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AntiguaSpain

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

Caleta de Fuste showing a luxury hotel or resort, a sandy beach and general coastal views

Caleta de Fuste

4/5Very Good!(169 area reviews)

Caleta de Fuste is a destination visitors seek out for its beaches, abundant dining options and seaside views. You might want to check out attractions like Fuerteventura Golf Course or Caleta de Fuste Marina while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

Caleta de Fuste

Top hotels in Antigua

Barceló Castillo Beach Resort
Barceló Castillo Beach Resort
4 out of 5
Avenida del Castillo s/n, Antigua, Fuerteventura
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €104 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

Offering direct access to the beach, this Caleta de Fuste hotel is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Caleta del Fuste and Caleta de Fuste ...

4/5Very Good! (690 reviews)

"Couldn’t fault this place. Lovely spacious accommodation. Clean and loads of amenities. Beach a very short walk. Friendly staff. It was my birthday while I was there and found a lovely treat when I got back to the room after a day out. I would definitely go back again."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Barceló Castillo Beach Resort
Elba Lucía Sport & Suite Hotel
Elba Lucía Sport & Suite Hotel
3 out of 5
Urbanizacion Nuevo Horizonte, s/n, Antigua, Fuerteventura
The price is €51 per night from 26 Oct to 27 Oct

This family-friendly Antigua resort is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Playa de las Caletillas and Caleta de Fuste Marina. Caleta del Fuste and ...

3.5/5Good! (263 reviews)
Nice but needs new furniture

"Nice hotel, beds were very comfy, shower was lovely and hot. Nice and clean too but I was disappointed that there was no sofa in the apartment for lounging on. We were only there for 5 days but any longer and it would’ve been annoying."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Elba Lucía Sport & Suite Hotel
LABRANDA Tahona Garden - All Inclusive
LABRANDA Tahona Garden - All Inclusive
2.5 out of 5
C/ Alcalde Marcial Velázquez, no. 17, Caleta de Fuste, Antigua, Fuerteventura

Located in Caleta de Fuste, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Caleta del Fuste and Caleta de Fuste Marina. Fuerteventura Golf Course is 2.5 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (60 reviews)

"Great budget hotel. Simple but clean with beautiful grounds and the food was surprisingly good!"…"

Reviewed on 13 Nov 2019

LABRANDA Tahona Garden - All Inclusive
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.

Holiday Rentals in Antigua

LABRANDA Tahona Garden - All Inclusive
LABRANDA Tahona Garden - All Inclusive
2.5 out of 5
C/ Alcalde Marcial Velázquez, no. 17, Caleta de Fuste, Antigua, Fuerteventura

Located in Caleta de Fuste, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Caleta del Fuste and Caleta de Fuste Marina. Fuerteventura Golf Course is 2.5 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (60 reviews)

"Great budget hotel. Simple but clean with beautiful grounds and the food was surprisingly good!"…"

Reviewed on 13 Nov 2019

LABRANDA Tahona Garden - All Inclusive
Casthotels Fuertesol Bungalow
Casthotels Fuertesol Bungalow
2 out of 5
Av Virgen de La Pena 2, Caleta de Fuste, Antigua, Fuerteventura

This family-friendly Antigua aparthotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Caleta del Fuste and Caleta de Fuste Marina. Fuerteventura Golf Course ...

3.7/5Good! (96 reviews)
Lovely and friends place to stay

"I absolutely love Fuertesol. Right in the heart of everything. Shops, restaurants, the sea."…"

Reviewed on 23 Apr 2019

Casthotels Fuertesol Bungalow
Aparthotel la Piramide
Aparthotel la Piramide
3 out of 5
Berlina, 7, Antigua, Fuerteventura
The price is €51 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

Located in Caleta de Fuste, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Caleta del Fuste, Caleta de Fuste Marina and Centro Comercial Atlantico. Fuerteventura Golf ...

3.6/5Good! (367 reviews)

"The property was very clean. The staff that we had contact with were very helpful and friendly. There is a very large pool with one half of it perfectly suitable for kids and young children. The are around the property is very quiet and there are a few shops and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2020

Aparthotel la Piramide
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.

Popular places to visit in Antigua

Corralejo Beach
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Corralejo Beach

4/5(223 reviews)

Amble along the soft white sand of these beaches, cross the ocean to reach an exotic island and traverse miles of sand dunes.

Corralejo Dunes Natural Park
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Corralejo Dunes Natural Park

4.5/5(117 reviews)

Picture yourself in the middle of an unforgiving desert when you cross these sand dunes surrounded by the faint lines of distant mountains.

Cotillo Beach
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Cotillo Beach

4.5/5(125 reviews)

Take your surfboard out on the breaking waves after exploring the lagoons, sand dunes and lighthouse of this sandy oasis.

Top things to do in Antigua

Catamaran Sailing Cruise from Corralejo
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Catamaran Sailing Cruise from Corralejo

€62
Per adult
Buggy or Quad Tour Experience in the North of Fuerteventura
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Buggy or Quad Tour Experience in the North of Fuerteventura

€48
Per adult
Jeep Tour & Beach El Cotillo, northern Fuerteventura
Image for Jeep Tour & Beach El Cotillo, northern Fuerteventura

Jeep Tour & Beach El Cotillo, northern Fuerteventura

€59
Per adult

Reviews of Antigua

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 41.228070175438596%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 44.73684210526316%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 11.403508771929825%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 2.6315789473684212%
1 - Terrible
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

12 Mar 2020

This region is really close to the airport but the regular overhead traffic wasn’t intrusive.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

30 Dec 2019

SERIOUSLY RECOMMEND THE HOTEL

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

8 Dec 2019

would definitely return

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

8 Dec 2019

Place is lovely Handy for the airport

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

1 Dec 2019

I travel here alone about 4 times a year, have usually stayed in other hotels or private villas or apartments, Fuerteventura is home from home, but is known for the wind so if you want blazing heat go elsewhere

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Oct 2019

The area was quiet but had shopping areas and lots of choice for eating out. The hotels in the area are all along the beach area and they all looked nice.

Pajara featuring signage

Pajara

Sotavento de Jandia Beach showing a coastal town, mountains and general coastal views

Puerto del Rosario

Photo "Nuevo Horizonte" by Arek N. (CC BY-SA) / Cropped from original

Nuevo Horizonte

Tuineje

Tuineje