The pretty town of Jandia sits along a breezy stretch of coast in southern Fuerteventura. Flanked by the ruggedly beautiful Jandia National Park, the area is a magnet for outdoorsy types – energetic visitors can hike, bike and hire 4x4s to explore.
The fabulous white-sand beach is a major attraction – it wraps around the coast and is interspersed with coves and turquoise pools. Sheltered from the wind, the water here is shallow, warm and clear, making it perfect for swimming and watersports. Jandia is one of the best spots in Fuerteventura for windsurfing, and further north, the towering waves attract surfers from the world over and even host the Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup.
Jandia's vibrant, compact centre comes complete with outdoor cafés, colourful markets and authentic restaurants, with a cluster along the waterfront promenade forming the heart of the resort's nightlife scene.
Flight time from the UK to Fuerteventura is around 4 hours 15 minutes.
Transfer time from Fuerteventura airport to Jandia is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Like the rest of the Canaries, Fuerteventura is warm and sunny all year round. The temperature rarely drops below the mid-teens even in the winter months, and things only get hotter in July and August, when they often push past 30°C. You’ll find the island’s trade winds take the edge off the heat, though.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain.
Restaurant bills in Fuerteventura include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.
The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.