Travel

Flights

For all your flight arrangements use the dedicated free phone number below:

Telephone: 0500 011 747

(please quote my unique membership number VIPS4856 to qualify for special prices)

The flight consultants will offer you the lowest fares possible as they are the UK's leading flight-only specialists.

They also have ABTA and ATOL consumer protection for all your flight purchases, a facility not currently offered by booking direct with non-charter operators!

Website: www.skydealsvip.co.uk

Airport Parking

If you're looking for somewhere safe to leave your car whilst you're jetting off to the sun, try...

Insurance

Guests are strongly recommended to take out holiday insurance at the time of booking which provides cover for loss of deposits, etc. It is also advisable to obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which replaced the old E111 medical form in January 2006. Here's a selection of travel insurance companies...

Airport Transfers

For airport transfers from Fuerteventura airport to Casa Calma, we recommend Fuertetrips. They also do a range of excursions around the island.

Car Hire

Anyone who is over the age of 21 and has had a driving license for more than three years can rent a car upon presentation of a driving license and passport (although these rules are not strictly adhered to). The national speed limit is 90km/h although you may well be overtaken by locals on a regular basis especially taxi drivers! It usually works out that the longer you rent the car for the cheaper the price will be, but the insurance won't cover you off road or with some companies or if you travel over to Lanzarote. Only the person who signs the car hire form is insured to drive so if you want more than one driver make sure you all sign the form. This doesn't usually cost any more and it could save you a heavy fine.

Around the towns you may notice a lot of drivers not wearing seat belts - the wearing of seat belts on the island is compulsory but is often overlooked in the towns (I don't advise risking it). Drinking and driving, as in the UK is strictly prohibited and the fines are heavy. Should you wish to book a car before you leave home check out one of the car hire companies listed and follow the on screen instructions. Compared with the UK, rental prices on Fuerteventura are pretty low.

Please note, there are NO traffic lights on the island (not one), so please be careful when you're exploring and enjoy the peace. Here are some companies that provide car rentals on Fuerteventura, booking in advance can save you a lot of money and inconvenience:

Maps & Tourist Information

For an excellent set of maps, please try www.fuerteventura-maps.com.

Information on all elements of Fuerteventura life can be found on www.fuerteventura.com.