Morro Jable Vacation Guide

The coastline of Morro that spans the coastline is virtually unending white sandy shores.  The bulk of visitors are from Germany, but you’ll find this fishing village has a more old fashioned vibe.  Morro Jable’s old town has Mentos-colored buildings and narrow streets worth investigating.  At you go east, you’ll come across more luxurious, palm-tree-lined developments where non-Canarians call home.

It’s really the beaches though that draw visitors here, spanning several miles of the coast.  Along these shores you can lounge in the sun, walk the lengthy restaurant and bar lined promenade, or enjoy various water sports.  If you get tired of the beaches, you can always take a ferry to the neighboring Gran Canaria.  Continue reading our Morro Jable vacation guide for everything you need to start planning your Morro Jable vacation.  Jable Visit all the beautiful beaches of Fuerteventura here.

Morro Jable Weather – When to Visit

With its location so close to Africa, you can expect hot and sunny weather throughout the year in Morro Jable.  If you love the heat, the best time to visit Morro Jable is between July and September. Temperatures range between 77°F and  82°F.  If you are looking for cooler temperatures, the best time  is between April and June or in October. The average temperature ranges from 70°F and 73°F, which is warm enough for a relaxing day at the beach or enjoying a spot of sightseeing around the island.

Morro Jable is known for it’s winds. Northeast trade winds paired with the cool waters of the surrounding sea means that the island is in the direct path of regular cooling breezes. This is great for water sports in the summer when the sea conditions are perfect for windsurfing with an average temperature of 72°F.

Morro Jable Attractions

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Punta-Jandia-Lighthouse-300x169.jpgPunta Jandia Lighthouse

The still-active beacon dates back to the 19th century and today hosts a fascinating museum about the surrounding natural park. Explore the museum inside the old lighthouse keeper’s home. Like many lighthouses in the islands, this is a simple, single-story white building. Wander through five galleries that feature displays on Jandía Natural Park, from its natural history to its flora and fauna. 

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Turtle-Nursery-300x200.jpgTurtle Nursery

This small sanctuary in the Puerto de Morro Jable is for turtles to be reared, ready for release into the wild. It is sometimes closed without notice, but even so you can still peer through at the turtles in their voluminous tubs, occasionally breaking surface with a limb or poking their heads out.

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This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Playa-del-Matorral-300x217.jpgPlaya del Matorral

Playa del Matorral is the main beach here and it’s magnificent, stretching eastwards for over 4km from Morro Jable. A family-friendly beach, it’s great for indulging in a variety of water sports, churning a pedalo or just collapsing on the sand. It rarely gets crowded, but for true solitude head for the beaches 7km further east, which are accessible only with your own transport.

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This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Playa-de-Cofete-300x169.jpgPlaya de Cofete

Playa de Cofete rewards you with fine golden sand, plenty of open space, and a mountainous backdrop, if you brave the somewhat difficult journey to the southern tip of Fuerteventura. Follow the dirt track to reach the 12 km (7.5 mi) beach, and make sure you bring everything you need for the day because this remains a totally natural place.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Playa-Morro-Jable-300x137.jpgPlaya Morro Jable

Morro Jable is a huge white sand beach with tranquil waters, shimmering shades of turquoise and emerald. This beach and it stretches from Las Gaviotas beach in the north to the center of the town. Running alongside the long beach is an avenue with excellent shopping facilities and a view of the emblematic Morro Jable lighthouse, standing out from the sea.

Things To Do in Morro Jable
Canary Boat Trips

On Board of the Magic Catamaran, a 24 meter long Luxury-Catamaran you will be able to enjoy a fantastic day at sea. Sailing down the south along the impressive volcanic coastline of Fuerteventura, we set anchor in an idyllic bay and whilst you get the chance to jump in the crystal-clear water of the Atlantic Ocean and go fishing, the crew will prepare a freshly made Canarian menu for you.  The menu consists of grilled chicken, salad, bread and Canarian potatoes with Mojo-Sauce. In addition you have a free choice of wine, beer, soft drinks and water, which will be offered during your time on board.  Telephone:  34 928 150 248 or visit Canary Boat Trips.

