About Pajaro, California
Pajaro, a quaint community situated along the central coast of California, embodies a rich tapestry of cultural diversity and natural beauty. Nestled between Watsonville and the Monterey Bay, Pajaro enjoys a prime location surrounded by fertile agricultural lands and scenic vistas.
The town’s name, derived from the Spanish word for “bird,” reflects its close connection to nature. Pajaro is bordered by the Pajaro River, a vital waterway that supports the region’s vibrant agricultural industry, including strawberry fields, apple orchards, and vegetable farms.
Pajaro’s diverse population contributes to its vibrant cultural scene, with residents of Latino, Filipino, and European descent adding to the town’s unique character. Visitors can explore local markets, restaurants, and festivals, sampling authentic cuisine and experiencing the warmth and hospitality of the community. According to the 2024 census, it has a population of 3,066.