The 5 Best Museums in Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is popular for its incredible beaches and good weather, but the island has much more to offer, including its many, and varied, museums and art and culture centres. This is a small selection of the best and most interesting museums in Fuerteventura.

1. Cueva del Ilano

Cueva del Ilano literally submerges you inside Fuerteventura to unveil the secrets of its volcanic origins and the geological peculiarities hidden in its caves [temporarily closed].

2. Majorero Cheese Museum

Museo del Queso MajoreroFuerteventura takes pride in its majorero cheese, as it is produced entirely on the island and exported around the world. The Majorero Cheese Museum explores the connection between the island and livestock farming, the importance of the Majorera goat, and the impact that cheese production has had on the island [read more].

3. Del Carmen Saltworks Museum

Salinas del CarmenThe del Carmen Saltworks Museum (Museo de las Salinas del Carmen) brings you closer to a fact that is relatively unknown for many in Fuerteventura – the importance of salt production for the economic development of the island. You can also see the salt flats themselves, which keep the tradition alive by still producing salt [read more].

4. Betancuria Archaeological Museum

Prior to the European arrival to the Canary Islands, the island was inhabited by the Maho people. In this museum, you’ll be able to travel back to that Fuerteventura from before the 15th Century, and get to know the history of those people [read more].

5. Museo de La Cilla

La OlivaThis small museum is in the town of La Oliva and showcases the importance of grain and its production for Fuerteventura’s development.

If you want to learn more about art and culture in Fuerteventura, you can do so here.