The 5 Most Charming Villages in Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands but is one of least populated in proportion to its size. Much of Fuerteventura’s population live in villages scattered throughout the island. Both inland and by the coast, Fuerteventura’s villages are renowned for being safe, quiet, and full of beauty.

This is just a small selection of the 5 most charming villages in Fuerteventura:

1. Betancuria

BetancuriaBetancuria is a village with a lot of history, as it was one of the first European settlements in the Canary Islands and even became at one point the island’s capital. Its past is reflected through several historical buildings, which are early examples of the traditional elements of Canarian architecture [read more].

2. Antigua

Iglesia de AntiguaAntigua is an inland village characterised for its serenity and traditional appeal. It is the capital of the Antigua region and one of the oldest village in the area [read more]. 

3. La Oliva

Iglesia de la CandelariaLa Oliva is the largest village in the north of Fuerteventura. It is an inland village, dominated by the arid landscapes that are typical of the island’s interior, and also has a fine display of historical buildings [read more].

4. El Cotillo

Caleta en El CotilloEl Cotillo is a small fishing village in the north of the island, which is popular for the amazing beaches nearby, the cuisine specialised in seafood, and for its excellent weather [read more].

5. Ajuy

Playa de AjuyAjuy is a tiny village on Fuerteventura’s west coast. Hardly 100 people live there, but it attracts a lot of visitors thanks its gorgeous volcanic sand beach and the peculiar caves that are found in the rock formations surrounding the village [read more].

If you want to find out more about Fuerteventura’s villages and towns, you can do so here.