Puerto del Rosario, the capital of Fuerteventura since 1835, is not necessarily a top favorite destination for tourists who choose to spend their holiday in Fuerteventura. However, Puerto del Rosario, formerly called Puerto de Cabras (Port of Goats) does stand out by certain features which directly or indirectly enhance the entire tourist platform if the island. Puerto de Rosario is located only 5 kilometers north from Airport and it pertains to the namesake municipality.
Nightlife in Puerto del Rosario has nothing spectacular, but shopping is, on the other hand, at its best in the capital of Fuerteventura. The impressive Centro Comercial Las Rotondas (the largest venue of this kind on the island), the two Zona Comercial Abierta, as well as the numerous markets held here each week, all these turn Puerto del Rosario into the most generous shopping hub of Fuerteventura.
Puerto de Rosario does not excel in beaches either, but, undoubtedly, there are several stretches of sand able to provide the necessary sunbathing basis for tourists accommodated in Puerto del Rosario. In this respect, visitors should keep in mind nudism-dedicated beaches are scarce both in the city and throughout the municipality.
A rather surprising presence in Puerto del Rosario is the Unamuno Museum (Casa Museo de Unamuno). The museum is an ideal occasion for all tourists interested in the life and work of Miguel de Unamuno.
While not as rich in sports opportunities as its other counterparts, Puerto del Rosario is ideal for island hopping. The capital of Fuerteventura is, actually, the place where Trasmediterranea and Naviera Armas, two of the most important sea line companies in Fuerteventura, are headquartered. It’s not for nothing that Puerto del Rosario is the most important port on the island, making possible trips to the nearby Lanzarote and Gran Canaria, as well as to the mainland Spain.
Car rental is also available in Puerto del Rosario.
In addition, Puerto del Rosario has a tourist information office and it is also home to the tourist board of the island.
The camel farm and camel safari are some of the highlights of La Lajita Oasis Park. The park is located close to Costa Calma and Morro Jable, in Pajara.
Of all the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is the closest to Africa. But within Fuerteventura, the Entallada Lighthouse marks this proximity to Africa.
The present semi-desert Fuerteventura used to be the Granary of the Canary Islands. Visiting the La Cilla Museum of Grains is instructive in this respect.