Moving to Morro Jable
Matthew’s article this week concentrates on moving to Morro Jable, in the south of Fuerteventura.
Moving to Morro Jable: Fuerteventura at its most horizontal
Have you dreamed of cultivating an all-year-round tan? The Canary Islands were not known as the Fortunate Isles by the Romans for nothing, you know. And you’ll consider yourself lucky if you get to lap up the rays 365 in Fuerteventura’s sun trap of a resort, Morro Jable.
Sprechen sie Deutsch? German feels almost like Morro Jable’s first language, let alone its second. Talk about Deutschland über alles. So if you’re seeking a more British, Spanish or Canarian area – this isn’t for you.
Ins and outs
The 84.4km from Fuerteventura airport will take you a minimum of one hour and 10 minutes to navigate along the FV-2. Morro Jable’s port also welcomes regular ferries from the neighbouring island of Gran Canaria. Corralejo at the other end of Fuerteventura has links to Playa Blanca in Lanzarote, including a car ferry.
Despite the sizeable German population, it might surprise you to learn that there are no international schools in Morro Jable. Secondary schools, in fact, barely make it into double figures on the island. And they’re exclusively Spanish.
Shop until you drop…
It may well be the Canary Islands’ second biggest isle after Tenerife, but everything feels more smallscale on Fuerteventura. And so whilst Gran Canaria have HiperDino, it’s SuperDino on Fuerteventura with their supermarkets arranged on one rather than two levels. Tattoo Fuerteventura, located at Bentejui 2, is the island’s oldest studio on the island and also offers piercings.
Property in Morro Jable
Given its popularity as a place to invest in holiday homes, you’ll find mainly apartments in Morro Jable.
Apartments can go for as low as 40,000€ but also go for above 100,000. Along with bungalows and villas.
In Praise Of
“Morro Jable is a lovely laid-back coastal fishing village with excellent seafood restaurants and pale golden fine sandy beaches extending 21kms to Costa Calma. The fishermen’s boats can still be found in the quaint harbour. Morro Jable’s the warmest and sunniest place of the entire island shielded by the mountain range with Cofete on the other side which keeps off the cold winds and clouds known as the panza del burro (the donkey’s belly).” Caroline Traynor Bohny (Yoga Fuerteventura)
- Are you an expat living in Morro Jable? What do you like/dislike about it? Let us know below.
Matthew Hirtes, our resident broadsheet journalist, moved to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria back in 2004. He’s travelled extensively through Spain, covering it for such publications as Telegraph Travel, Metro, and The Independent. The author of Going Local in Gran Canaria: How To Turn a Holiday Destination into a Home, Matthew truly is a resident expert.
Matthew writes for two sections of Spain Buddy: Moving to Spain and Spanish Football as well as providing Reviews
May 2, 2017 @ 1:28 pm
There may be many Germans here on holiday, but Morro Jable is definitely Spanish at heart! Most residents here are Spanish speaking, with a smattering of European ex-pats thrown in. However, it is certainly has a more Spanish / Canarian feel than say Corralejo or Caleta…..
If you are seeking lots of ex-pat Brits then this isn’t the best choice.