Guide to the towns and villages of Antigua,Fuerteventura

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Antigua is situated in the Eastern centre of Fuerteventura, extensive plains with farmhouses and mills can be seen here. Basaltic-coloured landscapes are the main characteristics of its surroundings. The largest part of the vegetation is concentrated on its valleys and gullies, where you will experience a feeling of pure peace and calm. There are three protected natural spaces: Mapaís Grande Natural Monument, Cuchillos de Vigán Natural Monument and Caldera de Gairía Natural Monument, which prove the volcanic origin of the island.

There is plenty to do here. In addition to numerous shops, bars, cafés and restaurants, Caleta de Fuste is home to a multi-screen cinema (films are in Spanish), and a bowling alley. Antigua stands out as the capital of Majorera crafts, where embroidery, openwork, basket weaving, ceramics, wood working etc are activities that form part of its people's roots, and that highlight the traditional character of the locals. The celebration of the 'Insular Crafts Fair' stands out. It takes place during the first fortnight of May and is where the majority of the island's craftspeople meet up to show off the richness of their products. An ideal place to get to know the municipality's and the whole island's traditions is the Craft Centre at Molina de Antigua, where the visitor can find fantastic examples of Majorera crafts.

An array of sporting facilities are available on the beaches, such as kite boarding, surfing, windsurfing and volleyball. Many boat trips and excursions are available along with camel rides. 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.

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Agua de Bueyes
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Location  Agua de Bueyes   Antigua
The charming little town of Agua de Bueyes is situated inland, south of Antigua town. This area is particularly popular with hikers and a remarkable route is from Agua de Bueyes to Garabato. This is thought to be a moderately difficult hike and takes on average three hours. Agua de Bueyes is also home to one of Fuerteventura's most important pieces of religious architecture, Our Lady of Guadalupe which was built in the 17th century. ...

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Location  Antigua   Antigua
The town of Antigua is situated inland in the centre of Fuerteventura, Extensive plains with farmhouses and mills, and basaltic-coloured landscapes are the main characteristics of its surroundings. There's a lot of vegetation here compared with most of Fuerteventura in its large valleys and gullies, where you will experience a feeling of pure peace and calm. There are three protected natural spaces: Mapaís Grande Natural Monument, Cuchillos de Vigán Natural Monument and Caldera de Gairía Natural Monument, which prove...
Caleta de Fuste
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Location  Caleta de Fuste   Antigua
The busy tourist town of Caleta de Fuste, also known as Caleta, or Castillo is situated in the centre of the island on the east coast 7 kilometres from Fuerteventura International Airport in the municipality of Antigua.  Apart from the many bars, restaurants, and coffee shops, there are some nice beaches with fine golden sand and crystal-clear water, and a small harbour. Other nearby facilities include a convention centre, two golf courses, and a casino.
Casillas de Morales
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Location  Casillas de Morales   Antigua
Casillas de Morales is asmall village in te municipality of Antigua.
Costa Antigua (Nuevo Horizonte)
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Location  Costa Antigua   Antigua
Costa Antigua, also known as Nuevo Horizonte is situated in the central part of Fuerteventura on the east coast between the airport at El Mattoral and the busy tourist town of Calete de Fuste. Theres a few bars and restaurants, a couple of large hotels, plenty of self catering accommodation and it's on the main bus route between Fuerteventura airport and Calete de Fuste.
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Location  La Caldera de Gairia   Puerto del Rosario
The small village of La Caldera de Gairia is located in the municipality of Antigua.
Las Salinas del Carmen
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Location  Las Salinas   Antigua
The lime kilns are a sign of Fuerteventura's heritage. The calcareous stone was used to produce large amounts of lime which were exported to the other islands in olden times. Evidence of this industry are the salt works, and nowadays the only activity that can be seen is situated in the salt museum in the  delightful coastal village of Las Salinas del Carmen, Well worth a visit!
Pozo Negro
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Location  Pozo Negro   Antigua
The picturesque village of Pozo Negro is located at the end of Malpais Grande National Park. The beach comprises of black sand and pebbles which contrast beautifully with the aquamarine sea. This is a place of outstanding natural beauty. It is well worth taking a trip to the Pozo Negro Valley and seeing how the Mahos built their villages and the skill they used to construct their little houses out of volcanic stone.
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Upcoming Fuerteventura Events

Monday May 20th 2019 09:00 -14:00

The Morro Jable Flea Market is held every Monday and Thursday in the Cosmo shopping centre car park between 09:00 and 14:00

Monday May 20th 2019 09:00 -13:00

The Miguel de Unamuno House Museum, in the heart of the old Puerto de Cabras, commemorates the passage of the famous writer through Fuerteventura. It is a house from the 19th century which, in other times, served as a guesthouse under the name of Hotel Fuerteventura.

Monday May 20th 2019 10:00 -18:00

Discover the origins of the famous Majorero cheese at the Majorero Cheese Museum. The Majorera goats are acknowledged to be amongst the most productive in the world, the excellent quality of their dense, aromatic and fatty milk is one of the main secrets of Majorero cheese.

The Majorero Cheese Museum is located in Antigua, Fuerteventura, as well as the Museum there's also a windmill, gardens, a shop and restaurant.

Monday May 20th 2019 10:00 -18:00

The Del Carmen Saltworks Museum is located in the Del Carmen Saltworks at Las Salinas, Fuerteventura.

The only saltworks in Fuerteventura still in operation, comprised of 10 intake ponds, nearly 1000 condensation ponds, the salt warehouse, the salt worker’s house and  the remains of the old quay.

Monday May 20th 2019 10:00 -18:00

The Los Molinos Interpretation Centre in Tiscamanita makes us aware of the importance of grain to Fuerteventura and its importance to the economy of the island for centuries. The grain was harvested from wild seeds and ground in stone mortars and hand mills in the days before windmills.

As well as exploring the different rooms of this old building,discovering the history of cereal cultivation,the milling systems and Gofio (toasted cornmeal) there's also a widmill you can go inside.

Tuesday May 21st 2019 09:00 -14:00

Caleta de Fuste Street Market is held every Tuesday and Saturday between 09:00 and 14:00 next to the bus station in Caleta de Fuste,Fuerteventura.