“I’m going to spend the day going from the apartment to the beach and from the beach to the apartment” is a typical saying that crosses everybody’s mind when you are overwhelmed with work or studies and thinking about holidays. That feeling of having no more obligations than to enjoy the days off is unique, however in the end, it is not feasible do be doing nothing more than that during such a long time. Therefore, when traveling we have to take into account the multiple mobility in Fuerteventura options that the island offers.
The villa or apartment we rented in Fuerteventura will serve as a “base of operations” and from there on we can count on buses, taxis, rental cars, boats and bikes to approach other locations. Moving around in Fuerteventura is easy and at affordable cost for all.
Firstly, there is the ‘guagua’, that is used to label the buses in the Canary Islands. It is the most economical means of transport to move around Fuerteventura, getting quickly and conveniently to different corners of the island. The company that is in charge of providing this service is called “Tiadhe” and seventeen lines connect with virtually all points of interest that are needed to enjoy the holidays, as is the historic center, museums, viewpoints or lighthouses.
The fare for the bus ticket costs approximately 1.50 euros per person per one-way trip, a symbolic price considering the walk we will save us. Mind you, the cost is only approximately, since it depends on the area of the island where you want to go. If you are intending to use the bus on a regular basis, keep in mind that you can save up to 30% on every trip with the bus passes.
Mobility options in Fuerteventura include the possibility of traveling on your own four wheels. Bringing your own car to the island by plane is not feasible and due to the costs it is not worth bringing it per boat, so the best option is to rent a car over there. La Oliva, Puerto del Rosario, Betancuria, Antigua or Pájara are some of the places that one should see. The offer of car rental is broad, due to the high demand by tourists. If you have a large family or need more than the usual five places, you just have to talk to the car rental company to find the right vehicle for your needs.
When you are of the opinion that there is no need to rent a car but you need to move quickly at certain moments, remember that the mobility options in your visit to Fuerteventura includes taxis. The reservation can be made by phone, but also via Internet. There are even own applications for this kind of service in which we can find interesting discounts given that it is the first time we are using it. Taxis help bridging the gap in Fuerteventura, since the island is very long. Most vehicles are Mercedes, guaranteeing comfort for the passenger, but if you need additional space to transport six or seven people, there are also taxis-minivans with more seats.
Bikes are another means of transport, promoting sports activities without polluting. In Fuerteventura there is a bike lane on completely flat land that is nine kilometers long. You can use the bike to go to the beach and discover wonderful sites pedaling through the routes the island has to offer. This mobility option offers great possibilities, for example, traveling from Corralejo to the beaches of Majanicho. The trip lasts a bit more than one hour and is eight kilometers long. There are several towns offering the service of renting bicycles.
Like we said in the beginning, renting a villa or apartment in Fuerteventura is the best option to ensure the rest period, which can be combined with visits to other islands of the archipelago. In this regard, the best option is the boat, whose journey time is depending on the island we want to go to. The trip from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote, for example, takes between thirty and sixty minutes. The boat allows to ship a car, whether owned or rented, for an economic cost.
Finally, among all the mobility options in Fuerteventura you shouldn’t discard the plane, both for entering and leaving the archipelago as for the visit to more distant islands like La Palma and El Hierro. The airport is at five kilometers from the capital of the island, called Puerta del Rosario.
Come to our villas in Fuerteventura and try the different mobility opportunities the island has to offer!