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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.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Eastern Canary Islands guide.

See also: 

Map of Puerto del Rosario and places to visit


Puerto del Rosario places to visit



Corralejo is a tourist resort built around a fishing village and with a long stretch of sand dunes.

Corralejo guide
Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca is a small fishing village which has been expanded into a family based resort.

Playa Blanca guide


Yaiza has been voted the prettiest village in Spain several times though lucky to still be here as it is very close to the volcanoes at Timanfaya.

Yaiza guide
Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen is the most popular of Lanzarote's resorts. It has an attractive old town and harbour.

Puerto del Carmen guide
Timanfaya National Park

Timanfaya National Park

The Parque Nacional de Timanfaya in the Mountanas de Fuego or Fire Mountains are eerily beautiful. At the entrance you can take a camel ride up a volcanic slope.

Timanfaya National Park guide


Lanzarote with its volcanic landscape is the most unusual of the Eastern Canary Islands.

Lanzarote guide

...or see all our recommended places to visit in Eastern Canary Islands

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