Since Fuerteventura is a relatively small island, it makes the ideal location for a road trip. It’s also much more convenient to self-drive here, as you won’t be tied to public transport routes and schedules. You’ll also be able to reach all of the tourist attractions you like, whether they’re on a public transport route or not. The Corralejo Natural Park is one such place, as is the small village of El Cotillo with its clear turquoise lagoons. You can also experience the traditional local non-tourist side of the island by visiting Betancuria. The twisty road on the way there offers great panoramic views. If you’re on holiday with your kids, they’ll want to go to Oasis Park, an animal park, and nothing will be easier than piling into your hired family car.
Besides getting used to driving on the right-hand side of the road, there are a few quirks to be aware of when you’re in Fuerteventura, and some specific laws that warrant specific attention. Roundabouts flow anti-clockwise rather than clockwise as they do in the UK, and you may only overtake on the left. Something to be careful of is to not rest your arm on the door if you’re driving with the window open as this will earn you a spot fine. And although this is a holiday island make sure not to drive without a shirt on or wearing flip-flops, as you can be fined for those too. Finally, make sure to come to a complete stop at Stop signs, as traffic police are also vigilant about that.
To hire a car in Fuerteventura you’ll have to be at least 25 years of age. You’ll be required to carry your driver’s licence with you at all times as well as proof of third-party insurance, which KAYAK will provide with your hire car. Because of this high age limit, when you hire a car you won’t have to worry about any model restrictions, so you can get anything from a compact hatchback to a sports car or a convertible.
Economy (Seat Ibiza or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Fuerteventura.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
Most popular car type