Betancuria

Betancuria: Address, Betancuria Reviews: 4/5

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gjbell
Clacton-on-Sea, UK209 contributions
Spectacular
Nov 2021 • Couples
fantastic drive up the mountains with amazing spectacular views along the way to this beautiful village. Well worth a visit !!
Written 5 November 2021
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,647 contributions
small, but important and beautiful
Dec 2020 • Couples
Betancuria is a small, but historically important place, off the beaches and the main road, but accessible on a very good mountain road in less then one hour from Puerto del Rosario or by public bus no. 2 in about an hour and half, going all around the villages on the way. and it's worth the ride, for the landscape on the way, but also for this little jewel of a city. it does not take long to stroll the few corners of the place, but there is also a great museum to visit and some good restaurants. we spend a nice day out here and had a great lunch.
Written 26 December 2020
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David D
Devon, UK12,466 contributions
Delightful
Nov 2020 • Couples
Friday 13th November and we visited this enchanting old town that was the former capital of Fuerteventura.

It is located on the western side of the towards the foot of Morro de la Cruz. We travelled here taking the route through Tefia then Valle de Santa Ines on the way we visited the Mirador de Morro Velosa and the Statue of the Kings, around the corner, amazing.

No trip here is complete without a visit to the beautiful old Church of Santa Maria de Betancuria. There is a small entrance fee of €1.50, but it so worth.

In the small square by the Church there was a guy playing a traditional guitar, it certainly brought atmosphere. Also nearby was the statue of the Majorero cheese maker in front of the letters spelling out the towns name.

We walked the cobbled narrow streets looking at some beautiful old houses, we visited and browsed in a number of gift and arts & crafts. There were a plethora of restaurants to choose from, all with their own unique qualities.

We visited Parque Margarita, with its benches and fitness equipment, which was sealed off due to COVID 19 restrictions.

There are a number of museums and an old convent in the town.

There is lots free car parking spaces around the town. A information board, near the Church, detailing the various walking routes around the Town and the attractions along the way.
Written 20 December 2020
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dundeetravellermrshc
Dundee, UK2,818 contributions
Luvly wee place to visit
Nov 2020 • Couples
Visited after reading up on this wee place. Used to be the Capital years ago. Nice tourists only car park near the end of the town. Walked the path to visit the old church, on the cobbled streets, a few shops, bars and restaurants. Luvly flowers /plants about the place. Worth a visit
Written 1 November 2020
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Kaylee
Paris, France227 contributions
Beautiful small town
Oct 2020 • Friends
Very beautiful small town hidden in the mountains. Be aware as the road to get here can be tricky to drive with lots of curves. We walked around for half an hour and stopped for a drink just to soak up from the atmosphere before discovering other sides of the island.
Written 14 October 2020
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Alexandra A
4 contributions
Lovely and different experience.
Aug 2020 • Family
Stuning views through the mountains with such a good road condition. The little city is so quite and clean. Many parking spaces available to leave your car and to explore the town having a short walk through the tiny streets.
We've noticed so many little restaurants and taverns, so chic for such a little town.
Is the first capital of Fuerteventura. Everything is kept and conserved so good, especially a few old properties which became museums and also the church of the town.
Written 24 August 2020
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FrankNamibia
Walvis Bay, Namibia775 contributions
Historic capital
Jan 2020
Betancuria is a sleepy little town, but has an amazing charme of its own. To explore the town, one to two hours is sufficient. The old church is situated on a small little square, with an elderly gentleman on the side playing spanish guitar songs 'old style'. Lovely experience. The remiander of the town is quite small, with a few shops and restaurants. The drive to Betancuria on roads winding up and down the hills is just as beautiful.
Written 29 February 2020
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ralph m
Sutton, UK45 contributions
Hidden Gem but be wary of the prices
Feb 2020 • Couples
Lovely drive very scenic from Corralejo up high down low... Good cinema story of the Island very uplifting on nature. Lovely church but very expensive eateries so beware.. Quite miserable the lady who frowned at us as she serve.. PARKING WAS OK for us...
Written 5 February 2020
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THE TRAVELLER
Malaga, Spain10,266 contributions
Lovely little historic town
Jan 2020 • Couples
Lovely little historic town -difficult to believe that it was the Capital City all those years ago ! Impossibly attractive! Some lovely places for drinks amd dining. Lovely little church.
Written 2 February 2020
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Shahrokh
4 contributions
Lovely place
Dec 2019
We left from Caleta de Fuste by car , across steep the winding roads to reach Betancuria. It wasn't a disappointment for sure.The cobbled streets and lovely selection of restaurants made the trip worth it. Quaint little stores selling their wares, there was also asmall market in place on that day. I wish there were more places for parking as we struggled to get a place.
Written 8 January 2020
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