Where to go in Fuerteventura

Morro Jable, Fuerteventura

The Fuerteventura island offers you three complete different areas to visit with a common underground, weather, sunny and warm.

The centre for the island we can watch the ancient remains of the island in different cities. We can see monuments dated back to 17th and 18th centuries like the fortress tower in Caleta de Fuste or the cathedral church of St. Mary in Betancuria.  Out of religious architecture, we can see a typical windmill on three floors, in whose interior we the ancient machinery is still kept.

The tourist can also appreciate the villages situated on land of gentle orography that conserves the characteristic adaptations to the island climate. In Puerto del Rosario, the house museum Casa de Unamuno, where it’s nowadays the island administration, and where lived the famous 20th Century writer during his exile.

In the North area the tourist find magnificent beaches and a charming landscape. So, you will find small seafaring villages with huge beaches and a watchtower against ancient pirate attacks. This is the area where Maxoreros (native people in ancient time) has its capital La Oliva. All this patrimony can be visited in the Betancuria Museum. Tindaya was the sacred mountain for the indigenous people and where important archaeological remains have been found.

Along the coastal road towards Corralejo, the Corralejo Dunes Natural Park, offers an unique view of dessert landscape.

White sand beaches and turquoise waters welcome the visitant in the South. Small fishing villages spot the area. These huge beaches have a contrast with Jandía Massif, the highest peak in the island with 807 meters.

To all these sites and places, we must remark the amazing local products. Logically, the production comes from the sea and livestock, fish and goat meat are the main products in the local gastronomy. But there is a product that has transcended to the world. The Majorero cheese, made from goat milk has international awards and has the Spansih most prestigious product classification since 1996.