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Welcome to Costa Antigua
The village of Antigua is located in the east of Fuerteventura close by to the popular tourist resort of Caleta de Fuste. It is one of the oldest village's in Fuerteventura and once for one year only was the capital of the island. Antigua is known for it markets and this is advertised where and when this will be taking place!
Antigua has a small port - 'Pozo Negro' which is where you will find the locals fishing! Dominating the village you will find the picturesque church - Cruz de los Caldos - which was built in 1785, set in a beautiful surrondings of greenery, with a village square that is filled with flowers all year round! The Church is normally open to the general public in the mornings and sometimes the afternoon. The Church is used as a general meeting point for the locals too.
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Nightlife in Antigua is non existent other than a few small local bars! So if you are looking for a night out or to eat out in the evening then you will have to go to its close by resort - Caleta de Fuste this is a popular Tourist resort where you will find endless bars, Restaurants and shops. Caleta de Fuste nightlife can be whatever you want it to be, if you are looking for a party holiday where you can paint the town red and go out every night to dance the night away, there are an array of bars, restaurants and discos that enable's you to do just that until the early hours!! Or maybe you are more interested in a sophisticated nightlife where you can dine and drink under the stars, away from the hustle and bustle, in peace and quiet and civilisation - Caleta de Fuste has that too!
All over Fuerteventura there are windmills dotted about which are a faithful testimony to the its farming tradition. They are being restored as tourist centre's with a vision to recreating the landscape of their working past when Fuerteventura was know as the Granary of the Canary Islands! A windmill has been fully restored in Antigua and is now a tourist attraction and cultural centre inside the windmill you will find a craft shop that sells the local arts and crafts! This is open Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am till 5.30pm and Sunday 9.30am till 5.30pm - Monday and Saturday closed.
You will find a few local shops, cafes and bars. A post office, clinic, libary and school - and thats it here in Antigua for eveything else you will have to go to the nearby resorts of Caleta or Puerto del Rosario!!!
Although as an Island Fuerteventura does not contain the usual water parks, zoo's and theme parks as lot of of other holiday destinations do, but it as an immense amount of beautiful land and surrounding ocean, with a national park in the South and lots of history throughout for you to explore!
There are not many Apartments and villas that available to rent for your holiday, in Antigua but plenty in nearby resorts like Caleta de Fuste here there is everything - whether you want are looking for a basic property somewhere just to lay your head a night or luxurious with an abundance of facilities! Properties range in size and shape, from studio's or one bedroom apartments, if there are just the two of you to three bedroom - normally sleeping up 8 if your taking the family or going in a big group, or one bedroom villas and bungalows up to 6 bedroom villas!
There are Companies that rent these properties out, but also there is private rentals, where people that have bought the property for holiday homes and when they are not there using it they will rent it out for your exclusive use! Some of these properties can be set in privately owned complexes, where locals live! Most come with communal swimming pools too, and these are normally quieter due to the fact it isn't full of holiday makers and is more residencial. A word of warning though these are quieter and normally better for families or older groups than the young tourists!!!
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