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Puerto Del Rosario, Canary

Puerto del Rosario (Spanish pronunciation: ˈpwerto ðel roˈsaɾjo) is a town and a municipality in the eastern part of the island of

Fuerteventura

in the

Las Palmas

province in the Canary Islands. It has been the capital of Fuerteventura since 1860.

History

Originally known as Puerto de las Cabras (Port of the Goats), Puerto del Rosario was initially of little political importance on the island- living in the shadow of the ancient of capital 

Betancuria

. It had long been a fishing settlement... Read more

Puerto Del Rosario, Canary

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Puerto del Rosario (Spanish pronunciation: ˈpwerto ðel roˈsaɾjo) is a town and a municipality in the eastern part of the island of

Fuerteventura

in the

Las Palmas

province in the Canary Islands. It has been the capital of Fuerteventura since 1860.

History

Originally known as Puerto de las Cabras (Port of the Goats), Puerto del Rosario was initially of little political importance on the island- living in the shadow of the ancient of capital 

Betancuria

. It had long been a fishing settlement and benefited from a sheltered natural harbor. The "Atlantic Navigator", written in 1854, describes the town then known as "Cabras" as "the principle port", but goes on to describe it as an "insignificant place". The "Atlantic Navigator" describes the makeshift landing area for shipping as "indifferent" while calling the "beach of shingles" where ships anchor as "still worse". Although the town was small and underpopulated, just 1,000 in 1936, all major exports and imports from the island were shipped from the harbor at Puerto del Rosario.

It was this status as the "principle port" of the island that saw it become the capital of the island in 1860, taking that honor from Antigue. The port was popular for shipping goats and this is where its original name came from. However, in 1957, it was decided that the name "Cabras" was not suitable. A more attractive name was selected and Cabras (goat) was replaced with Rosario (rosary).

During the 1960s there was rural to urban migration from the smaller villages and farm areas of the island into Puerto del Rosario. The population grew in these years. Further population growth occurred in 1976 when, due to the decolonization of North Africa, the Spanish Foreign Legion made Puerto del Rosario their base.

Climate

Under the Köppen climate classification, Puerto del Rosario has an hot desert climate (BWh).

Transport

There are regular ferry services to Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife with Naviera Armas. 

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Puerto Del Rosario, Canary: Port Information


Cruise ships dock at the busy working port surrounded by the town center. One can find most of the tourist attractions within walking distance of the port. 

Get around Puerto Del Rosario, Canary


The relatively small city center is located between the port and the Avenida Constitución and is easy to explore on foot.

What to see in Puerto Del Rosario, Canary


  • Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Rosario. A small church in the city center.
  • A few dozen sculptures are scattered in the city center, located in Calle León y Castillo, in the pedestrian zone of Calle Primero del Mayo and along the promenade.
  • Harbor promenade:
  1. Fuente de la Explanada. Fountain with scenes from inhabitants life.
  2. Horno de Cal. Historical lime.
  • Casa Museo Miguel de Unamuno. Mon-Fri from 9 am to 2 pm. Museum for the Basque writer who lived here in exile free.
  • City hall. A sculpture of a goat family is in front of it, referring Puerto de Cabras, the former name of the city.

What to do in Puerto Del Rosario, Canary


Beaches:
  • Playa Chica (just outside the city). 
  • Playa Blanca (between city and airport)
  • Playa de Matorral (south of the airport)
  • Playa de Layas and Playa de Barlovento (near Puerto Lajas north of the city)

What to eat and drink in Puerto Del Rosario, Canary


Eat

​Canarian cuisine is a mix between Spanish, Latin and African cultures. Most of Canarian cuisine is a variety of fresh vegetables, fruit, and fish, generally light meals, more easy to digest in a warm climate. Meat is usually consumed as a part of stews or as steaks.
  • The local fish is quite good. You will find a wide variety of international recipes of fish and seafood, too. Two popular fish dishes from Tenerife are Caldereta, a meal with tomatoes, goat meat and potatoes and the Sancocho Canario, a salted fish, usually white, in a “mojo” sauce.
  • The Tapas concept is one of the most delicious Spanish contributions to international gastronomy. A Tapa is a light and small piece of food that Spaniards have either before lunch or dinner, usually with a glass of wine or beer. The Tapa can be presented in several ways. It can be made as a pincho (with a stick), as a mini-dish of a traditional recipe, as a canapé, etc...
  • The Canary Islands are Europe's only exporter of plantain bananas. They are famously delicious here. These bananas are usually fried and are also commonly found in the West Indies.
  • Papas Arrugadas or papa sancochada - Potatoes boiled in very salty water until they are "wrinkly" -- hence the name -- and served with mojo picón, a spicy cold red sauce made with chili and garlic. These are often served as a tapa.
  • Gofio - Grain flour used especially at breakfast or to accompany potaje, a local stew.
  • Escaldón de gofio - Gofio mixed with broth.
  • Conejo en salmorejo
  • Miel de Palma - Palm honey.
  • Arepas - tortas made from fine corn flour filled with minced meat, cheese, or sweet mango.
  • Mousse de gofio or gofío amasado - a desert made from gofio, miel de palma, and plantains.

Drink

  • Wines. There are several branches of wines in the islands. 
  • Rum. There are also well know rum factories, especially in Gran Canaria (Artemi and Arehucas). The 'ron miel' is a sweet liquor made from rum and honey.
  • Barraquito, also called barraco, is a coffee specialty from the Canary Islands.
  • Beer. There are three locals beer factories (Dorada, Tropical, and Reina).

Shopping in Puerto Del Rosario, Canary


Primero de Mayo and León y Castillo streets, as well as the  Las Rotondas commercial center, are three places to visit for great shopping. 
Clothing, jewelry, accessories, books, gifts, souvenirs, food - there's a wide choice of lovely things to take home as presents.

Safety in Puerto Del Rosario, Canary


112 is the common emergency number.
Always use your common sense. Don't demonstrate your wealth, leave jewelry and other valuables in a safe place. Avoid crowds and strangers.

Language spoken in Puerto Del Rosario, Canary


Spanish is the national language. English and German are widely spoken in tourist places.

LOCAL TIME

1:53 am
November 21, 2019
Atlantic/Canary

CURRENT WEATHER

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18.46 °C/65 °F
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