The former fishing village of Morro Jable has undergone a radical transformation from provincial hamlet to thriving tourist resort. Populated almost entirely by German sun seekers, the resort allures with its beautiful beaches and partially maintained antique charm. The sparkling, sapphire water of the sea is an arresting vision that is enhanced by the dramatic cliff that harbours the Old Town. In quiet contrast to this ancient hub, a range of fabulous tourists facilities populate the lower town, all offering glamour, glitz and comfort for those seeking a serene sojourn.
One of Morro Jable’s most iconic landmarks is undoubtedly the Lighthouse, a luminous structure that towers over the rocks in order to guide lost sailors from the violent sea. The important landmark pays homage to the island’s maritime heritage while also being an aesthetically pleasing punctuation mark upon the landscape. It can be reached by way of the blissful Morro Jable Beach, a sandy sanctuary that wanderers will inevitably have to recline on along the way.
In order to escape the modern commercialisation of the resort, venture to the quaint and quintessential Harbour in order to observe the village’s fishing traditions in action. This peaceful place is perfect to sit a while a watch fishermen hauling in the catch of the day and yachts taking affluent travellers on coastal adventures.
Enjoying a prime position upon the resort’s atmospheric seaside strip is La Gaviota, a rustic restaurant that specialises in freshly caught seafood and regional specialities. Begin your culinary feast with a small plate of spicy green peppers before moving on to the sublime and sumptuous tuna steak, drizzled with lemon juice and accompanied by seasoned potatoes. (Calle Tomas Grau, Morro Jable, Spain)