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Find information on Costa Calma in our Travel Guide covering sights, foods and nightlife plus more...
Costa Calma lies in the south east of Fuerteventura thirty minutes from the airport. It is east of Jandia and boasts one of the finest beaches on the island. It also has excellent conditions for water sports. There is a good golf course nearby. The resort is built along a stretch of white sand, for which Fuerteventura is famous, and therefore has no real centre. The hotels and apartments all maintain a high standard and there are the usual umbers of tourist shops. A Costa Calma holiday, as the name suggests, offers year round relaxation on glorious beaches.
Costa Calma has wonderful beaches and a climate that is pleasant throughout the year. In winter the temperature rarely drops below twenty and in the summer it rarely rises above thirty. Lying on the east coast of the island Costa Calma is more sheltered and the sea provides good bathing conditions. There are many leisure and sporting facilities in the area.
A Costa Calma holiday appeals to families with young children, couples and water sport enthusiasts. There is a new eighteen hole course for golfers in nearby Jandia. The resort is very popular with Germans.
A Costa Calma holiday can be taken at anytime of year as Fuerteventura has pleasantly hot summers and warm winters. Those seeking winter sun need look no further than the Canary Islands where the temperature lies in the low twenties.
Costa Calma was originally developed around the village of Canada del Rio and has spread along the coast for almost two kilometres making a long, narrow resort that lacks a centre. Careful planning has provided pathways through palm plantations between the various areas of accommodation so that over development has been avoided. Its beach is superb with finely grained white sand washed by clear Atlantic waters. The sea is calmer on the east side of the island and provides comparatively safe conditions for bathing and water sports. However, it must be remembered that these are the waters of a mighty ocean and there can at times be strong undercurrents. It is always better to swim parallel to the shore. Jet skiing, sailing and wind surfing are widely available. Apart from golf and tennis, there are very pleasant walks in the area.
Costa Calma has excellent accommodation ranging from all-inclusive hotels to self catering apartments. There are centres with shops and restaurants along the length of the resort providing for all your needs. Nightlife is understated reflecting the resorts popularity with families and couples.
There is much to see in Fuerteventura and car hire is recommended. 4x4 vehicles are best as the terrain can be arduous. The many inland villages with their cobbled streets and whitewashed dwellings simply ooze charm and here you can enjoy the best of traditional food.
Hikers will enjoy the long walk to the top of Pico de Zarza, at 807 metres the highest point on the island, where the view is absolutely stunning and well worth the effort. Go prepared with water, food and hats as there is no shade. The Jandia National Park is also worth exploring.
A Costa Calma holiday offers relaxation in a picturesque resort with a mountainous backdrop, sandy shores and a brilliant blue sea.
Costa Calma is as relaxed in the evening as it is by day with much of the entertainment being provided by the hotels. As the sun goes down, visitors stroll along the sea front enjoying a drink or a meal under the stars. There are many venues where couples can relax over dinner in intimate surroundings.
Fuerteventura has retained a special exemption from normal EU excise duties on perfumes, alcohol and tobacco, which means these items can be purchased for considerably less than in the rest of mainland Europe. Although Costa Calma has a limited number of shops, its neighbour Jandia has modern shopping malls with an abundance of shops and boutiques. Costa Calma has a Sunday market where gifts and souvenirs can be purchased.
Costa Calma has many cafés, bars and restaurants providing a wide range of food that caters for most tastes. Whatever you fancy, from tapas to fast food and from Italian to German the restaurants of Costa Calma will provide for you. A good way to sample Spanish food is to order a plate of tapas which consists of a medley of bite-sized dishes. Tapas are also ideal for filling the sometimes long gap between lunch and dinner, which is served later in Spain than at home.
Children are always made very welcome in Spanish restaurants and their tastes and portion sizes are usually accommodated.
Local wines are pleasant and inexpensive.