Costa Calma is one of the most popular holiday resorts in Fuerteventura, located on the south coast of the island of Fuerteventura, at the beginning of the Jandia peninsula. Holidaymakers may find all kinds of entertainment and things to do in Costa Calma. Costa Calma is popular mostly by beach lovers and windsurfing lovers. There are beautiful coves and white sandy beaches in Costa Calma. The beaches continue about 20 miles through south continuing to Morro Jable. Costa Calma offers great water sports activities and windsurfing is very popular.
You'll find a great variety of restaurants, bars and shops in Costa Calma. Check out the African market, as it is definitely worth a visit.
Continue reading our Costa Calma Vacation Guide and you will find all the information you need to book your vacation here now. Visit all the beautiful beaches of Fuerteventura here.
Costa Calma Weather – When to Visit
With its location so close to Africa, you can expect hot and sunny weather throughout the year in Costa Calma. If you love the heat, the best time to visit Costa Calma is between July and September. Temperatures range between 77°F and 82°F. If you are looking for cooler temperatures, the best time is between April and June or in October. The average temperature ranges from 70°F and 73°F, which is warm enough for a relaxing day at the beach or enjoying a spot of sightseeing around the island.
Costa Calma is known for it's winds. Northeast trade winds paired with the cool waters of the surrounding sea means that the island is in the direct path of regular cooling breezes. This is great for water sports in the summer when the sea conditions are perfect for windsurfing with an average temperature of 72°F.
Costa Calma Attractions
A 4 km long, standing-depth area fills with sea water at high tide, across Sotavento beach. This turquoise water, heated by the sun creates a perfect schooling area. From beginners to professionals, everyone has a good time here. Separated only by a bank of sand, you can swap between the open sea and the lagoon in less than a minute. Kite surf center and rescue service right on the spot. Best season: All year around.
This small and little known market is located on the street of Happag Lloyd in the area of Costa Calma. You'll find all kinds of African arts and crafts here from the good-luck charms of different cultures, to bags, clothes and original accessories made with materials and motifs from the African continent. Go there willing to haggle and negotiate every price.
Playa Esmeralda (Emerald Beach) is a small beach that separates the beaches of Costa Calma in the Sotavento beach, one of the most famous of Fuerteventura, and the most famous for Windsurfers.
It is a relatively wind-protected beach, turquoise water and white sand, small size and where not many people, because access is by car, by a road not in very good condition.
Located in the south-east of Fuerteventura, Sotavento Beach boasts 17 miles of sand making it the perfect choice for those looking to enjoy the calm, peaceful sound of the sea. With a sea temperature of 72°F year-round, this is an ideal swimming area. It’s also a surfers’ and kite-surfers’ paradise thanks to the consistent, steady trade winds.
Not far away in the village La Lajita is the popular Oasis Park – a mixture of zoo and botanical garden. Featuring over 230 species of animals and birds from around the globe, a garden of Canarian native plants as well as various sort of cacti. Children will be entertained by the various animal shows and interaction with camels. Children playground and camel riding safari is also available. Visit Oasis Park for more information.
Things To Do in Costa Calma
Rene Egli Windsurfing & Kiteboarding
If you are wanting to try windsurfing or kiteboarding, this is the place to go. If you are in Costa Calma and are looking for exciting things to do in the water, then this is a must stop. You can also relax at the lagoon, catch something to eat, or get a drink. Telephone: (0034) 928 54 74 83 Web: Rene Egli Windsurfing & Kiteboarding
Delphinus Diving School
Delphinus Diving School offers a wide range of PADI Courses in the wonderful waters of the Fuerteventura’s Atlantic Ocean. Their international staff will lead you in the most emotional experience you can have on your holiday in a professional way. With Warm weather all year long, wonderful beaches with white sand, amazing underwater life, beautiful house reef Diving Spots, perfect logistics, a comfortable environment – All this will help you spend unforgettable time with them. Telephone: (0034) 637 422 581 Web: Delphinus Diving School.
