Last weekend, I visited Cofete, one of the most beautiful beaches in Fuerteventura which stretches for miles and miles and miles. Perched on a mountainous overlook, a mysterious mansion stands alone; Casa Winter.
While the beautiful castle-esque residence in such a unique location calls for intrigue, its story is even more fascinating.
The legend among locals is that Fuerteventura once served as a type of Nazi refuge during/after WWII. Spain’s then dictator, Franco allowed some of his Nazi pals to escape to the island and live at Casa Winter.
A family now resides in the house, but it is open to the public during certain hours and free to visit. The inside is filled with WWII memorabilia and documented military correspondence that fuels the rumors surrounding Casa Winter.
A Majorero (local) friend of mine told me that his Dad once flew a drone around Casa Winter and found old tank parts. If you mention Casa Winter to locals, you are likely to hear stories similar to this one.