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We’ve all been there. You touch down in the airport, excited at the prospect of a sun-drenched week or two away from the responsibilities and routine of everyday life, only to find that excitement quickly supressed by stress as you try to figure out how exactly you are going to get to your hotel.
As luck would have it, Fuerteventura Airport is one of the easiest entry points in Spain. Essentially, you have three options: hire a car from the airport and drive yourself, enlist the services of a taxi, or take a bus.
Taxis will be waiting for you at the rank outside arrivals. Though taxis in Fuerteventura are metered, there are additional surcharges for airport pickup, late-night journeys or journeys undertaken during public holidays. There’s usually a list of estimated prices for different resort destinations at the airport so you needn’t worry about cabbies ripping you off.
Alternatively, you can haul your luggage onto one of the buses that stop here.
The No 3 bus will take you to Puerto del Rosario or Caleta de Fuste. The No 10 will carry you out to Morro Jable, while the No 16 goes to Gran Tarajal. The No 3 bus comes every half an hour, but the others are less frequent.
Unless you are driving a rental car, you will have to rely on bus and taxi services to get from A to B during your holiday in Fuerteventura.
Seventeen bus routes, run by Tiadhe, crisscross the island, connecting all the major towns and resort areas. It is often said that everything runs late in Spain, but that really isn’t the case here. Contrary to what you might expect, buses tend to arrive bang on time. They are air-conditioned too, so you won’t slowly bake behind the glass windows.
Where the buses don’t go, taxis will. You can normally hail these down in larger towns. Don’t get annoyed if some won’t stop for you as taxis are assigned to specific municipalities, which means they are forbidden from picking up passengers from other locations.
Island hopping around the Canaries is uncomplicated. If you are looking for a daytrip or perhaps an overnighter, the least time-consuming option is to hop on a ferry from Corralejo. From here, you can be in Lanzarote’s Playa Blanca in around 30 minutes.
Boats bound for Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria also depart daily from Morro Jable and Puerto del Rosario, though these journeys are a lot longer and can take anywhere between six and 11 hours.
Getting to remote beaches and age-old villages is difficult by bus and expensive in a cab. With cheap car rental, you don’t have to worry. Find out more on our Fuerteventura car hire page.