The South of our dear Fuerteventura is strongly committed to water tourism. The extension of Morro Jable marina —municipality of Pájara—has already been given green light and it have will have 290 berths, which will mean an increase of water tourism and boat trips, thus bringing the passion for the sea, which many of us share, to more and more people.
It can’t be denied that we live in a place which enjoys unbeatable conditions for the practice of water sports, and the Government of the Canary Islands doesn’t remain on the fringes of this reality. The estimated investment in the works for the expansion of Morro Jable Marina is close to 8.5 million euros, aiming to promote water and sport tourism on our coastline, thus increasing the number of sport berths — allowing the mooring of up to 35 metre long sport boats— while boosting employment, as 12 new jobs will be created for the neighbours from Pájara.
The project, already submitted last week, has been called “Marina Jandia” and, after the award of Canarian Ports — whose aim is to supply social and economic profitability to the 36 ports in the island— it will be built and exploited for 25 years by a company from Lanzarote, Puerto Calero S.L., which will create a recreation site that will meet all the necessary requirements to turn the passion for the sea into an unforgettable experience.
Berths will increase and an area of commercial activity will be boosted, 2000 m2 out of the total 64.180 m2 being devoted to the setting up of 20 commercial premises. This way, not only the development of sport and tourist services will be allowed, but also this southern marina will be totally restored.
According to José Calero, Chief executive officer of Calero Marinas, one of the main aims of these works is to attract to the Canary Islands the 850 super yachts that cross the Atlantic to the North of Alegranza every year without stopping in the Islands. This is why we are working in projects like this one in The Canary Islands. Here in Morro Jable we have the best and cleanest beaches as well as the sun; we will also have now first class facilities”.
The project has looked for the cooperation by Cruz Roja, the fishermen’s cooperative Morro Jable and The Yacht Club Península de Jandia, in order to promote the smooth running of the marina; and every effort works in the same direction, as even the Town Hall is working in this project in order to join the town centre of Morro Jable to the Marina, and thus increase the number of visitors to the new facilities.
The works are meant to start in 15 months, when the works in Arrecife Marina, which are being carried out by the same company Puerto Calero S.L., are supposed to be over.
With actions of this kind, Fuerteventura keeps growing towards a quality tourist future, with facilities that will allow us to make the best of our boat trips, so as to show our visitors the charms of this island from the sea.