It is well known that the extraordinary Jandía beaches are among the greatest hotspots for all those who decide to go on holiday to Fuerteventura. Miles and miles of white sandy beaches are waiting for you, perfect for bathing or water sports. What is more, this is a perfect destination for those travelling to Fuerteventura with children.
One of the most beautiful beaches in this area is Playa del Matorral. Located next to Morro Jable, it is 4.3 km long and 300 m wide and belongs to the municipality of Pajara. The strong wind that blows here makes it possible to practice windsurfing, and for the same reason there are several surf schools and companies renting boards here.
Other emblematic beaches are Costa Calma, a white sandy beach which is 2.1 km long with turquoise waters near the village of La Lajita, Sotavento, which is favoured by surfers, windsurfers and kitesurfers, Esquinzo-Butihiondo, to the north of Morro Jable and with hardly any urban areas, Cofete, which is 12 km long and offers incomparable landscapes and Barlovento beach next to that which is 5.7 km long and is less known by swimmers, which makes it an ideal spot to forget about the rest of the world.
There is also a sports marina near Morro Jable which is worth a visit too. From there, you can rent a boat, go sailing, and enjoy the Fuerteventura coastal landscape and the ocean.
Trekking enthusiasts also have the chance to go hiking in Jandía. The most popular route crosses Pico de la Zarza and Cofete beach, and shows you the best of the outstanding natural beauty of the Island.
And to give a finishing touch to any holiday spent in Jandía, we recommend turning your holiday into unforgettable gastronomic delight with all types of flavours and aromas offered by the Canarian cuisine. Majorero cheese, Canarian wrinkly potatoes (Papas arrugadas), mojo, Sancocho — a nutritious stew with meat and vegetables, Gofio — a flour created by grinding roasted sweetcorn and often added to the typical Canarian stew, are some of the typical dishes for you to try. Another gastronomic must is oven-roast goat meat which is a very typical speciality of the town of Pajara.
In the dessert section, have a look at leche asada (milk cake), carnival tortillas and pumpkin cakes.