Fuerteventura Landmarks and Monuments
(Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain)
Landmarks in Fuerteventura range from imposing natural monuments to breathtaking manmade structures. One of Fuerteventura's most famous landmarks, the American Star Shipwreck lies close to the Playa de Garcey beach, while the historic Antigua Windmill adds a certain charm to a village setting.
Close to Fuerteventura, this island of Los Lobos is a notable nature reserve, known for its native flora and fauna, and welcoming day trippers.
Address: Antigua, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
One of the main landmarks in Fuerteventura's charming village of Antigua is the historic windmill, was has been fully restored. Inside the Antigua Windmill you will fine a popular arts and crafts shop, selling a variety of locally produced items, with landscaped gardens nearby.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 09:30 to 17:30
American Star Shipwreck
Address: Playa de Garcey, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
Standing just off the secluded Playa de Garcey beach, on the western side of Fuerteventura, the rusting American Star Shipwreck is one of the island's most haunting and eerie landmarks. Once a major ocean liner in the USA, appearing in the Elvis Presley film 'GI Blues', the American Star was destined to become a luxury floating hotel in Thailand. Whilst being towed to its final destination in 1994, the American Star broke free during a major storm and ended up grounding itself on the coastline of Fuerteventura, splitting in half. Although the wreck appears extremely close and inviting, exploration is very dangerous, as much debris lies around the liner. In Fuerteventura's capital city, the Caféteria el Naufragio contains many pieces of furniture and fittings salvaged from the ship.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: not open to the public, view from outside only
Los Lobos Island (Isla Lobos)
Address: Los Lobos Island, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
Los Lobos Island is a notable landmark and important nature reserve located within easy reach of Fuerteventura's Corralejo area. Home to a wealth of nesting seabirds, migrating birds, more than 120 different species of plants and dramatic cliff faces, the Isla Lobos offers the perfect respite from the busy mainland areas of Fuerteventura. Los Lobos Island is connected by regular, scenic ferry trips from Corralejo and also offers main appealing walking trails and coastal views.