Why you should bus it from Fuerteventura Airport to Corralejo
We arrived in Puerto Del Rosario at the airport last December. I had done lengthy research on how to get from there to our apartment in Corralejo. Bus was the cheapest option. Public bus that is, not a transfer.
When we arrived Travis was very tried and we were confused by the name of the town on the bus even though it had the right route number! I knew we were to get on the number three but I just wasn’t sure I was getting on the one going in the right direction. We decided to sack it and head to the taxi rank.
We did bus it on the way back, however, and found this to be the far better option and here is why!
We found the language barrier with the taxi driver to be the hardest we have ever come across. He spoke only full Spanish, and we ignorantly had not learnt any. All we wanted was a taxi to the bus station in Puerto Del Rosario but he ended up taking us to our resort because he had overheard us say the name.
When we got there he was lost for ages and had no idea where we were staying…even though I could see it each time we passed. He had no idea what I was saying when I said to stop and it was there!
The bus is a fraction of the cost of a taxi. Our taxi was around 40 Euros, although he had said it would only be 30 (once we realised we were on our way to Corralejo not the bus station.) The bus was about 1/4 of the price.
The bus goes a different route than the taxi, and much slower. This means you really get to appreciate the smaller towns and sand dunes more. We were taken a much different route and we loved the time on the bus.
We managed to glimpse some gorgeous coast line on the bus too which was glorious. It made me sad to leave!
Easier with a kid
We were thrown in a taxi without a car seat. I am not sure of the laws there but we were a bit shocked. He had no idea what we were saying either so before we knew it we were off without being bale to grab one of the ones we saw beside the taxi rank. We kept him on our knee but it felt strange the whole time.
The bus was better as this is how you are meant to ride them. The speed of the bus was much more reassuring too.
One of the main reasons we enjoy travelling is to meet people. You cannot get this in a taxi, but you certainly do on the bus.
Most people seemed to be hungover with it being close to Christmas. But we did get some chat and managed to get a good giggle when people watching.
One good thing about the taxi was not carting about a bunch of bags! We probably would have got there quicker too if the taxi did not get lost!