Puerto del Rosario, I keep repeating it endlessly, is perhaps too neglected by tourism in favor of many other beautiful places in Fuerteventura. I like it and liked it both for its intimate and small beaches and for the tranquility that one “breathes” around. But the thing I love most about Puerto del Rosario is the pedestrian/bicycle path that runs along the seafront from the city to Playa Blanca.
If you walk it at sunset (photo below) you can admire an evocative spectacle as the sun slowly goes into hiding in the ocean. There are people strolling back and forth, others walking the dog and still others jogging. One evening
I saw children launching themselves off the small dunes behind Playa blanca with small surfboards.
So much peace.
Apart from all this very sentimental part, it must be said that Puerto del Rosario has about 40,000 inhabitants, and for Fuerteventura it represents the capital as well as a cultural reference and day and night entertainment.
The bay of Puerto del Rosario starts more or less from the urban beach of Playa Chica, up to Playa Blanca which is an ideal place to practice water sports or to spend the day in total Relax. The other beaches are Puerto Lajas, small and with black sand and Los Molinos, with gravel and dark sand.
Things to do in Puerto del Rosario
The Nuestra Señora del Rosario Church, from 1824, is the center history of the capital.
In 1828 part of the church was demolished to expand it and build the current bell tower. The temple will not be finally finished until 1930.
The first temple underwent numerous repairs and expansions. The main entrance is located under the tower. The central part is occupied by a sculpture of the Madonna del Rosario, from the 19th century. To the left is a San José with the Child and to the right a San Luis Gonzaga.
On October 7, the patron saint of Puerto del Rosario is celebrated, namely the Virgen del Rosario.
Musem and other places to visit
Near the church and the main square of Puerto del Rosario, you can find several buildings to visit :
- The Unamuno House Museum, where the writer lived during his exile in Fuerteventura, can be visited in the morning from Monday to Friday.
- Casa de la Cultura, next to the Auditorium, hosts exhibitions by painting, sculpture and photography by artists from all over the world, Calle Ramiro de Maeztu, 2, 35600, Puerto del Rosario.
- Juan Ismael Art Center, a art center that hosts exhibitions, workshops, seminars, courses and conferences.
Puerto del Rosario markets
- From Monday to Friday, it is located in a central place in the city the Municipal Market, open from 9 to 14.
- Every Saturday morning, the upper floor of the bus station welcomes the Biosphere Agricultural Market, where it is pos- It is possible to find a wide range of fresh produce from the land and of the sea, marketed directly by the producers of the primary sector of the island.
- The second Sunday of the months of March, June, September and December, the Traditional Craft Market takes place, located in the locality of Tetir, where it is exhibited and sold the typical craftsmanship of Fuerteventura.
The Escultoric Park
The Puerto del Rosario Sculpture Park has more than 100 sculptures located in squares, small squares and roundabouts. Most of these are located in the main street, but you can find a few everywhere and admire them as you stroll around the city.