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Morro Jable

What was once a small fishing village with only 200 inhabitants, Morro Jable has now grown into one of the biggest holiday resorts for German tourists on the island (with around 8,000 inhabitants). It was during the early eighties that tourism first took off after the construction of the first Robinson club.

At this time you could only get to the resort via rough sand tracks and it wasn't until 1982 when the new main road was finished that things really started to happen.

Nowadays Morro Jable has something for everyone. The miles of golden beaches and clear blue seas, shops, bars and restaurants of attract thousands of tourists each year (at present there are around 16,000 beds).

Morro Jable lies 100km from the airport but there are plans to build a new road directly to the resort.

Despite all the tourism the old village still remains intact and there is a quaint harbour in the west of the town which is used by local fishermen and yachtsmen and you can still escape the hustle and bustle should you wish to take a leisurely walk along the promenade or check out one of the local beaches.

Some of the beaches here are the longest and most beautiful in the Canary Islands stretching 35km and there's plenty to do for the water sports enthusiast from jet skiing to windsurfing.

Its also possible to take a jet foil from here over to the neighboring island of Gran Canaria.

Morro Jable continues to grow each year spreading further afield (as do many of the main resorts on Fuerteventura) and a new marina is also being planned for the future.


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