AntiguaSpain

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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 featuring a sandy beach, general coastal views and a luxury hotel or resort

Caleta de Fuste

4/5Very Good!(163 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

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Eurostars Las Salinas
Eurostars Las Salinas
4 out of 5
Paseo Maritimo S/N, Caleta de Fuste, Antigua, Fuerteventura
£82
per night
Feb 21 - Feb 22

Nestled on the beach, this Caleta de Fuste hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Caleta del Fuste and Caleta de Fuste Marina. Fuerteventura Golf Course is 2.3 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (793 reviews)

"Have stayed at this hotel many times. Great location. Large rooms all suites, spotless. Will be back👍"…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2020

Eurostars Las Salinas
Barceló Castillo Beach Resort
Barceló Castillo Beach Resort
4 out of 5
Avenida del Castillo s/n, Antigua, Fuerteventura
£85
per night
Mar 2 - Mar 3

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! (678 reviews)

"I liked the village like layout of the bungalows. Much nicer than a hotel."…"

Reviewed on 23 Dec 2019

Barceló Castillo Beach Resort
Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort
Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort
5 out of 5
Avenida de las Marismas No. 1, Antigua, Fuerteventura
£157
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Caleta de Fuste, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within 2 mi (3 km) of Centro Comercial Atlantico, Caleta de Fuste Marina and Fuerteventura ...

4.3/5Excellent! (492 reviews)

"Lovely relaxed feel. Great breakfast. Balcony was lovely to relax on"…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort

Popular things to do in Antigua

Caleta del Fuste
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Caleta del Fuste

4/5(12 reviews)

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Caleta del Fuste during your trip to Antigua? Stroll along the beautiful beaches in this romantic area or visit its lively bars.

Playa la Guirra
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Playa la Guirra

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Playa la Guirra during your trip to Antigua? Stroll along the seaside in this romantic area or visit its top-notch restaurants.

Corralejo Beach
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Corralejo Beach

4/5(211 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(110 reviews)

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

Oasis Park Fuerteventura
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Oasis Park Fuerteventura

4.5/5(19 reviews)

Enjoy the excitement at Oasis Park Fuerteventura and find out why this is a popular theme park in Pajara. Stroll along the beautiful beaches in this relaxing area or visit its top-notch restaurants.

Costa Calma Beach
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Costa Calma Beach

4/5(35 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Costa Calma Beach, a popular beach in Pajara. Attend a sporting event in this family-friendly area.

Top activities in Antigua

Catamaran sailing experience from Caleta de Fuste
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Catamaran sailing experience from Caleta de Fuste

£46
Per adult
Beginner Scuba Diving Lesson in Caleta de Fuste
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Beginner Scuba Diving Lesson in Caleta de Fuste

100% of travellers recommend
£71
Per adult
Catamaran Sailing Cruise from Corralejo
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Catamaran Sailing Cruise from Corralejo

£51
Per adult
Jeep Tour & Beach El Cotillo, northern Fuerteventura
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Jeep Tour & Beach El Cotillo, northern Fuerteventura

£49
Per adult
1-Day or 2-Day Surfing Course in Northern Fuerteventura
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1-Day or 2-Day Surfing Course in Northern Fuerteventura

£37
Per adult
Atlantic Adventure Papagayo Beach from Fuerteventura
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Atlantic Adventure Papagayo Beach from Fuerteventura

£39
Per adult

Reviews of Antigua

4.2

Top Destination

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4 - Good
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4 - Good 44.54545454545455%
3 - Okay
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Dec 30, 2019

SERIOUSLY RECOMMEND THE HOTEL

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Dec 8, 2019

would definitely return

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Dec 8, 2019

Place is lovely Handy for the airport

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Dec 1, 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

Oct 28, 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.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

Oct 9, 2019

It’s a poor location if you want a peaceful holiday