Surfers Island

Welcome to Surfers Island Fuerteventura! 365 days a year gorgeous beaches and turquoise water invite you to do surfing, kiteboarding, catamaran sailing and stand-up paddling. Their team of qualified and certified instructors offers you the possibility to try different water sports or practice your favorite sports at one of the best spots of the island. No matter if you are beginner, advanced or pro – they bring you to the next level.  Telephone:  34 928 166 349 or visit Surfers Island.

Blue Motion Surf

Join them to enjoy the incredible feeling of riding a wave.  Discover and practice surfing and paddle boarding year round in the sweetness of a moderate climate and water.  Take advantage of white sand beaches and turquoise blue waters on Jandia’s peninsula in southern Fuerteventura.  Practice in an exceptional natural environment.  Telephone:  34 680 33 34 52 or visit Blue Motion Surf.

Jet Ski Tour Jandia

Would you like to spend a wonderful day? Prepare to live new sensations and experiences with any of their excursions, including the Odyssee 3, jet ski, deep sea fishing, quads & buggies, kayak, snorkel, and banana boats.  All of this on the beautiful island of Fuerteventura and its crystalline water.  All activities are directed and supervised by their professional and qualified staff.  Telephone:  34 616 43 71 84 or visit Jet Ski Tour Jandia.

Naviera Armas

Take a ferry from Morro Jable to Tenerife or Gran Canaria.  Explore more of the Canary Islands.  Naviera Armas have been operating ferry services since the 1940’s and have become one of the most frequently used transportation services operating between the Canary Islands.  In the Canary Islands, ferries operate between Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma.  Web:  Naviera Armas.

Best Morro Jable Restaurants

Marabu  $31 – 60

Here you will find a beautiful garden terrace where you can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine with a good bottle of wine or a cool beer, and candlelight under the stars and open sky.  They will bring you stunning food to your table.  Telephone:  34 928 544098  Web:  Marabu

Bar La Parada  Under $10

Although the small menu here is translated into several languages, the voices around you are almost all Canarian.  The La Parada menu offering retains a few favorite crowd pleasers with a fresh spin, and new restaurant signature dishes have been added namely the smoked tomato salad, seared sesame crusted tuna, pork belly and the heavenly apple and walnut donut dessert topped with a coconut macaron. Senekal ensures that he maintains and showcases the natural flavours of the freshest ingredients – all sauces, dressings and desserts are all made in-house.  Web:  Bar La Parada.

La Bodega de Jandia  Under $10

With legs of ham hanging from the ceiling and vocal locals shouting out their orders, this place has more atmosphere than the tourist restaurants along the seafront. Canarian specialties like ropa vieja and mousse de gofio feature or on Sunday you can enjoy a plate of paella at a table in the cobbled, pedestrian street.  Web:  La Bodega de Jandia.

Waikiki Restaurant Snack Grill  $11 – 30

The Waikiki Restaurant Grill Snack Bar of Morro Jable located on the avenue of Morro Jable, was opened in 2013 as an alternative to enjoy a meal on the beach with a modern and simple décor. This restaurant is the brother of the Waikiki Beach Club of Corralejo, offering all kinds of products to satisfy all customers, from hamburgers to a fresh filet of Fuerteventura, all accompanied by a great selection of local and international drinks.  Telephone:  34 928 541 017  Web:  Waikiki Restaurant Snack Bar.

Piccola Italia Ristorante  $11 – 30

Giovanni Paolini’s goal was to open a truly authentic Italian restaurant.  This is a place that represents Italian cuisine, where you can eat and enjoy the surroundings while feeling right at home.  They treat every customer as a family member.  Telephone:  603-770-1403  Web:  Piccola Italia Ristorante

Best Morro Jable Bars & Nightlife

El Navegante

Anyone who has ever been to the Canary Islands and appreciates good cocktails should know that the “locals” are not always famous for their cocktails.  But here, you can have any drink mixed that you desire.  The ambience is very nice and the service is friendly.  Watch sports on the rooftop, listen to music, live bands, and a DJ.  Telephone:  34 687 833 222 Web:  El Navegante

Boot & Ball British Sports Bar

Really great Bar with absolutely tasty food offerings.  Feel welcomed and relaxed.  Get beer tastings and try something new.  Try the Snake Bite drink.  Web:  Boot & Ball British Sports Bar

