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Jandía

Jandía

Jandía

Jandía – this is a peninsula in the southwestern part of the island of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. The peninsula is entirely in the municipality of Pájara. Within the peninsula is Fuerteventura’s tallest mountain, Pico de Jandía or Pico de la Zarza, that rises to an elevation of 807 meters. Jandía has gotten some notoriety in recent times, when a German engineer Gustav Winter leased it from the Franco regime in the late 1930s, declared it an off-limited military zone, and built a shadowy villa on the premises.

 

Aside from that, travelers can venture to nearby Morro Jable beach (one of the better beaches on the island), and visit the local town of the same name. The town has the feel of a local Spanish town — with restaurants and cafes catering to Canarian locals rather than international tastes. To no surprise, some resorts (like those run by Sol Meliá and Occidental) are present in the Jandia beach areas.