Watersports in Jandia Fuerteventura

Catamarans on Playa Matorral

Another good day in Jandia

Monk parrot of Fuerteventura

On the island of Fuerteventura in the town of Morro Jable there are now colonies of Monk Parrots. The birds have been fed by humans for so long that they no longer fear humans and will approach to be fed.  While you walk along the beach promenade the birds can be heard in the palm trees above you. You'll see the birds nesting in the palm trees. An obvious problem is the green colour of the birds blends with the green foliage of the trees. Use your ears to localize the sounds and then allow your eyes time to adjust. The birds can also be seen  flying in groups to and from the trees. When you reach the whale skeleton the birds can often be found in the adjacent play area being fed by tourists. 

The number of birds is fairly high and should really be called a flock. The birds you see in the video are only a small portion of those that fly around the area.

The birds are well fed by the tourists. Likely why the number of birds is so high in spite the lack of natural food sources in the area. The desert like conditions contrast with the native habitat of the birds in South America.  The local shops seem to do a good business in treats for the various animals in the area. Seeds and peanuts for the birds. Apples for the donkeys. Nuts for the squirrels. All of this in spite of the fact that feeding the animals is frowned upon. You will see signs warning tourist not to feed the animals. Quite often you'll find tourists standing next to the signs feeding the animals. 



A day in Playa Matorral Morro Jable Fuerteventura Spain

A day on Playa Matorral Morro Jable Fuerteventura.

Starting at sunrise and progressing to mid afternoon. Sand,ocean,sun,watersports and beach walkers.




Sunrise in Fuerteventura Spain with ocean sounds for a background.


Playa Matorral Jandia Fuerteventura part II

Playa Matorral Jandia Fuerteventura

Is a large sandy beach. Stretching for kilometers. It's fairly wide at points reaching more then several hundred metres of width.  Very relaxed and peaceful. Even when the beach is busy it's not crowded. You'll find sun loungers for rent but you'll also find long stretches of free sandy beach. 

Along the beach activities include surfing and sailing. 

Beach walkers take advantage of the long expanse to wander . Just a reminder you'll have to walk back.

Playa Matorral is an easy walk from the near by hotels.  You will need to take the path that crosses the nature reserve ( Saladar de Jandía)  don't even think of crossing at other points.  The area is protected and fragile. You may see birds. 


You'll find various life guard stations on the beach. Pay attention to the colour of the flag they display. The waves can get quite strong. It should go without saying heed the instructions of the life guards.

The beach is wide open and can be windy.  The loungers are protected by wind breaks. If you're staying for a few days the shops also sell small wind breaks to use on the free sections of the beach.





Beach dreaming

When you're sitting at home dreaming of the beach

You need some visuals to make the daydream that much more inspiring.