Fuerteventura is one of the Canary Islands best known for its beaches, but it also houses small picturesque towns that deserve the worth discovering. In this article we will show you some of the peculiarities of the most charming villages of Fuerteventura.

What are the most beautiful villages in Fuerteventura?

If there is something undeniable, it is that there are a variety of charming places in Fuerteventura. This is one of the islands most visited by tourists, since it offers wide alternatives to enjoy a wonderful experience and have an unforgettable trip with your family, partner or alone.

Among the main villages of Fuerteventura, we can highlight the following:

1. Tuineje

If you are gastronomic tourism lover while visiting a place, this is one of the villages of Fuerteventura that you should not stop visiting under any pretext, since in this town you will have the opportunity to taste one of the best goat cheeses in the world.

Tuineje is a town located southeast of Fuerteventura that stands out for its agricultural and livestock activities, of deep-rooted tradition on the island.

Also, it is one of the charming villages in Fuerteventura where you can see monuments and buildings which are a true manifestation of local architecture such as the Ermita de San José, the Ermita de San Marcos, the Horno de Cal or the Entallada Lighthouse, which was inaugurated in 1954.

For many years this was the main lighthouse of the Canary archipelago, which was designed to be occupied by personnel, but is currently used in an automated way.

2. Betancuria

This place is just one of Fuerteventura most beautiful towns, which was the former capital of this island. Situated among mountains on the west coast, its white houses and churches stand out in the surrounding arid landscape.

This town takes its name from the Norman Jean de Bethencourt, who founded it in 1404. With more than 6 centuries old, Betancuria has a rich history and culture, as well as a wide heritage.

On your tour of this town, you should not forget to visit the Church of Santa María, the Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, the Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de la Peña, the Rural Park of Betancuria and the viewpoints of Morro Velosa and Guise.

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3. El Cotillo

Regarding the places to visit in Fuerteventura, the town of Cotillo is located in the Municipality of La Oliva and due to its ,it is usually one of the favorite alternatives for those who go on vacation to this Island.

In the town of Cotillo in Fuerteventura, you can visit the Torre del Tostón, which has been named a Site of Cultural Interest. This town has several beaches and coves with clear waters and fine sand, among which some such as La Concha, Los Lagos or Piedra Playa can be highlighted, which are wonderful options to relax and take a good dip.

4. Corralejo

The town of Corralejo is one of the most outstanding tourist centers on the island being the ideal destination for those who want to practice windsurfing in Fuerteventura.

Among the different towns of Fuerteventura, this is a perfect place to establish contact with nature, since it has an extensive sandy area with more than 2,600 hectares of the Corralejo Natural Park, where you can appreciate the desert beauty that predominates in Fuerteventura on a 2.5 by 10.5-kilometer coastal strip, located in the northeast of the island.

This is one of the beautiful villages in Fuerteventura and has two harmoniously contrasted sectors: on the north side is the largest dune field in the Canary Islands and an extension of wonderful white sand beaches that blend perfectly with the turquoise waters of the Atlantic ocean, while in the south you can appreciate the volcanic nature amidst reddish and ocher hues with rough shapes.

5. Las Salinas del Carmen

Characterized by being one of the villages in Fuerteventura of great architectural, ethnographic, natural and cultural interest. This town is located on the coast of the municipality of Antigua, east of the island.

In this town are the only salt flats in Fuerteventura that continue to operate. They occupy 26,100 m2 and are made up of 10 cookers and almost 1,000 pits. Also, you can be a participant in the experience of going to the Museum of Las Salinas del Carmen, where complimentary tours are made to let you know more of its history.

In this place, an interactive exhibition is held in which the visitor moves until 1910 and can learn more about the different uses that this mineral has had over time. In this, you will be able to see an impressive video mapping, which has versions in both, English and German.

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Also, you will be able to enjoy a guided visit “Salinero por un día”, in which you will have the opportunity to observe how the “salineros” obtain salt through the traditional system in salinas that are characterized by being the only sustainable ones in the entire country.

6. Gran Tarajal

This is another of the most recognized villages in Fuerteventura. It is located in the Municipality of Tuineje and its symbol is “La Punta del Camellito”, the silhouette of the mountain that borders the town has the appearance of a camel’s back. Also has a great beach that is 1 kilometer long where annual events like the WOMAD Festival in Fuerteventura take place.

One of the places that you should not miss if you go to this site is the walk along the Avenida Marítima de Gran Tarajal, where you can see the facades of buildings and murals that have been designed by various artists under the concept of “Gran Tarajal y El Mar”. You will also have different alternatives for restaurants and bars to spend a great time.

7. Pájara

It is located in the center of the island territory and also includes the southern area (Jandía Peninsula). In Pájara you can find all the habitats that exist on the island such as dune fields, salt marshes, and troughs.

It is one of the villages in Fuerteventura which has a wonderful natural heritage formed by protected spaces such as the Playa del Matorral Natural Park and the Aju Natural Monument, which has approximately 70 kilometers of beaches, such as the famous beach Playa del Cofete with golden sands that you will love.

Where to stay in Fuerteventura?

If you want to enjoy a great place to stay in Fuerteventura, at the hotels of the Lopesan Group we will make sure that your stay on the island is pleasant and you feel at home.

To know more about our offers, do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to answer your questions and concerns so that you do not miss the wonderful experience of knowing the most emblematic towns of Fuerteventura.



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