Antigua / Top Destinations

Located some 20 kilometers from Fuerteventura Airport, Antigua is the capital of the namesake municipality. It dates back to the 15th century, being, just as the name suggests, one of the oldest settlements on the island. Antigua is not a beach resort, so some tourists might think a stay in Antigua defeats the purpose of arriving on the island from the first place. Others might want to look into what Antigua has to offer.

Technically speaking, the main two attractions in Antigua refer to the Craft Center of the Antigua Mill (Centro de Artesania Molino de Antigua) and to the Church of Nuestra Senora de Antigua. These two objectives have a certain historical and cultural value.

There is also the so-called Tienda de Artesania en El Molino de Antigua, a market or fair held here daily (less Mondays and Saturdays). The market is the main shopping happening in Antigua, but one can easily understand the opportunities are not as wide as in other spots in Fuerteventura.

The most developed and popular resort nearby Antigua is, of course, Caleta de Fuste with all its inner tourist richness. However, Golf Club Salinas de Antigua can also be resorted to in view of diversifying one’s stay in Antigua. Also, Salinas del Carmen and the adjoining Salt Museum definitely count as attractions in the surroundings of Antigua.

The closest tourist information offices are in Caleta de Fuste and in Betancuria.

Attractions in Fuerteventura

Pajara beaches

The Pajara beaches stand out by being the largest in Fuerteventura. Visiting the beaches pertaining to Costa Calma and Morro Jable is highly recommended.

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From Fuerteventura to Lanzarote

Daytrips from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote are always worth making. The Timanfaya National Park is one of the chief attractions on the island of Lanzarote.

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La Cilla Museum of Grains

The present semi-desert Fuerteventura used to be the Granary of the Canary Islands. Visiting the La Cilla Museum of Grains is instructive in this respect.

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Fuerteventura