Morro Jable Sights and Excursions
Morro Jable is the southernmost town of Fuerteventura and was able to preserve its original charm as a typical Canarian fishing village as much as possible. The borders with neighboring Jandía Playa are fluid. Therfore, Morro Jable is a welcome contrast to the otherwise very touristy face of the southeast coast. The village was built around 1900 in the seclusion of the Jandía peninsula, to which there was no access road until 1970. The people were self-sufficient and operated fishing and goat farming. Since then the the place has grown naturally, so that there are sights in Morro Jable that originate from the time of its foundation.
The massif of the Jandía Natural Park rises behind Morro Jable with the highest mountain of Fuerteventura, the Pico de la Zarza (807 meters). On its other side there are beautiful sandy beaches. Embedded in this scenery this place also shows a very romantic side. Morro Jable in the neighborhood of Jandía Playa has developed to a rather tranquil travel destination over the years. Its resorts are not that big and especially the more individualistic travellers will find beautiful apartments and charming fincas. With its popularity also the range of organized excursions has increased. Read here what you can experience in Morro Jable and what activities and excursions you can do. Here you will also learn what makes this place so unique.
- Guided excursions in Morro Jable
- The Sights in Morro Jable
- Shopping in Morro Jable
- The Nightlife in Morro Jable
- The Beaches in Morro Jable
- The Weather in Morro Jable
- The Hotels in Morro Jable
What to Do in Morro Jable
Guided Tours in Morro Jable
Morro Jable is part of the tourist agglomeration in the south of Fuerteventura. It is connected to an excellent infrastructure, which leaves nothing to be desired. This includes organized trips. You have a comprehensive offer of things to do, that covers all possible interests. Many of the operators have their bases in Morro Jable or in the immediate vicinity, so that most of the excursions are being offered including hotel transfer. If you are staying Morro Jable, it is more difficult when booking tours offered by operators from the north. These rarely pick up in Morro Jable. On our website you can easily find out on which tours there is hotel transfer available. Under “Services & Prices” in the detailed descriptions you will find if they will pick you up and from where.
Boat Trips in Morro Jable
The port of Morro Jable has a large number of excursion boats just waiting to provide you with a wonderful day on the sea. There are several types of boat trips in Morro Jable. Whether its party or pirate boat, catamaran or yacht everything is available. Your preferences determine your choice. If you prefer something more private and relaxed, you will book a tour on a small boat, as it can accommodate a maximum of 12 people only. If you want to meet new people instead, sign up for a party boat.
Whale and Dolphin Watching
Seeing whales and dolphins on Fuerteventura usually is very easy. Dolphin watch tours to observe these fascinating marine mammals are also being offered from Morro Jable. The biodiversity of the dolphins within the Canary Archipelago makes it almost certain that you will meet these playful and always cheerful creatures.
Morro Jable Water Sports
Jet Ski Safaris, parasailing and a crazy ride on the banana? You will be able to do all this in your area. Such water sports activities are very popular on Fuerteventura and especially in the summer the wet fun provides a pleasant cooling in the water in addition to a good adrenaline rush.
Walking Tours From Morro Jable
The proximity to the massif of the Jandía Natural Park and the rugged cliffs on the west coast make Morro Jable an ideal starting point for guided hiking tours. Get to know your holiday island on foot while trekking, enjoy the physical activity and the breathtaking views of the authentic Fuerteventura.
Buggy Tours Morro Jable
Going for a buggy or quad ride from Morro Jable is hardly a problem as some tour operators are located in the immediate vicinity. By quad or buggy you can cross the island on dusty slopes. But also the asphalt roads have it with their own charm with their tight curves.
Things to See in Morro Jable
The Old Town of Morro Jable
Nothing more than 200 souls lived in Morro Jable in 1970. Back then the town consisted only of today's historic center. At present, more than 3,000 people have their homes here. Nevertheless, the old town of Morro Jable has not lost little of its original flair. Its center is the Piazza de Pescadores. From there, several narrow streets lead in all directions. You stroll past white houses and some restaurants that offer Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine and, above all, freshly caught fish on the menu. In the small tourist shops of the two shopping streets in the old town you can buy the usual tourist souvenirs, but also some handmade ones.
The Port of Morro Jable
The port of Morro Jable was built in 1980. It connects Fuerteventura to the neighboring islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife with ferries. Its marina offers a place to moor for at least 290 boats with a maximum draft of 5 and a maximum length of 35 meters. The harbor is lined with shops, restaurants and bars. From here you can enjoy a stunning view over the pier and the Atlantic Ocean.
The Turtle Recovery and Breeding Station in Morro Jable
Directly in the port of Morro Jable there is am installation for sea turtles. On the one hand, animals are being brought here who are stranded on Fuerteventura and injured or ill. These are treated and released again after recovery. On the other hand, young animals are raised here, which are to be resettled in the Canary Islands. On the 800 square meters of land there are 12 tanks for stranded turtles and 5 tanks for the breeding. The facility has a free information center where you can see some of these animals and learn how the installation works.
The Market Hall in Morro Jable
The Municipal Market is dominated daily by the colorful bustle of the locals. In addition to freshly caught fish, it also offers fruit, vegetables, local pastries and meats, as well as Canarian art and craft products. People come here to have a chat, for tastings, to discuss and of course to haggle. You should not miss this, if you would like to experience authentic Canarian everyday life, or if you want to explore and discover new things.
Shopping in Morro Jable
If you are looking for a large shopping center, you should head to the Cosmo Centro Commercial in the neighboring Jandía Playa. Otherwise, shopping in Morro Jable is concentrated right in the center of the city, on the pedestrian areas of the streets of Diputado Senador Velázquez Cabrera and Nuestra Señora del Carmen. Here you will find everything you want: fashion boutiques, beauty salons, souvenir shops, small mixed stores and much more. To relax from the exhausting shopping, you will find there also small cafes, ice cream parlors and restaurants.
