Antigua

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Antigua featuring a house
Tour an ancient church, hike through the mountains and come face-to-face with colossal statues of kings when you visit this scenic town on Fuerteventura.

Antigua is an 18th-century town on the Spanish island of Fuerteventura. Located in the center of the island, the town is surrounded by countryside and flanked by mountains. The beautiful scenery is just one of its many charms. See its historical buildings and cultural attractions and enjoy easy access to the coast. Step inside a windmill that is more than 200 years old, hike mountain valleys and have your photo taken next to giant statues of kings of ancient Fuerteventura.

Walk along the quiet streets to the Church of Cruz de los Caldos, which dates back to 1785. Outside the church is a small square filled with flowers and palm trees, a good spot to relax.

Stop at the Museo del Queso Majorero to learn about the making of Majorero cheese and operate a virtual milking machine. The site has a fully restored 19th-century windmill, which once ground the grain for the town. Step inside to see the original machinery. Buildings attached to the windmill have temporary art exhibits and the permanent collection of archeological objects from the Butihondo gully. Afterward, stroll among the indigenous plants of the center's garden and purchase local artisan products in the shop.

For more natural beauty, explore the Cuchillos de Vigán natural monument, a series of dagger-shaped mountains. Between them are valleys with indigenous plants, marine fossils and rare raptor species.

Go to the Guise and Ayose Viewpoint for gorgeous views over the northern half of the island. See the two large bronze statues more than 15 feet (4.5 meters) tall, representing Guise and Ayose, two ancient kings of the island.

Although inland, Antigua is close to the sea. Drive about 20 minutes to reach Caleta de Fuste, a beach resort on the island's east coast.

To get to Antigua, fly into Fuerteventura Airport, about 14 miles (22 kilometers) from the city. Make the rest of the journey by taxi or rental car and enjoy the town’s history and scenic surroundings.

Where to stay in Antigua

Broncemar Beach
Broncemar Beach
3 out of 5
Calle Ajican 4, Antigua, Las Palmas, 35610
The price is €85 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct
Stay at this 3-star golf hotel in Antigua. Enjoy 2 outdoor pools, WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Caleta del Fuste and Caleta de Fuste Marina ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (9 reviews)
"Couldn't fault the hotel everything is within walking distance"

Reviewed on 15 Dec 2021

Barceló Fuerteventura Mar
Barceló Fuerteventura Mar
4 out of 5
Avenida de El Castillo, s/n, Caleta de Fuste, Antigua, Fuerteventura, 35610
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €151 per night from 8 Oct to 9 Oct
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Antigua. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (401 reviews)
"What a fantastic experience we had on our recent stay at this great resort. We could not fault the service, location, amenities, entertainment, food or comfortable room. Highly recommended and will definitely tell all our family and friends. Great value and exceptional experience!!"

Reviewed on 29 May 2022

Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort
Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort
5 out of 5
Avenida de las Marismas No. 1, Antigua, Fuerteventura, 35610
The price is €160 per night from 25 Sep to 26 Sep
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Antigua. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (545 reviews)
Family of 4
"Family of 4. We asjed for kids beds to be put in the room, and hotel were helpful with that request. Service at the main restaurant was good, staff were very friendly and made us feel welcome, very good with kids. Food got a bit samey as we were full board, so I'd recommend half board. Shops nearby ..."

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Aparthotel la Piramide
Aparthotel la Piramide
3 out of 5
Berlina, 7, Antigua, Fuerteventura, 35610
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Antigua. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the quiet rooms in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
3.6/5 Good! (367 reviews)
"Old and poor conditions inside room. Cigarette smell in furniture."

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

Casthotels Fuertesol Bungalows
Casthotels Fuertesol Bungalows
2 out of 5
Av Virgen de La Pena 2, Caleta de Fuste, Antigua, Fuerteventura, 35610
Stay at this family-friendly aparthotel in Antigua. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the spacious rooms in their ...
3.7/5 Good! (111 reviews)
"Very helpful and efficient receptionist Sabrina."

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2022

Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain Full use heated pool and Jacuzzi
Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain Full use heated pool and Jacuzzi
Triquivijate, CN
Stay at this family-friendly villa in Antigua. Enjoy private pools, WiFi and a hot tub. Our guests praise the pool and the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Superb
"Completely private with a great pool and hot tub. Muchas gracias Moneyba y Antonio!"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2018

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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