Vista Lobos 1 – Two Bed: Sea Front Apartments to Rent in Corralejo
This two bedroom apartment on Vista Lobos is one of our sea front apartments to rent in Corralejo.
The balcony enjoys amazing sea views as you can see from the photo on the left. The balcony is very spacious with various sets of patio furniture to relax on and enjoy the view.
The lounge is also very spacious with a large L-shaped sofa with a large flatscreen TV.
The 2 bedrooms both have 2 single beds. The apartment also has a washing machine.
Betancuria is the former ancient capital of Fuerteventura, which takes it’s name from Jean de Bethencourt a Norman conqueror who founded the city in 1405. As you can imagine there is an abundance of history to discover here.
The city is set in a picturesque valley next to a stream. The stream is dried up today, but flowed up to the 16th century. The position of the city was carefully planned to avoid attacks from pirates. But despite this there was a devastating pirate attack in 1593 by the pirate Jaban. Everything was destroyed including the church of Santa Maria, which was rebuilt in 1691.
Betancuria remained the capital in 1834. This was due to lack of arable land, which lead to people moving away from the city. The next capital was La Oliva, but later the honour was handed to Puerto de Cabras, known today as Puerto Rosario.
There is lots to see in Betancuria including traditional Canarian houses, churches and convents. We recommend a visit to the Casa Museo Arquebiologico, which can be found on the main street. The museum holds interesting and important archaeological finds including fertility idols. There is also an ancient cannon.
Next to the museum there is the Centro Insular de Artesania, where you can see traditional arts and crafts.
The church is open from 10am to 6pm. It has been fully restored and accepts visitors. It also has it’s own museum.
Don’t miss a visit to Casa Santa Maria where you can watch the locals, crafting hand made products, which are also for sale in the shop. There is also a good restaurant here.
Today Betancuria’s economy is totally based on tourist visitors.