October 12 , 2023 – Puerto del Rosario, Spain
Until relatively recently, there were more goats than people on the island of Fuerteventura and Puerto del Rosario was originally known as Goats Port, Puerto de Cabras. Of course, all that has changed now and the goats in this small scale, capital city, have been replaced with an ever increasing collection of amazing street art.
Throughout Puerto del Rosario, there are more than thirty brilliant, huge, colourful murals on walls and houses, depicting everything from Spanish culture to superheroes, creating photo opportunities galore. That’s not all either about 150 sculptures are dotted around the city, designed by both local and international artists, so turning the city into a big, open air art gallery.
In sharp contrast to these blasts of colour is the beautiful, sober traditional styled 19th century church, Our Lady of the Rosary. It presides over the old town of whitewashed houses, on a charming square that’s just the place for a coffee whilst watching the world go by. The bells that regularly peal out, curiously enough, came from Marseille.
Puerto del Rosario is a hub for locals who come from all over Fuerteventura to the only shopping malls, supermarkets and cinemas on the island, The atmosphere is warm and friendly in this working city.
Cool off at the Playa Chica, with its calm, clear waters nicely sheltered and protected from choppier seas that make the island an absolute paradise for windsurfers.