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Puerto del Rosario Guide

The Spanish town of Puerto del Rosario lies on the east coast of the island of Fuerteventura in the Las Palmas province in the Canary Islands. Once named Puerto de Cabras (Goat Harbour) the town developed into a major port after becoming the island's capital from La Oliva during the 19th century. The town's current name was changed in 1956 after the church located in the town's centre which is dedicated to the patron saint Virgin del Rosario.

The town's infrastructure is geared more towards industry and commerce rather than tourism, which is not that well established. The oldest part of the town, around the harbour, is where you will find narrow alleys lined with old Canarian style houses. However, one attraction that is worth visiting is the home of the former exiled poet Miguel de Unamuno which is now a museum. Work has been underway for a few years to improve the town's beaches so that they can be awarded Blue Flag status. The town's largest beach is called Playa Blancal and is located to the south of the town.

Ferry services from the town's port depart to Las Palmas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Morro Jable.


Santa Cruz de Tenerife Guide

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a port city located on the Spanish island of Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands. The city has an important port and is filled with wide streets, beautiful landscaped areas and some fine examples of modern architecture. The city can trace its back around 400 years when the city began to develop in the late 16th century aided by its port which enabled to city to become the second most populated city in the Canary Islands. The centre of the city sits on the site of the former fortress of San Cristobal and is looked over by the monument dedicated to the Triumph of Candelaria, which is a neoclassical sculpture in Carrara marble and was created by the Italian Pasquale Bocciardo. This part of the city is also overlooked by the 18th century Baroque facade of the La Carta Palace. In the centre of the city, near the sea, several of the busiest streets and squares of the capital meet, such as the Plaza de la Candelaria.

From the city's port there are ferry services departing to mainland Spain and to the other Canary Islands.