Puerto del Rosario Fuerteventura

Guide to the town of Puerto del Rosario, the capital of Fuerteventura.

Towns of Fuerteventura - Puerto del Rosario

Puerto del Rosario: Home to almost 50% of Fuerteventura’s population, Puerto del Rosario is also the capital of this island in the Spanish Canary Islands, and is located on its east coast.

A relatively new town historically, Puerto del Rosario was little more than a small fishing port (established in 1797), up until it became the capital of Fuerteventura in 1860, chosen as it had the best harbour on the island. Then known as Puerto de las Cabras (goats), it did not assume its current name until 1956.

During the 1970’s a large force of Spain’s Foreign Legion were barracked in Puerto del Rosario, and a smaller number still remain today.

There is not a great deal to visit in Puerto del Rosario, and you are most likely to pass through on the way to somewhere else, but you could stop and take a look at the Casa Museo de Unamuno, a sort of museum dedicated to the exiled philosopher Miguel de Unamuno, also worth a peek is the Nuestra Senora del Rosario church.

Puerto del Rosario Tourist Information Office: The main tourist office for Puerto del Rosario is located on the Avenida Constitución (Tel: 0034 928-530-844), there is also a tourist information office at the airport.

Puerto del Rosario Fiestas: The main festival of the year is on October 1st, when the Fiesta de la Virgen del Rosario takes place, this is probably the best day to visit the town and join in the party.

Puerto del Rosario Hotels: JM Puerto Rosario (Telephone: 0034 928-859-464).

Puerto del Rosario is located on the east coast of Fuerteventura in the Spanish Canary Islands, it is the location of the airport for Fuerteventura and can be accessed by road via the FV-1, FV-10, FV20 and FV-2.

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