Relax and recover
Jandia’s beaches stretch for miles, making this a popular resort for travelers keen to make the most of all that All Inclusive Fuerteventura has to offer. Playa Del Matorral offers sunbathing for both naturists and clothed visitors. The two beaches are separated by a lighthouse. To the north you’re able to bare all upon the sands, while on the south you can cover up. With sunbeds offered on both sides, you can tan in comfort!
Take to the waves
If relaxing upon the silken sand isn’t for you, try Playa Del Sotavento. Meaning ‘leeward beach’, Playa Del Sotavento is a paradise for windsurfing and kiteboarding during holidays to Fuerteventura. Head to the Rene Egli Centre for lessons or to rent equipment. Dive into the waves or watch the tides come and go – the rising seawaters create a lake on the beach.
Alternatively, you could visit the western beaches of Playa De Barlovento. It boasts a six-kilometre wide stretch of stunning sand. Or maybe you’d prefer charming Playa De Cofete’s sprawling five–kilometre stretch of sun-warmed seashore? Both beaches are ideal for those wishing to find a quiet corner to relax. Experienced surfers could find their perfect challenge against the waves here too. Just take a short drive across the rocky landscape to get there.
If swimming in the calm waters doesn’t quiet your inner mermaid, travel to the fishing port of Morro Jable. Here, you can catch blue marlin, barracudas, swordfish – or even hammerhead sharks. If that sounds too active, you could always rent a catamaran and sail the coastline. You can even go further afield by catching the ferry to Gran Canaria to take in their white-sand beaches.
Off the beaten track
For the adventurous, hire a 4×4 or Jeep and head to the western coast. At Ajuy, you’ll find their beach covered in black sand. Go down into the caves at the back of the beach, or climb back into your car and circle round to Playa de Gacey. There, the shipwrecked World War II ship – the American Star – lies in the shallows.
Head to Cofete and gaze at the grand Villa Winter which sits by the Pico De La Zarza. Its original owner, Gustav Winter, was a mysterious man. Rumours suggested he had links with General Franco, German wartime leaders and had his own secret submarine base. Before you head back, don’t forget to visit Istmo de la Pared. The five-kilometre stretch connects Jandia to Maxorata and is lined with soft beaches.
Climbing to the top
If your legs are itching to climb, head to Jandia’s only peak. Called Pico De La Zarza, or Pico De Jandia, it’s 807 metres tall and is well worth the climb – the views from the top are spectacular. You can collapse at the peak alongside basking geckoes and gaze across the dazzling beaches.
Looking inland, you’ll see Parque Natural de Jandia and if you’re lucky, you’ll spot Barbary ground squirrels with their black and white striped backs or the endangered Canarian Egyptian Vulture. Jandia is also home to one of the only two surviving populations of the orange-faced bird.
Shop in style
There are many shops in both the new and old parts of Morro Jable, we recommend buying some Aloe Vera perfume. Aloe Vera grows in Jandia, so many shops sell perfume, soaps and balms promoting its healing and calming benefits. For souvenirs try the Ventura Shopping Centre, which houses many brands, like Mango or Esprit.