Car Hire in Fuerteventura
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Why hire a car in Fuerteventura?
The second-largest of the Canaries, Fuerteventura is a unique travel destination. Often visited on the same trip as its sister, Lanzarote, the two islands are a unique region of the Canary Islands in terms of both culture and nature. On top of that, Fuerteventura is also a beloved water sports destination.
One-way Car Hire in Fuerteventura
The most popular one-way car hire options for pick up in Fuerteventura and drop off in another city include:
- From Fuerteventura to Lanzarote - 28 offers from £ 17.31 per day
- From Fuerteventura to Tenerife - 15 offers from £ 27.49 per day
Top ways to enter Fuerteventura
- Fuerteventura Airport: The international airport of the island is located just southwest of Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura’s main settlement. The airport is served by more than 30 companies and provides flights to and from destinations on mainland Spain and all over Europe.
- By ferry: Fuerteventura can also be reached by ferry from the other Canary islands. It’s especially popular to visit nearby Lanzarote on the same trip. Most ferry companies permit taking a vehicle onboard (you need to buy a separate ticket for it), but you should ask your car hire company in advance if they are okay with it. Many car hire companies don’t permit taking a car on a ferry even if you plan to later return to Fuerteventura. If you wish to visit more than one island during your trip (especially if you plan to travel to islands farther way, like Tenerife of Gran Canaria), a better idea can be to drop off one car in Fuerteventura, travel without a car, and hire a new one after arriving at your next destination. Ferry service is more active during the summer months, but this is also the time when tickets sell out fast, so it’s a good idea to book in advance.
Top destinations and activities
- Mother Church of Our Lady of Rosary. Located in Puerto Rosario, the main town of Fuerteventura, this is arguably the most beautiful religious building on the island. Standing in the place of any earlier church, it was built in the 1930s and is known for its impressive altarpiece.
- El Cotillo. Located on the northwestern coast of the island, El Cotillo is one of the most scenic places on Fuerteventura and has become a popular tourist destination. In addition to the relaxed atmosphere of a former fishing village and an attractive coastline, El Cotillo is also home to a fortress of the same name.
- Corralejo. Located in the northern part of the island, the beaches of Corralejo get a serious year-round breeze and are therefore very popular with kitesurfers. There are also snorkelling and scuba diving tours offered by local boat companies. If you prefer to stay outside of the water, Corralejo is bordered by the desert-like Sand Dune National Park.
Traffic and parking
- The speed limits are 50km/h (31mph) in built-up areas, 90km/h (56mph) on most standard roads, 100km/h (62mph) on standard roads that are either one-way roads, roads with more than two lanes for at least one direction of traffic and roads with shoulders more than 1.5m wide, and 120km/h (74mph) on motorways (called autovías in Spain).
- The car’s documentation and proof of insurance must be inside the vehicle at all times.
- The driver and all passengers are required to wear seatbelts.
- Children up to the age of 12 and measuring less than 135cm travelling in the front seat of a car must be seated in a child restraint system adapted to their size and weight.
- Unnecessary use of audible warning devices (horns) is prohibited.
- The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.02% for novice drivers.
- The emergency number is 112.
There are no toll roads on Kefalonia, but there are a number of toll roads, tunnels, and bridges on mainland Greece. Many travelers find them very hard to navigate and some choose to avoid using the toll roads altogether because of the very complex system that is in place. Different toll roads are administered by different private companies and so there is not a single, nationwide (or even region-wide) system in place.
For most toll roads, payment can be either made in cash at a toll gate, by credit card, or with coins at an automatic machine. For some roads, an electronic transponder in a car might be used to pay for using the road. Some rental cars might be equipped with such an electronic transponder. However, because of the aforementioned different systems that are in place, this payment method might work for some toll roads, but not others. Plan your route in advance and ask your car rental supplier about the best way to pay for all the toll roads that you plan to use.
Find out more about toll roads in Greece on the European toll road website.
Ideas for a day-trip
- Cofete. Taking up the far southern part of the island, the Cofete peninsula is a former military area. While it has been open to civilians for decades, it retains something of its remote character. In addition to rugged mountains and wild beaches, the region is also home to Casa Winter, an eccentric villa built by a reclusive German engineer. Now under the care of a local family, the villa can be visited for a small donation.
