Fuerteventura, the second largest of Spain's Canary Islands, offers travellers and holidaymakers a getaway for idyllic relaxation on its beaches, with sunshine and ocean waves. The stunning island also has a wealth of history and culture to discover, as well as scenic volcanic terrains, hamlets and panoramic views to explore.
Fuerteventura's year-round sunshine makes it a good travel destination most of the year. The island's strong winds make it ideal for watersports, such a sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing - perfect for the experienced or novice enthusiasts.
Festivals and national holidays are also great times to visit the island of Fuerteventura. In February / March, visitors will enjoy the festive atmosphere of Carneval celebrated in Corralejo, Puerto de Rosario and other island towns. The 30th of May commemorates "Día de las Islas Canarias" (Canary Islands' Day) with local events and music. October 12th is a national holiday in Spain, celebrating "Día de la Hispanidad" (Columbus Day) with events and parades.
Hire cars are probably the most perfect way to explore Fuerteventura. The roads are easy to navigate and in good condition. Some parts of the island are developed to a greater extent for mass tourism while other parts are very remote. Fuerteventura's cost of living is on the whole slightly cheaper than that found in Britain, including eating out and market groceries.
Affordable and reliable, the "Tiadhe" buses are Fuerteventura's only means of public transport. The 03 Bus makes regular stops from the airport to Puerto del Rosario for approximately 1.20 EUR. The ride takes around a quarter of an hour. A taxi fare to the island's capital costs around ten euros and takes approximately ten minutes.
Affordable hostel accommodation begins at around 15 EUR. Three-star hotel rates are available from around 50 EUR per person/ per night. The "Tiadhe" inexpensive bus fleet is a perfect way of travelling throughout the island. The 10 Bus travels from Puerto del Rosario via Costa Calma to Morro Jable. Prices: a one-way ticket from Puerto del Rosario costs about 1.40 EUR. Taxi transport has a starting price of about 3.20 EUR + 0.50 EUR per additional kilometre (between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.) Fare prices increase at night and from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. are as about follows: 3.50 EUR + 0.60 EUR per additional km.