Betancuria

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Betancuria
 
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Location:  Betancuria   Betancuria


Betancuria is the old capital of the island which in the past was governed from there. Hidden in a valley to prevent pirate attacks from the African continent this picturesque colonial town offers a glimpse into Fuerteventura’s past. Betancuria was founded in 1404 during the conquest led by the Norman, Jean de Béthencourt.
Valle de Santa Ines
 
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In the 16th century one of Fuerteventura's oldest women, Inés Peraza ordered the hermitage to be built. For this reason the place takes its name from the hermitage. However, the hermitage has since been rebuilt due to extensive damage caused by troops of Xaban de Arraez. Valle de Santa Inés is also famous for its arts and crafts. In particular the ceramic works  of Josefa Acosta's workshop.
Vega del Rio Palmas
 
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Location:  Vega de Rio Palmas   Betancuria


Vega del Rio Palmas, located south east of the municipality of Betancuria is home to plenty of mystery and magic. Legend has it that Father Santorcaz disappeared here. San Diego asked the shepherd's of Betancuria if they had seen him. They hadn't but they reported that they were terrified by lights that had appeared where Vega del Rio Palmas now stands. San Diego along with the shepherds headed towards the light and found the Father at the bottom of...
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Tuesday July 23rd 2019 15:30 -18:00
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Wednesday July 24th 2019 08:00 -19:00
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Wednesday July 24th 2019 08:00 -16:00
Explore the island of Fuerteventura on this full-day tour in a comfortable air-conditioned bus, discover the picturesque villages, endless beaches and...

Wednesday July 24th 2019 08:00 -16:00
Explore the island of Fuerteventura on this full-day tour in a comfortable air-conditioned bus, discover the picturesque villages, endless beaches and...
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