Renting a car is the most convenient and cost-effective way to explore Fuerteventura. The bus service is not very accessible, with bus tours designed for an average tourist and not for you personally, while a taxi tour would be rather expensive. A rental car is a great option for your own unique trip around the island.
You can pick up and drop off the booked car directly at Fuerteventura Airport.
This way you don't have to wait for the bus and stop at every hotel with other tourists until you get to your destination or spend extra money on a taxi. In 10-15 minutes, you’ll pick up your car and drive towards to your perfect vacation.
Rent a car on Localrent.com
Our website various offers cars from local rental companies. You can quickly and easily compare all available options, choose the best car, and book it right away.
Rental price is fixed at the time of booking. You will need to pay the amount shown on the voucher when you pick up the car.
Rent a car online in advance not to waste your valuable time looking for a suitable car during your vacation.
How many days to rent a car on Fuerteventura
If you want to drive around the island, take photos of its ‘Martian’ landscapes, visit an Aloe Vera farm, enjoy the best views, and visit the most incredibly beautiful beaches, then you should rent a car for 7-10 days. That way you will see everything you want to see at your own pace.
And if you want to have a leisurely vacation with a few short trips, you can rent a car for a couple of days and visit only the top attractions.
Required documents and insurance options
To rent a car, you will need:
- Valid category B driver’s license
- ID or passport
- Bank card
Which insurance is required on Fuerteventura? This island does not have crowds of tourists, which means there aren't too many cars. An experienced and confident driver can choose a basic Third-Party Liability Insurance (TPL), which is included in the rental price. And if you want to get yourself covered just to be on the safe side, you can buy a Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW) or comprehensive coverage. Each car's booking page includes a detailed description of insurance options.
Ideal car for your trip
If you're happy with the beach near your hotel and you need a car only to drive to the nearest town, then you can rent a compact car.
If you want to travel more, check out different beaches, take pictures of the dunes and cliffs, than you should opt for a more comfortable and powerful mid-size car or a luxury car.
Choose a crossover with a large trunk if you are visiting the island for surfing.
And if you are planning to drive along the beach and have a photo session, you should consider renting a convertible.
The major cities are connected by the FV-2 highway. Driving here is a real pleasure. The road is smooth, the pavement is excellent, and the views are magnificent.
Secondary roads are not so good, yet they have no potholes. Be careful on the serpentines and make sure you fill up with plenty of fuel because fuel consumption is higher in the mountains.
Fuerteventura uses European traffic regulations, and there are three basic rules to keep in mind to avoid problems on the road:
- Never exceed the speed limits. Watch out for speed limit signs and obey them because there are speed cameras along the roads.
- Do not park your car by the kerb marked with a yellow line or yellow zigzag, even for a short time.
- Do not drive while drunk.
And one more thing, you can't drive a car on the island with bare torso, bare legs or wearing beach flip-flops. Car occupants must not stick their hands out of the car windows.
Parking on Fuerteventura
There aren't many tourists here, so you won't have trouble finding a place to park your car.
The centres of major cities have paid parking lots. They can be identified by the blue marking. You pay at a parking meter. Be sure to place the receipt on the dashboard so that the police can see that you paid for parking.
Free parking lots are marked with white marking.
A yellow line means that parking is strictly prohibited.
Where to drive on Fuerteventura
There are few cultural and historical sites on this thinly populated island. But you can enjoy nature in style to your heart’s content!
There are many great beaches, so if you want a beach vacation, you will be absolutely satisfied. Local beaches have golden, grey, black volcanic or white sand. Light-coloured sand beaches are located in Corralejo resort on the northeast coast of Fuerteventura. Those who love black-sand beached will like the Playa Negra de Ajuy. The highlight of the island is Playa de Cofete, a beautiful, brutal and wild, uncrowded beach. Check out Playa del Castillo, a sandy bay with no waves and lots of shells. One of the few historical wonders is Castillo de San Buenaventura, an 18th-century defence tower built for protection against pirates.
Visit Parque Rural de Betancuria, a low but beautiful mountain range with many hiking trails and opportunities to take photos of mountain goats and Barbary ground squirrel. The road to this rural park runs along exciting ‘alien’ landscape.
If you want to know how natural Aloe Vera cosmetic products are made, check out Canary Aloe Vera Finca. The farm personnel will explain and show you everything in and out. And, of course, they will offer you to buy local products. But in a discreet way.
Visit the Corralejo Natural Park in the northeast of the island, a mini-Sahara with sand dunes, gorgeous beaches, and the Montaña Roja volcano.
Don't miss the Entallada Lighthouse on the east coast of the island. It is 12 metres high and has a façade of red and white stones facing the ocean. The panoramic view from here is picture-worthy.