At the southern tip of Fuerteventura the harbour town of Morro Jable was originally one of the oldest villages on the Jandia peninsula. In the last few years Jandia, which borders Morro Jable, has developed into a modern tourist centre and merges today seamlessly with the town centre of Morro Jable. Along the main road of Jandia between the palm-tree lined promenade and the hotel complexes are numerous shops, bars, clubs and restaurants. It is somewhat quieter in the town centre of Morro Jable. Here you can relax in the evening in one of the typical local restaurants near the harbour and listen to the street musicians or the sound of the crashing waves.
The beautiful beach of Morro Jable which stretches over 3 kilometres is a special attraction here. Playa de Matorral is probably the most southerly of all beaches in Fuerteventura. The clean, crystal clear water and the fine, light-coloured sand are ideal for a great day at the beach, while windsurfers, sailors and surfers also get their money’s worth here. The landscape of Playa del Matorral beach includes a salt marsh in the area between the street and the beach, and the lighthouse of Morro Jable which stands proudly here.
Playas de Jandia
North of Morro Jable there are many light-coloured sandy beaches. The largest of these are Esquinzo-Butihondo, El Salmo and Mal Nombre which are often referred to as the Playas de Jandia and together stretch for around 21 kilometres. These beaches are among the most popular in Fuerteventura for walks along the beach. At low tide you can easily walk along the protruding rocks from one beach to the next. The typical beach landscape includes the black rocks which separate the beaches, numerous stone castles for privacy and shelter, and fine, light-coloured sand which slopes gently into the water.
Punta de Jandia / Jandia Nature Park / Parque Natural de Jandia
Along the south-east coast right up to Morro Jable you can find many long, sandy, popular beaches, but towards the west of Morro Jable it gets considerably quieter. The reasons for this are the rough, barren, rocky coastline and the large conservation area which stretches over the entire Jandia peninsula. However, even here there are some small beaches hidden among the cliffs. Just a short journey from Morro Jable is Playa de la Señora and quite a bit further along is the beach of Juan Gomez. Right at the southern tip of Fuerteventura, near the Faro Punto de Jandia lighthouse, is the small, charming beach of Playa de los Ojos.
"Extensive sandy beach, highlight for surfers"
"Peaceful and quiet beach that is also good for walkers, runners and those that enjoy sailing"
"Beautiful bay with a quiet sandy beach offering good swimming conditions"
"Nice, sandy beach among the dunes with plenty room to spread out"
"Colourful, rocky landscape with an idyllic, sandy beach"
"Quiet retreat from the bustle of the main holiday resorts"