Only 45 minutes away by car, in the north of the island, is one of the most beautiful districts: La Oliva. This beautiful town has many places of tourist interest. However, time is money, so in order to make the most of your time, we are going to reveal the 5 essential places to visit in La Oliva, ideal for couples and families.
‘El Tostón’ Castle
In the past, the township of La Oliva had great strategic importance in the defense of the island. An example of this is the castle of El Tostón, whose origin dates back to the 15th century.
The purpose of this fortification was to defend the island from pirate attacks. Walkthrough its corridors, visit its courtyard and, if you have the opportunity, take a guided tour of the premises of this fantastic local monument.
House of the Colonels
The House of the Colonels was built in the 18th century, with crenelated towers, distributed around a courtyard, once one of the key pieces of the island’s defense, and home to high ranks of the army.
Today it is used as an art and exhibition center. Very few buildings contribute as much to a landscape as the House of the Colonels, being an image of authority of the earthly, political and military power. From time to time there are activities for children.
Our Lady of Candelaria Church
While visiting the village you should stop by the Church of ‘Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria’, a Moorish building whose construction began at the end of the 16th century.
It is a rectangular-plant building with a small annexed sacristy, with three naves and two gabled covered chapels. The most interesting thing is found in its interior; a collection of personal belongings linked to Juan de Miranda Cejas, one of the best baroque painters of the Canary Islands.
‘El Jablito’ village
Do you like walking the streets of villages that have their own personality? Welcome to El Jablito, one of the beautiful places in La Oliva! To reach it you must pass through the Natural Park of the Dunes of Corralejo.
It stands out for being the typical village with whitewashed houses, humble but beautiful. But, without a doubt, its greatest attraction is a beautiful beach with turquoise water. After taking a walk along it, take the opportunity to eat in one of its bars and taste the local food.
Would you like to do some hiking? Tindaya Mountain would be the ideal place. Considered the most emblematic natural monument of Fuerteventura, it was considered a sacred place by the ancient aborigines and a place full of magic.
With only 400 meters high, it combines a unique landscape with the fauna, archaeology and history of the area. If you have the opportunity, hire a guide to do one of the many routes on this mountain, a perfect activity for both couples and families with children. Moreover, many of the routes include visits to the caves where cave paintings with thousands of years of history are preserved.