Why choose a cruise to Puerto del Rosario?

Puerto Del RosarioPuerto del Rosario is a modern town with a thriving marina, upmarket resorts and shopping malls. But it also has an old district of chic whitewashed buildings and palm-tree lined squares, where you’ll find lots of local bars and restaurants.

The city is dotted with sculptures by more than 50 artists, and there’s also some interesting street art on show. The coast around Puerto del Rosario is practically a work of art, too, with white-sand bays encircled by volcanic rock formations.

A guide to Puerto del Rosario’s hotspots

fuerteventuraIf you’re in the mood for some retail therapy, head on down to Calle Leon y Castillo, a bustling street lined with high-street stores, Chinese bazaars and local souvenir shops. It leads down to the Primero de Mayo, a pretty pedestrianised street lined with open-air coffee shops.

Enjoy an adrenaline-fuelled outing to Fuerteventura Gran Karting, where you can indulge in some go-karting. It’s a popular child-friendly activity, but daredevil grown-ups will enjoy themselves, too!

A Puerto del Rosario cruise is all about the beaches. Playa Blanca, on the city’s outskirts, is a Blue Flag beach where you can try out watersports like windsurfing. Or you can travel half-an-hour up the coast to Corralejo, a six-mile stretch of pristine white sand, where you’ll rarely encounter crowds.

For a unique experience, visit La Alcogida Eco-Museum, a 20-minute drive from the city centre. In this child-friendly museum you’ll experience a slice of traditional life, getting hands-on experience of how islanders milled grain, made cheese and sculpted pots. There are also farm animals which children love to pet.

Cruise lines that sail to the port of Puerto del Rosario

The best time to visit Puerto del Rosario

Summers in Puerto del Rosario never disappoint, with clear skies and bright sunshine. From July to September, the weather averages 25°C, perfect for visiting this beach destination.

Puerto del Rosario gets year-round sunshine. So why not visit during December, when the weather averages 18°C-21°C, and spend Christmas sunbathing on the beach?

Did you know?

· Fuerteventura is a duty-free island, so Puerto del Rosario is the perfect place to snap up a bargain

· Look out for bright-pink ice creams and cocktails made from the local prickly pear cactuses

· On Fuerteventura there are more goats than people. In fact, Puerto del Rosario used to be called Puerto de las Cabras, or ‘Port of the Goats’