In the capital, Pájara, and in Toto, there are several examples of traditional Canary Island architecture, such as the Church of Ntra. Sra. de Regla and the Church of San Antonio de Padua. In the neighbourhood, you can also find other emblematic buildings that comprise the ethnographic route of Pájara, such as the Tabobeta Tannery in Mézquez, the lime kilns in Ajuy, The Tahona, or Bakery, of Los Vecinos de la Cañada and the Corral del Concejo in Pájara. Ajuy, La Lajita, Morro Jable and El Puertito de la Cruz are coastal fishing villages where the fresh fish, fried, grilled or in a stew, accompanied by potatoes with “mojo” are the leading players on the local menus.
EN > Pájara, in the south of Fuerteventura, has become one of the largest holiday destinations in the Canary Islands thanks to its amazing, spectacular nature. Mother Nature has left it dry, with no trees because of the desert climate with little rainfall, but, despite this fact, it contains the greatest desert biodiversity to be found anywhere in the world. It is comprised of two distinct large areas: the north, from Ajuy, Pájara and Toto as far as La Pared, with its arid plains dotted with rounded mountains that tell us of its antiquity and of the erosion that has implacably sculpted the landscape; and the south that encompasses the amazing Jandía Peninsula, with a coastline of 150 kilometres offering dazzling, heavenly beaches. Dozens of wild beaches, blessed with gentle weather all year round and the highest number of hours of sunlight in all of Europe, plus points in health, wellbeing and harmony for those choosing to discover and enjoy them.
The different nuances of the rich gastronomy of Pájara are the result of the imagination of the local people and the fusion of their cultural influences, but, above all, they rely on the simplicity of the raw materials: fish, goat meat, tomatoes, potatoes and Fuerteventura cheese made from raw goat milk. The natural conditions of the borough of Pájara make it the ideal place to enjoy any activity outdoors, by day and by night, 365 days a year. There is a wide range of these activities on offer, such as water sports, golf, hiking, cycling or star-gazing.
Published on Apr 19, 2017