Last Updated on October 23, 2022
The small town of Morro Jable is location at the southern tip of Fuerteventura. There are several large Fuerteventura resorts nearby, popular with package holidays, so you may find yourself close to the area! I was staying in Esquinzo and walked along the beach to Morro Jable. If you choose to walk from Equinzo to Morro Jable, be aware of high tides, part of the beach walk is rocky in places! Here are 9 things to do in Morro Jable!
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Things To Do In Morro Jable
Playa Morro Jable/Playa del Matorral/Playa Jandia
You can’t mention Morro Jable, without talking about the beaches! There is approximately 4km of wide sandy beaches and clear waters. They are split into Playa Morro Jable, Playa Del Matorral and Playa Jandia. Sun loungers and umbrellas can be rented from several locations and there are places with public toilets and places to buy drinks.
A section close to Promenade Morro Jable has a giant sand dune which is pretty cool! (Part of the beach near the lighthouse is a nudist area).
If you didn’t want to walk along the beach, there’s a dedicated cycle/pedestrian path that runs parallel to Avenida Del Saladar (FV-2). It follows almost the full length of the beach and has several interesting things to see along it!
Playa Del Matorral Site of Scientific Interest
The Playa Del Matorral Site of Scientific Interest is a wetland area between a section of the town of Morro Jable and the beach. It is a protected area that can only be cross via raised boardwalks. At times of the year, this area is flooded by the sea. It’s home to a variety of flora and fauna, including unique plants that grow in the salt water conditions.
We saw some awesome bright green parrots and all along the rocky areas of the beach are chipmunk like animals. Even though they look like chipmunks, they are actually Barbary Ground Squirrels. They are native to Morocco and are considered an invasive species in Fuerteventura.
‘Fobos’ wind sculpture
When walking along the pedestrian area near Playa Del Matorral, you’ll come across the ‘Fobos‘ wind sculpture. This sculpture was created by César Manrique, an artist from Lanzarote. It stands at 13 metres high and rotates in the wind. It is in the centre of a busy roundabout so it’s best to view it from the pedestrian area.
Related Reading: Is Fuerteventura Windy? | Tips for Visiting the Island of ‘Strong Wind’!
Esqueleto de Cetaceo (Skeleton of a sperm whale)
A little further along is the Esqueleto de Cetaceo, a 16 metre long skeleton of a male sperm whale. It became stranded in the municipality of Pájara in December 2004.
Morro Jable Lighthouse
The current Morro Jable lighthouse has been in service since 1996. It stands at nearly 60 metres tall, making it the tallest lighthouse in the Canary Islands.
Gym on the beach
The gym on the beach has a range of ‘workout’ obstacles that are free to use. Such as monkey bars and balance beams and pull up bars.
Promenade Morro Jable
The Promenade Morro Jable has lots of bars and restaurants and gift shops. Make sure to stop at Coco Banana for ice cream and Zalt and Pepper is a great surf style shop with lots of lovely gifts for sale. The walking area is quite tight, so many of the places have padded cushions set out along the seawall for customers to sit on. The sea is a beautiful blue colour in this area too!
Puerto Del Morro Jable
Located in the Port of Morro Jable is the Turtle Nursery (also known as the (Centro de Recuperación y Conservación de Tortugas Marinas). It is open to the public between 10am until 1pm, Monday to Friday and is free to visit. The centre is very small and but it gives visitors the chance to view a few of the resident sea turtles that are currently part of the conservation or rehabilitation programs.
It is important to note that this is not a zoo. The turtles are only at the facility temporarily as part of the breeding programme or due to rehabilitation from injuries. You can read more about the turtle nursery here: Turtle Nursery Morro Jable, Fuerteventura | What You Need To Know
The turtle nursery is about 1km from Morro Jable promenade (15 minute walk). There is a cut through that does involve steps and slopes, but half way up is the ‘Aussictsplattform‘. This viewing platform is a good place to sit and have a rest, it also offers a little bit of shade. It looks out across the port of Morro Jable.
Ferries to Tenerife and Gran Canaria leave from Puerto del Morro Jable. Alternatively shorter boat trips are available too. Such as this Sailing with Snorkelling and Dolphin Watching tour, or a Glass Bottom Boat Cruise with Lunch and a 1.5 Hour Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour.
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