Hitchhiking in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

Hitchhiking in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

No transport, no rush!

Hitchhiking: the golden answer to budget travel! It doesn’t cost a dime plus you can meet interesting people, and get a sneak peak into their lives.

In Fuerteventura we were hitchhiking from Lajares to the beach in El Cotillo. It’s only a 10 km ride, and hitchhiking is very common across Fuerteventura and the Canary Islands. However, it was our first time ever.

The very first cars had big yellow and white corporate stickers on them. The tourists that were driving them looked at us with big scared eyes…”No, dear tourists, we are not planning to kill you, we just want a ride.

After few minutes, a beautiful camper van appeared. Anna said “This one would be fantastic!” The camper stopped and gave us a lift. It was a woman from Berlin. Together with her two kids and husband she was spending two weeks of holidays on Fuerteventura.

This beautiful old camper van had come with their apartment rental. They explored the island of Fuerteventura and even hopped over for a night to Lanzarote.

It’s an old saying, you always meet twice in life. The next day we ran into each other on the beach in El Cotillo. This is when we took this photo of her beautiful automobile.