f you’re looking for your 2017 holiday, then Jandia could be the place for you. Located on the south-west peninsula of Fuerteventura, this town sits on a forever-expanding stretch of heavenly beach. The Pico de la Zarza mountain is one of the main attractions here and, at around 807m, is also the highest point of Fuerteventura. Jandia lends itself perfectly to families who are looking for an exciting and memorable getaway this year.
Morro Jable is a neighbouring fishing village, which doesn’t lie far from Jandia. This quaint harbour serves some of the best and freshest seafood in all of Fuerteventura. Parque National de Jandia is a huge national park that covers most of the south-west peninsula. Rare flowers and wildlife, including kestrels and vultures, can be spotted whilst enjoying a stroll through this stunning landscape. The cosmopolitan nightlife, fabulous bars and restaurants plus the exciting activities you can take part in, will truly make your 2017 holiday something to remember.
Most popular hotels in Jandia
Occidental Jandia Mar
Occidental Jandia Playa
Hotel Jandia Golf
Esencia de Fuerteventura
Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park
Sol Jandia Mar
Alameda De Jandia
Hotel Club Jandia Princess
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Spanish
- Time Zone: GMT +0
- Average flight time: 4h 20m
When to go
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You can actually climb the slopes of the Pico de la Zarza mountain range to see for yourself the stunning views of the island. Be sure to take plenty of water, food and sun cream - this hike takes around five hours and there isn’t much shade! The walk is absolutely worth it if you want to see nature at its best. The vivid flora and tiny green lizards are a wonderful sight when stopping to take a breather.
The town of Playa de Sotavento is just a 20-minute drive from Jandia and, once a year, a windsurfing and kitesurfing competition is held here. This competition is packed with spectators so why not join them? The promenade is lined with some great little cafes and bars where you can stop for a bite to eat away from the heat of the day.
Wine and Dine
If you choose to holiday in Jandia, then prepare to be impressed by the outstanding variety of food that is served here. The cuisine is mostly Spanish and Mediterranean so if you enjoy tapas, fresh seafood and succulent fruit desserts, you’ve come to the right place! Visit Steak House Rock Café up in Morro Jable for a tender, juicy steak or why not try one of the local pizzerias for a traditional wood-burned pizza created right in front of your eyes. This quaint fishing village serves nothing but the freshest of fish caught that day. If you fancy a mouth-watering seafood platter or fresh mackerel, then you mustn’t miss out!
Vegetarian and vegan options are available at many restaurants so there is sure to be something to satisfy everyone’s appetite. A lot of the German bars serve delicious cocktails until late so why not treat yourself to a refreshing mojito or a sweet strawberry daquiri before taking a midnight stroll under the magical moonlit sky.
Jandia holidays are perfect for families, especially your little ones. La Lajita Oasis Adventure Park is a zoo housing only the most interesting of animals. Located just outside of Jandia, this park will be sure to entertain your children with its elephants, giraffes and monkeys, plus camel rides and sea lion shows. This day out is sure to create some life-long memories.
Fancy your chances at becoming a deep sea diver? Then look no further than the PADI scuba diving excursions. These insightful courses teach you how to dive in a matter of days! Experience the mystical underwater world with the help of professional PADI instructors and receive your globally-recognised PADI certification. This qualifies you to dive up to 18 meters anywhere in the world! These courses are family-friendly and a once-in-a-lifetime experience for anyone aged 10 years old and over.
Action and Adventure
If fitness is what you’re into, then you might enjoy the Volcano Bike tour. Begin your day with coffee on the beach before mountain biking around the south of Fuerteventura. The bikes are delivered to your resort with this excursion so you don’t need to worry about hiring any yourself. Many cyclists claim that bike-riding enables you to see more than you would from a car or bus and they couldn’t be more right. There are plenty of chances to stop off and take pictures of this stunning island and observe the beautiful nature.
Enjoy a spot of golf at Jandia Golf with its challenging courses and picturesque views. The welcoming and friendly staff here are sure to cater to your every need so you can leave your worries at home whilst you unwind with this relaxing sport. A golf buggy is highly recommended as there are a lot of elevations on this scenic course.
Life's a Beach
Jandia boasts one of the best beaches in Fuerteventura, stretching a whopping 32km along the coast. With a great selection of beach bars and cafes to choose from, you don’t need to worry about going hungry. This beach is ideal for a family day out relaxing in the warm sunshine. Whether you’re paddling in the blue waters of the Atlantic or taking part in one of the many water sports on offer, you will be sure to end the day with a smile on your face.
If you want to find a quieter spot to unwind, you can walk further up the coast, away from the busier parts. Sotavento lagoon floods twice a month for around 4-5 days. It is well worth a visit to see the effects the ocean has in this area. If you fancy getting an all-over tan, there are some nudist beaches in the area too. Check out the tide times whenever you visit the beaches, you don’t want your towel getting soaked!
Jandia prides itself on being a relaxing, family-friendly resort so the nightlife here isn’t as hedonistic as it is in other resorts. The idea of nightlife in Jandia is a delicious family meal coupled with a bottle of wine and a stroll along the beach. However, rest assured there are some great little haunts between Jandia and Morro Jable where you can listen to music and have a go on the karaoke if you must! Live entertainment in the shape of traditional Canarian music is often on the cards.
The Cosmo shopping centre on Avenida Saladar Morro is probably the best place to really let your hair down. Here you are practically swamped with a choice of lively bars playing everything from dance to hip-hop music. You can even try a little salsa dancing before taking the 5-minute walk to Mafasca Disco to dance and drink until the early hours!
Jandia holidays aren’t all about family get-togethers. This town is the perfect spot to spend a romantic break with your partner. The Catamaran boat trips make for a fantastic day out watching dolphins leap into the air and sea turtles gliding through the azure waters. All drinks are inclusive in this excursion and time stands still whilst watching out for fascinating sea life, sipping on a cold glass of champagne.
Take a trip to the fabulous Cosmo shopping centre to shop for quality items, such as clothes, perfumes and souvenirs. Everything is tax-free here in Fuerteventura so take advantage of it. Maybe you’re looking for a unique beach cover-up or little trinkets to take home for your loved ones. You can spend hours in this place so don’t forget to stop for a coffee and a croissant in one of the local cafes. The centre is great for a night out too so stop by for a fruity cocktail and a salsa when the sun sets.
This laid-back, friendly resort is the perfect destination to escape the mundane ways of everyday life. The lazy atmosphere is perfectly suited to anyone who wants to spend a week or two enjoying quality time with friends and family. You can be sure to find yourself down at the beach most days and the powdery sand stretches so far that each day is different! There is nothing more satisfying than eating good-quality food and drinking ice-cold beverages whilst people-watching from the promenade.
Local markets take place on a weekly basis so you can rummage around the pretty stalls for bargains. Take an excursion to roam the hidden coves and lagoons along the coastline before cooling down with a swim in the sea. The natural beauty of this island, with its infamous mountain and colourful flowers, is what it is remembered for.