Plans for 2 in Playa Jandía

We have spoken on many occasions about Playa Jandía as one of the booming destinations for those traveling with family, but we have always overlooked something very representative of this Canary paradise: the southern tip of Fuerteventura is an ideal oasis to forget the routine, to flee from the office, bosses, the work… Goodbye to responsibility. Welcome to the corner of the planet where you will only have to worry about which beach you want to roast in the sun on.

Playa Jandía, integrated in the municipality of Pájara, is one of the most welcoming and quiet tourist areas of Fuerteventura. While it’s true that you breathe in an increasingly familiar atmosphere, you should remember that Playa Jandía, and especially its famous Playa del Matorral, have been for decades romantic refuges for couple’s getaways.

Playa Jandía, Fuerteventura

Morro Jable, which is the town with more local life around it, brings you that livelier side, vibrant and festive, thanks to its taverns, terraces by the sea and places to have a drink in the sun while sharing an unforgettable moment at sunset. In its weekly activities, Morro Jable includes multiple activities where the visitor can join in. A must-see is one of its traditional markets, where you can find all kinds of native products, as well as artisan crafts and accessories for all tastes.

But, if your idea of a romantic getaway is to be both alone on a spectacular beach… don’t miss Cofete. Hidden behind some of the beautiful hills of the Jandía Natural Park, on the other side of the Matorral beach and Morro Jable, is the wonderful Cofete beach. What you should know though is that you should be aware of the tides. The Atlantic is not the Mediterranean and its tides and currents must be understood, and enjoyed with respect: at Cofete there’s a point where the tide goes up high enough to isolate you on one side of the beach, preventing you from being able to go back. So, enjoy your peace and beauty, but don’t get too distracted.

For accommodation, you should consider the possibility of looking at a suite or a slightly special or original room in one of the 3 and 4-star hotels in the area. The 5-stars are terrific, but they run high in price, while the 4-stars are more reasonable. As an example, you’ll see that right next to El Matorral beach you have 3 Iberostar options, a brand known in the sector to always provide guarantees: the IBEROSTAR Fuerteventura Palace, the IBEROSTAR Playa Gaviotas, and its neighbor the IBEROSTAR Playa Gaviotas Park. The first of the 3 is the one most oriented to couples and romantic getaways specifically.

If you prefer to stay in the area of ​​Esquinzo, you will also find complete hotels, and also hostels and apartments that are quite affordable. In Costa Calma, a little more towards Puerto del Rosario already, there are some key accommodations like the H10 hotels, a chain that has several locations on this Pájara coast and that are well rated for their service, cleaning and attention.

IBEROSTAR Playa Gaviotas Park, beach, children and relaxation

There’s no better place for summer like the Canary Islands, and today we are going to add a must-visit hotel in our summer 2015 list. The IBEROSTAR Playa Gaviotas Park, a family hotel in Fuerteventura, a special place for family holiday, for those who like to spend time in family and enjoy the free time.

This hotel is a deluxe destination, located in the Gaviotas Beach in Fuerteventura and close to the Matorral beach, a family resort in Jandía stands out thanks to its special service for family holiday, the affordable prices and its cuisine, the menu is wide and varied, something unusual in these types of hotels.

Additionally, its adult services are worth to mention, with the Thai Zen SPAce wellness centre, that offers Asian health and beauty treatments. This is the oasis where you are going to relax and enjoy since is reserved for over 16 years, while children play at the playgrounds or the kid pool area under the staff protection.

Many guests usually return thanks to the child care staff and security that the IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts always offers. A renowned hotel in the family segment, that always know how to leave the guests expectations satisfied, as the reviews in Tripadvisor support it.


The hotel location is ideal. A resort next to the Jandía beach, one of the most important beaches in the southern Fuerteventura. It’s also close to the famous El Matorral beach, that has a family area and a hidden area for nudist lovers (smaller every year)

The Morro Jable town is near too. A small fishing area where you can enjoy the great atmosphere, the daily and night activities and its local cuisine, specially the bars and restaurants near the docks, where you can find the most delicious fishes and fish stews.

Amenities and services

The Playa Gaviotas Park hotel, like the IBEROSTAR Playa Gaviotas (next to the hotel), offers an all-inclusive service, kid pool areas, and adult pools, a wide solarium around the pools, bars, restaurants, snack bar, playgrounds, lounge areas, live performances, bowling alley, babysitting, breakfast service the whole morning, sports and direct beach access.


The rooms in the Playa Gaviotas Park Hotel are something worth to mention. They all are suites or junior suites, some of them have a view to the sea, a true holiday paradise. Guests also like the spacious facilities and the furniture, all of them are more than 30 square metres long, and have private bathroom and terrace.

Some of them even have a living room with comfortable sofa, TV inside and outside the room, its designed for family trips, but you can make a couple reservation and enjoy all the place for the two of you, with an affordable price of course.


The reservations for the IBEROSTAR Playa Gaviotas Park can be made directly on their official website, or on the hotel chain page. You can be sure that both sites offers you the lowest price online.

Lanzarote: 5 things you should not miss

Lanzarote, magical land that will amaze you before landing: from the aeroplane window you will see its wonderful lunar surface created thousand years ago and the presence of two essential elements in this Canary Island: lava and Atlantic Ocean.  Although there are dozens of places to visit in Lanzarote, beaches to rest and monuments to admire, here we include 5 must-see things in Lanzarote:

1)     Timanfaya: This National Park is located in the southern area of the island, gathering some of the most  amazing landscapes in Lanzarote. Among its most well-known volcanoes are La Montaña de Fuego and La Montaña Rajada.

