PajaraSpain

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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.

Top hotels in Pajara

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Occidental Jandía Playa
Occidental Jandía Playa
4 out of 5
C/ Sancho Panza, s/n, Urbanización Playa del Jable, Pajara, Fuerteventura
£80
per night
Mar 3 - Mar 4

This family-friendly Pajara hotel is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Matorral Beach, Las Gaviotas beach and Punta Jandía Lighthouse. Playa Butihondo ...

4/5Very Good! (376 reviews)

"Was very clean and tidy, staff very friendly. Food was good."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2020

Occidental Jandía Playa
Iberostar Selection Fuerteventura Palace - Adults Only
Iberostar Selection Fuerteventura Palace - Adults Only
5 out of 5
Urbanizacion Las Gaviota, Pasaje de Playas, 1, Jandia, Pajara, Fuerteventura
£176
per night
Mar 9 - Mar 10

Offering direct access to the beach, this Pajara hotel is steps away from Matorral Beach and Las Gaviotas beach. Punta Jandía Lighthouse is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) ...

4.4/5Excellent! (208 reviews)

"Perfect beach location. The food and staff were excellent."…"

Reviewed on 8 Dec 2019

Iberostar Selection Fuerteventura Palace - Adults Only
TUI Magic Life Fuerteventura - All Inclusive
TUI Magic Life Fuerteventura - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Avda. de los Pueblos 1, Urb. Butihondo, Pajara

Nestled on the beach, this Pajara hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Butihondo and Las Gaviotas beach. Punta Jandía Lighthouse is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

4.5/5Wonderful! (19 reviews)

"Lots of german speaking tourists and staff. All speak german, but kids. Overall, very nice place for holidays"…"

Reviewed on 17 May 2019

TUI Magic Life Fuerteventura - All Inclusive

Popular things to do in Pajara

Las Gaviotas beach
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Las Gaviotas beach

4.5/5(26 reviews)

Discover sand dunes and lagoons in the natural park before sunbathing at one of the many beaches in this serene region.

Sotavento de Jandia Beach
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Sotavento de Jandia Beach

4.5/5(35 reviews)

Capture photos of the most remarkable part of the Jandía Beach zone as you trawl past water pools and mountains of sand.

Oasis Park Fuerteventura
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Oasis Park Fuerteventura

4.5/5(19 reviews)

Enjoy the excitement at Oasis Park Fuerteventura and find out why this is a popular theme park in Pajara. Stroll along the beautiful beaches in this relaxing area or visit its top-notch restaurants.

Punta Jandía Lighthouse
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Punta Jandía Lighthouse

4/5(23 reviews)

Stand at the southwestern tip of Fuerteventura and gaze out at the ocean from the vantage point of a historic lighthouse, which features an accompanying museum.

Costa Calma Beach
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Costa Calma Beach

4/5(35 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Costa Calma Beach, a popular beach in Pajara. Attend a sporting event in this family-friendly area.

Esquinzo Beach
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Esquinzo Beach

4.5/5(10 reviews)

If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, Esquinzo Beach might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to Pajara. Attend a sporting event in this romantic area.

Top activities in Pajara

Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura
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Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura

94% of travellers recommend
£29
Per adult
Jeep Tour South area: Jandía Natural Park and Cofete
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Jeep Tour South area: Jandía Natural Park and Cofete

100% of travellers recommend
£49
Per adult
1-day Surfing Course in the South of Fuerteventura
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1-day Surfing Course in the South of Fuerteventura

£54
Per adult
Snorkelling with motor boat excursion
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Snorkelling with motor boat excursion

£32
Per adult
2.5-hour Kayak excursion in Tarajalejo
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2.5-hour Kayak excursion in Tarajalejo

£29
Per adult
Private Departure from Hotel in Caleta Fuste area to Fuerteventura Airport (FUE)
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Private Departure from Hotel in Caleta Fuste area to Fuerteventura Airport (FUE)

£7
Per adult

Reviews of Pajara

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 11.428571428571429%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 1, 2020

Beautiful area for swimming and trail running.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 23, 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

Dec 2, 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

Oct 31, 2019

A quieter resort but we liked it.

5/5 - Excellent

Steve

Oct 18, 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.

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

Oct 17, 2019

Nothing to do there boring