Pájara Inland

Discover the heart of Pájara

This route offers the opportunity to get to know the interior of the district. The arid plains dotted with rounded mountains tell of the age of the island and the erosive activity, which is an implacable sculptor of landscapes.

This is the ideal route in order to get to know the native people of Fuerteventura, the Majoreros, with their quietly friendly character, well adapted to the surroundings in which they live.

The route takes us to the village of Pájara, the capital of the district. Both here and in the coastal village of Ajuy, it is possible to enjoy delicious typical dishes, above all with freshly-caught fish.

Small beaches with either golden or black, volcanic sand are strung along the coast, which as persistently beaten by the strong waves riding in from the north..

La Pared

The La Pared development is located on the western coast. This is a quiet location founded only a few years ago, with fewer than three hundred inhabitants.

The sports available here include surfing, horse-riding and golf.

There are various restaurants offering a range of traditional Canarian dishes as well as international favourites.

La Pared beach

The beach is close to the La Pared development on the north-western edge of the district.

The sand is black in colour as a result of the continuous erosion to which the volcanic materials are subjected by the powerful waves. This is in stark contrast to the neighbouring beaches which are of a golden colour.

Viejo Rey beach

This beach is approximately 300 metres long and is located close to the La Pared development. The beach is reached by means of a stairway running down the face of a twenty metre cliff.

The rock wall moderates the strength of the wind, which might otherwise be uncomfortably strong in this area.

As the beach faces north, the marine currents are quite intense, with the result that it is wise to be cautious when bathing. The beach is well worth a visit to enjoy the beauty and the tranquillity.

Pájara

Pájara is located at an altitude of 196 metres above sea level with a population of just over a thousand. It has been the capital of the municipal district since its creation in 1812.

Most of the population works in the tertiary sector, above all in keeping sheep and goats, or farming unirrigated crops. Over the last few years, a significant proportion of the population has found work in the holiday resorts on the southern coastline of the municipal district.

The village has grown around the church, built in a classical style and well worth a visit to enjoy its delicate beauty. The church is consecrated to Nuestra Señora de Regla, the patron saint. The original chapel was built in 1687, and was subordinate to Betancuria until it was given canonical independence as a parish church in 1711.

The atmosphere that is breathed in the town is very quiet, as if time slows its course to allow the greatest enjoyment when walking through its streets

Toto

Toto is only two kilometres from Pájara and only 250 metres above sea level. There is no tourist infrastructure, which means that a visit enables you to enjoy the flavour and charm of country architecture in a small traditional village.

The approximately three hundred inhabitants work mainly in livestock keeping and agriculture of unirrigated crops.

Toto is only two kilometres from Pájara and only 250 metres above sea level. There is no tourist infrastructure, which means that a visit enables you to enjoy the flavour and charm of country architecture in a small traditional village.

Ajuy

Ajuy is the main village on the windward coast with a total of 126 inhabitants in 1999. It is a quiet village where development for tourism is just beginning, above all consisting of small apartment blocks, restaurants and bars.

The economy is based above all on small scale fishing along the coast nearby.

The small craft are beached throughout the winter due to the heavy seas that are often experienced. For the rest of the year, good catches of fresh fish are brought to shore to be served in the little restaurants only a few metres from the beach.

Puerto de la Peña

Puerto de la Peña is a little cove located in the northern part of the district of Pájara, close to the coastal village of Ajuy.

Thanks to the protection afforded against the strong currents, this was the place chosen for the first landing on the island by the conquistadors, Jean de Bethencourt and Gadifer de la Salle, in 1402, at the head of their Norman troops.

It subsequently enjoyed a certain economic importance as a result of the trade in lime, which was exported from here to the other Canary Islands.

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Jandía´s beaches

Aguas transparentes y tranquilas

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The Jandía´s Massif

Para los amantes de la naturaleza