Fuerteventura is a subtropical island of the Canary Islands (Spain), located in the Atlantic Ocean, about 120 km off the African coast.
The surface of the island is 1,659.74 km², the population of 116,886 inhabitants (2019).
The capital of the island is Puerto del Rosario (Puerto Cabras until 1956).
From an administrative point of view it is part of the province of Las Palmas and is divided into six municipalities: Antigua, Betancuria, La Oliva, Pájara, Puerto del Rosario and Tuineje, the settlements and inhabited centers distributed among these are 67.
The neighboring Islote de Lobos is part of the municipality of La Oliva.
There is an internal airport on the island about 5 km from Puerto del Rosario. The medium-sized Fuerteventura airport (IATA code: FUE) has only one terminal and is located about 4 km from Puerto del Rosario in El Matorral.
Puerto del Rosario is the main port of the island, passenger traffic to the other islands of the archipelago is mainly concentrated in the ports of Corralejo, Gran Tarajal and Morro Jable.
The island is crossed by a dense road network and served by numerous public transport lines.
It is important to plan how to get around the island during your vacation.
Public Transport and Buses
Fuerteventura has an extensive public bus network operated by Tiadhe where you can find all the itineraries and timetables.
Passengers wishing to reach areas not directly connected to the airport must change buses in Puerto del Rosario.
Taxis are a very convenient way of getting around a city resort, however once the taxi leaves its location, the fares increase very quickly.
For instance; a taxi from one part of Corralejo to the other usually costs around 3 € (or a little more at night), however a taxi from Corralejo to the airport costs around 50 € and a taxi to Morro Jable can go up to 150 €
Considering that a rental car for a week costs only € 110, the savings made to and from the airport make it convenient to rent a car.
Not to mention the benefits of having a car while visiting the island.
For solo travelers or those who don't want to rent a car, a pre-booked airport transfer to your resort can be the easiest and cheapest option.
A transfer from the airport to Jandia can be obtained from € 15, a saving of around € 85 compared to the same taxi trip.
The presence of ultra-fast internet has only spread in recent years, Corralejo, Puerto del Rosario and Morro Jable were among the first to receive fiber up to 600 MB.
Fiber coverage is expected over a large part of the island by the end of this year.
In the most important cities, the coverage of the mobile network is 4G.
The installation and coverage of 5g is expected in the coming months.
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