Fuerteventura

The charming Balearic island of Fuerteventura is a very popular vacation destination. Its laid back atmosphere, sandy beaches, charming restaurants and cafes are what makes this Spanish, Mediterranean island so appealing. If you're a beach and water sport lover, Fuerteventura is the ideal place to go.

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Best Fuerteventura seasons

Fuerteventura is definitely an inviting all year round destination. The warm Mediterranean climate is ideal for chilling out on the beaches and topping up your tan. The island also has strong winds, perfect for kite surfing and surfing. Many travellers arrange travel plans to coincide with Fuerteventura's holidays and festivals. In February/March enjoy the Carnival in Corralejo and Puerto del Rosario. At the end of May there's the Dias de la islas Canarias where you can join in the many local events and listen to fantastic music. Columbus Day or Dia de la Hispanidad is held during October, a national holiday with many parades and exciting events.

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Before you get to Fuerteventura

The best way to explore the island is by car, so why not arrange to hire a vehicle before you travel? Some parts of Fuerteventura are developed for mass tourism while other areas are more remote and only accessible by car. The cost of living in Fuerteventura is slightly cheaper than in the UK. Dining out and buying groceries in the local markets will cost you less than in Britain. The currency on the island is Euros so make sure you buy before travelling.

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Island information

For local transport, bus number 3 or "Tiadhe" goes to Puerto Rosario from the airport costing about 1.20 Euros. The journey time is around fifteen minutes. Taxis will cost approx 10 Euros taking about 10 minutes to the island's capital city, Puerto del Rosario. Expect to pay around 15 Euros per night per person for hostel accommodation on the island. Three star hotels will cost you on average in the region of 50 Euros per person per night. There is affordable public transport operated by bus operator Tiadhe. The number 10 bus goes via Costa Calma to Morro Jable. A trip from Puerto del Rosario to Las Salinas is about 1.40 Euros, one way. Taxis are more expensive with prices starting at about 3.15 Euros plus 0.55 Euros per km between 6 am and 10 pm. 3.45 Euros plus 0.63 Euros per km from 10 pm until 6 am.

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