The Canarian municipality of Betancuria is located in the central region of Fuerteventura with the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and Antigua to the east, the primary industries are agriculture and tourism. Most of the municipality is farmland although there are many mountains and barren land. This is the island's smallest municipality and is named after Jean de Bethencourt who founded the town of the same name in 1404. Betancuria has survived many problems. Not only did it survive the vicious pirate attacks of the 16th century, it suffered numerous assaults from Berber hordes. In the 18th century Betancuria was attacked by its own people, these revolts took place due to intolerable living conditions which included a severe lack of food.
Today Betancuria is known for its peace and tranquility, it remains to be thinly populated with very few villages. Please add some comments and photographs or videos to help other travellers, you don't need to register on the site to do this, but by doing so for free you get additional functionality such as your own favorites page with your own personal map which is very useful when planning your visit to Fuerteventura, or a day out.