The charming fishing town of Morro Jable has grown into one of the largest resorts on gorgeous Fuerteventura, and is located on the Jandía peninsula, in the southwest of the island. Fishermen still bring their catch into the port, and the old town is a sinuous maze of pretty whitewashed streets. The beaches are spectacular – even on an island famed for more than 150 kilometres of beautiful strands! Plus, it has all the sports and activities, options for eating, drinking and shopping that you could wish for. And, if you want to explore further afield, enchanting villages, wild nature reserves, and volcanic landscapes await! For those wanting to just kick back and relax, we also offer all inclusive holidays in Morro Jable.
The top attractions in Morro Jable are the gorgeous beaches, long stretches of golden sand and turquoise waters that go on for more than 4 kilometres. The beaches are backed by a seafront promenade, lined with restaurants serving freshly caught seafood – which you can watch being brought in by local fishermen. There are lots of water sports on offer here, including surfing, but there are also plenty of sheltered sections that are ideal for families. You can mosey through the narrow streets of the old town, browsing in the shops and stopping for a break in the many cafés and bars. You can go hiking in the rugged Jandía nature reserve which covers much of the peninsula, visit the spectacularly unspoilt Cofete Beach, or tuck into a seafood lunch in Puertito de la Cruz at the very tip of the island.
As you’d expect from a former fishing village, seafood is prominent on most menus in Morro Jable, and its fish restaurants have an excellent reputation. Seafood is served in every imaginable way – grilled, pan-fried, in stews or soups – and is often accompanied by papas arrugadas (‘wrinkly potatoes’) and mojo sauce. Mojo comes in two varieties: the mojo picón is red and spicy, while the green mojo is fresh and herby. One of the most popular dishes to try in Fuerteventura is Sancocho, a delicious fishermen’s stew made with cherne (wreckfish, which is the most common fish eaten here). You could also try lapas – limpets – which are another local delicacy.
Morro Jable is a fantastic destination for your 2018/2019 family holiday. The stunning beaches, appealing little town full of family-friendly restaurants and cafés, and the laid-back atmosphere make it ideal for a relaxed holiday in the sunshine with kids. The endless beaches of golden sand will be the focus of your holiday, with sections to suit everyone, whether you want sheltered waters for the youngest kids, or are travelling with sports-mad teenagers who want to have a go at kite-surfing. If you like the outdoors, take the kids for a tramp and a picnic in the Jandía nature reserve, while animal lovers might be interested in a dolphin-watching trip from the harbour.
Action & Adventure
Morro Jable offers a fantastic range of water sports and other activities, but the kite-surfing and surfing stand out. While the beach is long enough to have areas to suit practitioners of all levels, there is a particular surfing spot near the lighthouse where you might catch the ‘Cruz Roja’ (‘Red Cross’) if the weather conditions are right. It’s a great place to cycle, and there are several local bike rental outlets, plus a bike path that follows the seafront to the adjoining resort of Jandía. There are also some fantastic walking routes through the Jandía nature reserve, a wonderful volcanic landscape that is home to rare birds and other wildlife.
Morro Jable boasts some of the most beautiful beaches on Fuerteventura. They stretch in an unbroken string for more than 4 kilometres, and feature fine, golden sand and crystal clear waters. (The entire island of Fuerteventura has been designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.) The main beaches are the Playa de Matorral and the Playa de El Saladar, which have been awarded a Blue Flag for their impressive facilities and pristine waters. There are facilities for all kinds of water sports including wind surfing and surfing, and you’ll find several schools that run courses and rent out equipment. You might want to make a trip to the Playa de Cofete, on the other side of the peninsula, which is considered the most beautiful wild beach on the island.
The island of Fuerteventura is known for its peace and tranquillity – which is exactly why so many people come back time and time again. But Morro Jable has more nightlife than almost anywhere else on the island and, while it’s no big party mecca, it has a good choice of atmospheric bars and clubs to enjoy. You can kick back with a drink or two at sunset, maybe enjoy a cocktail from the comfort of a lounge bed at a beach club, or, if you’re in the mood for some serious partying, hit one of the clubs to dance all night.
Morro Jable is an idyllic spot for a relaxed and romantic holiday in the sunshine. A former fishing village, it has plenty of old-fashioned charm, but still offers plenty of bars, cafés and restaurants to make things easy while you’re on holiday. You can soak up the sun on the stunning beaches, which are among the most beautiful anywhere in the Canary Islands, and linger over cocktails on the waterfront as the sun goes down. You might fancy a sunset sailing trip, or, if you’re active types, you could rent paddle boards or kayaks, or have a go at surfing or kite-surfing.
Morro Jable was a humble fishing village before it became a popular resort, and has little in the way of cultural sights. When you stroll through the narrow, whitewashed streets of the old quarter, it’s easy to imagine the town as it was a century ago. Its coastline is still guarded by a slim, elegant lighthouse, now the town’s main landmark. There are always lots of festivals going on in Morro Jable, from the Cultural Week held at the end of August, which features outdoor concerts and street parties, to the November Beer Festival. The end of September sees the ‘Night of the Volcanoes’, a festival dedicated to the island’s amazing volcanic landscape.