Nightlife in Morro Jable
The nightlife of Morro Jable takes place mainly on the beach promenade. Here you can stop at one of the approximately 30 bars and pubs and stay until midnight or a little later. If you are looking for a dance floor to stay until dawn, you will have to go to the neighboring Jandía Playa.
Things Worth Knowing About Morro Jable
The Beaches of Morro Jable
The beach Playa de Matorral begins in the northeast of Morro Jable and merges into further stretches of beach in the north. The beach stretches 21 kilometers in total, from Morro Jable to Costa Calma. If you spend your vacation in Morro Jable, you can reach the beach of Playa de Matorral in a few minutes and spend a wonderful day on a bright sandy beach.
Weather in Morro Jable
The climate in Morro Jable is dominated by the mountain range of the Jandía Natural Park. This ensures that it hardly rains throughout the year round and there are barely any clouds. And also the wind is less severe than anywhere else on the island. Therefore, Morro Jable, as well as the rest of the southeastern coast is considered the sunniest region of Fuerteventura. The temperatures remain mild all year round. In winter, the climate table of Morro Jable rarely indicates less than 20 degrees and in summer barely more than 28 degrees Celcius. Consequently the weather in Morro Jable guarantees a wonderful sun-drenched holiday, regardless of the season.
Hotels in Morro Jable
Whoever expects as many hotels in Morro Jable as in other tourist places on Fuerteventura is wrong. There are only a few hotels in its urban area. The former fishing village rather offers its vacationers holiday apartments or bungalows and small villas. In the immediate vicinity of the beach you will find the probably only 4-star hotel of Morro Jable, the XQ El Palacete.
Tours and Excursions for Holidaymakers in Morro Jable
Boat and Yacht Excursions, Dolphin and Whale Watching
Season: All‑season Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday Duration: 4 hours An exclusive sailing trip, in a small circle. Sail along the impressive volcanic coast of Fuerteventura on an elegant hand-crafted Turkish gullet. Set the sails and navigate into the…explore
Season: 15th July to 15th September Days: Tuesday Duration: 5 hours Visit the overwhelmingly beautiful Papagayo Beaches of Lanzarote, while on holiday in Fuerteventura. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend a fantastic day on the sea. You will first…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Daily Duration: 1,5 hours Come for a whale and dolphin search trip to Morro Jable on Fuerteventura. The encounter with these fascinating creatures in the wild is a truly unique experience. You can make…explore
Bus and Minibus Excursions, Jeep Safaris and Day Trips to Lanzarote
Season: All‑season Days: Tuesday (15.07. to 15.09.) and Saturday Duration: 5 hours Take the opportunity to visit the fascinating Lanzarote during your holiday in Fuerteventura. This combination of boat and bus tour is packed with mesmerizing experiences. Discover the hidden treasures…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Daily except Sunday Duration: 7 hours Driving through the mountains of Fuerteventura in a caravan with several jeeps has something truly adventurous. And the Defenders are more comfortable than you would expect. With your jeep you…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Duration: 7 hours Leave the main roads on this minibus tour and head for the narrow side streets. Discover the beauty of the interior of Fuerteventura and its west coast. Expect overwhelming views and…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Duration: 7 hours Enjoy Fuerteventura with all your senses. On this interesting drive through Pájara and Betancuria in a comfortable minibus, you can taste a variety of local agricultural products and learn about…explore
Buggy and Quad Tours
Season: All‑season Days: Daily except Monday Duration: 3 hours Unlimited buggy driving pleasure. Experience the beauty of the beaches of Fuerteventura in this action-packed expedition through desert-like landscapes and dried riverbeds. This impressive driving experience and the breathtaking…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Daily except Monday Duration: 3 hours An action packed expedition through Fuerteventura by quad bike. This tour combines the sensational quad biking fun with a great nature experience. On your way through deserted, unreal lunar…explore
Bicycle and Segway Tours
Season: All‑season Days: Thursday and Saturday Duration: 3 hours Get to know the different facets of Fuerteventura. You will be truly amazed by its scenic diversity. This guided e-bike tour leads you from Costa Calma, along the stunning coastlines…explore
Ride Excursions on Horses or Camels
JetSki, Parasailing, Flyboard and Water Sports Combinations
Season: All‑season Days: Temporary not available Duration: approx. 10 minutes Experience Morro Jable from lofty heights - parasailing fun on Fuerteventura. Float at about 150 m above the turquoise waters. Enjoy an exciting cocktail of various overwhelming sensations. Unlimited…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Daily Duration: 10 min Crazy Ufo, 10 min Jet Boat, 1 hour JetSki Safari The water sport package with a plus for the extra adrenalin kick. You save between € 31,00 and € 40,00! No time to relax in Fuerteventura. These activities keep…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Temporary not available Duration: 10 min Parasailing, 10 min Crazy Ufo, 1 hour JetSki Safari A totally crazy combi for an absolutely insane price: Save between € 37,00 and € 42,00! Feel the G-Force dragging you from side to side during this wicked Crazy…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Temporary not available Duration: 10 min Banana Boat, 10 min Crazy Ufo, 10 min Parasailing Triplicate the fun factor & save between € 15,00 and € 28,00. This package fantastically combines total relaxation with absolute excitement at the beach of Morro Jable in…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Daily Duration: 10 min Jet Boat, 10 min Crazy Ufo, 10 min Banana Boat Water sport Pack 3 reloaded: The total speed adventure! And save between € 9,00 and € 26,00! When speed and G-Force combine with the ocean the result is maximum…explore