Puerto del Rosario is a busy port and the capital of Fuerteventura, one of Spain’s Canary Islands. It’s known for its whitewashed houses and open-air artworks, including giant snail sculptures along the harbor promenade. Close to the harbor, Playa Chica is a sheltered beach with clear waters. The gorgeous Playa Blanca, to the south, has strong surf waves and a fascinating variety of water activities that is available for all visitors, some of them for a fee but some of them as free as breathing. Shops line are León y Castillo and the pedestrianized Primero de Mayo streets. Fuerteventura is the oldest of the Canary Islands, and the closest to Africa.