Costa Calma Vacation Guide

Costa Calma (the calm coast) lies about 80km south of the airport on the edge of the national park area of Jandia.  Costa Calma is a true beach resort, having been built adjacent to a mile long section at the start of the white sandy beaches that run for about twelve miles from Costa Calma to Morro Jable. The colourful seas that lap the shores of this part of Fuerteventura are relatively benign and the area as a whole is very popular with beach lovers and wind surfers. The highlight of Costa Calma has to be the long sandy beach of Playa Barca to the southwest. It’s always easy to find a quiet, sheltered spot here even during peak season. Windsurfers are particularly fond of this beach because of the strong off shore winds during the summer months.  Read 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.

Weather

Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 59°F to 80°F and is rarely below 54°F or above 85°F.  The warm season lasts from June 29 to October 13 with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is July 30, with an average high of 80°F and low of 71°F.  The cold season lasts from December 15 to March 12 with an average daily high temperature below 70°F. The coldest day of the year is January 22, with an average low of 59°F and high of 68°F.

Airports

There is only one airport on the Island of Fuerteventura, the Fuerteventura Airport.  It is about 38 miles from the Fuerteventura Airport to Costa Calma.  To create a fair watch, go to AirFareWatchDog which will alert you when the flights are going down in price.  Also check my airfare tips on how to make sure you are getting the lowest fare.  For finding the lowest fare, go to CheapFlights.  I find them to be the best for flight comparison, and getting the best deal if you are ready to purchase.  Once you have your airfare, make sure you reserve your airport parking ahead of time.  You can  Save On Airport Parking and not have the last minute hassle (been there) of trying to get parking reserved.

Fuerteventura Airport

Transportation from Airport

If you are not going to rent a car, you will have to secure transportation.  I recommend doing this before you leave for your flight to Calete de Fuste.  There are a lot of choices for airport transfers to Calete de Fuste.  You can easily reserve your transfer for to and from the airport online.  The best companies to reserve your airport transfer with is Suntransfers, Holiday Taxis, or Hoppa.  All three are equally good.  Sometimes, one of them is running a promotion, so it pays to check all three for pricing.

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No matter if you prefer the luxury of a private transfer with personal driver or the affordability of a shared airport shuttle, our friendly drivers will make sure they deliver you to your doorstep with a smile.  For more information or to book your airport transfer, go to Shuttledirect.

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The rhythmically named resort of Costa Calma enjoys an incredible location in Fuerteventura. Following your flight, it’s a 38 mile drive to the wonders that await you. This utopia has everything you’d expect a holiday haven to consist of, including white sandy beaches, opulent gardens and fresh water pools. For more information or to reserve your airport transfer, go to hoppa.

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Low, low prices without sacrificing great service. No charges apply to debit or credit card payments. Booking online is easy and only takes 5 minutes. Changes and cancellations are free of charge up to 48 hours before the transfer. They have 24/7 customer service. You can visit them online to reserve your transfer at Suntransfers.

Rental Car

CICAR has 9 car hire offices on the island, the most important Fuerteventura Airport; and in major tourist areas.  They have a wide variety of vehicles, economic, compact, 4×4, station wagon, convertibles, luxury cars, etc …Make your booking with confirmation in real time, and enjoy our quality of service guaranteed by their Tourism Awards.  Secure your rental for Costa Calma here.  Free services including:

  • Insurance is 100% full comprenhesive, without excess.
  • Airport taxes
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Second driver
  • Changing reservations
  • Hotel delivery
  • Child seats & booster seats
  • Free maps & audioguides
  • Taxes (VAT)
  • Without excess

Things To Do

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.

Delphinus Diving School

Together with a combined experience of over 20 years in the Diving field, Delphinus Fuerteventura is ready to offer you only A Class – top notch Quality Scuba Diving and teach beginners all the wide range of the available 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.  For more information call (0034) 637 422 581 or visit 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.  For more information call (0034) 673 048 850 or visit Davinga Surf School.

Oasis Park

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 cactuses. Children will be entertained by the various animal shows and interaction with camels. Children playground and camel riding safari is also available.  For more information call (0034) 902 400 434 or visit Oasis Park.

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. Or, if you’re here in the cooler season, you’ll have some free time to explore Playa Blanca. Afterwards, it’s back on to the boat, where lunch will be served as you sail across to Lobos, the tiny, uninhabited island between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. When you arrive, you’ll get to roam the volcanic, lunar-like landscape of the island. Keep a lookout for the 100-plus plant species and colorful seabirds that thrive here.  For more information visit Thomson 3 Island Cruise.

