With Puerto del Rosario as a base, why not hire a car and explore Fuerteventura with a hired car? It is the best way to get to the wild and remote areas of the island. You can visit the places that interest you and remain flexible and independent. Puerto del Rosario is the capital of island Fuerteventura of the Canary Islands. Around 30.000 people live in the bustling port city on the eastern shore of the island, which is about a third of the total population of Fuerteventura. The city is cultural and economic center of the island and also offers interesting sights and attractions for vacationers. Puerto del Rosario is therefore the ideal starting point to explore the unique island of Fuerteventura with a hired car. Via Driveboo you can compare offers from the car hire companies in Puerto del Rosario and book a hired car for Puerto del Rosario easily online.
Puerto del Rosario is a busy port and the capital of Fuerteventura, which you can explore without problems even in winter. It's known for its whitewashed houses and open-air artwork, including giant snail sculptures along the harbor promenade. Near the harbor is Playa Chica beach, a sheltered beach with clear waters. The Playa Blanca to the south has strong surf. There are shops and restaurants along the street "León y Castillo" and the pedestrian street "Primero de Mayo". The relatively small city center is located between the port and the Avenida Constitución and can be easily explored by foot.
The arrival from Germany to Puerto del Rosario or Fuerteventura is by plane to the Fuerteventura Airport (FUE). The airport is very clear, modern, clean and about 7 km from Puerto del Rosario .
The ferry from Puerto del Rosario to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria costs around 40€ for an adult person. Other ferry connections include an hourly ferry from Corralejo to Playa Blanca on the northern neighboring island of Lanzarote
To get to the really beautiful places and beaches of the island, it is advisable to take a hired car. The roads on Fuerteventura were completely renewed a few years ago and are therefore very well passable. However, some highlights of the island can only be reached via sometimes bumpy and adventurous roads. The car hire companies on the island forbid it, however (probably from experience) to visit these places with normal cars. If you want to reach everything on the island, you have to hire an SUV
Whoever breaks down on the road is not allowed to be towed by another car. One must always call a towing service, whose service in Spain is usually included in the car insurance.
The alcohol limit is 0,5 per mille in blood and 0,25 per mille in breath. For novice drivers (less than two years in possession of a driving license), the limit is 0,3 per mille in the blood and 0,15 per mille in the breath
Dipped headlights during the day are not mandatory for cars. However, it is widely recommended by Spanish road authorities, especially on rural roads, on overcast days and during the darker months of the year.
The minimum age for drivers in Spain is 18. Every driver is required to carry a driver's license, vehicle documents, insurance documents and an ID or Passport to identify yourself. Vacationers from EU countries can drive in Spain with their domestic driver's licenses without any problems and do not need an extra international driver's license.
The maximum speed in each case is always indicated by signs, as this can vary depending on the condition of the road.
On an island like Fuerteventura, there is basically no best season. Each season here has its own charm and advantages or disadvantages. In summer, for example, you can relax wonderfully by the sea and spend a week at a stretch just lying on the beach, but that's the high season and that means it's incredibly busy. In winter, on the other hand, you probably won't be able to swim much in the sea, but the temperatures are perfect for exploring the whole island and your cities. We've put together a climate table for you so you can use that to expand your pros and cons list.
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Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, northwest off Africa's coast. Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2009, Fuerteventura is blessed with the most beautiful beaches in the archipelago, a ruggedly beautiful landscape and over 3.000 hours of sunshine. It has long been a top destination for visitors interested in the island's cultural heritage and admiring the large number of centuries-old mansions and beautiful churches. Popular with tourists are the wide sandy beaches along the east coast. The constant winds make the beaches of the island interesting for water sports enthusiasts, wave riders on the west coast, wind surfers in the north near Corralejo or on the east coast (especially on the long stretch of beach between the Costa Calma and Jandía). Here, especially in recent years, kitesurfing has also established itself. The west of the island consists to a large extent of steep coast with life-threatening offshore currents. In Fuerteventura's mountainous landscape, but also on the slopes sloping down to the beaches of the east coast, one can encounter the cute atlas squirrels, which move nimbly through the rocks and are accustomed to humans from case to case. The first animals were introduced from North Africa in 1965, they multiplied rapidly and today sometimes cause serious damage to vegetation.