2)     La Graciosa: A tiny archipelago of spectacular pristine beaches. Away from the usual tourism circuits, La Graciosa is a place to escape a whole day enjoying the sun, sand and deep calm it offers.

Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort Hotel

Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort Hotel

3)     On the trail of César Manrique: The multi-faceted artist of Lanzarote is the author of the most characteristics  monuments and spaces of the island.  Thus, in Arrecife, capital of the Island, you can enjoy the San José Castle, turned by him into the Museum of Contemporary Art with a restaurant with panoramic views over the sea.  If you stay in a hotel in the Costa Teguise area, you could visit the César Manrique foundation just 5 km away, built on what used to be his house that represents a key element to understand the entire work of the artist.

Barcelo La Galea Hotel

Barcelo La Galea Hotel

4)     The holiday in Majorca could be very different depending on the island area you have chosen to rest.  The variety of lodging options is similar in the whole island, but atmosphere could drastically change from north to south, Calvià area or Playa de Palma.  Choosing is complicated, above all if you do not know well every district and municipality of the island, since each one has a different holiday proposal.

5)     The “Hervidores”.– If your hotel is in Playa Blanca, Yaiza you will be located just 13 kms from one of the most spectacular places in Lanzarote. Los Hervideros are cliffs bursting with magic, formed after the last volcanic eruptions registered in Lanzarote resembling solidified arms that melt into the ocean while the foam appears over the coast line. It is very close to other popular places in Lanzaorte, the Salinas del Janubio.


Pajara, the city with the coastline with the most kilometres in Spain

For many of the foreign tourists who visit it each year (60.6 million in 2013 with a total expense of 59.082 million EUR), Spain is sun and beach. And they are right: the Spanish Peninsula and its islands are authentic havens by the sea of relaxation, being in some parts of its geography practically just that. This is the case of Pajara, in Fuerteventura, the town with more kilometres of coastline in Spain, where everything revolves around the sea, its beaches and the spectacular natural landscapes, almost uninhabited.

Pajara has 170 km of coastline, of which more than 70 are beaches are perfect for swimming, with fine sand, stretched and with shallow waters. Cofete Beach, one of the most famous, located on the large natural park of Jandia, is a true spectacle of beauty, although its current’s and tides make it one of the least recommended for bathing especially if traveling with children.

Sol Jandia Hotel

Sol Jandia Hotel

This southern municipality is one that has the most beach hotels in Fuerteventura, being especially notable those located in the resorts of Costa Calma, Jandia and Morro Jable. More specifically, the hotels in Jandia beach are the most desired because they offer a privileged location, just steps from everything, but with the peace of mind of being in a more natural areas of Fuerteventura beach.

Book a hotel in one of the southern beaches of Fuerteventura is a guarantee of sun and relaxation, but also gives you the opportunity to know the interesting culture of this area of the island, where the sea spirit of the people is mixed with the tourism boom that it has experienced in recent years.

Pajara retains its traditional charm, its traditional festivals and gastronomy, very much based on seafood: in some of the restaurants that one can find on the frontline promenade of Morro Jable, it is possible to taste delicious and amazing dishes, not only for its preparation but for the excellent quality of the raw materials with which they are prepared.

Towns like La Lajita, La Pared o Ajui are worth a visit, as they offer a clear image of what was and what is Fuerteventura today. It’s small streets, caves and natural sights, its people, its traditional taverns, the pleasant atmosphere of the evening when the sun goes down, the music …

Pajara is a place to get lost in its coast, but also it is a place to discover inland, and discover its true essence. An ideal place for family holidays, and an escapade to a beach destination.

The Coast of Playa Blanca

The coast of Playa Blanca, in Lanzarote, is one of those magical places that welcome you to a journey far from any borders. Its volcanic landscape, protected by the declaration as a Biosphere Reserve Park, as well as its spectacular ocean, provide a range of colours and contrasts that surprise visitors time after time, even to the most experienced traveller.

Playa Blanca is a very appreciated tourist destination around the world, specially in Europe, for its unique beauty, the tranquillity of its ambience and its exceptional climate all year round. It is one of the most valued destinations for a relaxing trip during the autumn and winter months, as communications with this part of Lanzarote are comfortable and the possibilities for leisure and rest are infinite.

Apartments in Lanzarote

Apartments in Lanzarote

Large beaches and small rocky coves make up this Atlantic coast, different to all those that can be found in the Canary Islands, including cliffs off volcanic stones, black, dark and red colours that merge with the intense blue of the Atlantic Ocean that slide over the water, turning into fine white sand. A paradise for the senses where the sound of the waves propose a halo of perpetual tranquillity.

Less pronounced coasts link with vertiginous cliffs and coves that open to the traveller, like small oasis where to rest for hours, far away from civilization. Playa Blanca is perfect to defy routine and recover from the stress of the large cities. Ideal for a long weekend after weeks of hard work or to enjoy 10 days of well being and relaxation.

Villas Coral Deluxe

Villas Coral Deluxe

The accommodations in Playa Blanca connect with this peaceful spirit that reigns in every corner of the island, even in the most lively towns of the coast of Yaiza, known for its attractive parties, striking traditions and folklore. To stay in this coast of Lanzarote, there are different options to choose from, from luxury villas in Playa Blanca, at the foot of this stunning volcano of Montaña Roja, to a quiet hotel in Yaiza, or some family apartments.

Travelling is also very comfortable and versatile, as the roads connect the whole island and they provide routes to the most interesting and famous places in Lanzarote. The connection of Playa Blanca with the islands airport is easy, as well as with the capital of the island.