One of the biggest tourist and recreational attractions in Puerto del Rosario is the Gran Karting de Fuerteventura, located on the outskirts of the city. Over the years, it has become a must-see stop for the littlest ones.
This impressive 1,000-meter-long track is made with high-competition asphalt and a professional width that allows adults to compete. In addition, it offers two-seater karts so that the little ones can accompany their parents.
It is one of the biggest attractions on the island that also has a children's playground and brings together a large number of families, especially during the summer, when one can admire the spectacular sunsets from a large terrace.
Gastronomy in Puerto del Rosario
The gastronomy of Puerto del Rosario has enjoyed a significant African, European and American influence over the centuries thanks to the Atlantic contacts from which countless ingredients arrived. Proof of this is the use of legumes, vegetables, greens, potatoes, peas, beans, zucchini, figs and wine.
Among garden-based products, we can highlight millet and wheat, with which the popular “gofio” is made. It is kneaded in a bag mixed with sheep's milk, water, broth, honey, potatoes and wine and is the base with which the pork rinds are made to complement vegetable stews.
Another essential ingredient in the diet is the enormous variety of fish and sea products obtained from the area's rich Atlantic coast. This serves as the basis for dishes such as “tollos”, “sancochos”, stews and seafood preparations, as well as many fried fish dishes.
Thanks to its important goat industry, Puerto del Rosario produces a large number of cheeses made with goat's milk that have achieved worldwide fame and are highly valued due to their extraordinary flavour. Among them are smoked cheeses and the unique rubbed cheese, which is made with gofio, camel milk, sugar and oil.
Its meat-based dishes are also highly valued and popular. Among them are the many stews made with goat meat and grilled roasts, as well as the famous Canarian stew.
Thanks to the intense intercontinental contact in Fuerteventura and the rest of the Canary Islands, a splendid and important confectionery was developed, characterized by a succulent selection of highly popular and exquisitely flavoured sweets and desserts.
Among the best known and most popular are “roscos”, cakes made with the fruit of the cactus, and the famous “frangollo”, made with goat's milk, flour, lemon peel, almonds and egg yolks, as well as the traditional sweet bread from Puerto del Rosario.
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Festivals in Puerto del Rosario
Puerto del Rosario is home to a large number of festivals and celebrations, especially those of saints' days. However, without a doubt, the most attractive and popular are its carnivals and the festival in honour of Our Lady of the Rosary.
Carnivals are lavish, picturesque and fun, characterized by a spectacular parade with costumes, musical events and the popular election of the carnival queen.
The Festival of Our Lady of the Rosary is held at the beginning of October and lasts several days. Festivals, concerts, pilgrimages and all kinds of celebrations full of music, dances and gastronomic tastings are held.
Other popular festivities are Holy Week with its famous procession of the Holy Christ of the Good Death, considered the most important invocation of Jesus Christ on the island. It is carried out by legionaries.