Cultural tourism in Fuerteventura

Although Fuerteventura is especially known for the options it offers to extreme sports lovers, the versatility of the island allows us to combine sports tourism with cultural entertainment. The municipality of Antigua, located in the centre of the island, offers us one of the most interesting plans to enjoy with your family or couple: the Salt Museum of Las Salinas del Carmen. The centre is located in Salinas del Carmen and it is specialised in the history of salt and in the positioning of the Canary Islands salt mines. Here children and adults will be able to see the salt makers collecting salt and preparing it for human consumption. 

 Half an hour’s drive from Antigua a small group of 6 traditional houses with the layout and the traditional architecture of Fuerteventura, two mills and a hermitage lay in La Alcogida village and ecomuseum, in Teifa. Here we can discover some traditional activities of rural life like stonework, tinsmithing, forging or spinning. 

To finish a long day of cultural visits we suggest you book a room in the Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Hotel, where you will find a wide range of entertainment activities for the whole family to conclude a perfect holiday: bowling, daily shows, services for children and even babysitter service. 

In La Oliva, on the north of the island, we find the Centre of Canary Arts or “Casa Muné”, a museum which exhibits canary artists’ paintings, contemporary paintings and Alberto Manrique’s work. Besides, also in La Oliva we can visit the Tindaya mountain, one of the main archeological sites with cave paintings and declared an Asset of Cultural Interest. In this case we recommend you the Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park Hotel, where you will be able to relax after a tourist day around Los Olivos in the Thai Zen Space, a wellness centre with saunas, jacuzzis and especial treatments that will allow you to reload energies for the next day. 

Finally, one of the most exotic plans Fuerteventura offers you is a visit to Llano Cave, close to Villaverde, where you can make a tour throughout the history of volcanic eruptions and their geologic consequences and contemplate a species of blind arachnids which are unique in the world, the opilion spider. And in order to complete this visit to the underground, we recommend you pay a visit to the seabeds with the professionals of the diving school of the Iberostar Fuerteventura Palace Hotel. Besides, in this hotel you will find the final touch for your holidays in Fuerteventura: a fabulous gastronomic offer based on the combination of the traditional cuisine of Fuerteventura and the international cuisine. 

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