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Puerto del Rosario

Puerto del Rosario is a municipality in the northern portion of the island of Fuerteventura in the Las Palmas province in the Canary Islands. Puerto del Rosario has also been the capital of the island of since 1835.

Attractions in Puerto del Rosario include its harbor front promenade, which has recently undergone improvement, as has its beaches. The larger one is to be found to the south of the capital. The home (now a museum) of former exile poet Miguel de Unamuno is worth a visit, as is the cultural centre which hosts exhibitions, plays and concerts. One interesting feature of the capital is the statues that are to be found around the town. These form part of an open air exhibition and many have been produced during competitions that are held in the capital.

Things to See & Do

* Promenade
* Beaches
* Miguel de Unamuno Museum
* Cultural Centre
* Open Air Exhibition

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro (€)
Language – Spanish and Catalan
Land Area – 289.95 km²
Population – 30,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 34

Port Location –The Port is located to the east of the town centre.

Travel Links – Puerto del Rosario is easily visited from other parts of the island as buses run to Puerto del Rosario from all the major towns on Fuerteventura. A bus journey from Puerto del Rosario to Caleta de Fuste takes around 20 minutes and to Corralejo about 40, with services to and from both every half an hour.

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