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

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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Tuesday September 27th 2022 12:00 -12:30
Caleta de Fuste Glass Bottom Boat Tour (12:00)

Discover the underwater world off the coast of Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura in a glass-bottom boat. Enjoy a comfortable seat and a safe encounter wi...

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Tuesday September 27th 2022 12:00 -14:00
La Lajita Kayaking and Snorkelling Trip (12:00)

Have an adventure in Fuerteventura on a kayaking tour that includes snorkelling in an area rich with marine life. Enjoy stunning views of the coast an...

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Tuesday September 27th 2022 12:00 -13:00
Kayak Rental Caleta de Fuste (12:00)

Take a ride on a kayak around the calm bay in Caleta de Fuste. Enjoy the magnificent views as you paddle in your solo or double kayak. Enjoy a one-ho...

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Tuesday September 27th 2022 12:00 -13:00
Caleta Stand Up Paddle Experience (12:00)

Explore the wonderful bay of Caleta de Fuste on this 1-hour stand up paddle experience. Enjoy beautiful views of the bay and crystal clear blue waters...

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Tuesday September 27th 2022 12:00 -14:00
Magic Dolphin Search with Drinks and Swim (12:00)

Get up close and personal with dolphins, whales, and other sea life on a boat departing from Morro Jable. Sip drinks and dive into the crystal clear w...

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Tuesday September 27th 2022 13:00 -13:30
Caleta de Fuste Glass Bottom Boat Tour (13:00)

Discover the underwater world off the coast of Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura in a glass-bottom boat. Enjoy a comfortable seat and a safe encounter wi...

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Take a half-day trip to the neighbouring Isla de Lobos with a water taxi. You can ...
Location:  Corralejo   La Oliva
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A coach will pick you up from your holiday resort in Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventur...
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