PajaraSpain

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
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 ¥17,615 per night

Located in Pajara, 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 Beach ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (133 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
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
The price is ¥29,875 per night

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! (221 reviews)
Not at the level of others but great value

"Stayed here for four days in January. We were fortunate with the weather. The hotel is on a beautiful beach, there isn't too much around it. Check in wasn't as good as some other Iberostar's of this rating I've stayed at, a little surly and abrupt. Like checking into a Premier Inn. They don't make ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2020

Iberostar Selection Fuerteventura Palace - Adults Only
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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥16,599 per night

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! (103 reviews)

"The Royal Level pool and restaurant / bar are lovely and there was never any problem getting a sun bed. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Our room was in the main hotel and although comfortable it was quite dated and close to the theatre so very noisy some nights."…"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Occidental Jandía Royal Level - Adults Only

Popular places to visit in Pajara

Oasis Park Fuerteventura
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Oasis Park Fuerteventura

4/5(1 review)

Enjoy the excitement at Oasis Park Fuerteventura and see why people love this theme park in Pajara. Stroll along the beautiful beaches in this relaxing area, or check out its top-notch restaurants.

Las Gaviotas beach
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Las Gaviotas beach

4/5(3 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

5/5(5 reviews)

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

Costa Calma Beach
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Costa Calma Beach

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Costa Calma Beach, a popular beach in Bahia Calma. Amble around this relaxing area's seaside or attend a sporting event.

Cofete Beach
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Cofete Beach

5/5(3 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Cofete Beach, a popular beach in Pajara. Stroll along the sandy beaches in this romantic area, or seek out the kitesurfing spots.

Punta Jandía Lighthouse
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Punta Jandía Lighthouse

4.5/5(3 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.

Top things to do in Pajara

Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura
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Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura

¥4,257
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
2.5-hour Kayak excursion in Tarajalejo
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2.5-hour Kayak excursion in Tarajalejo

¥4,257
Per adult
Kitesurf Course in Matas Blancas
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Kitesurf Course in Matas Blancas

¥18,427
Per adult
Quad and Buggy Tour in Costa Calma
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Quad and Buggy Tour in Costa Calma

¥11,131
Per adult
Snorkelling with motor boat excursion
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Snorkelling with motor boat excursion

¥4,744
Per adult
Private Departure from Hotel in Puerto del Rosario to Fuerteventura Airport(FUE)
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Private Departure from Hotel in Puerto del Rosario to Fuerteventura Airport(FUE)

¥3,724
Per adult

Reviews of Pajara

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Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Michael

Dec 14, 2018

In case you don't know it, it is VERY WINDY during July which made the beach rather unpleasant

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 11, 2018

Wunderschöne Insel, gut mit dem Auto zu erkunden. Der Vulkan Calderon Hondo ist eines meiner persönlichen Highlights.

Cities near Pajara

Antigua which includes a park

Antigua

Morro Jable which includes a sandy beach and general coastal views

Morro Jable

Betancuria featuring desert views and a small town or village

Betancuria