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
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Agricultural and farming traditions are of special importance in Fuerteventura. Enjoy a day in which you will have you the opportunity to learn about the rural life of Fuerteventura, by visiting a local ecological farm dedicated to the cultivation of Aloe vera, olive oil as well as other local vegetables and fruits, all under the organic certification of the CRAE. Located in what is known as the heart of Fuerteventura's biosphere reserve, this farm is surrounded by the protected natural landscapes of "Malpaís grande" and "Cuchillos de Vigán", all ZEPA zones (special protection zone for birds). There is no better way to get into the laidback spirit of this island than enjoying a relaxing day walking around the aloe vera, olives and fruits crops cultivated in the farm and enjoying the delicious products that you will eat during the day. Enjoy creating your own aloe vera products with a very interactive workshop, visit an old almazara, used to extract the olive oil in the old times, and savour a delicious lunch in the garden made of the home products that you have seen during the day.
Betancuria is one of the most important colonial landmarks in the history of the Canary Islands. Founded in 1404 by the Norman Knight Jean de Bethencourt, Betancuria was the former capital of the island. Nowadays has an immense historical value as it's home for the first monastery, first cathedral and episcopal seat of the entire archipelago. You will stroll around it's picturesque narrow streets full of flowers in a relaxed and cheerful atmosphere including an inside visit to St. Maria de Betancuria church. After the walking tour, you will enjoy a coffee and cake in one of the local restaurants of this charming town.
During the day, you will stop in 3 of the most iconic viewpoints of the islands; "Las Peñitas" viewpoint, Morro Velosa viewpoint and Guise & Ayose viewpoint where you will find two impressive bronze statues representing the Kings of ancient Fuerteventura, Ayose and Guise. From these locations, you will admire breathtaking views of the island while guide will explain you more about the geology of Fuerteventura.
It's estimated that nowadays, the number of goats in Fuerteventura are considerably more than the population itself. Majorera goats are known for the excellency of its milk. During a brief stop at Museo del Queso (cheese museum) you will have the opportunity to learn about the origin of Majorero cheese, and sample cheese with a glass of wine.
Fuerteventura is perhaps one of the most magical of the Canary Islands. Explore by jeep the iconic landscape of Fuerteventura driving through dead volcanoes which erupted thousands of years ago, dunes, cliffs, mills and lost villages. The intense aridity of its terrain and its volcanic landscapes seem taken from another world. This tour will take you to discover the spectacular scenery of Fuerteventura, visiting some of the most iconic locations while giving you the opportunity to better understand the geology and natural environment of the island. Visit Bayuyo Vulcan, which eruption extended the size of the island considerably and stop at Vallebrón viewpoint from where you will see gran part of the northwestern part of the island, including the magic mountain of Tindaya, considered sacred by the ancient aborigines of the island. Stop also at Corralejo Dunes, a natural gem and the largest sand dunes of the Canary Islands.
Windmills were introduced to Fuerteventura of the end of the 18th century. Due to its strong winds that blows incessantly on the cost, they become a sign of identity of the island. You will have the opportunity to gaze one of the many windmills that once existed on the majorero lands.
Major points of interest seen on this excursion may include:
Playa Aguila viewpoint
Playa cotillo - Molino El Roque
It is no wonder that Fuerteventura was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by Unesco. All landscapes of Fuerteventura possess an incredible beauty that still conserve their genuine nature and surprises even the most experienced traveller. Red earth and volcanic cones dominate the island's surface. Explore the fascinating surroundings of one of the most beautiful volcanoes of Fuerteventura, which main feature is its rounded crater. Gairia volcano is a hidden gem that you will discover during this 5-hour hike that will take you to the interior of this bowl- shaped volcano of 461 meters high. Learn about its formation and its firsts settlers and admire the most astonishing and unexpected views of the island.
Fuerteventura's arid climate and long sunshine hours are the perfect conditions for the Aloe Vera cultivation. The majoreros (natives of Fuerteventura), reckon that their aloe vera is the best in the world. Recover your energies and enjoy a short break in a beautiful old restored farmhouse, which possesses a small aloe vera plantation while delighting yourself with a tasting of the most delicious local products.
Fuerteventura is a paradise in the middle of the Atlantic. A diverse landscape of deserts, volcanos, rocks and kilometres of sand. Fuerteventura beaches are a real contrast between each other; some of fine pure white sand; others black as smut, proud of their volcanic origin. As important as its beaches, it is the richness that can be found at its seabed. Enjoy a relaxing day kayaking and snorkelling from one of its most idyllic beaches, La Lajita, located right in front of a charming fishermen town from where it takes it name. After a safety and security video, you will spend 2 hours kayaking and snorkelling looking into the blue of the sea before returning to the ship in Puerto del Rosario.
What we know today as Puerto del Rosario, once was known as "Puerto Cabras". During the 18th century, the importance of grazing on this little village was greater than the port itself. The Majorera goat is one of the three native goat breeds of the Canary Islands and although it's native to Fuerteventura, it can be found throughout the Canary archipelago. The origins of Majorero cheese in Fuerteventura date back to the pre- Hispanic period and apparently, this cheese had a special place in the diet of the Guanches, the aboriginal inhabitants of the island. Majorero word comes from Maxorata, an aboriginal word that gave its name to the northern part of the territory belonging to the old island of Fuerteventura, prior to the conquest. During this tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Museo del Queso Majorero, where you will learn about the history and production of this precious treasure from Fuerteventura and you will enjoy the uniqueness smells and flavours of different varieties of Majorero cheese during a cheese tasting paired with local wines.
Along with the goats, windmills have constituted another important element of Fuerteventura's historical and traditional landscape. Introduced in the island at the end of the 18th century. Due to the strong winds that blow incessantly on the island, windmills changed the lives of Fuerteventura's people and economy, becoming "the granary of the Canaries". The Centro de Interpretación de los Molinos is located within an old authentic Majorera house featuring a beautiful interior patio, and hostess an over 100 years old mill that can be visited.
Fuerteventura was declared a Biosphere Reserve in 2009 by UNESCO and Salinas del Carmen are locate in an area of great environmental value for being a ZEPA area (special protection area for birds). Salinas del Carmen are the only salt flats that remain operative on the island and the quality and purity of the water from the coast of Salinas del Carmen, with the lowest salts in sodium and rich in magnesium, zinc and calcium, makes the salt produced and extracted in Salinas del Carmen, one of the most exclusive gourmet salts of natural origin. You will have the opportunity to visit the museum and the Salinas and learn about the traditional extraction system used in the Salinas, which is entirely based on artisanal principles that do not involve machines and taste this delicious salt paired with local products from Fuerteventura.
Explore Fuerteventura Island at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.
Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discoverLa Palma Island at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.
Explore Fuerteventura Island at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.
Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover La Palma Island at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.
Explore Fuerteventura Island at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.
Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover La Palma Island at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.
Declared by the UNESCO as a starlight reserve, Fuerteventura's night sky is a wonder to observe and a hidden treasure to explore.
Leaving the pier towards the heart of Fuerteventura's biosphere reserve, where you will expend an evening of pure magic observing the moon, the shooting stars that cross the sky, the movement of mythological constellations, the milky way and many more!
Upon arrival to the venue where the observation takes place, you will receive a welcome drink and you will enjoy a tapas dinner based on the local and traditional products of Fuerteventura. After dinner, you will marvel with the beautiful night sky above you, enjoying the tranquillity and relaxing atmosphere around you.