Jandia on the Island of Fuerteventura Travel Guide

Jandia on the Island of Fuerteventura Travel Guide

Separated from the rest of the island, The Jandia peninsula is located in the south of Fuerteventura and is easily reached via a major motorway. The peninsula is a nature reserve and is renowned for having the best beaches on the island. The nature reserve is home to protected wildlife and plants and is surrounded by white rolling dunes and stunning lagoons. This beautiful area of Fuerteventura is a firm favorite with honeymooners, couples and families looking for quiet and relaxing holidays amidst stunning scenery.

The island of Fuerteventura has over 125 miles of golden sandy beaches. Jandia offers over 12 miles of coastline with beautiful white sandy beaches which in some places are over half a mile wide. There are smaller less accessible secluded beaches along the coastline but these can only be reached by jeep or 4 wheel drive vehicles.

Developed into a Popular Tourist Destinations

Home to the resorts of Costa Calma and Morro Jable, Jandia has developed into a popular tourist destination with large hotels catering for all types of visitor. Spread along the coast on the Playa de Sotavento, Costa Calma is very popular with German tourists and has a beautiful beach where the sand gently shelves into the Atlantic. The swimming conditions here are perfect. Just south of Costa

Calma is the resort of Morro Jable

Once a small fishing village the resort is becoming increasingly popular with holidaymakers looking for last-minute holiday deals to Fuerteventura. With all types of accommodation from luxury hotels to welcoming lodges, Morro Jable has a promenade lined with restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops. The Playa del Matorral beach here is along an expanse of beautiful white sand with a lighthouse which signifies the start of the nudist section of the beach.

A perfect windsurfing spot, Jandia hosts the World Windsurfing Championships every year. Other water sports on offer include scuba diving, water-skiing, and kite-surfing.

Jandia National Park

Away from the beach, a great way to explore the island is by jeep, visiting the many traditional villages on your way around the island. Jandia National Park, with over 6000 acres of beautiful beaches, is an amazing place to visit on your late deals to Fuerteventura. For the more energetic a walk to the highest point on the island, Pico de Zarza will give you amazing views across the island and out to sea. The walk takes around 5 hours and is quite strenuous but the journey back down is much easier and quicker as it is mostly downhill! Visitors can enjoy a round or two of golf at the golf course which is nestled in the hills of Morro Jable. For a great family day out catch the ferry that the runs from the port in Morro Jable to the island of Gran Canaria.


Nightlife tends to be low key and mainly centered around the hotels or at the restaurants, cafes, and bars along the beachfront. There is plenty of choices when it comes to dining out in Jandia with a good selection of restaurants serving a variety of cuisine including traditional tapas, Italian and German food, and good old British roasts.

Enjoy an All Year Round

Jandia enjoys an all year round stable climate with hot dry summers and warm winters. With the sun shining all year round temperatures in July and August often reach 30C and even the colder winter months still see temperatures around 20C with very little rainfall. From May until October the temperature rarely falls below 25C and together with around 7 hours of sunshine a day and perfect sea temperature this is the perfect time for a beach holiday in Jandia.