16 Best things to do in Morro Jable, Fuerteventura - 2023 Guide

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The beautiful beach in Morro Jable / Playa del Matorral

Morro Jable is situated in the south of Fuerteventura, in the municipality of Pajara, which is the southernmost and the westernmost municipality on the island.

Morro Jable and Costa Calma are the largest towns in the municipality of Pajara, both of them also being the most popular tourist resorts on the southern coast of Fuerteventura. 

The Jandia Peninsula, also situated in the Pajara municipality, has some of the most breathtaking beaches in Fuerteventura, so we recommend a visit to this side of the island, even if you decide to stay in the north or center of Fuerteventura.

What to do in Morro Jable - Attractions and places to visit

Morro Jable offers a variety of interesting activities for tourists who are based in this area, including boat trips, volcano hiking, and buggy adventures.

1. Playa del Matorral (Playa de Morro Jable)

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Best thing to do in Morro Jable? Go to the beach!

This is the main beach in Morro Jable and it stretches for several kilometers, so there's plenty of room for everyone, without ever having to feel crowded. 

You will find here all the facilities like sunbeds, umbrellas and a beach bar, plus you'll have an amazing view, on this gorgeous beach with fine white sand and turquoise waters.

2. Playa de Butihondo 

Another lovely beach that is within walking distance from Morro Jable (or you can come by car if you decide to rent a car and explore the island on your own).

The water is crystal clear, which is why it's regarded as one of the prettiest coves in Fuerteventura. 

You'll find that many naturists prefer this beach, so if you're looking for nudist beaches in Fuerteventura, you might really love this one.

3. Go on a boat tour

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There are various boat trips available from Morro Jable

Admire the beauty of the southern coast from the water: go on a boat trip and enjoy a few hours of pure fun and adventure. This is a suitable activity for the entire family and you'll see the coast from a very different perspective: the south of Fuerteventura has the most incredible beaches and you will love the views you get from a boat trip.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Foods and drinks included

4. Visit the Turtle Nursery

The Turtle Nursery is part of a project where the people involved are trying to repopulate the waters around Fuerteventura with the species of turtles which naturally live in this part of the Atlantic Ocean. Entrance is free, but you can donate to support their activity.

5. Discover Fuerteventura on a day tour

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Los Guanches - Guise and Ayose 

Explore the rest of the island on a day tour which will take you to some of the most iconic places on the island: Mirador de “Los Guanches”, a local aloe vera plantation and the famous Corralejo Dunes

  • Pickup service
  • Lunch & Ticket to Casa Santa María 

6. Hike a volcano

This is a unique experience, for visitors who want to explore the natural beauty of Fuerteventura on foot: go hiking in a volcanic landscape, then visit the country estate of Finca La Gayria. There's more to see in Fuerteventura beyond the amazing beaches, and this tour will show you another face of this special island.

  • Transfer from your hotel (from the south of the island
  • Wine tasting & Tapas (tomato salad, homemade olive oil, bread, goat's cheese and wine)

7. Trip to Playa de Sotavento

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Playa de Sotavento is one of the most beautiful beaches in Fuerteventura which is why you'll see it on many brochures and postcards. This beach is famous due to its lagoon that forms at high tide, so the time of day when you visit this beach is crucial if you want to see it at its best. You can check online to see the times for high tide and low tide on the day when you plan to visit, so make sure to visit during one of the high tides. 

Playa de Sotavento is located 25 km away from Morro Jable and driving there will take you around 25 minutes.

8. Visit Oasis Park

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Oasis Park is a great day out for the entire family

Oasis Park is the only Zoo in Fuerteventura and it's only 30 minutes away from Morro Jable.

The kids will love this day for certain, but it's also a fun day for adults as well. 

There are playgrounds, restaurants and some places to rest in the shade when you get tired from all the walking in the park, which is truly like a green oasis in the middle of a desert. 

The ticket includes:

  • Bus transfers
  • Free access to 4 entertaining and educational live animal shows (reptiles, sea lions, birds of prey and parrots)
  • Free access to the Botanical Garden

9. Golfing in the south of Fuerteventura

Many visitors are surprised to find a golf course in the arid south of Fuerteventura. 

Jandía Golf Course is considered by many the best golf course in Fuerteventura and you may be pleasantly surprised by its standards.

10. Day trip to Cofete 

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Cofete Beach - a one of a kind beach, located in the south of Fuerteventura

Playa de Cofete is our favorite beach in Fuerteventura and we consider it to be a MUST-SEE place when visiting the island for the first time.

Its rugged natural beauty will blow you away and if you're staying in Morro Jable you have easy access to the only bus on the island that can take you there. 

11. Tapas tasting and local culture

Food is a big part of the Spanish culture and you can experience it in during a culinary tour which will take you to see how several local products are made: the famous goat cheese (Majorero cheese), olive oil and marmalades.  

Of course, you'll get the opportunity to taste several types of tapas at each of the locations, so it will be a great way to experience the local food in authentic locations and with organic produce. 

  • Pickup from your hotel
  • Guided tours on the fincas & Tapas at each finca

12. Morro Jable Lighthouse

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Faro de Morro Jable 

A walk to Morro Jable Lighthouse at sunset can be the perfect ending to a great day. You'll also find a small beach bar in the area (a Chiringuito), where you can serve a cold drink or a coffee while enjoying the view.

13. Sperm whale skeleton

There are several places in the Canary Islands where you can see a sperm whale skeleton on display (another one can be seen in Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura's capital). It's an interesting sight to see, especially for the kids.

14. Morro Jable Markets

Every Monday and Thursday there's a market organized at the Cosmo Shopping Center. Nothing special to see here, as it's the typical market you can find in the Canaries. See more details in our dedicated article about markets in Fuerteventura.

15. Day trip to Costa Calma

Costa Calma is the closest resort to Morro Jable, also located in the south of the island. You can easily get there by car, but you can also use the public bus to get there. 

Walk around the resort, try some of the bars and restaurants for a change of scenery, then go see the local beach.

16. Morro Jable Carnival

Like all other resorts in Fuerteventura, Morro Jable has an annual carnival which is organized each year, sometime around February or March. 

The date of the carnival changes each year, so make sure to check the schedule for the next edition


FAQ about visiting Morro Jable

Is Morro Jable worth visiting?

Morro Jable is definitely worth visiting, as it is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Fuerteventura, with many more beaches like Cofete and Sotavento located nearby and easy to reach for a visit.

Is Morro Jable lively?

Morro Jable is not as lively as Corralejo, which is the best resort in Fuerteventura for nightlife. Morro Jable is more relaxed and quiet, good for family holidays.

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