Category Archives: Canary Islands


Do you need a car in Fuerteventura? On first impressions, Fuerteventura is a barren windswept island where the major resorts are all quite far apart from each other. This might naturally make it look like the sort of place where a hire car looks all but essential. If you are here for a family holiday,… Read More »

Gran Canaria

Should you rent a car in Gran Canaria? Gran Canaria is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain, but as with the other Canary Islands, there is no rail-based public transport to get around here, just an extensive network of buses. Public transport is poor and disjointed. No rail services of any kind.… Read More »


Do you need a car in Lanzarote? As with the other major islands in the Canaries, Lanzarote is just large enough for a hire car to be useful. Driving is generally a lot more convenient than going by bus, except for the some of the areas around the capital Arrecife. It’s also perfectly possible to… Read More »