Cofradia

Sit here in the evening, enjoy a cold beer, listen to the sound of the ocean, watch the sun go down and the vacationers walk along the promenade.  Perfect location, great beer selection and reasonable prices.  Telephone:  34 928 166 477  Web:  Cofradia

Surf Inn Jandia S L

This bar is located in a shopping center where tourists, locals, surfers and beach goers meet.  Come enjoy a drink at the Surf Inn.  Telephone:  34 928 542 272  Web:  Surf In Jandia S L

Bar Oasis

Passing by the Turtle Nursery, you come to this bar.  You will find a good selection at cocktails at the Bar Oasis. From the visitors’ viewpoint, the staff is good here. On Facebook, this place has a lot of user reviews and a 4.6 star rating, which means the place is highly popular and worth visiting.  Telephone:  34 928 540 301  Web:  Bar Oasis

Best Morro Jable Hotels

Garden & Sea Boutique Lodging


Rooms at Villas Garden Beach provide a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. In addition, while staying at Villas Garden Beach guests have access to room service. You can also enjoy a pool.  Villas Garden Beach puts the best of Morro del Jable at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

MUR Faro Jandia Fuerteventura & Spa


This property is a 6-minute walk from the beach. Overlooking Jandía lighthouse on Fuerteventura, the Faro Jandía is just 1,000 feet from the beach and offers swimming pools and a free spa. All the rooms have a balcony with views either of the Atlantic Ocean, the garden, or the pool.  The large outdoor pool has a whirlpool and is heated during the winter. The spa includes a sauna, Turkish baths and pebble pool, as well as a hot tub and sensations shower. The hotel has tennis courts and a modern gym.  There are activities for children throughout the day, and special evenings with live music are also organized. Next to the children’s pool and the playground, there is also a terrace with loungers for sunbathing.

Atalaya de Jandia


Located right on the coast of this charming village in Fuerteventura, these one-bedroom apartments enjoy furnished terraces where you can dine and relax while admiring sea views.  The Atalaya de Jandia’s privileged position means you can be inspired by Atlantic Ocean views and find peace and quiet in this delightful village setting.

Hotel Riu Palace Jandia


The Hotel Riu Palace Jandia opens all year round and is located directly on the beautiful Playa de Jandia beach with turquoise waters and fine sand, in the southernmost part of the island, is ideal for relaxing.  Relax in their Wellness Center and on the sun terrace, or get in shape in the gym. 1 outdoor pools and 1 hot tub. Day and evening entertainment.

TUI Magic Life Fuerteventura


All Inclusive located on the sandy beach of Esquinzo with stunning sea views.  You will be amazed at the different possibilities offered by their Club, a wide range of sports, fitness and a wellness program. Enjoy their 6 pools,  restaurant and 3 specialty restaurants, as well as 3 bars.

Villas Monte Solana


This property is a 7-minute walk from the beach. Villas Monte Solana are design apartments, with a shared outdoor swimming pool and a spa. They are just 1,300 feet from Jandia Beach, in southern Fuerteventura.  Each spacious apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and a living room. The well-equipped kitchen has a hob, a fridge and a kettle. All apartments have 2 large terraces, one of them with sea views. Villas feature terraces and sea views.  The Monte Solana apartments are a short walk from the fishing village of Morro del Jable.


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34 Comments

  1. Aaron

    Interesting read, definitely somewhere I can see myself going for vacation. I see you touched on how beautiful the beach is, however can the beach be enjoyed by different age groups? Is nudity something you can expect to see regularly at the beach? Overall though would you recommend this place for young adults?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      This beach is for everyone, couples and families. You will not see nudity here. There are beaches for just that, I did not include any in my review though 🙂 But yes, awesome place for young adults.

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  2. Daphne

    Awesome post and destination it sounds like a beautiful place to go for my next vacations. I never heard of this place before but I’m glad I found your post because I will now put it on my bucket list. Do you know if they talk in English also or if it is mostly German and Spanish? Thanks

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      The speak in all three languages 🙂 Morro Jable beaches are beautiful, and there is so much culture and beauty here. Thanks for visiting Beach Travel Destinations.

