Destination guide

Antigua gets an A+ for authentic Spanish charm

One of the oldest villages on Fuerteventura, Antigua is crammed with old Spanish charm. Begin your Canarian adventure by booking a Antigua vacation rental in the heart of this 18th-century village. Centered around the whitewashed Cruz de los Caldos church, visit the old windmill and cheese museum, pad around the quirky arts and craft shops, before raiding the weekly market to stock up for a picnic on the beach. And if you fancy trying out the famous Fuerteventuran nightlife, then the buzzy Costa de Antigua beach resort is just a 15-minute drive away.

Things to do

Cheese, windmills, and cacti, oh my

As old villages go, Antigua has dusty Spanish charm in spades. Where else can you spend the afternoon milking at virtual goat? At the Antigua Windmill of course! This restored and working mill on the outskirts of the village is also home to the Museo del Queso Majorero, a cheese-making museum with stacks of interactive displays and hands-on exhibits. It also has a cool cacti garden and an impressive craft shop. Many Antigua vacation rentals come with their own pool, so why not kick back on a sunny afternoon with a nice cooling dip.

Activities

Antigua - Spanish village life at its best

Away from the beaches, the picturesque village is perfect for a spot of retail therapy. Quaint cobbled streets are lined with dazzling whitewashed shops, each selling an array of colorful handmade arts and crafts. Once a week the village holds a popular food market, where you can stock up on fresh fruit, smoked meats, and local cheeses. For lunch, feast on fresh Fuerteventuran seafood in a rustic local taverna. The nearest beach is Costa de Antigua, a 15-minute drive away, where beach bunnies can try a variety of watersports including parasailing and jet skiing.

Weather

Stock up on the Canary Island's year-round sun

Fuerteventura earned the nickname 'the island of the eternal spring', thanks to its appealing year-round climate. Boasting nearly 300 days of sunshine every year and an average temperatures in the mid 70s, it's the perfect spot for some winter sun. August is the hottest and the busiest month, but December and January are equally popular times to visit too, as the snowbirds descend to escape Europe's long, gray winters. However, that's not to say this lush island is rain-free. Showers are sometimes frequent, but brief, especially come November and December, so pack an umbrella.

Natural features

The golden glow of Fuerteventura's volcanic desert

Situated in the center of the island, Antigua is ideally placed to explore Fuerteventura's natural parks. A half-hour drive from the village is Betancuria Rural Park, the island's volcanic desert landscape which has been given protected status for its birdlife. Amongst the wildflowers, spot flocks of canaries, blue tits, and the rare shelduck. For some of the best views on the island, drive up to the Las Penitas viewpoint, which has sweeping views of the island's rugged, volcanic landscape. Come at sunrise or sunset and watch as the park glows like a smouldering, fiery desert.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Antigua

Fly into Puerto del Rosario (FUE-Fuerteventura), the closest airport, located 7.2 mi (11.5 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Antigua?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 685 vacation rentals near Antigua. From 201 Villas to 156 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Antigua for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Antigua?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Antigua. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Fuerteventura Golf Course: 801 vacation rentals
  • Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Church: 906 vacation rentals
  • Dreams House Museum: 1,022 vacation rentals
  • Antigua Municipal Pool: 1,162 vacation rentals
  • Centro Comercial Atlantico: 800 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Antigua listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Antigua?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 201 Villas in Antigua. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Antigua include:

  • Houses: 156 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 68 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 229 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Antigua?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 469 vacation rentals with pool available in Antigua. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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