Morro Jable, Fuerteventura

Morro Jable is at the southern end of Fuerteventura, just under one hours drive south of the airport. A new section of road was opened in September 2005 and this reduced the transfer times by about ten minutes, as the new road is both straight and level, and replaces a narrower windier coastal road in Jandia.

If you find yourself out for a drive in a hire car it is worth taking the more scenic route as it allows the driver to take in the views, while still concentrating on the road.

Morro Jable, Old and New

The older parts of Morro Jable are either side of the headland around which the village was built. The port was originally the home of the fishing fleet, and still is, but now hosts a variety of tourist attractions, including a catamaran and several sports fishing vessels, and a ferry service to Gran Canaria.

The part of the old village that is separated from the port by the headland runs up a barranco, or valley, into the hills. The newer parts of the town have been built to connect the old village area and the port area, and the tourist facilities have been built along the coast to the east of the old village, in such a way that Morro Jable now stretches for a mile or so along the coast, the newer parts having been appended to the older parts in a pleasant way.

Tourism in Morro Jable

Most of the tourists that visit Morro Jable are German and this is reflected in the higher percentage of German restaurant and bar owners. The newer part of the town has been built along the beachfront to the east of the port. The promenade at Morro Jable makes up the main part of the newer town and there are numerous shops, restaurants and bars, all with views towards the sea.

The beach at Morro Jable is part of a long line of natural white sandy beaches. The beach to the east (left as you look to sea) of the impressive lighthouse is used more by naturists, while that to the west is used more by non naturists. On the beach to the west of the lighthouse it is possible to hire yachts to sail.

All the facilities that you would expect to find in a beach resort, that is close to seas abundant with life, can be found in the resort.

Tourist Information

The tourist Information office can now be found alongside where the market is held, under the shopping centre. You can see its location on the Jandia Playa map

Tourist Information centre, Morro Jable

Tourist Office, Morro Jable

Aloe Vera

One of the crops grown on Fuerteventura is Aloe Vera. In Morro Jable there is an information centre about this plant and the magical properties of its extracts. The plants grow until they are 2 to 3 years old and then they are processed so that the extracts can be added to a range of aloe vera products.

The lighthouse, Morro Jable, Fuerteventura.

The lighthouse Morro Jable

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Port, Morro Jable, Fuerteventura

Morro Jable Port

Aloe vera on Fuerteventura

Aloe Vera field

Along the beach, Morro Jable, Fuerteventura.

Along the beach

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