A trip up the mountains to Betancuria, Fuerteventura
We had friends staying so had a trip through the mountains to the viewing point of “El Mirador de Morro Velosa” where you get probably one of the best views of the island. We then continued on to Betancuria for a walk and a Tapas lunch. The village is very picturesque, quiet and a pleasure to walk around. There are many lovely old houses, some of which you can go into, as well as the Cathedral of Santa Maria.
The town of Santa María de Betancuria was founded by the Norman conquerors towards the year 1404, during the conquest of the island of Fuerteventura, which was developed in the early years of the 15th century. Betancuria, together with Rubicon in Lanzarote, were the first cities founded by Europeans in the Canary Islands and it took its name from the own conqueror, Jean de Bethencourt. The town used to be the capital of Fuerteventura.