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

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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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Location  Ampuyenta   Puerto del Rosario
At the south west of the municipality of Puerto del Rosario sits the village of Ampuyenta.
Casillas del Angel
Location  Casillas del Angel   Puerto del Rosario
Casillas del Angel is asmall village in te municipality of Puerto del Rosario.
El Matorral
Location  El Matorral   Puerto del Rosario
The town of El Matorral is where Fuerteventura Airport or El Matorral Airport is located in the municipality of Puerto del Rosario.
Location  La Asomada   Puerto del Rosario
La Asomada is a small village in the municipality of Puerto del Rosario.
Llanos de la Concepcion
Location  Llanos de la Concepción   Puerto del Rosario
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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Location  Los Molinos   Puerto del Rosario
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
Puerto del Rosario
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Location  Puerto del Rosario   Puerto del Rosario
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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Location  Puerto Lajas   Puerto del Rosario
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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Location  Tefia   Puerto del Rosario
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...
Location  Tesjuate   Puerto del Rosario
Tesjuatel is a small village in the municipality of Puerto del Rosario.

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Location  Tetir   Puerto del Rosario
Located at the centre of the municipal of Puerto del Rosario, Tetir sits at the foot of the Temerejeque mountain. The people of Tetir keep up with some of the island's oldest traditions. It is thought that witches once congregated here, and it is known to be home to the 'Ranchos de los Animas,' musicians that came about due to the Franciscans during the latter part of the 15th century. Their sole purpose was to free the...
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Upcoming Fuerteventura Events

Caleta de Fuste Street Market

Tuesday March 19th 2019 09:00 -14:00

Caleta de Fuste Street Market is held every Tuesday and Saturday between 09:00 and 14:00 next to the bus station in Caleta de Fuste,Fuerteventura.

Corralejo Flea Market

Tuesday March 19th 2019 09:00 -14:00

Corralejo Flea Market is held every Tuesday and Friday between 09:00 and 14:00 in the Acua Water Park car park (formerly Baku Water Park), Corralejo, Fuerteventura.

Miguel de Unamuno House Museum

Tuesday March 19th 2019 09:00 -13:00

The Miguel de Unamuno House Museum, in the heart of the old Puerto de Cabras, commemorates the passage of the famous writer through Fuerteventura. It is a house from the 19th century which, in other times, served as a guesthouse under the name of Hotel Fuerteventura.

Antigua Carnival 2019

Tuesday March 19th 2019 09:00 -23:00

The 2019 Antigua Carnival takes place between the 13th and the 22nd March 2019 in Antigua,Fuerteventura. 

Additional information will be added as it becomes available.

La Oliva Traditional Market

Tuesday March 19th 2019 10:00 -16:00

La Oliva Traditional Market (Mercado de las Tradiciones) is held every Tuesday and Friday between 10:00 and 14:00 at Casa del Coronel in the town of La Oliva, Fuerteventura.

La Alcogida Ecomuseum

Tuesday March 19th 2019 10:00 -18:00

To visit La Alcogida is to experience the way of life of Fuerteventuran peasants over the last few decades. Stone houses, whitewashed and with gabled roofs, welcome the visitor to the La Alcogida Eco-Museum, located in the village of Tefía in Puerto del Rosario. Its roofs are made of “torta” (a mix of water, earth and straw) which, with the advent of winter rains, is what gives the walls their ancient appearance. In summer the walls are repainted to once again display their pure and perfect white.