Yes, the resorts and out-of-towners have landed on the Fuerteventuran shores of Morro Jable. But for good reason, as this coastline, which spans the dogleg corner of the south, is lined by virtually unending, white-sanded shores.
Although the bulk of the city’s foreign residents and visitors hail from Germany, the former fishing village still retains some of its previous, more old-fashioned vibe. Go up hill from the port, and that’s where you’ll find it—in Morro Jable’s old town. It’s hardly anything fancy to be sure (or super historic), but the Mentos-colored buildings, and narrow streets lend a sweet nod to days gone by. Of course if you head farther eastward, you’ll come across the more luxurious, palm-tree-lined housing developments that make this such a coveted enclave for non-Canarians.
But really it’s the beaches that are the draw, spanning several kilometers of the coast. Along these shores, you can lounge in the sun, walk the lengthy and often restaurant- and bar-lined promenade, or take to the sea to enjoy various watersports. And, if you tire of the beaches here, you can always catch a ferry that will whisk you off to neighboring Gran Canaria.
Morro Jable is tucked away in pretty much the farthest corner of Fuerteventura, just south of Jandia Natural Park. As such, to get there will likely require a decent journey from most places on the island. Once there, if you’re headed to the beach, take note that the shorelines west of the lighthouse tend to attract a bathing-suit-free kind of crowd.