A sun-drenched coast lapped by crystal clear blue waters and surrounded by a volcanic nature park, Costa Calma is a top spot for your next holiday. The beach stretches for seventeen miles, the old fishing village feel shines through despite the modern buildings and natural scenery adds a touch of green for extra charm. Nestled in the east coast of Fuerteventura’s south, Costa Calma is an oasis of tranquillity. Its name translates to calm coast, and, when it comes to relaxing, the resort definitely delivers.
Soaking up the sun and lazing on the golden sand isn’t all that’s on offer in this growing tourist hotspot. Surfers will love the powerful Atlantic waves, especially if they travel to neighbouring resort La Pared. Costa Calma is also home to eight shopping centres so you can definitely stock up on souvenirs. A trip to Jandia Natural Park will give you a taste of the Canary Island’s volcanic heart, with its rugged hills and black rock planes. Nightlife can be as wild or as tame as you like, with plenty of clubs to dance the night away. Alternatively, you could just watch the sunset by the beach – cocktail in hand, of course.
Couples and nature lovers will especially enjoy Costa Calma, but that’s not to say families will find it lacking. The beach is big enough to find a safe, sheltered spot and there are three fun parks for the little ones to explore. Whatever your holiday needs, Costa Calma has something for everyone.
Head further south into the Jandia Peninsula, and you’ll find this charming resort. While Costa Calma is slowly becoming a tourist spot competing with the likes of Corralejo or Costa de Antigua, Jandia remains relatively undiscovered. Perfect if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and experience a taste of the Canary Island’s traditional side. Stay in Morro Jable and enjoy the old fishing village charm or make you make your home by the beach, where modern hotels and great restaurants line the promenade.
Nestled a little North of Costa Calma is La Lajita. The small fishing village is perfect for those looking for a low-key holiday in a tropical desert with its palm-lined beach. However, the unique volcanic sand brings you straight back to the Canary islands. The picturesque town is home to a camel safari, stunning botanic gardens and the fun-packed Oasis Park, great attractions for families.
Head to the west coast of Fuerteventura and you’ll find this little-hidden gem. Only those who really want to get off the beaten path should stay in La Pared. Surrounded by rugged natural landscapes, it has a handful of restaurants and accommodation is comprised of white-washed bungalows. Its beach is one of the most stunning in Fuerteventura, with water sports enthusiasts and surfers falling in love with its crashing waves and pleasant climate.
Exploring Costa Calma…
Enjoy the beach
Costa Calma’s beach changes throughout the day. Head there in the morning and you’ll find joggers and Nordic walkers getting a workout in before the crowds claim the best sun soaking spots. The afternoon is for working up a tan or enjoying the many water sports, including windsurfing and jet skiing. The atmosphere transforms in the evening when the beach bars fill up with holidaymakers catching the beautiful sunsets.
Situated in La Lajita, Oasis Park is a great spot for family fun. Discover Fuerteventura’s rich flora and fauna and learn about its history. Oasis Park is committed to conservation, so it’s a great way to teach the little ones about looking after the environment as well as meeting some furry friends. Feeding the camels, swimming with the sea lions and watching birds of prey at work are just some of the many options you can enjoy in this natural fun park.
Boasting eight shopping centres and a lively Sunday Market, shopaholics are spoilt for choice in Costa Calma. Overhaul your wardrobe with a trip to El Palmeral shopping centre – with a stop for lunch in Marlie’s Snackbar. Fancy tasting the local delicacies? The Sunday Market is a must visit. You can also pick up some hand-crafted goods to bring home.
Visit Jandia National Park
Jandia National Park dominates the Jandian peninsula. If you’re fond of hikes or simply want to experience Fuerteventura’s rugged scenery, it’s definitely worth a visit. Volcanic rocks stretch all the way to the coast under clear blue skies. For the best views of the Atlantic, climb Pico de Zarza, the highest peak in Fuerteventura.
Many cultures have sailed back and forth from the Canary Islands’ ports, leaving their mark in the area’s cuisine. As well as Spanish classics like tapas or paella, there’s a great range of local delicacies worth a try. We love a good Canarian stew, and no savoury dish is complete without a little mojo sauce. A bienmesabe dessert will end your meal on a sweet note.
Costa Calma Restaurants
Costa Calma has a bustling restaurant scene. Whether you grab a bite by the beach or fancy a little fine dining in one of the harbour’s fancier eateries, there’s something to suit every taste. Traditional Spanish food is a staple in most menus, but you’ll also find a great selection of international restaurants. Las Tapas de la Abuela translates to Granny’s Tapas and is a local favourite.
A trip to Costa Calma will make you fall in love with Fuerteventura’s beautiful south. Golden beaches and volcanic coves are perfect for both water sports enthusiasts and families looking to relax. Nature lovers have their hands full with the huge Jandia National Park at Costa Calma’s doorstep.
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