Until recently Puerto del Rosario wasn't that attractive, but now the main street has been finished off, many of the roads resurfaced and the harbour promenade has since been rebuilt.
The main public buildings and church are located around the pedestrianised Primero de Mayo street, which is becoming increasigly popular as there are streeet cafes there.
Puerto del Rosario has its own beaches. The larger one is to be found to the south of the capita at Playa Blancal. Work has been carried out on the beach over the last few years and it now has Blue Flag status. The waves are good, and the beach is used by some of Fuerteventura's surf schools, but there are signs warning of strong currents, so care is needed when bathing here. During the summer months the flag system operates and these should be heeded. The in town beach is the small, but popular, Playa Chica which has good facilities and special disabled access.
One interesting feature of the capital is the statues that are to be found around the town. These form part of an open air exhibition and many have been produced during competitions that are held in the capital. A booklet, Puerto del Rosario on Foot, is available at the tourist office, and gives a guided route around the town.
Carnival time is important to the residents of Puerto del Rosario and the spring celebrations are held in mid February. To see photographs of the carnival visit the Puerto del Rosario carnival queen .
Part of the carnaval in Puerto is an event called Los Achipencos, a sort of raft race. To see photographs of los achipencos visit the Los Achipencos .
An increasing number of cruise ships are stopping in the capital on Canary Islands tours.