Travel guide Morro Jable
Arrive by Bus or Ship to Your Apartment in Fuerteventura's South
Located on the Jandia Peninsula in the south of Fuerteventura, the popular holiday resort of Morro Jable is easy to reach. Drive to your budget-friendly holiday apartment or holiday home from the capital Puerto del Rosario along the main FV2 road. Buses run to Puerto del Rosario several times a day. Line 10 takes you directly from your accommodation to the airport. You can also take a ferry to Morro Jable daily from Las Palmas on Tenerife. Of course, you also have the option of renting a car.
A Holiday Apartment with Guaranteed Sunshine
is a popular travel destination throughout the year. Like few other destinations, the Canary Island offers sunshine guaranteed for 365 days. Average summer temperatures are around 27 degrees Celsius, and 20 degrees Celsius in winter. The months of April to October are ideal for renting a private accommodation for a beach holiday in Morro Jable
. From May to August, you can enjoy kite and windsurfing. For a hiking holiday, the best time is between November and April. The climate is subtropical and influenced by the trade winds, which bring warm air from the Sahara. If you rent a private apartment with a sea view or a budget-friendly holiday home with a pool, you can refresh yourself with a dip in the cool water.
Beach, Mountains, Sea, and Sun
Located in the southernmost part of Fuerteventura, Morro Jable is quieter and more relaxed than the northern towns. The center of this former fishing village is lined with small white houses and is nestled in a valley between two rocks. The old town invites you to linger with its many restaurants, bars, and cafes. Numerous shops and boutiques can be found around the Plaza de Pescadores, with its bronze statue of the city's founder, Cirilo Lopez Umpierrez, and in the streets near the old harbor.
Morro Jable's highlight is Playa del Matorral. The fine, golden sand beach stretches for almost four kilometers and starts in the old town. Many visitors to the Canary Island believe this beach is the island's most beautiful. From this beach, you can walk to Playa de Jandia, which can be recognized by the lighthouse (Faro de Matorral) from afar. Costa Calma
is the second-largest town in Fuerteventura and is located just a few kilometers from Morro Jable. The beautiful sandy beach is particularly popular with families with children, as it slopes gently into the sea. Another popular quiet spot in southern Fuerteventura is La Pared
. The area has a unique microclimate, earning it the title of "seaside resort with a beneficial climate". The strong surf and the secluded beach are captivating.
However, not only beach lovers but also hiking enthusiasts will enjoy the Jandia Peninsula. Directly behind Morro Jable lies the adjoining Jandia nature park, where guided tours by foot and in part by off-road vehicle are offered. From the 240 meter high pass in the Jandía mountains, you can descend on one side to a secluded, beautiful sandy beach. The hiking trail is called the "Path of Silence" and is ideal for leaving everyday stress behind. You can hardly get to know the island better than in the Jandía mountains and Morro Jable.
Deep-sea fishing trips or sailing on a yacht are other popular leisure activities in Morro Jable that you can experience from your private holiday apartment with sea view or your holiday home with pool.
Art & Culture have a High Value in Fuerteventura
Although the towns of Morro Jable and Jandia merge seamlessly, they are quite different. In contrast to Jandia, Morro Jable has a history and tradition that spans over a hundred years, which is evident both at the harbor and in the center of town. With its typical Spanish bars and quaint restaurants, it forms an attractive contrast to Jandia, which is mainly characterized by international tourism. The inhabitants of Fuerteventura take pride in their local customs and culture. Thanks to the fusion of South American influences and the customs of the Majeros, a particularly attractive mixture prevails here. Folklore groups pass on the dances and music from generation to generation and are a must at every fiesta. In addition to historical mills, agricultural tools, and traditional handicrafts, Fuerteventura also offers modern art. The Molino de Antigua windmill is located in the village of the same name and houses an art and crafts center with a gallery. One of the most important historical buildings is the 17th-century Casa de los Coroneles in La Oliva. In this typical Spanish colonial-style monument, you'll learn all about the history of the manor house.
