Puerto del Rosario

Puerto del Rosario, the capital of Fuerteventura since 1835, is not necessarily a top favourite destination for tourists who choose to spend their holiday in Fuerteventura. However, Puerto del Rosario, formerly called Puerto de Cabras (Port of Goats) does stand out by certain features which directly or indirectly enhance the entire tourist platform if the island. The city has been renamed to Puerto del Rosario on 16 March 1956. Puerto del Rosario is located only 5 kilometres (three miles) north from Airport and it pertains to the namesake municipality.

According to several authors, the original village of Puerto de Cabras was established in the late eighteenth century and developed in parallel with the growth of shipping in the port, designated for export in 1713.

Night life in Puerto del Rosario has nothing spectacular, but shopping is, on the other hand, at its best in the capital of Fuerteventura. The impressive Centro Comercial Las Rotondas* (the largest venue of this kind on the island), the two  Commercial areas, as well as the numerous markets held here each week. All these turn Puerto del Rosario into the most generous shopping hub of Fuerteventura.

Puerto del Rosario beaches

Puerto del Rosario does not excel in beaches either. But undoubtedly, there are several stretches of sand able to provide the necessary sunbathing basis for tourists accommodated in Puerto del Rosario. In this respect, visitors should keep in mind nudism-dedicated beaches are scarce both in the city and throughout the municipality of Puerto del Rosario. Among its beaches include the Puerto Lajas, Playa de Los Pozos and Playa Blanca, offering necessary for the practice of water sports like surfing and windsurfing.

A rather surprising presence in Puerto del Rosario is the Unamuno Museum (Casa Museo de Unamuno). The museum is an ideal occasion for all tourists interested in the life and work of Miguel de Unamuno.

While not as rich in sports opportunities as its other counterparts, Puerto del Rosario is ideal for island hopping. The capital of Fuerteventura is, actually, the place where is headquoters of  Trasmediterranea and Naviera Armas. The two of the most important sea line companies in Fuerteventura. And of course, Puerto del Rosario is the most important port on the island, making possible trips to the nearby Lanzarote and Gran Canaria, as well as to the mainland Spain.

In addition, Puerto del Rosario has a tourist information office and it is also home to the tourist board of the island.

*Note: Centro Comercial Las Rotondas should be demolished. At least 32,732 square meters from the area of 47,423 square meters as as there was planning permission for the area of 14,700 square meters and nobody bothered to extend it with the plans. I personally hope no demolition will happen. Keep my fingers crossed.

Airport FUE

Being the main entrance gate in Fuerteventura, El Matorral (FUE) Airport sees thousands of tourists arriving on the island each year. The airport is located 5 kilometres (3 miles) south of Puerto del Rosario, the capital of the island, and it has excellent connections to some major international and national destinations alike. By means of FUE, people can benefit from continuous flights to or out of Fuerteventura from/to virtually all over Europe (and chiefly West Europe). Almost 50 airlines companies service this airport, but the venue is fully endowed with virtually all facilities and services able to make passengers moments at the airport as pleasant and as comfortable as possible.

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It is only 10 minutes from the Caleta de Fuste, and 35 minutes from Corralejo resorts. The Airport is accessible by road FV-1.  Bus to Caleta de Fuste cost less than 2 euro per person and taxi should be between 10 and 15 euro.

The airport hosts, for instance, a tourist information office, several duty-free shops, restaurants and coffee shops, a pharmacy and several ATMs. It also provides banking services and facilities for people with reduced mobility. The presence of car hire operators goes without saying, whereas in terms of airport transfers, in the proximity of the airport there are taxis and buses to shuttle visitors from the airport to virtually any spot on the island. The bottom line is FUE Airport is one of the most modern airports of the Canary Islands and a leading force in respect to the constant progress of standards of proficiency in terms of airport services and facilities.

Airlines with direct flights from the UK:

  • British Airways
  • easyJet
  • Jet2
  • Monarch
  • Norwegian
  • Ryanair
  • Thomson Airways
  • Thomas Cook Airlines

Airlines providing indirect flights from the UK:

  • Aer Lingus
  • Air Berlin
  • Air Europa
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Germanwings
  • Iberia
  • KLM
  • Swiss
  • Vueling Airlines

Airlines flying between Canary Islands:

  • Binter Canarias
  • Canary Fly

Name: Fuerteventura El Matorral Airport (FUE)

Address: 35610, El Matorral, Fuerteventura, Spain

Phone number: (+34) 91 321 10 00 or 0034 902 404 704

Airport parking phone: (+34) 928 860 855

Contact email: fueinfo@aena.es

Website: www.aena.es

GPS co-ordinates: Latitude: 28º 27′ 09.76” N        Longitude: 13º 52′ 12.88” W

 

Fuerteventura Airport FUE on the map

 

All flights from FUE Airport to the UK and Ireland:

 

