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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 2012 or 2013.

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.

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 2012/2013? Try Dia de la Cruz in May or the National Day Festival in October.

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.