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Tarajalejo is a small fishing port on the south coast of the island of Fuerteventura; enjoying a long stretch of gray sand, a small resort is trying to develop it, with a fairly large new hotel, holiday apartments and a campsite. The town has about 1,300 inhabitants living from fishing and tourism. Tarajalejo is part of the municipality of Tuineje.


Tarajalejo is located about ten kilometers from the Isthmus of La Pared which separates the island of Fuerteventura in the almost island of Jandía, at the southwestern tip of Fuerteventura.

The village of Tarajalejo in Fuerteventura. Location of the village, in the background El Caracol (author Frank Vincentz). Click to enlarge the image.Tarajalejo is located on the FV-2 road that links the capital, Puerto del Rosario, the tourist resorts of Costa Calma and Morro del Jable. The road bypasses the local mountain, El Caracol (“Snail”) (464 m), which is the last volcanic ridges (cuchillos) south of the island; Then, the VF-2 joined the south coast of the island at the mouth of the valley surrounding Tarajalejo, before continuing to the peninsula of Jandía.


VillageThe village of Tarajalejo
The village of Tarajalejo in Fuerteventura. Hotel Bahía Playa (author Frank Vincentz). Click to enlarge the image.The old fishing village with narrow streets, but without much character, is located east of the bay; there is a pier, but some fishermen pull their boats on the beach in front of their houses.

The ancient village is now flanked on the west by tourist apartments buildings Varadero and the hotel complex Bahía Playa, built along the old main road, now a promenade (Carretera Playa de las Palmeras) from the bypass of the village by the FV-2 road. On this walk - shaded by palm trees - which borders the gray sand beach, there are also the few restaurants and bars in the resort.

Beyond the FV-2 road a large residential area was built; it includes complex of holiday apartments and bungalows; many employees resorts of Jandía resident in the area.

BeachBeach Tarajalejo
The village of Tarajalejo in Fuerteventura. The beach (author Frank Vincentz). Click to enlarge the image.Beach Tarajalejo 1400 m in length; it is a beach of gray-black sand, which is dotted with places of gravel and pebbles. The best area to swim is the western part of the beach, where a rocky headland protects the beach waves. This beach is never crowded, especially crowded in summer by the inhabitants of the island.

Practical informationPractical information

BusBus lines
The bus line No. 1 leaves Puerto del Rosario every 30 or 60 minutes, from Monday to Saturday, and through Gran Tarajal (but not Giniginámar) before reaching Tarajalejo and continue to Morro del Jable. Journey time: 1 hour 20.

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Diving Diving school HarryWindsurf Water sports school Watersports FuerteventuraAquariumAquarium
Experienced instructors of Harry’s Dive Base teach diving on the pier in Tarajalejo and, for starters, the Chupadero in La Lajita, but also organize dives on the most famous sites of the island.

Phone: 00 34 928 875 444

Site on the Web:

Watersports Fuerteventura provides training in a variety of water sports: windsurfing, catamaran sailing, sea kayaking, snorkeling. It also organizes bike rides off-road.

Watersports Fuerteventura is based next to the hotel R2 Bahía Playa in Tarajalejo and Costa Calma.

Phone: 00 34 928 875 110

Mobile phone: 00 34 628 828 992

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A small aquarium, belonging to the campsite El Brasero, more than 120 marine species.

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 13 pm and from 16 am to 20 pm.

Entry fee: € 5; € 2.5 for children.

HikingHikingHorse ridingHorse ridingAutomobile sportKarting
TimeforNature organizes hiking a half or two days with overnight accommodation in apartments.

Phone: 00 34 928 872 545

Mobile phone: 00 34 699 915 552

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There is an equestrian center belonging to the campsite El Brasero but open to all. Excursions on horseback.

Phone: 00 34 699 244 623

Price: € 9 for a riding lesson for half an hour.

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 13 pm and from 16 am to 20 pm.

Fuerteventura Gran Karting has a kart track 1500 meters long located Ocios del Sur on the road FV-518 to the village of El Cardón, 8 km north of Talajalejo and 12 km from La Lajita and its Oasis Park. Cafeteria with terrace.

Hours: daily, 11 am to 21 pm.

Price: from € 5 for children.

Phone: 00 34 639 693 984

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Statue The statue of Johnny Factor (Juanito el Cartero)
The village of Tarajalejo in Fuerteventura. The statue of Juanito el Cartero (author Frank Vincentz). Click to enlarge the image.In the middle of the roundabout of the FV-2 road stands the bronze statue of a man holding a large bag in his hand. This is the statue of Juan Martin Hernández who delivered mail for 34 years, between the years 1946 and 1980 in this area depopulated southern island of Fuerteventura. At first he was riding a donkey, but effected later his car tour. He was affectionately known as “Juanito el Cartero” (Jeannot Factor). For those who could neither read nor write - which was often the case - he read the letters and wrote replies.
HotelThe hotel R2 Bahía PlayaApartments VaraderoCampingThe campsite El Brasero
Tarajalejo is only one hotel, the 4 **** Bahía Playa, opened in 2007 and owned by the hotel group R2.

The Hotel Bahía Playa offers 168 rooms, including 95 spacious junior suites, tastefully decorated in the style design. indoor and outdoor pools, spa, sauna and steam room, tennis courts and mini golf.

Rates: double room for 80 € per day with breakfast, 120 € all inclusive.

Phone: 00 34 928 546 054

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Apartments Varadero are on the promenade, next to the old fishing village. They have terraces overlooking the sea.

Price: 45 € per day.

Phone: 00 34 928 872 032

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The campsite El Brasero belongs to Bahía Playa and offer good facilities: swimming pool, bar, playground for children, TV room.

Phone: 00 34 928 161 182

Rates: from 3 € per tent, plus 3 € per adult.

RestaurantRestaurant El Brasero
The restaurant El Brasero is associated with the camp of the same name at the hotel Bahía Playa. It offers Canarian and international quality cuisine; grilled meat.

Possibility of lunch on the terrace. Free swimming pool for guests.

Dishes from € 12.

Closed on Mondays.

Address: Carretera General Tarajalejo s/n, at the beginning of the promenade.

Phone: 00 34 928 161 182

Restaurant Restaurant La Barraca
Good restaurant, simple and cheap. typical Canarian cuisine.

Address: Calle Isidro Díaz 14, beachfront in the old fishing village. Terrace with thatched roof.

Phone: 00 34 928 161 089

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 12 am to 16 pm and from 18 am to 22 pm. Close on Sunday.

Dishes from € 8. Specialty “parillada de pescado” (plate of various fresh fish depending on availability), € 15 for two.

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