Jandia Playa is located on the peninsula of Jandia, which covers the entire south western region of the island of Fuerteventura.
The whole of this mountainous peninsula is a nature reserve, with its coastline of white sandy beaches. It’s an extremely important region ecologically and has been officially recognised
as a Site of Scientific Interest. The Pico de Zarza is the highest point on Fuerteventura found on the Jandia Peninsula.
The region incorporates the resorts of Costa Calma, Playas de Jandia and the charming village of Morro Jable, which are all close to Jandia Playa.
The local beaches incorporate some of the best in the world and are popular with naturists. However, they stretch so far, that even in the peak season you can always find a sole spot to enjoy the beach as if it were your own.
The wonderful resort of Costa Calma is where the peninsulas beaches begin. The resort itself is equipped with good amenities including shops, restaurants and bars, and is a good centre for
those wishing to partake in water sports, with excellent windsurfing, kite surfing and scuba diving facilities. In the centre there are some lovely cove beaches, which are fun to explore.
Morro Jable is one of the island’s favourite resorts, and it’s hard to imagine that in the not to distant past, this town was just a tiny fishing village. It has managed well to retain its old charm and mixes well the new resort with the old fishing village.
Here the amenities and facilities offered are excellent; stroll through the centre of town and you will be able to shop in various local artisan shops and boutiques, and then are some excellent restaurants and bars.
Places of Interest
Located close to the harbour at Morro Jable is the Morro Jable lighthouse, which is one of the few examples of ancient architectural buildings you will find on Fuerteventura.
The Museum of Ethnography and the Casa de la Cilla in Betancuria exhibit some of the wonderful arts and crafts that Fuerteventura is famous for.
In the area you will find a good mix of traditional Canarian and international cuisines. As most tourists who visit the area come from the UK and Germany, this is reflected in the style of food you can find in many non-Spanish restaurants.
The climate of Fuerteventura, as with the rest of the Canary Islands, is generally pleasant all year round. The island can be prone to high winds; its name translated literally means Strong Fortune, or Strong Wind. During the summer months temperatures can reach up to 35 degrees, and in the winter rarely drop below 18 degrees.