Silversea Luxury Cruises To PUERTO DEL ROSARIO

Puerto del Rosario emerged at the end of the 18th century as a small cattle-raising center on the current bay. The city, known then as Puerto de Cabras (port of goats), was transformed in the middle of the 18th century into a prosperous commercial port, a fact which favored it being declared capital of Fuerteventura in 1860, a status which until then was held by Betancuria. View more

A city which is well-connected by sea and air, Puerto del Rosario currently provides the chief port of access to the island, as well as offers a good many tourist attractions, such as mild temperatures year-round and the beautiful beaches which cover its coastline. Outside the capital, the island of Fuerteventura has many surprises in store including Corralejo, a town which has an extensive beach of dunes. The dryness of its earth has given rise to the formation of ravines, while along the coast stretch heavenly beaches of fine sand and incredible dunes beside a sea of turquoise water. The sea is precisely one of the greatest attractions the island offers, not only because of the fascinating biological diversity hidden in the sea depths, but also because it is one of the best places in the world to do sailing sports and above all windsurfing, a sport which each year attracts thousands of fans and professionals to the place. Pier Information The ship is scheduled to dock at Muelle Principal. The distance to the town center is about 700 yards. Taxis are generally available at the pier. Fares can be paid in U.S. dollars, but be sure to establish the price before leaving the port. Shopping Shops can be found in the town center, about a 10-minute walk from the ship. Award-winning international cheeses are good buys. General shopping hours are from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The local currency is the euro; U.S. dollars are widely accepted. Cuisine The offerings of local cuisine are very appealing. Roasted fish with mojos (sauces) or maize meal, meat “a la piedra”, Fuerteventura goat and excellent cheese are all significant examples of Canary Islands gastronomy. Other Sites The town can easily be explored on foot. Strolling through the historic quarter, the visitor will find a bright collection of whitewashed streets which house outstanding examples of architecture, such as the Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario, or the Museum of Miguel de Unamuno, located in a 19th-century house. Photographs, furniture from the 20th century and other effects from the age make for an interesting tour of these premises, at which the Spanish writer lodged. Something else to attract tourists is located on the Promenade, converted into a genuine open-air gallery thanks to the sculptures of snails by the Canary Islands sculptor Juan Bordes. Private arrangements for independent sightseeing may be requested through the Tour Office on board.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.