Puerto del Rosario

Travel Guide
Sotavento de Jandia Beach showing a coastal town, mountains and general coastal views
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, 35611
The price is €49 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar
€49
per night
1 Mar - 2 Mar
Stay at this business-friendly B&B in Puerto del Rosario. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Popular attractions Alcogida Eco Museum and Los Molinos ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (22 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, 35600
The price is €81 per night from 12 Feb to 13 Feb
€81
per night
12 Feb - 13 Feb
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Puerto del Rosario. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the restaurant in their reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (84 reviews)
"Very pleasant hotel situated near the airport and at the end of a long beach. We had a room with a great view looking out to sea. Staff were excellent ,especially at reception. Breakfast was good ,although a little quirky with a choice of 4 different types( probably a hangover from COVID restrictions) ..."

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2023

El Mirador de Fuerteventura
Rural Rugama
Rural Rugama
3.5 out of 5
FV-20, Puerto del Rosario, Las Palmas, 35611
Fully refundable
The price is €69 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar
€69
per night
1 Mar - 2 Mar
Stay at this 3.5-star farm stay in Puerto del Rosario. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Alcogida Eco Museum and Cuchillos ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (33 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.
Viviendas Xxiii
Viviendas Xxiii
2.5 out of 5
Calle Juan XXIII 56, Puerto del Rosario, Puerto del Rosario, CN, 35600
Stay at this apartment in Puerto del Rosario. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and airport transport. Popular attractions Miguel de Unamuno Museum and Las Rotondas ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (14 reviews)
"Abbiamo trascorso due settimane a Fuerteventura, l'abitazione è in buono stato, spaziosa e con tutto quello che serve. Il proprietario è disponibile e nel caso nostro subito pronto a risolvere qualsiasi tipo di problema. Grazie dell'accoglienza Silvia e famiglia"

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2019

Viviendas Xxiii
Apartamentos Tao Laia
Apartamentos Tao Laia
3 out of 5
Primero de Mayo, 16, Fuerteventura, Puerto del Rosario, Las Palmas, 35600
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Puerto del Rosario. Enjoy free WiFi, 6 beach bars and a rooftop terrace. Popular attractions Chica Beach and Miguel de Unamuno ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (11 reviews)
Perfecto para moverse por Puerto Rosario
"La localización es perfecta y el estado de la casa es bastante buena ya que el edificio parece nuevo. También tengo que decir algunas desventajas como el vecindario es bastante ruidoso aparte de que debería estar incluidos algunos productos de limpieza como jabones, champú, producto para limpiar ..."

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2020

Apartamentos Tao Laia
Housing located near Puerto del rosario 300 meters from the beach
Housing located near Puerto del rosario 300 meters from the beach
Puerto del Rosario, CN
Stay at this holiday home in Puerto del Rosario. Enjoy on-site parking, a balcony and a TV. Popular attractions Playa Blanca and Chica Beach are located nearby. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (6 reviews)
First but not last visit to Fuerteventura
"The apartment at Playa Blanca was exactly what we wanted for 10 days winter sunshine; a reasonably priced property in an ideal location with suitable transport links. The apartment was clean and tidy, well equipped and very spacious for our party. The apartment is part an urban residential development. ..."

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2022

Housing located near Puerto del rosario 300 meters from the beach
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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