Antigua

Travel Guide
Antigua
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

Caybeach Caleta
Caybeach Caleta
3.5 out of 5
Calle Tabaiba, S/N, Antigua, 35610
The price is €67 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb
€67
per night
8 Feb - 9 Feb
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly hotel in Antigua. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Popular attractions Caleta del Fuste and Caleta de ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (33 reviews)
"Really good location, close to the beach amd all the bars and restaurants. Great value for money. Clean room and plenty of space. Highly recommend!"

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2023

Caybeach Caleta
Barceló Fuerteventura Mar
Barceló Fuerteventura Mar
4 out of 5
Avenida de El Castillo, s/n, Caleta de Fuste, Antigua, Fuerteventura, 35610
The price is €154 per night from 3 Mar to 4 Mar
€154
per night
3 Mar - 4 Mar
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! (416 reviews)
"Food choices were good. Staff really friendly. Very clean room"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2023

Barceló Fuerteventura Mar
Barceló Fuerteventura Castillo
Barceló Fuerteventura Castillo
4 out of 5
Avenida del Castillo s/n, Antigua, Fuerteventura, 35610
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €143 per night from 2 Mar to 3 Mar
€143
per night
2 Mar - 3 Mar
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Antigua. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (745 reviews)
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Reviewed on 14 Dec 2022

Barceló Fuerteventura Castillo
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! (368 reviews)
"Old and poor conditions inside room. Cigarette smell in furniture."

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

Aparthotel la Piramide
Dream house duplex in Caleta de Fuste
Dream house duplex in Caleta de Fuste
Castillo Caleta de Fuste, CN
Stay at this holiday home in Antigua. Enjoy WiFi, a patio and a TV. Popular attractions Caleta del Fuste and Caleta de Fuste Marina are located nearby. Discover ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Holiday get-away
"A very enjoyable stay in a very good location 😊 thanks"

Reviewed on 15 Dec 2022

Dream house duplex in Caleta de Fuste
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! (118 reviews)
"Helpful staff, very efficient cleaners."

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2023

Casthotels Fuertesol Bungalows
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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