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  3. James Kelly

    A great article which evoked fond memories of my first overseas holidays way back in 1966 to Tenerife in the Canary Islands! I still remember sunbathing on dark grey volcanic beach sand and sipping wine from a bottle of Marsala! Yes I would love to revisit the islands this time to Fuerteventura and Morro Jable looks to be an ideal place to stay. Thank you very much for bringing back memories of a beautiful holiday destination

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome. Yes, I too remember going to Tenerife, not so long ago. My next trip will be to Morro Jable. Another destination that has been on my bucket list 🙂 Thanks for checking out our Morro Jable Vacation Guide.

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  4. Mario

    Another beautiful place. I always tell everyone I meet how nice it is to travel. There is so much beauty everywhere so limiting ourselves to one place we miss out. I have never heard of this place but I will be adding it to my list. You covered this so so much detail. This post provides everything I would want when traveling.
    I love beaches, love good food and places that welcome tourist with open arms. The picture you selected show how unique this place is I will be suggesting this to my wife. We travel at least once a year out of the country and have some amazing places to go. This may very well become one of them. I know it’s hard with so many variations and peoples preference but do you have a rough estimate of just price for hotel, flight and one week, or package deals. Would help understand cost and how to plan.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Mario

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Ok, I checked as if I were going from Dallas,TX. Which might be more expensive, if I am farther away than you. If you go to this link and put in your dates and city you are flying from, then you can get a good price estimate. For me, from Texas, for one week with hotel and airfare it was 2200.00. The price will vary depending on what city you are flying from. I know you and your wife would absolutely love it there. It is beautiful and the people are very friendly.

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  5. Asen

    I love to travel very much.
    The Canarias are on my “places to visit” list.
    I have been to Spain twice and I was captivated by its beautiful nature. I visited Madrid and Barcelona several years ago.
    Your article is the ultimate guide to the Canary Islands. This beach seems like heaven.
    Now I read it I can hardly wait to go there.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, it is paradise Asen, and one of those places every person should experience for true beauty and relaxation. Then of course Morro Jable has amazing beaches.

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  6. Neil

    Also, you can get a boat from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote and vice-versa, I used to do it almost daily, takes about 35 minutes…

    Neil

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, you can Neil. That is what makes it so nice I think, to be able to visit more than one island and explore and discover them all in one vacation! Thanks for reading about Morro Jable.

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  7. Eris

    This place looks amazing and the weather year round is oh so perfect. Your site is making wish I lived somewhere a lot warmer. I love the beach, but find it hard to justify a trip because of the large crowds that beaches draw in. Do you have any recommendations in North America that are less populated, but don’t break the bank either?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am going to stick with Florida, there are a lot of beaches that just don’t get that crowded. I have been to Treasure Island, St. Pete Beach, and the Destin area all during summer months and they are not bad. Anytime but the end of May thru the beginning of June will be the busiest. What is nice about Florida is that it is very inexpensive to visit, especially if you stay on the Gulf of Mexico side. The East coast of Florida is considerably more expensive. Texas beaches are also pretty in expensive, but I stay away during summer months again, as they are busy.

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  8. Neil

    Hi Leahrae, great read, I worked in Fuerteventura and Lanzarote for some considerable time when I was younger…and my parents lived there for a good number of years…beautiful place…time for me to go back!
    Thank you…

    Neil

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Wow, how nice 🙂 Lanzarote is very nice as well. I like Morro Jable, because you can easily go over to Tenerife or Gran Canaria if you want. And yes, very beautiful place with beautiful beaches.

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  9. Pierre-Alexandre Cote

    Wow. so much information that I won’t even need to have a look at another website on my next trip to a beach. I’ll definitely check you posts on Australia cause at the moment I don’t have enough money for the whole trip to Europe, but I’m getting ready for a roadtrip all over Australia and was glad to find your website! Everything I need all in one place, thank you!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am glad I was able to provide you everything you need. Did you know that the Canary Islands are actually very cheap to vacation to? Other than the plane ticket, and that depends on where you are flying from.

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  10. Niki

    I saw your travel guide for Sarasota FL. It looks beautiful! I’ve been to Florida a couple times and love the sunny, warm weather. The photos you provided were very inviting! The layout of your website seemed pretty easy. Almost too much to take in. I’d love to move there with my kids. Are there any all-inclusive resorts in Sarasota?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You know, I looked for one and I could not find an all-inclusive hotel in Sarasota. Now, I am going to look further and I will let you know. What did you think of Morro Jable?

