Fuerteventura is the second largest island in the Canary Islands archipelago. It is famous for its white sandy beaches, its blue waters and its imposing volcanic landscape. The warm climate and scarce rainfall attracts visitors throughout the year, no matter the time. Furthermore, consistent coastal winds make it an ideal destination for water sports such as skiing, surfing and windsurfing. To fully enjoy all the possibilities Fuerteventura has to offer, we recommend renting a vehicle from a cheap rent-a-car in Fuerteventura.
The island is an ideal place for snorkelling, an activity where you can observe the seabed through a waterproof visor without having to submerge deeper than a few centimetres. Swimming fins are used to guide you through the water. The device used to breathe is what gives this hobby its name: snorkelling, in Spanish 'tubo'. The snorkel is the device which protrudes above the water so that the swimmer can breathe oxygen without lifting their head from the water.
Much of the Majorero coastline supplies optimal conditions for snorkelling. The beach of Jandía, easily accessible with a cheap rental car, is particularly suitable. In front of a charming lighthouse and about two hundred metres from the beach, the Veril Grande area offers a variety of sea life species to observe, including angel fish, garden eels, and even giant oceanic manta rays and whale sharks.
Another exceptional point to travel to with your cheap car hire is Puertito de Lobos. More than just a sandy beach, this is an impressive natural emerald pool where you can see crabs, deep blue damselfish, flatfish, dream fish (salema porgy), breams and many other marine animals.
Although snorkelling is an activity that can be practiced individually, it is even more enjoyable in the company of family and friends. Do not worry if you have never practiced this activity before. The main requirements are that you know how to swim and that you are equipped correctly. Equipment can be both bought or rented on the island, and you can easily travel to your snorkelling destination with a cheap rental car in Fuerteventura.
You should follow instructions carefully when applying snorkelling equipment, which includes adjusting the viewfinder strap so that water does not leak in. You should remember to breathe calmly and deeply, and be aware that air will take some time to arrive because it must travel through the snorkel. You should also remember to utilise your whole leg when swimming, bending the knees slightly and keeping your fins under the surface of the water.
It is easier to travel from one place to another on the island in search of beautiful vistas with a vehicle. You can find the right vehicle at "Payless Car" Fuerteventura. Just don't forget that the true face of Fuerteventura is the one found hidden beneath its waters.