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Villa Winter

Villa Winter (Cofete National Park, Cofete) – this two-story structure, located near the village of Cofete (on the Jandia peninsula), and proximate to Pico de Zarza (the highest mountain in Fuerteventura), is not a typical tourist destination (and is only recommended for mystery seekers and nature enthusiasts looking for something different). Given its isolated location, […]

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Torre del Tostón

Torre del Toston (El Cotillo, 35650 La Oliva) – for visitors looking for historic sites related to Fuerteventura’s efforts to defend itself against pirate attacks hundreds of years ago, this is a worthy one. Located on the northwest coast of the island, this tower, which was built in the 17th century to protect the island […]

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Salt Museum / Museo de Las Salinas del Carmen

Salt Museum / Museo de Las Salinas del Carmen (Barrio las Salinas 2, 35610 Antigua) – this museum gives visitors a look at one aspect of the island’s old economy: the commercial use of salt. Here, visitors can see an overview of the history of salt, its applications throughout the centuries and its use in […]

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Punta la Entallada Lighthouse

Punta la Entallada Lighthouse (Highway FV-511, Las Playitas, Tuineje) – this Moorish style lighthouse, located on the east coast of the island (facing North Africa), was built in 1955 (despite its rustic look). Located on the outskirts of a village named Las Playitas, eco-tourists pass through here on their way to nearby eco-destinations like “Cuchillos […]

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Punta Jandia Lighthouse

Punta Jandia Lighthouse – located on the southernmost point of the island, this is an active 19-meter tall lighthouse that was originally built in 1864. Tourists can visit the museum inside the old lighthouse keeper’s home. There are five galleries with displays on Jandia Natural Park (detailing its natural history, including info on its flor […]

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Poblado de la Atalayita

Poblado de la Atalayita (Carretera General de Pozo Negro, Pozo Negro, La Antigua) – this is a village of primitive stone homes that existed before the Spanish colonization of the Canaries. These dwellings were reputed used by the island’s aboriginal Majo people (who were said to be of North African / Berber origin). Such cave […]

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Museo del Queso Majorero

Museo del Queso Majorero (Calle Virgen de Antigua, km 20, 35630 Antigua) – this museum is located in the Molino de Antigua complex in the mid-eastern area of Fuerteventura island. It’s unique in that it’s dedicated to a popular local food item: goat cheese. It’s an ideal place to wander through the picturesque gardens and […]

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Museo de Pesca Tradicional

Museo de Pesca Tradicional (Faro del Tostón) – located in a modern lighthouse is the Museum of Traditional Fishing. For centuries, commercial fishing has been one of the main economic activities on the island, in part due to the abundance of fish species within its waters. In previous times, local fishermen used to move around […]

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Museo Arqueológico de Betancuria

Museo Arqueológico de Betancuria (Calle Roberto Roldán, 35637 Betancuria) — a variety of architectural artefacts from various excavations in Fuertaventura are on display here, and one can learn about the Majoreros’ way of life. The museum includes five spacious halls and is categorized into three sections: archaeology, ethnography and paleontology. Admission: €2 per person. Hours: […]

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Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Candelaria

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Candelaria (La Oliva) – this house of worship was built shortly after the founding of the local parish in 1708 and is one of the largest churches on the island. The church’s contrasting black basalt bell tower stands out against the its white-washed walls. The tower was also used during […]