Betancuria / Top Destinations

Betancuria enjoys the reputation of being the first capital of Fuerteventura. Given its landlocked location, Betancuria is not a beach resort, but, unlike plenty other towns and villages on the island, it has a fair amount of historical and cultural heritage. It is located some 30 kilometers from Fuerteventura Airport, and it pertains to the namesake municipality.

The Archeology Museum (Casa Museo Arqueologico y Etnografico), the Betancuria Museum (Casa Museo de Betancuria) and the Museum of Sacred Art (Museo de Arte Sacro) constitute the main attraction hub in Betancuria. The Church of Santa Maria de Betancuria should also be visited once in Betancuria given this religious edifice is part of the historical heritage of the place.

In terms of mobility possibilities, the single car rental company near Bentancuria refers to Autos West Atlantico, located in Valle de Santa Ines.

Despite the apparently scarce tourist opportunities in Betancuria, the town is said to be the single locality on Fuerteventura which has been able to preserve much of its genuine Canarian character unadulterated by the tourism boom. At the same time, some believe Betancuria is one of the few places on the island where local traditional cuisine is strictly observed, which is always an incentive in terms of gastronomic tourism.

Newcomers can always rely on the data provided by the tourist information office in Betancuria since, indeed, the town is home to an establishment of this kind, which is indicative of the tourist relevance of the place.

Attractions in Fuerteventura

Casa Mane Art Center

The Casa Mane Art Center is one of the few art galleries in Fuerteventura. Located in La Oliva, this gallery enhances the tourist rating of La Oliva.


Church of Santa Maria de Betancuria

The Church of Santa Maria de Betancuria is part of the tourist attraction hotspot of Betancuria. It is also part of the historic patrimony of the place.


Craft Center of the Antigua Mill

Mills are the closest thing to the idea of symbol of traditional Fuerteventura. The Craft Center of the Antigua Mill capitalizes such a historic reference.