The Costa Calma is a holiday resort on the south-eastern coast of Fuerteventura. This tourist destination was custom built in the 1970’s. It’s now become one of the best known resorts on the island.
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The Costa Calma or the “Calm Coast” in English is an interesting choice of name. This part of Fuerteventura is popular for windsurfing and other board activities. The resort is 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 your language skills. Here there are some excellent bars, cafes, restaurants and entertainment on offer. One of the top attractions on the island is not far, the super Oasis Park Zoo is a 10 minute drive north.
Playa Costa Calma (Main Resort Beach)
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 is well kept all year round and was given a Blue Flag in 2006.
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 in the area. These dive centres offer many different courses for diving and other disciplines.
Jandia Natural Park & Hiking
The Costa Calma lies between Sotavento beach on one side and the Parque Natural de Jandia. This unique park is by far the top place for hiking in Fuerteventura Pico de la Zarza is the highest point on the island at 807 metres. From here you will have the best possible view of some of the best beaches in the Canaries down below.
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.
Where To Stay On The Costa Calma
There are well over 100 fantastic hotels to choose from on the Costa Calma that cater for all. Here you will find many adult only options while others welcome families. Some of the luxury hotels will suit those with a bigger budget but there are great value options also. Below we list some of the top places to stay with a little information about each.
Sotavento & Windsurfing
The 9 mile long Sotavento beach lies on the Costa Calma. One of the top locations on the island for windsurfing in particular. Sotavento is one of the best beaches that belongs to the island of Fuerteventura. Sotavento hosts the world windsurfing and kite-surfing championships each year.
Much of the nightlife in Fuerteventura happens at the busier resorts. There are still some good bars, clubs and cafes to enjoy here. Los Piratas is one of the most popular clubs. DVN, Coco Beach Bar and Musikbar Cheers are some of the others you may want to check out.
Playa Esmeralda Adult Only
Playa Esmeralda is an adult only hotel which offers fantastic value for money. This hotel sits on the main beach of Costa Calma which provides stunning views of the Atlantic. The rooms here come with a modern design, air conditioning and a balcony. There is a magnificent swimming pool here and an excellent spa. This hotel is a great option if you are on a smaller budget with rooms costing around £45 per night.
SBH Fuerteventura Playa
SBH Fuerteventura Playa lies a few minutes south of the main resort. This is one of the top all inclusive hotels here set among lush greenery close to the beach. The view of the beach and Atlantic are stunning whether in your room or the pool area. The rooms come with free wifi and balcony to enjoy the garden and beach views. Some rooms come with a family room if you are visiting with your children. Every room has a private bathroom and air conditioning to keep cool.
Bahia Calma Beach Apartments
Bahia Calma Beach are beautiful modern apartments only 200 metres from the beach. This is another great place to stay that offers spectacular views of the Atlantic. The location is ideal only a few minutes walk from the shops. The rooms come with a terrace and some features you seldom find. Each apartment has a microwave and a coffee machine. Bahia Calma Beach is particularly popular with couples visiting Fuerteventura.