Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands, is fast becoming a must-see tourist destination for sun-loving beach-going holidaymakers.  With it's high annual percentage of sunny days and it's volcanic sand beaches, Fuerteventura is ideal for a relaxing summer holiday: the tourist industry has flourished in recent decades with a number of resorts springing up along the coastline. The island is relatively unpopulated however, with the largest town of Puerto del Rosario (with a population of less than 30,000) being the main hub for ferries and the nearby airport, Aeropuerto de Fuerteventura.

 

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Fuerteventura Airport is relatively small, with a single terminal and only a handful of gates.  It is serviced by a number of international and low-cost airlines including BMI, Ryan Air, Thomas Cook, XL Airways and Thomson Fly; with the majority of the flights landing in the summer months.  If you are hoping to explore the island and it's many small villages, car hire is always the best option.  A number of the resorts offer their own car rentals and there are several speciality companies who also offer services (such as 4WD hire for the beaches).  Other car hire companies within Fuerteventura include Amigos Autos, Cicar, Europcar, Auto Europe and Strawberry Autos.  The main road to remember on Fuerteventura if you are setting out to explore the more remote areas is the FV-2, as it stretches along the east coast from Puerto del Rosario to the southern tip.  If you are heading north from Puerto del Rosario, look for the FV-1, this will take you as far as Corralejo which has a ferry connection with Lanzarote.



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