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Pajara
Travel Guide

Move through this area’s small villages to discover scenic beaches, hiking paths, dunes and an active local fishing community.

Pajara, the largest municipality on the island of Fuerteventura, contains several picturesque resort villages and a natural park. Visit the sand dunes and sprawling beaches on the coast of this large region and learn about local customs farther inland.

Morro Jable, once a quiet fishing village, has now developed into a beach haven. Here, find Playa de Cofete, a stunning stretch of golden sand with coastal cliffs looming overhead. Travel by bus or car along a dirt track to reach the unspoiled terrain. Try not to look down as you speed around the corners of mountains. Morro Jable has several beaches and an old town center where you can eat fresh seafood meals after watching locals catch fish.

Make your way northeast to Jandía to find the Faro de Jandía. The village lighthouse is set in a spacious area with very few crowds. Contemplate the stillness while you stare at the ocean.

Playa de Sotavento is the highlight of the Jandía area. This beach is remarkably long and wide, which means you can find your own space to sit and enjoy a family picnic. Stroll through the dunes for that desert feeling before cooling down in the ocean. Strong winds provide ideal surfing conditions.

As you move farther northeast along the coast, the beach continues with picturesque lagoons occasionally breaking up the sand. Eventually, you will reach Costa Calma, a resort town that developed rapidly in the 1970s.

Pajara receives plenty of sunshine year-round and temperatures that soar above the average for the rest of the island.

The local language is Spanish, although the region is a hotspot for German tourists.

Pajara takes up the southwestern portion of the island, incorporating Jandía, Morro Jable and several other villages. A bus or taxi journey from Fuerteventura Airport will take slightly more than an hour to cover about 50 miles (80 kilometers).

Sand dunes, surfing and sun are among the many reasons to visit Pajara.

Where to stay in Pajara

H10 Playa Esmeralda - Adults Only
H10 Playa Esmeralda - Adults Only
4 out of 5
Calle Punta del Roquito, 2, Pajara, Fuerteventura
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Offering direct access to the beach, this Costa Calma hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pájara Beach and Costa Calma Beach. Sotavento de Jandia Beach is 1.4 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (448 reviews)

"Just excellent"…"

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2020

H10 Playa Esmeralda - Adults Only
Iberostar Selection Fuerteventura Palace
Iberostar Selection Fuerteventura Palace
5 out of 5
Urbanizacion Las Gaviota, Pasaje de Playas, 1, Jandia, Pajara, Fuerteventura
The price is £151 per night from 3 May to 4 May

Offering direct access to the beach, this Pajara hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Matorral Beach and Las Gaviotas beach. Punta Jandía Lighthouse is 1.6 mi ...

4.4/5Excellent! (219 reviews)
Nice hotel maybe good 4 star

"The hotel was lovely and well situated. We found the insistence on masks both indoors and out rather surreal although we understand this is a Spanish government requirement. We were disappointed to be refused a late check out after explaining we were gold members."…"

Reviewed on 14 Dec 2020

Iberostar Selection Fuerteventura Palace
Hotel Riu Palace Jandia
Hotel Riu Palace Jandia
5 out of 5
Avenida Jandía, Playa de Jandia, Pajara, Fuerteventura
The price is £119 per night from 4 May to 5 May

Nestled on the beach, this Pajara hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Matorral Beach, Las Gaviotas beach and Punta Jandía Lighthouse. Las Coloradas and Jandía Playa ...

4.4/5Excellent! (69 reviews)
Excellent food and service

"Fantastic food, excellent service and perfect position overlooking beach - lovely pool"…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

Hotel Riu Palace Jandia
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
R2 Maryvent Beach Apartaments
R2 Maryvent Beach Apartaments
2 out of 5
CALETA MANSA,13, Pajara

Located in Costa Calma, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Costa Calma Beach South and Costa Calma Beach. Sotavento de Jandia Beach is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Amazing!

"Really enjoyed the apartment - great kitchen, lots of space, very cosy and clean"…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

R2 Maryvent Beach Apartaments
Garden & Sea Boutique Lodging THe Home Collection
Garden & Sea Boutique Lodging THe Home Collection
4 out of 5
Calle el Sol, 1, Morro Jable, Pajara, Fuerteventura

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Matorral Beach and Punta Jandía Lighthouse. Las Gaviotas beach is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (33 reviews)
Lovely contemporary apartments with amazing views!

"We travelled as a family with 2 teenagers - this was our first time in Fuerteventura and we were delighted with both the resort of Morro Jable and the accommodation. Reception staff are friendly and helpful and communication was excellent during these difficult times. Our one bed apartment was clean ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Nov 2020

Garden & Sea Boutique Lodging THe Home Collection
Hotel THe Esmeralda Maris
Hotel THe Esmeralda Maris
4 out of 5
Calle Punta del Roquito, 1, Costa Calma, Pajara, Fuerteventura

Offering direct access to the beach, this Costa Calma aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Costa Calma Beach South and Costa Calma Beach. Sotavento de Jandia ...

4.3/5Excellent! (100 reviews)

"We love that they reward loyalty, they treated us very well, the staff are lovely. I would have loved a newer mattress"…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

Hotel THe Esmeralda Maris
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Pajara

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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

20 Mar 2020

Very sadly, we hardly had chance to unpack before we were confined to our hotel. Because we were with family, we were able to enjoy ourselves, but the hotel facilities might have been a bit limited for folks who could not get out, on their own.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

1 Feb 2020

Beautiful area for swimming and trail running.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

23 Jan 2020

First visit to Fuerteventura and I definitely chose the right area with Pájara with the long sandy beach and great to watch the kite surfers. Lots of walking after breakfast.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

2 Dec 2019

If you like Calm beach and quit and if you are long walk beach lover choose Sotavento Beach is amazing and relaxing.

5/5 - Excellent

CS

31 Oct 2019

A quieter resort but we liked it.

5/5 - Excellent

Steve

18 Oct 2019

I've been going here for the past 25 years. It's my favourite destination by a country mile. Perfect sandy beach which is never too crowded, relaxed laid back atmosphere, no conflict between nationalities and the weather is normally wonderful.

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