Península de Jandía attractions

Top Choice Beach in Cofete

Playa de Cofete

This is the main beach in far-flung Cofete, near the southern tip of the island and the main draw on the island for many. It's huge, quite beautiful and entirely undeveloped, with fine honey-coloured sand and a rumb…
Top Choice Historic Building in Cofete

Villa Winter

This impressive structure, with its castle-like turret, was built by German engineer Gustav Winter in the 1930s. Rumours linking Winter to the Nazi party have never been confirmed, but conspiracy theories regarding …
Lighthouse in Península de Jandía

Punta de Jandía Lighthouse

At the end of the dirt road from Morro Jable, the asphalt returns for a smooth ride to this lighthouse with a dramatic position over thundering Atlantic waves. The setting is dramatic and the journey here is, of cou…
Beach in Península de Jandía

Playa de la Barca

The beach that most people visualise when they think of Sotavento is Playa de la Barca. Signposted from the FV-2, 2.5km south of Costa Calma, this is the wind- and kitesurfers' beach par excellence, an expansive len…
Zoo in La Lajita

Oasis Park

If you don’t object to zoos, expansive (and expensive) Oasis Park in La Lajita has mammals, birds and sea life, plus shows and camel rides. Here you can wander around the little zoo, populated by monkeys, exotic bir…
Beach in Península de Jandía

Playa de Sotavento de Jandía

The name is a catch-all for the series of truly stunning beaches that stretch along the east coast of the peninsula. For swimming, sunbathing and windsurfing, this is a coastal paradise, with kilometre after kilomet…
Wildlife Reserve in Morro Jable

Turtle Nursery

This small sanctuary in the Puerto de Morro Jable is for turtles to be reared, ready for release into the wild. It sometimes closed without notice, but you can still peer through at the turtles in their voluminous t…
Beach in Morro Jable

Playa del Matorral

Playa del Matorral is the main beach here and it’s magnificent, stretching eastwards for over 4km from Morro Jable. A family-friendly beach, it’s great for indulging in a variety of water sports, churning a pedalo o…