On Fuerteventura, people know how to celebrate festivities. Traditional bands heat up the atmosphere with South American style elements and fast rhythms. The carnival is particularly lively.
Culinary Delights from Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura's cuisine is very tasty and hearty. Refined preparation and fresh herbs provide a variety of delicious culinary experiences. Typical of the Canary Island are the papas arrugadas (potatoes), which are served with a hearty salt crust and a spicy red sauce. The small peeled potatoes are cooked in heavily salted water and served with mojo. This spicy sauce consists of local spices, vinegar, oil, and fresh garlic.
In the former fishing village of Morro Jable, there are still traditional local restaurants. Freshly-caught fish often tops the menu. The fish is offered grilled or fried. Vieja, a parrotfish species, comes from the Atlantic and is often served in restaurants near the harbor. Rarer on the menu but more distinguished in taste is the grouper.
Typical for the Canaries
is the fish soup, which contains various sea creatures, seafood, and vegetables. The exact ingredients depend on the daily catch. Besides the fish soup, there is also a hearty, delicious vegetable soup on the island. The soup program is rounded off with a meat stew and a vegetable soup. Gofio is served with all dishes. This type of bread is baked as in prehistoric times. The main ingredients are barley, corn, and wheat flour. Gofio is prepared to taste sweet or salty. Another delicacy of the island is Queso blanco, a mild goat cheese. The meat offerings include grilled or fried lamb, pork, rabbit, and goat. Be sure to try the kid goat meat goulash. After the main meals, calorie-rich desserts such as caramel pudding (flan), almond cake (turrones), and almond cream (bienmesabe) are served.
If you want to enchant your loved ones in your holiday apartment or holiday home with a traditional dish, you should visit the market hall in the eastern part of Morro Jable. Here you can find specialties of the Canary Islands as well as fruit, baked goods, vegetables, and meat from the island.
Experience Exciting Adventures with the Whole Family on Fuerteventura
A holiday apartment with a pool, an elegant villa, or a holiday home with a sea view is perfect for a family-friendly vacation in Morro Jable
on Fuerteventura. In the zoo, the aquarium, camel riding, or go-karting, you and your children will have lots of fun. Like everywhere in Spain, children and pets are welcome guests on Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria
. Your kids can play to their heart's content in a private apartment or budget-friendly house while you relax. At Rocamar Beach or Solana Matorral, for example, there are some holiday apartments located directly on the child-friendly beach. Most accommodations are equipped with Wi-Fi, allowing you to supply friends and family who stayed at home with pictures of your dream holiday.
In Morro Jable and the surrounding area, there are countless opportunities for activities with children of all ages. The nature experience at places like Puertito de los Molino, where you have a magnificent view of the effervescent sea, is a grand spectacle. A popular excursion destination is the open-air museum La Alcogida in Tefia. The eco-museum is Fuerteventura's largest open-air museum and houses seven restored farmhouses. Here you can watch craftsmen dye and bake, or watch a film in the cinema. In historically furnished living spaces, you can see what life was like about a hundred years ago. At the Oasis Park in La Lajita, flamingos, marabou storks, giraffes, ostriches, chimpanzees, kangaroos, a hippopotamus, and otters await visitors. A camel station is also part of the zoo, located on the opposite side of the street. A ride on one of the dromedaries is an unforgettable experience for young and old alike.
During your stay in a holiday apartment or holiday home, the word "boredom" will be entirely foreign to you.
Absolute Highlights in Morro Jable and Surroundings - the Beaches
On a hike from Morro Jable along the beach promenade to Costa Calma, you will experience 21 kilometers of breathtaking beach landscapes, a popular surf spot. In the harbor town, the charm of Fuerteventura comes alive. Wonderful beaches, a historic old town with a romantic backdrop, the highest mountain in the island landscape, and a wide range of leisure activities make this region an attractive travel destination. From the youngest earthlings to venerable seniors, everyone will feel comfortable here.
Whether it's a small apartment, an elegant villa, or a modern holiday apartment with a sea view, you'll experience a relaxed and varied vacation on the island of Fuerteventura.