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Villa Winter, Cofete

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Historic Site
Villa Winter is a villa situated near the village Cofete, on the peninsula Jandía in the southwestern part of the island of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands. The villa was realised by Gustav Winter, a German engineer born in 1893 in the Black Forest. It was built in 1946 and has two floors, a tower in the northwestern part of the villa and a balcony in the front.Gustav Winter worked since 1915 for Spain and was active in different projects in Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. The villa is built in a remote part of the island with only a dust track leading to it. The history of the villa is the subject of several conspiracy theories, often involving Nazis.
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  • Welcoming family , very tragic history but very interesting. it is such a disappointment not many people go there. It has an mysterious history , that you should discover.  more »
  • ...sollte you are an opportunity during your stay in Fuerteventura, a trip to the "fabled" and "historic" Villa of winter to make. Alone the car drive there (we were with a Polo on the road) was a great experience! The way was somewhat difficult – partly over gravel roads - but the views of the pristine, magnificent nature of the West Coast, the Playa de Cofete and the massif of Jandía were simply fantastic! The Villa winter is located near the village of Cofete, which consists of few flat stone-built houses and cabins which are only temporarily inhabited for the most part. From the terrace of Cofete-bar in the Centre, you can enjoy great views of the mystical and suggestive environment and strengthen themselves with food and drink. The Villa winter Cofete is located above the play there, a lonely, wide sandy beach of about 10 kilometers length, which is protected and therefore may not be built. Unfortunately, the sea in this part of the coast not to bathing and swimming is suitable. Because the surf is here incredibly strong with their dangerous undercurrents, bathing is strictly prohibited. Instead, you can in this solitude of Playa Cofete at a long beach walk really "relax. For my next stay in Fuerteventura I have made me to Cofete Villa winter through the "Gran Valle", (an old pass trail (mule track), leading through the Jandia mountain range on the Western side of the island, to Cofete).
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  • If you like the mysterious and strange, surf a little on the internet or the same facebook and read the history (true or not) that surrounds the villa... there here it, so each one can make your imagination run wild.
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  • I have always gone right pass the villa on my way to the Cofete beach. I have to say I found the visit underwhelming. The building is old and I didn't really like it. I heard that it had ties to the Nazis, but this wasn't apparent at all in its look. Wouldn't visit again. Maybe for just one visit it's fine, if you're on your way down to the beach.
  • Must see if you do the free tour inside with Pedro Fumero (owner) see his facebook page about the place showing when the German (not the turists) where there.
  • This villa build by Gustav Winter in 1930 is used after the war as a safe house for Hitler where he waited to continue his escape with a U-Boat to Argentina. Amazing!!
  • Nothing really to see there. Don't waste your time on the island with stupid myths. Go on the Cofete beach and experience the dramatic waves at the Atlantic ocean or walk for miles the sandy beach to Roque el Moro or Pared. But: Do not go for a swim … you are risking your life! Extreme dangerous rip curls occure at the beach!
  • While on Cofete, given the history, visiting this place is a no brainer. However, we were allowed to walk around the house's inner court, as well as into 2 of its rooms. Ultimately, we were on site for a mere 10 minutes - that was a little disappointing. On the up side, the local squirrels were fond of our bread sticks which they ate off our hands :)