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Puerto del Rosario
Travel Guide

Learn about the customs and traditions of the Fuerteventura islanders in this town’s museums before sunbathing at the spectacular beach.

Puerto del Rosario is Fuerteventura’s capital city and home of museums, shopping centers and many restaurants and hotels.

Take a leisurely stroll along the oceanfront promenade and look at the boats in the harbor. Visit one of the cafés and restaurants in this built-up area. Farther inland, walk down the pedestrianized Primero de Mayo street to appreciate colonial architecture and visit boutiques, cafés and a church.

Spend the afternoon shopping in the Centro Comercial Las Rotondas. Peruse its four floors with about 100 boutiques and restaurants, including supermarkets and jewelry stores.

After exploring the capital city, make your way to Playa Chica with your family. Rent equipment at the diving center near the beach and go snorkeling in the clear ocean water. Its safe, shallow waters teem with fish that will delight the kids.

Visit the city in mid-February to see it come to life for an annual carnival with exuberant parades and street performances.

Brush up on your Spanish before your trip to interact with city locals. You will also find many English speakers in the area. The city has been the island’s capital since 1860 and has grown around the commerce of the port during that time.

Puerto del Rosario is on the eastern coast of the island, just 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) north of the Fuerteventura Airport. The city’s port has regular ferries taking passengers to neighboring islands, such as Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas. Take short bus trips to beach havens, such as Corralejo and Caleta de Fuste.

Visit Puerto del Rosario to enhance your understanding of Fuerteventura’s colonial history and daily island life.

Top hotels in Puerto del Rosario

Villa Cecilio
Villa Cecilio
2.5 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is £34 per night from 2 Mar to 3 Mar

Situated in Puerto del Rosario, this bed & breakfast is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Alcogida Eco Museum and within 6 miles (10 km) of Puerto de la Cruz and Playa de ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (11 reviews)
evil deptive people

"i did not stay at this property it was not possible to get there ,it is 50 euro for a taxi each way and this property is in tefia ,which is only part of puerto del rosario municipality aroud 30 kilometers away there are 3 buses a day that go there i think around 8 euros each way , i rang the host ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2020

Villa Cecilio
El Mirador de Fuerteventura
El Mirador de Fuerteventura
4 out of 5
Carretera Playa Blanca, 45, Puerto del Rosario, Canary Islands
The price is £69 per night from 6 Mar to 7 Mar

Nestled on the beach, this Puerto del Rosario hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Playa Blanca, Chica Beach and Las Rotondas Commercial Center. Miguel de Unamuno ...

4.2/5Excellent! (62 reviews)
Good value option.

"Easy to reach from both airport and harbor. For beach and ocean lovers a perfect location very close to the shoreline. Unfortunately you will need to arrange transport for going into town or doing any sight-seeing. The check-in experience was quick and friendly. The room was spacious and comfortable ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2020

El Mirador de Fuerteventura
Rural Rugama
Rural Rugama
3.5 out of 5
The price is £39 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar

Situated in Puerto del Rosario, this agritourism property is within 9 miles (15 km) of Alcogida Eco Museum, Las Rotondas Commercial Center and Miguel de Unamuno ...

4.1/5Very Good! (24 reviews)

"Freezing rooms, poor breakfast, rooms not cleaned in 7 days. Pool area thick with weeds and the pool was dirtu with insects and scum on the bottom. This could e an incredible place if someone gave some customer service"…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2018

Rural Rugama
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Puerto del Rosario

Vivienda Perez Martin
Vivienda Perez Martin
2.5 out of 5
Calle Comandante Díaz Trayter 87, Puerto del Rosario, Puerto del Rosario, Canary Islands

Situated in Puerto del Rosario, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Miguel de Unamuno Museum, Chica Beach and Las Rotondas Commercial Center. ...

4/5Very Good! (4 reviews)
Really great place!!

"Very nice apartment, big bed and bathroom. Had a very comfortable and cosy vibe. Plus there is a fridge, tv and excellent wifi connection. Felt very welcome there, even though we booked last minute and arrived late, great service and check in! Brilliant location very city center, easy access to harbour ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2021

Vivienda Perez Martin
Apartment With one Bedroom in El Matorral, With Wonderful sea View, Terrace and Wifi - 500 m From the Beach
Apartment With one Bedroom in El Matorral, With Wonderful sea View, Terrace and Wifi - 500 m From the Beach
3.5 out of 5
Calle el Celemin 39, Puerto del Rosario
The price is £85 per night from 5 Mar to 6 Mar

Situated in Puerto del Rosario, this golf apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Dreams House Museum, Playa de las Caletillas and Playa Blanca. Caleta ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)

"todo perfecto, muy acogedor. fui con mi perro y no tuve ningun problema."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2018

Apartment With one Bedroom in El Matorral, With Wonderful sea View, Terrace and Wifi - 500 m From the Beach
Holiday home Sara
Holiday home Sara
Camino del moral 36, Puerto del Rosario, Canary Islands

Set in Puerto del Rosario, this family-friendly cottage is within 9 mi (15 km) of Montaña de Tindaya, Chica Beach and Las Rotondas Commercial Center. Puerto ...

5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Would definitely recommend!! Fantastic villa and fantastic host!!

"We had a super relaxing time at this villa, it was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. Dolly was a very attentive host, we received a lovely welcome and the stove was lit for our arrival, communication was excellent regardless of the language barrier, she provided us with plenty of information ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Dec 2019

Holiday home Sara
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Puerto del Rosario

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11 Nov 2019

Only problems where expedia was told on arrival they didnt pay apartment took me 2 long calls to uk to get sorted

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

3 Mar 2019

Good location for exploring the island

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