Villa Winter is a building shrouded in a mysterious aura. Located in Cofete, in the middle of nowhere, it is surrounded by an impressive natural wild environment that covers the entire southwest coast of Fuerteventura.
The era it was built, in the 1940s, the way it was built, its location, and its designer, a German citizen, have given rise to all kinds of speculation. There has been talk of a shelter for Nazis, a supply base for soldiers, or even about tunnels from the house that reach the sea.
But the locals from the small village of Cofete tell a much more banal and realistic story: “Juan Viera, one of the oldest residents of Cofete, assured that Winter bought those lands almost by force. “He deceived all the neighbours and forced them to sign some papers, and then he would take away half of everything that we harvested. If we made six cheeses, we had to give him three, he was not a good man.” An opinion shared by all of Cofete’s residents, who remember the master of Jandía more as an invader.” [more information]