Visit Puerto del Rosario; a travel guide to the town of Puerto del Rosario, Spain

Puerto del Rosario, Canary Islands

Visit Puerto del Rosario

Puerto del Rosario is the capital of the island of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.

Visit Puerto del Rosario, Spain

Puerto del Rosario is the capital of Fuerteventura and is a working fishing town. It has not traditionally been a tourist town though cruise ships do dock here for visits to Fuerteventura as do the inter-island ferries. The town is however undergoing something of a facelift in the hope of attracting more tourists in the future.

The sea front area in particular has been developed and improved and the two town beaches have both been enlarged. The harbour is the oldest part of the town and has narrow streets lined with typical Canaries-style buildings.

Puerto del Rosario is perhaps the best town for shopping on Fuerteventura and is expanding all the time.

The home of the poet Miguel de Unamuno has been opened as a museum.

Places to Visit Nearby

The attractive seaside resort of Corralejo is to the north. With beaches looking out over the island of Los Lobos and miles of protected sand dunes this is a lovely part of the island of Fuerteventura. You can also catch a ferry to Lanzarote from Corralejo and explore the live volcanoes on the island.

See also:

Map of Puerto del Rosario & places nearby

Selected places to visit near Puerto del Rosario