Costa Calma

Costa Calma
It took a while for the merits of Costa Calma to be widely recognised by the tourist community. Its roughly an eighty kilometre drive from the airport and boasts some incredible beaches. It was around the mid eighties when visitors started to flock to this part of the island. The completion of the road between ...

Cofete

Cofete
Not one of the places you hear much about, Cofete is a secluded part of the island with only dirt tracks leading to it. This of course makes it not particularly easy to get to. Remember to pack plenty of food and refreshments as shops are limited or even non existent is some parts. A ...

Tindaya

Tindaya
You will find the village of Tindaya located at the bottom of its namesake mountain. Its past is steeped in religious history which is shown today by the numerous carvings existing around the area which were actually only uncovered 35 years ago.  Locals believed the carvings helped keep the village safe from demons. At the ...

Betancuria

Betancuria
Yet another former capital of Fuerteventura is Betancuria. It was founded by Jean de Bethencourt at the beginning of the 15th century. It was located in a valley with a mind to protecting the area from pirates, Unfortunately this did not work after an attack in the late sixteenth century destroyed much of the area. ...

Morro Jable

Morro Jable
Extremely popular with German visitors, Morro Jable has grown rapidly over the years from the small little fishing village it once was. There are now over eight thousand people living here compared to just two hundred back in the nineteen eighties. Access to the area was improved in eighty two when the main road was ...

Pajara

Pajara
Pajara is a small town situated on the Jandia peninsula. Its a pretty little place with a nice smattering of greenery to admire. Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Regla is the name of the church here which dates back to the late seventeenth century. It is considered to be one of the finest on the ...

Jandia

Jandia
The name of the countryside belonging to the south west of Fuerteventura is called Jandia. Its a mountainous region boasting the biggest mountain in the island in the shape of Pico de Jandía which stands at roughly eight hundred metres high. You wont find much in the way of vegetation in this part of Fuerteventura. ...

La Oliva

La Oliva
La Oliva was once the capital of Fuerteventura holing the title for over two centuries. It has a population of about ten thousand. An indication of this past history can be found in one of the villages main attractions – Casa de los Coroneles which was once the meeting place of the local leaders but ...

El Cotillo

El Cotillo
You will find El Cotillo located to the north west of Fuerteventura. It is a small quite village but its popularity is certainly on the up due to its various natural attractions. When you reach the cliffs of El Cotillo, there are some lovely pathways leading down to one of my all time favourite beaches ...

Antigua Fuerteventura

Antigua Fuerteventura
Formally the capital of the island (even if it was for just a year), Antigua is a picturesque town with a small population of around three thousand and an area encompassing two hundred and fifty square kilometres. Its a quite town, great for relaxing in what is such a beautiful setting. There are some lovely ...