Davinga Surf School
Would you like to learn how to surf? Davinga Surf is the best in helping you learn. If you have some experience in surfing, they can help you improve your skills on the surfboard. They want to share the feeling with you, learn to ride the wave and become one with the ocean. Telephone: (0034) 673 048 850 Web: Davinga Surf School.
Dive Pro Fuerte
They offer courses for the beginner all the way up to assistant instructor. Those who have never dived before our discover scuba diving package is a great way to see the beautiful world that lies beneath the waves. Telephone: (0034) 637 42 25 81 Web: Dive Pro Fuerte
Thomson 3 Island Cruise
This mini cruise connects the dots between three of the Canary Islands – Lanzarote, Lobos and Fuerteventura. You’ll board a glass-bottom boat, giving you an underwater perspective as you float over to Playa Blanca, the southernmost town in Lanzarote. If you’re on this trip in the summer months, you’ll be able to snorkel just off shore, or sunbathe on the boat’s deck. Web: Thomson 3 Island Cruise.
Best Costa Calma Restaurants
Posada San Borondon $11 – 30
Lovely bar/restaurant in Costa Calma. Very friendly staff, (the owner is extremely nice) speaking Spanish, English, German and Italian, to name a few languages. Excellent for children too! They do excellent food, bbq, seafood – traditional Spanish cuisine. Beautifully decorated with hams, garlic etc… A must visit! Telephone: (0034) 928 547 100 Web: Posada San Borondon
Terraza del Gato $11 – 30
Would you like to enjoy the taste of the typical cuisine from the Canary Islands? Terraza del Gato is situated only a few steps from one of the most beautiful beaches of the island of Fuerteventura, and you will find the perfect environment to enjoy your meal. They are one of few restaurants in Costa Calma offering dishes from really fresh local products. Daily specials include fresh grilled fish specialties, delicious meat and much more. All dishes are prepared healthy and deliciously. There is also a huge variety of wines from the Canary Islands and from the Spanish peninsula, as well as nice and agreeable staff speaking various languages. Telephone: (0034) 677 414 279 Web: Terraza del Gato.
Bside $11 – 30
Nice surfer's bar and restaurant, great atmosphere and superb view on the sea. They have a long list of bruschetta, large variety of pasta, salads, fish and meat. Strongly recommend visiting this restaurant. Telephone: (0034) 928 876 467 Web: Bside
L'Italiano $11 – 30
The friendliness of the personnel, the quality of their dishes and the authenticity of the log oven – unique in Costa Calma – are all elements to welcome you and to let you enjoy the fine tastes of the “Bel Paese”. Their tasty Lasagne or their exquisite Tiramisu which are home-made and contain only carefully selected and imported genuine ingredients, can be savored in the spacious and cosy rural dining room or on the terrace. Telephone: (0034) 928 875 371 Web: L'Italiano
Pizzeria Mama Mia $11 – 30
Fantastic food, with of lots of chunks of garlic in everything. Everything is good; the pizzas, spaghetti Carbonara, lasagna, avocado with prawns, steaks, grilled salmon and grilled fish risotto and all were excellent! Reasonable prices too. The staff are all on the go constantly, clearing tables, serving meals and drinks, this place is always buzzing with lots of custom (the restaurant next door to it is practically empty!!). You can order takeaway pizzas too, handy if you want a lazy evening in. Telephone: (0034) 928 547 345 Web: Pizzeria Mama Mia
Best Costa Calma Bars & Nightlife
Los Piratas de Costa Calma
Such a great and friendly bar. Cool sounds and lovely interior.. One of the best if not the best bars in Costa Calma. If you go nowhere else try this friendly, super bar! Telephone: (0034) 600 077 186 Web: Los Piratas de Costa Calma.
