Leisure and Sports

Make your stay enjoyable

The natural attractions of Pájara make this an ideal place to enjoy any kind of open air activity, whether by day or by night and every single day of the year. These activities are as varied as water sports, hiking or cycling in any of the many and diverse places of breathtaking beauty in the district as well as a romantic stroll at sunset along the endless beaches of fine golden sand

At la Lajita, surrounded by lush and exuberant local plants you can take a camel ride, visit the zoo with animals from all over the world, or watch a parrot show.

In the various holiday resorts in Pájara, it is the simplest thing in the world to enjoy yourself, whether by day or by night, and whatever your age. Restaurants, pubs, discotheques, live music, everything is at your fingertips.

The numerous hotels, in their desire to offer their guests quality leisure activities, make available a staggering array of options with which to occupy your time, with either sport or something more tranquil: comprehensive gyms, tennis and squash courts, crazy golf, swimming pools, spacious gardens of luxuriant subtropical plants, horse-riding, whirlpools, saunas and much.

The underwater world

The sea off Pájara enjoys an extraordinary luminosity and is just as spectacular as the landscapes. The sea bed is sandy with an enormous variety of beautiful and unusual rock formations teeming with life.

The wealth of life beneath the waves makes this an extremely attractive location for deep sea fishing enthusiasts. The transparent waters contain an enormous diversity of fish, foremost among which is the blue marlin.

Windsurfing and Kiteboarding

The beaches of Jandía offer unsurpassable conditions for windsurfing and kiteboarding, whether at professional standard or as a beginner. There are a number of schools where the visitor can take a course or hire equipment.

There is a long tradition of these sports in Pájara. Since 1986, the Playa de Sotavento has been the venue for the Professional Windsurfing andd Kiteboarding World Championship Finals every July.

Other Sports

There are two traditional local sports that are still practised in Pájara: Canarian wrestling and the juego del palo (pole game), the latter non-competitively but rather as an exhibition sport.

There are terreros (as the arena where the bouts are held is called) in Pájara, Morro Jable and La Lajita, where you can see all the skill and expertise in the individual combat of the members of the two opposing teams.

Pájara also has football, athletics, handball and basketball teams which take part in the national championships of these sports.



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