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Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands, is a popular holiday destination all year round. Its volcanic origins are somewhat hidden by the vast expanses of beautiful beaches with golden sand, but look a little closer during holidays in Fuerteventura and you'll see volcanic cones, lava flows and more. The island is best known for its watersports, with surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing all very popular. Nightlife lovers and beach dwellers will also be happy with a holiday here in 2017 or 2018.

Hiring a car in Fuerteventura

Car rental in Fuerteventura is essential if you want to get away from the beaches and explore the rugged central region where goats roam and picturesque villages squat against stunning views. Fuerteventura Airport car hire is a great place to get started with a choice of rental agencies. Getting a car as soon as you touch down will also make it nice and simple to get to the cheap hotels Fuerteventura has to offer.

Why Book Cheap Car Hire to Fuerteventura with dealchecker

While lazing by the beach or hanging out by the pool at your resort are great ways to pass the time on your Fuerteventura holiday, it does pay to have a car to explore more of the island every now and then. That's where we come in! Use our search tools to compare prices between different companies so you can get a great deal, and rest safe in the knowledge that you'll have a car waiting for you when you touch down on the island.

Places to visit in Fuerteventura

Surfing, sailing and motor-powered watersports are all on offer, with world class tuition available if you are new to these activities and want to have a go. If you prefer to just lie on the beach and watch the others do the hard work then that's definitely achievable, too! Things never get too crowded and if you fancy a change, car hire in Fuerteventura is easy, so you can head inland where local life has remained relatively unchanged, providing a genuine look at how people get by in paradise. Why not catch one of the traditional festivals in 2017/2018? Try Dia de la Cruz in May or the National Day Festival in October.

Take a day trip from your resort to El Cotillo, a little seaside village that's teeming with tasty seafood and boasts La Concha, a beach popular with locals and visitors alike. Another favourite day trip is to Corralejo, a bustling town with some of the best nightlife in Europe (make sure you bring along a designated driver!), and plenty of shops and restaurants to keep you busy during the day. While you're there, you must visit one of the most beautiful places on the island: the Corralejo Nature Reserve. Containing the largest sand dunes in the Canaries, the area has a vast array of flora and fauna that is well worth the cost of petrol! Las Playitas is the absolute best spot on the island - if not Europe - for sports fans, thanks to myriad sports facilities, not to mention Fuerteventura's famously strong winds making it amazing for watersports like windsurfing.

The charming town of Betancuria was formerly the island's capital, and dates back to the 15th century. There's plenty to see and do here, including exploring archaeological artefacts, museums and its 17th-century church, as well as sampling local delicacies at one of its traditional restaurants.

Top Tips for Car Rentals in Fuerteventura

  • Book as far in advance as possible using our comparison tools - not only will you get a great deal, but you'll take the stress out of finding a hire car once you arrive on the island!
  • Organise to pick your car up from Fuerteventura Airport so you can hit the ground driving.
  • Make sure you keep your passport, driver's licence and insurance document in the car with you at all times.
  • Remember you're in Spanish territory - drive on the right, don't speed, and definitely don't drink and drive!

  • General Advice on Hiring a Car

    When you purchase car hire you are entering into a contract with your car hire company. Always check their terms and conditions before you buy to make sure you're aware of your responsibilities when you collect your car in Fuerteventura, and any additional charges.

    Here's a few things to watch out for:

  • Almost all car hire companies add a mandatory fee for drivers under the age of 25.
  • Check what level of insurance is included for the hire car in Fuerteventura. In particular check how much the excess is (the amount you need to pay in the event of any accident) you may want to take out additional insurance.
  • Check what the fuel policy is with your car. Don't forget to fill up the tank before you drop it off if you've agreed to return it full!
  • Find out if there's a maximum daily mileage - especially if you're planning to do a lot of driving in Fuerteventura!
  • You'll need to pay a deposit (or pre-approve one) to pick up the car. Most car rental companies will only accept credit cards for this.

  • If you'd like more advice on common charges (and what you can do to avoid them) read our complete guide to car hire.