La Pared beach

“In love with this place! Without a doubt, a perfect place to watch the sunset! It has been a gift to get here and be able to enjoy that show! …Plus”Comment the Local Guide, Felix del Nogal.

“Worth a visit. It is a beautiful natural place, with a beach and so quiet. ”, Says Alex N, another Local Guide.

An thus, the more than 70 reviews are left on Googlemaps by Internet users who have been to Playa de la Pared.

They are not exaggerating when they say that it is one of the most spectacular places in Fuerteventura. The surfers, who congregate here for hours, know well

Playa de la Pared is one of those places that seem to be created by Nature to contemplate the wonderful miracle of sunset, or surf or fish..

Playa de la Pared is hidden in a picturesque piece of the isthmus of Jandía, southwest of Fuerteventura. This space offers a lot, despite its small size. Its 250 meters long and 18 meters wide, with a horseshoe-shaped inlet, are enough for you to enter, with your board, in this untamed sea.

Playa de la Pared, is not the typical cove for bathing, at most you can get your feet wet. Its strong currents can play tricks on you. However, it is a mesmerizing enclave.

The beach is guarded by two unique rocky cliffs, easily accessible. The one on the right, the most visited, is shaped like a platform. It is a true walkway where walking does not involve many risks. Well, you have to be careful not to approach the cliff, and above all, take extreme precautions when the waves break at this natural breakwater. Here the force and elevation reached by the spray, exceeds the more than 10 meters high of the escarpment, getting you to get wet or even stagger if you are near the edge.

While you wait for the magic hour to arrive, in which the sun is swallowed by the sea, let me tell you something about the history of this beach.

Where does the name of La Pared come from?

La Pared is the name of the town where the beach is located. The place name dates from the 15th century, the time of the Franco-Norman conquest.

Before European colonization, the aborigines divided Fuerteventura into two parts: Maxorata to the north Maxorata and Jandía to the south.

While the day-to-day life of the mahos took place mostly in the Maxorata, the area of Jandía was less inhabited. Some researchers think that Jandía was something like a preserve, or a “community food pantry”, for cases of need. Hypothesis that has not been confirmed.

To separate these two parts of the island (Maxorata and Jandía), the aborigines built a stone wall that crossed the island from leeward to windward. It was about 6 kilometers long, and connected the beaches of Matas Blancas, near Costa Calma, with the one of La Pared.

The construction was intact when the conquerors arrived, even today, there are vestiges of this building that gives its name to the town and the La Pared beach.

If by any chance you have thought that the aforementioned wall corresponds to the division of the two kingdoms: Guise and Ayose, I am sorry to disappoint you. According to historians, the division between these two territorial demarcations would be found at the height of Barranco de la Torre, in the municipality of Antigua.  

La Pared port

From the end of the 16th century, both La Pared beach and the adjacent ones served as a freight jetty. During centuries. from here quintals of orchilla and cereal left for the port of Cádiz.

 

Frequently asked questions about La Pared beach:

How to get to La Pared beach?

La Pared is located on both sides of the Fv-605 highway, about 10 kilometers from Costa Calma. To access its beach, turn towards the sea shortly after finding the sign that announces that you have reached the Wall. It is a dirt track. At the first roundabout turn right and follow the road to the end. There you will find a large parking lot. To enjoy the beach, you just have to get out of the vehicle and walk a few meters.

Is it advisable to swim on La Pared beach?

The currents and the force of the waves on this coast are very strong. La Playa de la Pared is not a beach where bathing is recommended, especially if you go with minors.

Are there lifeguards on La Pared beach?

This beach lacks a lifeguard and lifeguard service. Although the area is very frequented by tourists, curious and sportsmen, do not commit recklessness.

Where to bathe near La Pared beach?

Whether you are passionate about surfing, kitesurfing, or windsurfing, or if you want to take a well-deserved swim and enjoy the sand, the best option is to go to Playa del Viejo Rey, a spectacular cove about 200 meters from the La Pared beach

Are there restaurants near La Pared beach?

Yes, a few meters from the beach is the Bahía La Pared restaurant, a good place to contemplate wonderful views while having a drink.

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