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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

Top Hotels in Pajara

INNSiDE by Meliá Fuerteventura - Adults Only
INNSiDE by Meliá Fuerteventura - Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
Playa Barca, Sol Beach House Fuerteventura - Adu, Pajara, Fuerteventura
The price is ¥14,108 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22

Located in Costa Calma, this beachfront hotel is in a regional park and within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Esmeralda South and Sotavento de Jandia Beach. Costa Calma ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (146 reviews)

"It was the perfect place to go and relax and unwind with food that was fabulous and contemporary accommodation. I will be back."…"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

INNSiDE by Meliá Fuerteventura - Adults Only
Occidental Jandía Playa
Occidental Jandía Playa
4 out of 5
C/ Sancho Panza, s/n, Urbanización Playa del Jable, Pajara, Fuerteventura
The price is ¥12,798 per night from Mar 18 to Mar 19

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! (406 reviews)

"I was here with two of my friends for 4 nights. The area of the hotel is pleasant and surrounded by wild beach. The hotel itself is very nice with two lovely pools and a lovely chill out area. We were given a lovely room for three with a nice view. Nevertheless, the service at the check-in was not ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Occidental Jandía Playa
Occidental Jandía Royal Level - Adults Only
Occidental Jandía Royal Level - Adults Only
4 out of 5
calle Sancho Panza,s/n, Urbanizacion Playa del Jable, Pajara, Fuerteventura
The price is ¥17,176 per night from Mar 18 to Mar 19

Situated by the sea, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Matorral Beach, Las Gaviotas beach, and Punta Jandía Lighthouse. Playa Butihondo and Jandia Golf ...

4.3/5Excellent! (105 reviews)

"All ok still some details not that great: royal reception service never there, spa schedule incorrect, no one mentioned the shuttle for the beach was not available, it is not beach front, and gym never available as per processes hence it was always empty"…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Occidental Jandía Royal Level - Adults Only
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.

Vacation Rentals in Pajara

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 Nov 6, 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 Feb 21, 2020

Hotel THe Esmeralda Maris
Sotavento Beach Club
Sotavento Beach Club
4 out of 5
Avenida Jahn Reisen, 3, Pajara, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Located in Costa Calma, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Costa Calma Beach North and Costa Calma Beach. Sotavento de Jandia Beach is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)
Deayuno no gratuito

"La descripción en hoteles.com no coincide con lo que el hotel ofrecía. El desayuno Bufé gratis no está incluido ( gratuito según hoteles.com) si no se reserva media pensión o pensión completa. Recomiendo indiquen también que el gimnasio es de pago también si solo se elige alojamiento. Por lo demás, ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Sotavento Beach Club
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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