Jandía (English)



You are at the beginning of the yellow route from Jandía to Pico de la Zarza, and the blue route to the church of San Miguel.

Tourism on the island originated in Jandía, where the first hotel for Germans was built in 1966. Its spectacular beauty in the form of white sandy beaches, its fauna, its flora and, above all, its climate, have led to a tourist development that has lasted to the present day, making it one of the main tourist destinations.

Starting with the yellow route, it starts from the Tourist Information Point at the end of Valluelo de La Cal and follows the beach.

Here you cross the FV-2 through the Túnel de Rocódromo to reach Calle El Quijote, following Calle Sancho Panza to the Depósito de Agua and Pico de la Zarza, the highest peak on the island at 807 metres high. It is also worth mentioning that it is currently the only place in the world where you can find the houbara bustard and the Jandía cactus, both of which are highly endangered species.

Continuing along the blue route, it runs parallel to the yellow route and parallel to the Saladar as far as Playa de La Cebada, reaching the Hermitage of San Miguel in Morro Jable.

Of particular importance here is the Saladar, as it is commonly known. It is a Site of Scientific Interest of the Playa del Matorral, with an area of 115.6 hectares that includes a spectacular ecosystem of fauna and natural resources.

The Saladar is the only wetland of the Canary archipelago included in the Ramsar Convention, an intergovernmental treaty with the main objective of conserving the wetlands.

The flora but above all the fauna stand out in this space since it houses migratory birds such as the common egret (Egretta garzeta)and nesting birds such as the Canarian tarabilla (Saxicola dacotiae).

The remains of the saltworks, which were built in 1935 by a Lanzarote salt maker, are also worth mentioning. They were in operation until 1950, producing salt all year round and exporting it to Tenerife and Gran Canaria. This is due to the fact that this year he bought the Gustav Winter property.

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