Puerto del Rosario

Travel Guide
Sotavento de Jandia Beach which includes a coastal town, a beach and mountains

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.

Where to stay in Puerto del Rosario

Villa Cecilio
Villa Cecilio
2.5 out of 5
C/ Corral de Julian, 108, Puerto del Rosario, Las Palmas
The price is $47 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Situated in Puerto del Rosario, this bed & breakfast is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Alcogida Eco Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of Puerto de la Cruz and Playa de Jarugo. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (15 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 Sep 2, 2020

Villa Cecilio
El Mirador de Fuerteventura
El Mirador de Fuerteventura
4 out of 5
Carretera Playa Blanca, 45, Puerto del Rosario, Canary Islands
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (76 reviews)
"A beautiful hotel, worth a visit just for the Canarian breakfast and the beautiful building. Very kind reception staff too. Lovely all round."

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2021

El Mirador de Fuerteventura
Hotel Tamasite
Hotel Tamasite
2.5 out of 5
Leon y Castillo, 9, Puerto del Rosario
The price is $60 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
Situated in Puerto del Rosario, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Miguel de Unamuno Museum, Chica Beach, and Las Rotondas Commercial Center. Playa ...
3.9/5 Good! (32 reviews)
"Struttura per quanto mi riguarda tranquilla, sono stato bene"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2021

Hotel Tamasite
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.
4PAX - Apartment 2A - Fuerteventura
4PAX - Apartment 2A - Fuerteventura
Puerto del Rosario, CN
The price is $56 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
This family-friendly Puerto del Rosario apartment building is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Miguel de Unamuno Museum and Las Rotondas Commercial ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (7 reviews)
Great value for money.
"Location out of town may not suit some but we thought it was great. Roof-top terrace is enormous, with fantastic views. Highly recommended."

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

4PAX - Apartment 2A - Fuerteventura
sea water 4 PUERTO DEL ROSARIO
sea water 4 PUERTO DEL ROSARIO
Puerto del Rosario, CN
The price is $65 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
This family-friendly Puerto del Rosario condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Miguel de Unamuno Museum, Chica Beach, and Las Rotondas Commercial Center. Playa ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Todo muy lindo y limpio. Muy amable, cortés y hospitalario. Parecia estar en casa volveria 1000 veces más gracias por todo ♡♡♡♡"

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

sea water 4 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 mi (2 km) of Miguel de Unamuno Museum, Chica Beach, and Las Rotondas Commercial Center. Playa ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (6 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 Feb 13, 2021

Vivienda Perez Martin
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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