Costa Calma, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
The focal point of Costa Calma has got to be the long sandy beach of Playa Barca where visitors can always find a sheltered spot. The resort is well maintained and awash with palm trees and flowering shrubs. Nightlife is low key and there are many hotels, bars and restaurants to suit everyone.
Palm trees surround the main road into the resort and Canary pines give a great Canarian feel to this town. With more tourists visiting each year, there are plans for Costa Calma to expand further with more shopping centres and a marina. This resort is 70 km from Fuerteventura Airport.Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Costa Calma Reviews
Costa Calma is a quiet and relaxing beach resort and the white sands and clear turquoise waters, which run the entire length of the resort, are relatively sheltered.
From the southern fringes of Costa Calma, the long, wide sands of Sotavento Beach, home to the Rene Egli Centre, is the venue for the Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup and provides immense attraction to windsurfers and kitesurfers world-wide.
Things to Do
The main activities in the resort are scuba diving, surfing, jet skiing and sun-bathing but you can also hire bikes, quads and trikes. If you want to cross the inland terrain, the rugged west coast of the island is just 4km away or, if you take the main road, you will pass through the traditional old town of Pared (7km) where you can enjoy a fresh fish sunset dinner.
There is a free shuttle bus from Costa Calma to the highly acclaimed Oasis Park, which makes for an enjoyable day out for all ages. The park comprises a beautiful animal park, where the animals live in natural surroundings; a large botanical and cactus garden, a children's farm, a camel farm, a reptile zone, a children's playground, shops and a restaurant. Go on the camel safari for spectacular views across the island and the ocean and watch the entertaining and interesting shows which take place each day featuring reptiles, clever parrots, sea lions and birds of prey.
Out and About
Running parallel to the beach, through the centre of the resort, is a green belt of palm trees, conifers and cactus which you can walk through and no doubt spot many finches and colourful crowned hoopoes.
There are street markets in Costa Calma on Wednesday and Sunday and a farmers market is held at the Oasis Park in La Lajita (7km) on Sundays.
Nearby you can visit the traditional fishing towns and dark sand beaches of Gran Tarajal (27km) and Tarajalejo (12km). The nearest golf course is at Las Playitas (30km) and there are boat trips running from the harbour at Morro Jable (23km).
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