The Costa Calma is a popular beach holiday resort located on the southeastern coast of Fuerteventura. This tourist destination was custom built in the 1970’s and has since become one of the best known resorts on the island.
The Costa Calma or the “Calm Coast” in English is an interesting choice of names due to the popularity of windsurfing and other board activities. This area a little more than a small bay that covers a distance of 1.5 kilometres.
Costa Calma has a large German population so you may need to brush up on the language to enjoy some of the excellent bars, cafes, restaurants and entertainment on offer.
Costa Calma Beaches & Windsurfing
The 9 mile long Sotavento beach is located here which is one of the top locations on the island for windsurfing in particular. Sotavento is just one of the magnificent beaches found on the island of Fuerteventura which also hosts the world windsurfing and kiteboarding championships each year.
Playa Costa Calma
Playa Costa Calma is actually the main beach here which is vastly different to Sotavento. There are hardly any waves here thanks to the surrounding bay that protects the resort. This beach was awarded a Blue Flag in 2006 and is immaculately kept all year round.
The sand is a beautiful golden colour which is very fine in composition. There is a beach bar here for food and drinks and hire services for parasols and sun loungers. Water Sports are big business here with several surfing and dive academies ready to teach you a number of different disciplines.
Things to do
This lovely tourist haven is sandwiched between Sotavento beach on one side and the Parque Natural de Jandia (Natural Park of Jandia) on the other. Jandia Natural Park (picture above) is a protected area which is part desert and part volcanic in composition. This park stretches to the southern tip of the island and is well worth exploring during your visit.
Costa Calma Windsurfing
Much of the nightlife in Fuerteventura can be found at the busier resorts but there are still some good bars, clubs and cafes to enjoy here. Los Piratas de Costa Calma is one of the best known clubs. DVN, Coco Beach Bar and Musikbar Cheers are some of the others you may want to check out.