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Fun and Sun in Fuerteventura
One of the Canary Islands, Spain's Fuerteventura lies in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa. Fuerteventura is the second largest and oldest of the Canary Islands. With the longest beaches in the archipelago, this island is a beautiful destination for those seeking sun, beaches and watersports activities. Visit Fuerteventura during local cultural events or simply sit on the beach and take in the incredible sun, sand and surf.
Ideal Times to Travel to Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura is a wonderful holiday destination to visit all year round. The area's strong winds are good for surfing and kite surfing. Watersports enthusiasts will be in heaven. Visit Fuerteventura in February and March for Carneval in Corralejo and Puerto de Rosario. Head to Fuerteventura on May 30 to experience "Dias de las islas Canarias," a holiday with local events and music. October 12 is "Día de la Hispanidad," also known as Columbus Day, which is a national holiday in Spain that includes local events and festive parades.
What to Know Before You Travel to Fuerteventura
Hire cars are the perfect way to see the island of Fuerteventura. Some parts of this incredible island are developed for mass tourism, while others are still very remote. Expenses in Fuerteventura are mostly slightly cheaper than they are in Britain - such as eating out or buying groceries in local markets.
Local Tips and Information
When looking for transport to the centre, look for "Tiadhe" bus number 3, which goes to Puerto Rosario for about 1.20 EUR and takes around 15 minutes. Taxis cost around 10 EUR to the island's capital city and take about 10 minutes.
Fuerteventura's affordable public transport is operated by "Tiadhe." Number 10 goes via Costa Calma to Morro Jable. Prices from Puerto del Rosario - Las Salinas run at about 1.50 EUR for a one-way trip. Taxis have a starting price of about EUR 3.50 + 0.50 EUR per km (6 h - 22 h) and 3.50 EUR + 0.60 EUR per km (22 h - 6 h).
When in Fuerteventura, stay in a hostel priced from around 15 EUR. Book a three-star hotel for an average cost from 50 EUR per night per person.