AIRPORT CITY AIRLINE
BIRMINGHAM / INTERNATIONAL BIRMINGHAM RYANAIR
MONARCH AIRLINES
THOMAS COOK AIRLINES LIMITED
THOMSON AIRWAYS LIMITED
BRISTOL BRISTOL EASYJET AIRLINE CO. LTD.
THOMAS COOK AIRLINES LIMITED
THOMSON AIRWAYS LIMITED
CORK CORK RYANAIR
DUBLIN DUBLIN AER LINGUS
RYANAIR
EAST MIDLANDS NOTTINGHAM RYANAIR
THOMAS COOK AIRLINES LIMITED
THOMSON AIRWAYS LIMITED
GLASGOW GLASGOW JET2.COM LIMITED
THOMAS COOK AIRLINES LIMITED
THOMSON AIRWAYS LIMITED
GLASGOW / PRESTWICK GLASGOW RYANAIR
LEEDS / BRADFORD LEEDS JET2.COM LIMITED
RYANAIR
LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL EASYJET AIRLINE CO. LTD.
RYANAIR
LONDON / GATWICK LONDON BRITISH AIRWAYS
EASYJET AIRLINE CO. LTD.
NORWEGIAN AIR SHUTTLE ASA
THOMAS COOK AIRLINES LIMITED
THOMSON AIRWAYS LIMITED
LONDON / LUTON LONDON RYANAIR
LONDON / STANSTED LONDON RYANAIR
THOMAS COOK AIRLINES LIMITED
THOMSON AIRWAYS LIMITED
MANCHESTER MANCHESTER THOMAS COOK AIRLINES LIMITED
RYANAIR
JET2.COM LIMITED
THOMSON AIRWAYS LIMITED
NEWCASTLE NEWCASTLE THOMAS COOK AIRLINES LIMITED

 

 

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Tourist Information Offices

The main tourist information office in Fuerteventura is the one in the capital of the island, Puerto del Rosario. However, Fuerteventura is dotted with other offices strategically located in the main tourist hotspots of the island (airport, resorts).

Puerto del Rosario Tourist Board

Address: 1, Almirante Lallermand, 35600, Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Spain

Telephone: 0034 928 530 844

Fax: 0034 928 851 695

Email: info@fuerteventuraturismo.com

Website: www.fuerteventuraturismo.com

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 15pm

 

Puerto del Rosario Tourist Information Office

Address: Avda. Reyes de Espana, 35600, Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Spain

Telephone: 0034 618 527 668

Fax: 0034 928 850 277

Email: turismo@puertodelrosario.org

Website: www.turismo-puertodelrosario.org

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 15pm and 17pm to 19pm; on Saturdays and holidays, 10am to 13pm.

 

FUE (Airport) Tourist Information Office

Address: Fuerteventura Airport/Arrivals, 35610, El Matorral, Fuerteventura, Spain

Telephone: 0034 928 860 604

Fax: 0034 928 543 655

Email: aeropuerto@fuerteventuraturismo.com

Website: www.fuerteventuraturismo.com

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 8am to 21pm

 

Corralejo Tourist Information Office

Address: 2, Avda. Maritima, 35660, Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Spain

Telephone: 0034 928 866 235

Fax: 0034 928 866 186

Email: info@corralejograndesplayas.com

Website: www.corralejograndesplayas.com

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 18pm; Saturday to Sunday, 8am to 15pm.

 

Puerto del Corralejo Tourist Information Office

Address: Recinto Portuario de Corralejo, 35660, Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Spain

Telephone: 0034 928 537 183

Fax: 0034 928 537 183

Email: muelle@corralejograndesplayas.com

Website: www.corralejograndesplayas.com

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 15pm

 

El Cotillo Tourist Information Office

Address: Castillo de El Toston, Paseo de Rico Roque, 35650, El Cotillo, Fuerteventura, Spain

Telephone: 0034 609 207 967

Email: info@corralejograndesplayas.com

Website: www.corralejograndesplayas.com

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 15pm; Saturday to Sunday, 9am to 14pm.

 

Caleta de Fuste Tourist Information Office

Address: 10, Juan Ramon Soto Morales, 35610, Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura, Spain

Telephone: 0034 928 163 286

Fax: 0034 928 163 611

Email: turismo@ayto-antigua.es

Website: www.caletadefuste.es

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 14pm

 

Betancuria Tourist Information Office

Address: 6, Juan de Bethancourth, 35631, Betancuria, Fuerteventura, Spain

Telephone: 0034 928 878 092

Fax: 0034 928 878 233

Email: aytobetancuria@yahoo.es

Website: www.aytobetancuria.org

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 14pm

 

Gran Tarajal Tourist Information Office

Address: C/Nicaragua, 35620, Gran Tarajal, Fuerteventura, Spain

Telephone: 0034 928 162 723

Fax: 0034 928 162 984

Email: turismo@ayuntamientotuineje.com

Website: www.ayuntamientotuineje.com

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 15pm

 

Morro Jable Tourist Information Office

Address: local 88, Avda. El Saladar, C.C. Cosmo, Solana Matorral, 35620, Fuerteventura, Spain

Telephone: 0034 928 540 776

Fax: 0034 928 545 044

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 15pm

 

Costa Calma Tourist Information Office

Address: Ctra. Gral FV.2, 35627, Costa Calma, Fuerteventura, Spain

Telephone: 0034 928 875 079

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 15pm

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