Guide to the towns, and villages of Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura Hide description

The Canarian municipality of Puerto del Rosario is located in the northern part of Fuerteventura with the Atlantic Ocean both to the east, and to the west. It borders with La Oliva to the north, Antigua to the south east and Betancuria to the south west. The town of Puerto del Rosario is the islands capital and the airport is located nearby to the south. Until 1956 Puerto del Rosario was known as Puero Cabras which translates as Port of Goats, and the reason is that up until the 18th century shepherds brought their goats here to eat and to take water from the ravine. During the 18th century an alter for the Virgin del Rosario was erected, this has continued to grow in importance and is the reason why the town's name was changed.

 

Puerto del Rosario gained status as the island's capital in the mid 19th century. Fishing and agriculture were once the primary sources of the city's economy, today it is mostly tourism. Although the city has now been largely modernised, it is adorned with white buildings of African style. it is not only home to the island's airport but houses a complete shopping centre which boasts many global brands.Please add some comments and photographs or videos to help other travellers, you don't need to register on the site to do this, but by doing so for free you get additional functionality such as your own favorites page with your own personal map which is very useful when planning your visit to Fuerteventura, or a day out.

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Ampuyenta
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At the south west of the municipality of Puerto del Rosario sits the village of Ampuyenta.
 
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Casillas del Angel is asmall village in te municipality of Puerto del Rosario.
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The town of El Matorral is where Fuerteventura Airport or El Matorral Airport is located in the municipality of Puerto del Rosario.
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La Asomada is a small village in the municipality of Puerto del Rosario.
Llanos de la Concepcion
 
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Inland and towards the west of the municipality of Puerto del Rosario sits the village of Llanos de la Concepción.
Los Molinos
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Los Molinos is a small village on the west coast of Feurteventura. It has around fourteen inhabitants and less than a handful of white original houses A bit off the beaten track you can enjoy the caves and the peace and tranquility after which you can enjoy the fresh seafood in the local restaurants
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Puerto del Rosario is the administrative capital of the island, the home of a large number of services, a centre of culture and leisure, with an intensive annual programme, a paradise for shopping and a leading light in terms of business, to which should be added its position as a centre of communications and the fact that it is near to the main tourist resorts. These are some of the many aspects which define Puerto del Rosario as a...
Puerto Lajas
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The very quiet and peaceful village of Puerto Lajas is situated on the eastern coast of the island. Puerto Lajas is around ten minutes by car from Puerto del Rosario and is also on the number 6 bus route between Puerto del Rosario and Corralejo. There's a nice beach, which is quite big and often empty, along with at least two restaurants.
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Located west of Tetir in the municipality of Puerto del Rosario is the small town of Tefia. Because they are situated close together along with the similarity in name tourists sometimes confuse these places and speak of them interchangeably. Tefia has an interesting hermitage in that it is square as opposed to the usual roundness of these buildings. The Eco museum La Alcogida can be found here, it will give you an idea on how...
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Tesjuatel is a small village in the municipality of Puerto del Rosario.
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