There are so many great places to see on the Island, its hard to choose, but it will have to be beaches, some great sandy beaches, right around the Island. And its not imported either. Well, Caleta de Fuste beach has been built using sand from other parts of the Island, but it wasn’t imported, I think. My fondest memory was booking the whole gym in our hotel on our honeymoon, and just being able to lock the door and hear people trying to get in. That was something else.
18th Century Castle
Caleta de Fuste was built around an 18th Century castle, but unfortunately for tourists you cannot see much of it unless you are staying in the hotel they built around it !
But if you are walking around the harbour, this is the view you see, it looks pretty at night when its all lit up
SUNCREME & ICE !!
If you are travelling just make sure you have PLENTY of water, I know its the same any country, but please if you go into the Island (off the coastal line that is) then its a must, as you don't know when you will see the next shop or village, and if you do, they will probably be closed ! Cotton clothing is all I can say. that goes for women and men, anything heavier than coton and you will just sweat to death, and bring either sandals and canvas shoes or something that at least lats the air circulate your feet. A first aid kit would be helpful, stuck in the middle of nowhere and hurt its hard to find medical help, so take your own, as well as combs,bodyspray coolers, insect repellents etc.. As much of it and the best!
The views are out of this world high in them hills, so be prepared to have your breath taken away....LITERALLY ! Fuerteventura is not really a camping Island, well I wouldn't do it anyway, cause you'd get blown away, and you would certainly have your patience tested putting a tent up in those winds! So all I say there is rather you than me and good luck! Plenty of sun lotion, a hand fan if out and about, comfy shoes for walking, and plenty of film in yuor camera!
Tour the island by hire car
If Italy is shaped like a boot, then Fuertuventura is shaped like an upside down chicken leg.
Of the seven Canary Islands it is one of the largest. To make the most of the island I recommend to hire a car, the roads are reasonably quite, well signposted and tarmacked.
It is full of surprising villages, secret coves, beaches and unspoilt nature.
Cars are inexpensive to hire compared with the rest of Europe and petrol prices are apx 75-80 cents a litre.
We took a hire car which is a must if you want to get the most from this Island, and went 2000ft up into the mountains. Our first stop was at Antigua, it was well worth the climb and very windy at the top! Although the Chipmunks seemed pleased to see us! Antigua is one of the oldest places on the Island, founded in 1485 by Norman and Andalusian settlers. The church of Cruz de los Caidos has been consecrated since 1785 as an independent presbytery of Betancuria and patron saint of Antigua. Its later form was influenced by the order of Franciscan monks. Antigua was declared an independent community in 1812, and for a short spell in the 19th century it even became the capital city. The two storey houses are proof of the farmers prosperity, achieved thanks to modern technology - by abundance of water on an island of dry cultivated fields. Wind wheels imported from America replaced the old windmills. In memory of of the old tradition, David Juan Nieves, an artist from Fuerteventura, restored one of the old windmills and turned it into a tourist attraction with a restaurant, 'El Molino del Antigua'.