This bar is run by Wolfgang and his partner, and it's run very well. There is live music some evenings, and other nights background music from a deck. The bar is made from the salvaged timber of an old ship, with marquetry and beautiful patterns in it. They do cater to mainly for German customers, but you will be made very welcome. More of a couples bar hang out. Telephone: (0034) 628 753 794 Web: Musikbar Cheers
Cocoa Beach Club
Above the borders of the Costa Calma is an effective concept for partying. You can choose between theme parties and their weekly standard parties. They will pamper you with different music; commercial house, RnB, salsa, latino pop and live music. The music depends on the event. They will guide you through your party night with a lot of experience in the entertainment business, experienced members of staff and a friendly service. Some parties are the Ibiza Party Wednesday, Tropical Party Thursday and Ladies Night Friday. Telephone: (0034) 622 838 098 Web: Cocoa Beach Club.
Wave Guru Surf Bar
Cool people, cool music, and chilled drinks! Party with the local surf crew and their guests. Their outdoor area invites you to relax on beanbags between trees and at the bar. You can gamble the price of your chupitos! Telephone: (0034) 619 804 447 Web: Wave Guru Surf Bar.
Rapa Nui Boardriders Bar
Here you are part of the Rapa Nui Family and always welcome. Free WIFI for Surf Resort guests included. Rapa Nui Boardriders Bar invites you with breathtaking sea views of the Atlantic Ocean to relax before or after your surf session! The place to be in Costa Calma! The Conscious Kitchen at Rapa Nui Boardriders Bar will delight you with delicious organic plant-based cuisine on their terrace setting with sweeping sea views. Cocktails come in all sizes and colors! Telephone: (0034) 928 549 140 Web: Rapa Nui Boardriders Bar.
Best Costa Calma Hotels
Hotel The Risco Del Gato Suites
Hotel Risco del Gato THe Senses Collection is an exclusive hotel with a unique architecture surrounded by 34.643 M² of gardens and heated swimming pools on different levels
H10 Playa Esmeralda
This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Offering impressive views of the Atlantic Ocean, H10 Playa Esmeralda is right on Costa Calma Beach. This hotel features a spa and bright, air-conditioned accommodations with balconies. Mediterranean cuisine is available in the Jandia buffet restaurant, in a striking dining room with a terrace overlooking the ocean. Snacks are served in the Maxorata poolside bar and free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby bar. The H10’s spa has a large indoor pool, hot tub, Turkish baths and a sauna. Treatments include massage and facials.
VIK Suite Hotel Risco Del Gato
This property is a 4-minute walk from the beach. The elegant VIK Suite Hotel Risco Del Gato is situated 650 feet from Sotavento Beach in Costa Calma. Set within gardens, it is surrounded by swimming pools on different levels and offers a heated indoor pool. La Terraza del Gato restaurant offers á la carte Mediterranean cuisine and a breakfast buffet is served in the El Despertar restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks in the El Mirador lobby-bar. VIK Suite Hotel Risco Del Gato offers a spa and wellness center complete with a gym, sauna, Turkish bath and hot tub. There is an indoor heated swimming pool, and massage services are also available.
R10 Rio Calma Hotel & Spa
The R2 Rio Calma Hotel Sercotel is located in front of the sea with wonderful views of the Great Beaches of Jandia, Fuerteventura. It has 48,000 m2 in total, with gardens and rest areas. You can enjoy all the services, such as the spa, sports areas or its 14 rooms for celebrations or events. The rooms are fully equipped for a perfect stay.
Located on the Costa Calma, with direct access to the spectacular Sotavento beach on the south part of the island of Fuerteventura, the H10 Tindaya is known for its vast pools and lush gardens. Also on offer is a wide array of cuisines, with new additions like the Route 66 Restaurant and Mike’s Coffee, as well as the Despacio Thalasso Centre, the Daisy Adventure pirate ship complete with slides and spectacular sea views right from its facilities.