The old charming town of Puerto del Rosario lies in the eastern part of the island. From the middle of the 19th century, it is the capital of the island. The town is receiving much travelers' attention nowadays with its distinctive atmosphere. It has preserved many beautiful centuries-old buildings. There are popular beaches here, as well. The famous Spanish writer Miguel de Umano House Museum is one of the main attractions of the capital. The atmosphere of the previous years has been restored in a beautiful mansion with a century-old history. It contains the writer's personal belongings and unique works of art.
The miniature town of Betancuria is a goldmine of interesting sights, as well. Although it is officially considered a sparsely populated city in the Canary Islands. Less than a thousand people live permanently in the city. The Museum of Archeology and Ethnography is the main cultural center around here. In the city and its suburbs are several important archaeological areas. Every artifact found on their territory is now represented in the museum.
The town of La Oliva will also appeal to those who love scenic beaches and historical sights. The famous old Casa de los Coroneles manor is located on its territory. An art gallery operates within its walls nowadays. Many mysteries are associated with the old house. The exact date of its construction is unknown. Some suggest that it was erected in the middle of the 18th century. Originally, the mansion served the main residence of the military rulers of Fuerteventura.