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    Cheap Car Hire in Fuerteventura at the Best Prices

    Expansive beaches, lavish spa resorts, and breathtaking hiking trails await you on your Canary Island holiday. And with so much to experience, an Auto Europe car hire in Fuerteventura assures your ability to see what interests you at the pace that suits your individual itinerary. With over 50 years of car rental experience, Auto Europe guarantees you will get the best prices in the business, offered with award-winning and friendly customer service. Also, when you arrange for your car hire with Auto Europe, you have access to a large fleet of vehicles, including luxury and sports cars. A car rental from Auto Europe gives you the flexibility to enjoy all that this magnificent island has to offer: as you wish, when you wish.

    Traffic and Parking

    Well-kept roads and light traffic make driving your car hire in Fuerteventura uncomplicated and pleasurable. In addition, because the island is only 60 miles long and 18 miles across, it is well suited for daytrips.

    Below you will find driving tips to abide by when travelling on the island:

    • Wear your seat belt - they are obligatory for passengers in both the front and rear.
    • Children younger than 12 must sit in the rear of the vehicle in a size-appropriate restraint.
    • You may not wear headphones when driving.
    • Dipped headlights must be used in situations where there is poor visibility (rain, fog, or sandstorms).
    • Mobile phone use is prohibited when driving.
    • Indicator lights must be used whenever needed, or you may be fined.
    • Traffic offences are subject to fines, that may be levied on the spot.
    • You must carry the following items in your vehicle: driver's licence, rental documents, a spare pair of spectacles (for those who wear them), fluorescent jackets for all occupants (must be kept inside the car), and two warning triangles.
    • In case of a roadside emergency, a reflective vest must be put on prior to exiting the vehicle.

    Please be aware that Spain has strict drink driving laws allowing 0.5 milligrams of alcohol per millilitre of blood (the limit in the UK is 0.8). Be aware that the drinks can be stronger in Spain, so if you are going to drink, do not drive. More general rules and regulations regarding driving in Spain can be found here.

    Parking

    Finding parking is usually not a problem on Fuerteventura and is often free of charge.

    Geographic Information

    The volcanic island of Fuerteventura (meaning 'strong winds') is the most ancient of the Canary Islands. Although the bulk of the island was formed roughly 5 million years ago, most of it has been eroded over the years by wind and weather. Environmentalists find the island to be a sanctuary, with 28% of the territory protected in nature reserves. The wind and sand do not lend the island to lush vegetation, but the geomorphic formations, shaped by prehistoric volcanic activity, produce fascinating and stunning landscapes to enjoy. There are also a multitude of expansive beaches to explore. Similar characteristics can be found in other cities of the archipelago, such as Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas.

    Although Fuerteventura is the Canary Island closest to the coast of Africa, the strong sea winds typically blow the hot Sahara desert wind off of the coast, keeping temperatures pleasant throughout most of the year. Temperatures in the summer rise to 28°C with lows near 20°C, while winter temperatures average around a high of 22°C and a low of 15°C. Most of the island's annual rainfall (6 inches) occurs during the winter months. The island occasionally experiences a sandstorm known as the Calima, which blows winds from the Sahara Desert and results in high temperatures, very dry air, and low visibility. Dust storms can also occur on the island, but are short-lived.

    Fuerteventura Airport

    Fuerteventura's oceanfront El Matorral Airport (FUE) is the 10th busiest airport in Spain, serving more than four million passengers annually. A major Canary Island hub and the main access point to the island of Fuerteventura, El Matorral Airport has convenient links to many cities in the UK. There are also plenty of inter-island flights, including flights to beautiful and exotic Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

    El Matorral Airport (FUE)
    Address: Matorral, s/n 35610 Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
    Website: Fuerteventura Airport
    Telephone: +34 902 404 704

    Public Transportation

    The public transportation system on Fuerteventura is limited. There are no trains or underground railways, but Fuerteventura does offer a bus service that runs through the island, connecting the primary municipalities. The bus system (Tiadhe) offers 17 lines, that run multiple routes through the island at a reasonable cost to travellers. Multi-ride passes are available at a discounted rate.

    Taxis are also available in most municipalities for travelling around the island. Note that you cannot order a taxi, nor can you hail a taxi that is travelling from another municipality, so the logistics of round trip travel can be challenging.

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