terminal. Don't worry; a shuttle bus will whisk you to the arrivals hall in no time.
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The island is famed for the quality of its windsurfing, and the white sandy beaches of Corralejo in the north of the island offer excellent waves for beginners and pros alike. There are even companies offering to transport you over the dunes by four-wheel drive to the best wind spots.
Fancy a day at the zoo? Head to the island's must-see family attraction and you'll find exotic birds, a range of reptiles, flamingos, giraffes and monkeys all vying for your affections.
Chances are you're heading to Fuerteventura to sample the island's renowned coastline. This man-made beach isn't the world's least occupied stretch of sand, but once you secure your turf you won't want to leave until sunset. Head to the port to arrange jet-skiing and diving lessons, or join a whale and dolphin-spotting excursion.
Having established itself as a prosperous commercial port during the 18th century, today the capital city's beaches - Puerto Lajas, Jarugo and Playa Blanca - and renovated seafront promenade are well worth a visit. Step back in time as you wander past the whitewashed houses that make up the historic quarter.