Places to Visit

Museo del Queso Majorero (the cheese museum)

This is a lovely little museum with hands-on cheesemaking displays, a restored windmill, a cactus garden & local crafts, as well as a perfect spot for a light lunch at the café and a chance to relax with a glass of wine and of course some Majorero cheese!


Take a picturesque drive to the hills in the interior of the island and visit Betancuria, the old capital of the island and, for a time, capital of the Canary Islands. This quaint, picturesque colonial town offers a glimpse into Fuerteventura’s past before hotels and sun loungers. There are numerous bars and restaurants, all serving traditional Spanish cuisine. Stroll through this old town and visit Iglesia de Santa María de Betancuria, the first church to be built on the island.

Lobos Island

From the port take a water taxi to Lobos Island, which takes its name from the sea lions which used to inhabit the coastline. Wild nature, volcanic wilderness and authentic beauty – this is Lobos, now designated as a national park. Great place if you want to hike as there are well marked footpaths (walk all round the island in about 2 hours), but also a relaxing way to spend the day sunbathing by the gentle waters. Pack lots of water, sun cream, a hat & umbrella as there is limited shade. Lobos has just one restaurant (book beforehand to guarantee a table, and be sure to order their amazing paella). Lobos has a small shop and public toilets, but that’s about it.

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