What to see in Puerto del Rosario, the capital of Fuerteventura


Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, is in itself a place with a soul of its own for anyone who has the opportunity to visit this city.

If you take a short tour around Puerto del Rosario, you will see that the capital has many places of great interest. For example, some spectacular beaches, as well as a lot of places to stroll that will surely make you want to extend your stay to fully enjoy this Canary Island town.

At 1860, the city of Puerto del Rosario (until that moment a small fishing village), became the capital of the island, replacing Betancuria. This change allowed the canary town to go from a small town to a more cosmopolitan city, center of government of the island and main commercial engine.

All of it was possible because it has the main access routes of goods and tourism of Fuerteventura. We invite you to join us in this post on a tour of Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, as a small sample of what this fantastic city keeps.

A tour of the promenade

One of the first stops on the itinerary of places to see in Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, is its promenade, where you can enjoy the spectacular views of the harbor.

The promenade has a route of 1.3 kilometers, so you can see how the number of tourists who come to this area is intermingled with the hundreds of ships loading or unloading goods daily.

If you visit the promenade of Puerto del Rosario in Fuerteventura, we suggest you take pictures with the various sculptures of shells that are scattered throughout the place.

The old town and the temple of Nuestra Señora del Rosario

If you are wondering what to see in Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, you have to know that the old town is a mandatory stop in the city.

You can see the great Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, whose construction brings together various types of art, as it was built between 1824 and 1835. It is in this area where you will find the oldest buildings of the Canary town as well, so if you walk through its streets you will notice how you are transported to another era.


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Unamuno’s House Museum

Being in Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, means that you can follow in the footsteps of the famous writer Miguel de Unamuno. Here you will find the famous Casa Museo de Unamuno, where the playwright spent his confinement and political exile in 1924.

You can discover how he lived during that time on the island, as well as appreciate much of his work. During the visit, you will also be able to observe some architectural elements of the house that have been preserved over time.

Discover the famous lime kilns

One of the things to see in Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, are the remains of the lime kilns used by the inhabitants of the island for the combustion of caliche stone that you can find in several coves.

You can see one of the lime kilns on its beaches. To understand the importance of this industry for this city, you should visit the Interpretation Center of the Lime Kilns of El Charco, to learn about the commercial history that once moved the island.

Tour the city’s Sculpture Park

This city is also known as the City of Sculptures, as you can see numerous scattered along its streets. The Sculpture Park is composed of approximately 100 sculptures that are located in different traffic circles, parks, and promenades of Puerto del Rosario.

If you walk around the Seaport you will be able to appreciate some exceptional works such as ‘Homage to the Moon’, by Rinaldo Paluzzi; ‘Overseas Baggage’, by Eduardo Úrculo, or ‘The Goats’, by Emiliano G. Hernández.

You will also have the opportunity to see the reconstruction of a whale skeleton that appeared stranded in 2006 and is part of the exhibition ‘The Path of the Cetaceans’.

Sun and bathing on the beaches of Puerto del Rosario

We could not do a post about what to see in Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, without talking about the different beaches that you can find in this city. Those are one of the great tourist attractions of the capital of the island. If you are thinking of visiting this town, we recommend the following:

  • Playa Blanca: this golden sand beach is located very close to the airport, being one of the favorite places for all those who like surfing and kiteboarding.
  • Playa Chica: this is one of the most accessible beaches of the city. Although it is small, since it has only 120 meters long, it is perfect if you are looking for a quick and pleasant swim without going far from the center of Puerto del Rosario in Fuerteventura.
  • Playa Las Caletillas: near the area of El Matorral, you can find this beach that is not well known by tourists. Many people come here to practice sports such as surfing.


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Don’t know where to stay in Fuerteventura?

If you are thinking of visiting Puerto del Rosario, but you are not sure where to stay, you should know that in the Lopesan Group we have excellent hotels in Fuerteventura. Also, if you want more information or have any questions, just contact us, and we will be happy to help you.

Don’t wait any longer and come and spend an unforgettable vacation!





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