- Inland. Although relatively unexplored by foreign visitors, the inland part of Fuerteventura is accessible via a surprisingly well-connected road network. So if you’ve hired a car, it’s very much worth it to get off the beaten track. Expect a very different atmosphere than the coast — villages populated almost exclusively by locals, as well as haunting landscapes, the red hue and aridness of which has led them being compared to Mars.
- Isla de los Lobos. Located just off the northern coast of Fuerteventura and having a permanent population of 4, Lobos Island is a wonderfully remote destination. There are glass-bottom boats from Corralejo, and while you can’t bring a car with you, it’s not too much of an issue as Lobos is small enough to get around on foot (there are a number of lovely hikes to be had on the island). The island was named after Mediterranean monk seals as they used to have a colony on the island and were called ‘sea wolves’ by the locals.
Most popular cars
The most hired car in Fuerteventura is Hyundai i10, followed by the Renault Clio and the Renault Megan. The most popular car hire types are mini, economy, and compact.
Car Hire Prices in Fuerteventura
- Convertibles - starting at £ 48 per day
- Station wagons - starting at £ 29 per day
- Large cars - starting at £ 31 per day
- Medium cars - starting at £ 29 per day
- People Carriers - starting at £ 83 per day
- Small cars - starting at £ 25 per day
These are some good methods to save money on your car:
- Compare the rates of different car suppliers
- Book your car well in advance
- Plan your route before you go
- Know your fuel and mileage requirements
- Visit during the month when the prices are the cheapest. According to our data, and somewhat surprisingly, the cheapest month to hire a car in Fuerteventura is May when prices for an economy are 57% cheaper than the yearly average.
Top 5 Cities near Fuerteventura
Tenerife starting at £ 12.57 per day287.7 km / 178.8 miles away
Gran Canaria starting at £ 8.75 per day160.4 km / 99.6 miles away
Lanzarote starting at £ 24.03 per day63.9 km / 39.7 miles away
La Palma starting at £ 18.50 per day381.0 km / 236.7 miles away
La Gomera starting at £ 24.35 per day342.4 km / 212.7 miles away
Top 18 Destinations around Fuerteventura
Corralejo Port starting at £ 24.03 per day
Playa Blanca Port starting at £ 24.03 per day13.4 km / 8.3 miles away
Fuerteventura Airport starting at £ 8.74 per day32.0 km / 19.9 miles away
Lanzarote Airport starting at £ 8.06 per day33.9 km / 21.1 miles away
Fuerteventura Morro Jable starting at £ 30.60 per day90.4 km / 56.1 miles away
Gran Canaria Airport starting at £ 8.75 per day174.3 km / 108.3 miles away
Gran Canaria Bahia Feliz starting at £ 12.00 per day193.9 km / 120.5 miles away
Gran Canaria Meloneras starting at £ 18.82 per day203.3 km / 126.3 miles away
Tenerife Muelle Ribera starting at £ 24.03 per day234.5 km / 145.7 miles away
Puerto de la Cruz Bahia Principe San Felipe starting at £ 23.94 per day264.0 km / 164.0 miles away
Puerto de la Cruz starting at £ 22.98 per day264.4 km / 164.3 miles away
Puerto de la Cruz Apartments Turquesa Playa starting at £ 22.98 per day265.7 km / 165.1 miles away
Puerto de la Cruz Orotava Valley Hotel starting at £ 23.94 per day265.7 km / 165.1 miles away
Tenerife Airport South starting at £ 10.16 per day276.1 km / 171.6 miles away
Golf de Sur Fantasia Bahia Principe Hotel starting at £ 27.90 per day279.8 km / 173.9 miles away
San Miguel de Abona Hotel Golf Plaza starting at £ 26.82 per day280.2 km / 174.1 miles away
Amarilla Golf Aguamarina Golf Hotel starting at £ 27.90 per day280.5 km / 174.3 miles away
Los Cristianos Gara Suites starting at £ 26.60 per day289.6 km / 180.0 miles away
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Most Popular Car Hire Models
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|TopCar||Citroen C3||5||3||Small cars|
|TopCar||Citroen C3 Aircross||5||3||Medium cars|
|GoByCar||Toyota Aygo||3||2||Small cars|
|Budget||Citroen C3||5||2||Small cars|
|Goldcar||Fiat Panda||3||2||Small cars|
|Goldcar||VW Polo||5||1||Small cars|
|Turisprime||Citroen C3||5||2||Small cars|
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|TopCar||Renault Clio||5||1||Small cars|
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