Puerto del Rosario
Puerto del Rosario is the capital of Fuerteventura.
Approx. 30 000 people live in this harbour city at the east of the island - 1/3rd of the island's population. Wile it is cultural and economic center of the island, it is not too interesting for tourists.
The municipal area of Puerto is almost 300 km² and extends from the east coast of the island to the west coast.
Puerto del RosarioSeveral ferries run from Tenerife, Grand Canaria, Lanzarote.
Fuerteventura AirportConnections from many European airports, although a number are seasonal.
bus stationMany busses start here and reach every larger place on the island. Timetables are tailored to the needs of the islanders - the current ones are at Tiadhe. For the tourists, important lines are the line 1 to Morro Jable to the south, the line 3 to the airport and to Las Salinas as well as the line 6 to Corralejo to the north.
The relatively small city center is located between the port and the Avenida Constitución and is easy to explore on foot.
Iglesia Nuestra Señora del RosarioA small church in the city center
- A few dozen sculptures are scattered in the city center, located in Calle León y Castillo, in the pedestrian zone Calle Primero del Mayo and along the promenade.
- Harbor promenade:
Fuente de la Explanadafountain with scenes from inhabitants life
Horno de Calhistorical lime
Casa Museo Miguel de Unamunomuseum for the Basque writer who lived here in exile
City hallA sculpture of a goat family is in front of it, referring Puerto de Cabras, the former name of the city.
- Playa Blanca (between city and airport)
- Playa de Matorral (south of the airport)
- Playa de Layas and Playa de Barlovento (near Puerto Lajas north of the city)