Jandia, Fuerteventura

Jandia is the peninsula at the southern end of Fuerteventura. It includes the resorts of Costa Calma and Playas de Jandia, as well as the port of Morro Jable and several smaller resorts. The highest point on Fuerteventura, Pico de Zarza, is to be found there, and once upon a time Jandia was separated from the rest of Fuerteventura by the sea. The deposits of sand that linked the two have resulted in some of the bestbeaches in the world.

Travelling to Jandia

All the civilised parts of Jandia can be reached in less than an hour from Fuerteventura airport. It used to take a little over an hour to reach Morro Jable, but the opening the new motorway a few years ago has reduced the journey time from the north of Fuerteventura to Morro Jable by around ten minutes.

Jandia Bars and Restaurants

Most of the tourists that stay in Jandia are German and this is reflected in the higher percentage of German owned restaurants and bars. There are lots of Spanish owned bars and restaurants and one or two British owned bars, as well as a few belonging to other nationalities.

Playas de Jandia

The people of Pajara are rightly proud of the beaches of Jandia. The lighthouse at the Playa Del Matorral acts not only as a warning to shipping, but as the point at which the beach is divided into naturist and non naturist sections. On the beach to the north are more naturists, while that to the south is used more by non naturists.

The Playa de Sotavento (leeward beach) is in the lee of the wind. There is a very long spit here and an enormous "lake" appears at high tide. The Reni Egli centre is to be found here and the are always windsurfers and kite boarders practising their art here.

The Playa De Barlovento (windward beach) and the Playa de Cofete are much less accessible, and the sea conditions here are much wilder. An excellent view of both can be seen from the Pico de Zarza.

The wilder parts of the island that are to be found beyond Morro Jable are well worth a visit, but we would recommend the use of a 4 wheel drive or Jeep to reach them. See our touring page for more details.

The lighthouse, Morro Jable, Fuerteventura.
Morro Jable lighthouse

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Playa de Cofete, Fuerteventura.
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