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  11. Maun

    Hi there, awesome post! I got so refreshed after reading this post and seeing the images. Really gets my interest and I feel as if I was there.

    I will have a long trip for my vacation soon. I was searching for the perfect vacation spot, and this is it!

    I am glad I found your website, I will come back for more information for my Trips.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much Maun, and I am glad I could help you decide where to go. Morro Jable beaches are wonderful, as well as the rest of the Canary Islands.

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  12. GiuliaB

    Leahrea, I’ve never been to the Canary Islands, let alone to Morro Jable, but your detailed description of the facilities has made it a very appealing holiday destination for us. In an ideal world, it would be lovely to fly to Fuerteventura and then use the catamaran for the transfer to Morro Jable – that would be my favourite transport from the main island, as I imagine you would get a feel of the lovely sea and of the dramatic coastal and island views straightaway. In an ideal world, I said. Because unfortunately my husband does not fly, and it would be a long swim from the Portuguese coast all the way to the islands (!!!). Unless you tell me that there is a ferry line joining Portugal to Canary Islands? It would be interesting to know.
    Thank you Leahrae, most interesting post!!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You know what, there is a ferry going to Gran Canaria from Portugal and then you can take a direct ferry from Gran Canaria to Fuerteventura. Stay a while in both places. You’ll love it!

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  13. Anis Chity

    Hi, there looks like a great place to visit!

    I heard about it through a friend and thought, why not Google it.

    Found your site and was impressed by the detailed info you have here.

    I have checked a couple of your other posts and discovered other places I just might visit!

    Thank you so much and keep these posts coming!
    Anis

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You will love Morro Jable. The island of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands is a beautiful place to visit year round. And from Morro Jable it is easy to visit some of the other island of the Canaries as well.

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  14. Anubhav

    You got me interested when I saw the picture of this beautiful beach but the way you have described the place, it made it to my bucket list. What would be the best time of the year to visit there?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am glad you like Morro Jable. Really, you can go here anytime of year. It doesn’t get below 68 degrees anytime of year, so is always sunny and warm.

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  15. Steve

    My word – I’ve been there! We used to have a time share on Fuerteventura and have visited Morro Jable many times. I love the island and the area you have reviewed is amazing. Would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. The last time we flew out of the airport there, my 3 year old daughter fell in the play area inside departures just as we were called for our flight – turned out she fractured her arm and we had something of an uncomfortable flight home with a very unhappy girl! Don’t think the other passengers were too impressed either! Have you been there too?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Oh I bet they weren’t LOL but poor little girl. Depending on where home is, it might have been a long flight. Took me 24 hours to get there, but to Tenerife which is just as beautiful! But you are right, the Canary Islands, and of course Fuerteventura is wonderful. Morro Jable has an beautifule beach!

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  16. Carolyn

    Sounds like a beautiful place to enjoy what life has best to offer: sunny beaches, extraordinary views, and gastronomical cuisine! Are the prices expensive here?
    I would really like to visit the Canary Islands. Morro Jable is the type of place I like when on vacation: peaceful ambiance and relaxing activities.
    Thanks for providing and exhaustive list of restaurants worth visiting. I always wonder where to go for a good meal and want to avoid tourist traps. Also, It’s good to know that it’s close enough to take a ferry and go visit the continent.

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  17. Cat

    Hi, this sounds like a lovely place if you want to go for a sun and beach holiday. Is there anything else to do apart from surfing? Any history or interesting buildings or culture that should be checked out? 🙂
    Being in Europe it’s not too far or complicated travel for my family.

    Thanks, Cat

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Not a lot as it is still a fishing village. It is very quiet and quaint. You would want to see the lighthouse though, which is situated at the edge of the beach. Yes, a lot of Europeans travel to the Canary Islands. Thanks for reading the Morro Jable Vacation Guide.

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      1. Leahrae (Post author)

        Yes, the food in the Canary Islands is wonderful. I tried so many new things, my favorite being Paella and Octopus of all things. And, no you would be surprised how inexpensive it is here. Especially at restaurants. Thanks reading and glad you enjoyed!

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