Fuerteventura Airport or El Matorral Airport as it is locally known is the gateway to the small Spanish Canary Island of Fuerteventura. It has almost 5 million passengers pass through every year, mostly from the UK and Germany. The airport is located 5 km away from the capital city of Puerto del Rosario and just 10 minutes from the resort of Caleta de Fusta, with your car hire at Fuerteventura Airport.
Fuerteventura Airport has just one terminal that is currently being expanded and flights arrive from all over Europe. There are 3 banks with ATMs and a currency exchange service for all your money needs. Wi-Fi access is available for a charge and there are information desks for any enquiries you may have about the airport or local area. Tours of the airport can be arranged and there is a first aid centre. If you feel hungry, you can try Iberian tapas and salads at Dehesa Santa Maria or sandwiches at Pans and Company. Caffe di Fiore is a Mediterranean style cafe or you can grab an ice cream at Haagen Dazs. There are a small selection of shops on offer at the airport including Relay for snacks and newspapers and Lava foe accessories. You can buy local food items like rum and honey at Delicious or gifts and handicrafts at Thinking Canarias. Canariensis has all your duty free goods and luxury brands such as Calvin Klein and Lacoste.
Fuerteventura is a volcanic island off the North African coast and is popular for holidaymakers wanting to kite surf and wind surf. Car hire in Fuerteventura is a good option as local transport is limited and this is the best way to see the wild and rugged beauty of the island. It is a quiet island with long stretches of sandy beaches and if you drive up into the mountains you will see how life has pretty much stayed the same for the locals. Puerto del Rosario is the capital city and you can explore the winding alleys and pretty Canarian houses near the harbour. You can visit the Church of Virgin del Rosario and the Museum of poet Miguel de Unamuno. The tourist resort of Caleta de Fusta is popular for its beaches, hotels and cafes and is a centre for water sports and scuba diving. You can also see the old harbour and the Martello Tower for a little history.