Car hire in Caleta de Fuste is essential if you intend to explore this town on the eastern side of Fuerteventura island. Public transportation is almost non-existent, so if you want mobility to come and go anywhere around the island, a car is worth its weight in gold. The northernmost town of Corralejo lies 29 miles from the town along the FV-1, while Puerto de la Cruz is 61 miles west via the FV-2.
Fuerteventura Airport (FUE), about 4 miles away, is the only air transit point and one of the best places to obtain car hire in Caleta de Fuste before you reach the town. In addition to local companies like TopCar, there are also international providers such as Hertz and Sixt to cater to your needs. The car hire centre at the airport is right next to the baggage reclaim carousels so it’s very easy to find.
The FV-2 is the only major highway in Caleta de Fuste and is therefore the conduit for almost all inbound and outbound traffic to other parts of Fuerteventura. Anticipate very high levels of foot and cycle traffic at all times, especially near coastal beaches and downtown. During the peak summer season from June to August, the amount of vehicular, pedestrian and cycle traffic increases dramatically in Caleta de Fuste. There are few if any traffic lights on Fuerteventura but several pedestrian crossings, so drive with caution at all times.
Under normal conditions, morning and evening rush hours are short, usually from about 07:00 to 08:30 and again from 19:00 to 20:00. You should anticipate high levels of foot and vehicular traffic from about 13:00 to 17:00, when most visitors are either shopping or headed to or from the beach. If you divide the town into western, central and eastern districts, it’s much easier to navigate. Calle Mimo and Calle Tramo de Union connect the west to central districts, while Avenue Virgen de Antigua and Avenue Virgen de la Pena connect the central portion to the eastern districts.
Book your car hire in Caleta de Fuste at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Economy car hires in Caleta de Fuste are around 26% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about hiring a car in Caleta de Fuste
When it comes to driving Caleta de Fuste car hire around the town or to points beyond, the smaller the better. Not only are compacts and economy cars easier to park, they are more affordable and better suited to the town’s narrow roads. If a larger car is needed, an intermediate SUV or saloon is recommended.
Speed limits in Caleta de Fuste vary according to the type of road and location. Within the town limits and populated areas, a speed of 20mph is allowed, but once on the open road this limit does increase from 30mph to 45mph in some sections. Along the FV-2, speeds of up to about 70mph are allowed. There are traffic cameras and mobile radar in use along primary roads, so observe posted speed limits whenever possible. Watch out for pedestrian crossings whenever on the road.
On-street parking in Caleta de Fuste is plentiful due to the lack of parking restrictions within the town limits. As a general rule, only park on streets with white lines and never park where you see yellow lines. Blue lines, usually in the town centre, indicate parking areas with tariffs on a pay-and-display basis. The tariff is less than €1 (£0.88) per hour but with an abundance of available on-street parking it’s unlikely you will need to pay for the pleasure.
The average price of fuel in Caleta de Fuste is R118,37 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 420 and R1 894, depending on the car size.
Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Caleta de Fuste.