Fuerteventura Quad or Buggy Tour

Get a day off the beach and experience another side of Fuerteventura on a quad or buggy tour.  Choose from a 2, 3, or 4.5 hour tour, where you will zip across the otherworldly terrain of the island, circling to the base of volcanoes, before heading up the coast to take in stunning ocean views.  Then, get your adrenaline pumping as you zoom up and over massive dunes.  This is a small group tour, limited to 10 participants at a time.  For more information visit Viator for these tours.

Restaurants

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$ Posada San Borondon

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!  For more information call (0034) 928 547 100 or visit them on Facebook.

$$ Terraza del Gato

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.  For more information call (0034) 677 414 279 or visit Terraza del Gato.

$ Bside

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.  For more information call (0034) 928 876 467 or visit them on Facebook.

$ L’Italiano

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.  For more information call (0034) 928 875 371 or visit them on Yelp.

$$ Pizzeria Mama Mia

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.  For more information call (0034) 928 547 345 or visit them on Facebook.

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!  For more information call (0034) 600 077 186 or visit Los Piratas de Costa Calma.

Musikbar Cheers

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.  For more information call (0034) 628 753 794 or visit them on Facebook.

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.  For more information call (0034) 622 838 098 or visit 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!  For more information call (0034) 619 804 447 or visit 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!  For more information call (0034) 928 549 140 or visit Rapa Nui Boardriders Bar.

Hotels

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.  For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room, visit H10 Playa Esmeralda.

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.  For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room, visit VIK Suite Hotel Risco Del Gato.

SBH Costa Calma Palace Thalasso & Spa

This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. This elegant hotel, 150 feet from Fuerteventura’s Costa Calma Beach, features indoor and outdoor pools, a spa and free parking. All air-conditioned rooms have a private balcony with sea views.  The SBH Costa Calma Palace & Spa offers 2 tennis courts, a giant chess board, and a golf area with a putting green. You can also go windsurfing and diving for an additional charge.    Guests can relax in the Costa Calma Palace thalasso therapy spa, with its indoor seawater swimming pool and treatments. There is a gym and sauna, and massage is available.  The hotel has a restaurant and 2 bars. You can also have lunch or a drink at the poolside snack bar. Live music and shows are offered daily. For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room, visit SBH Costa Calma Palace Thalasso & Spa.

SBH Monica Beach Resort

This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Metres from Fuerteventura’s beautiful Costa Calma coastline and stunning beaches, this hotel has bedrooms overlooking the gardens or the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy entertainment, 3 pools and fine dining.  SBH Monica Beach Resort enjoys a fabulous setting for enjoying Fuerteventura’s sun, sea and sand. Take part in the entertainment program which also performs live music and children’s activities. Kids will also make new friends in the mini club.  Stay active this holiday with a game of tennis, a challenging workout in the SBH Mónica’s gym or a surf lesson. Then treat yourself to a massage or a session in the sauna, available for an extra cost.  After a buffet meal head to the bar for a delicious cocktail. You can also enjoy afternoon tea and biscuits in the cafe.  For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room, visit SBA Monica Beach Resort.

30 Comments

  1. Hailey

    Hi! I really enjoyed reading your post. I am someone who loves searching for the best deals on flights, hotels, packages, etc. so I found it very interesting to know that there are better days and times to look. Do you think it’s always best to go with a package deal or does it mainly depend on where you are going?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      It really depends.  I always check a package deal, and then I price the cost separately.  I find that sometimes a package deal is better, for instance going to Vegas using a package deal is much better than separating it all out.  So yes, sometimes it can work either way.  Best bet is to shop around.  Thanks for reading!

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  2. Josh

    This is perfect! I’ve been trying to figure something out to surprise my wife with. We never got to take a honeymoon and I’ve been trying to surprise her. Thank you thank you thank you for making it easy because trust me, it has been rough. Not easy to find beaches this beautiful that aren’t slammed with tourists.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Well then this IS the place to go.  You will not find it crowded and the food and drinks are really super reasonable compared to other popular beach destinations.  I would definitely consider this the top of my list.  Thanks for visiting beachtraveldestinations.com

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  3. Weston

    Wow! Costa Calma sounds amazing! The temperature range is perfect. That’s what I like when I go on vacation. I don’t like it too cold or too hot, but warm enough to get into the water and relax on the beach.

    I appreciate the way you organized your guide. You provided everything I need to plan a vacation here. I’ll definitely keep this in mind when I plan my next vacation.

    How often do you travel to Costa Calma? What month would you recommend going?

    Thank you for this guide!

    Weston

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome.  Sadly, I have visited just once, but it left a lasting impression.  Great place, great people and great beaches!  It really depends on what you want for weather, as to what month you go.  May thru August has the best weather all around, so during that time is when I would generally travel their.  I am glad you enjoyed reading about Costa Calma.  The Canary Islands have such wonderful beaches!

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  4. mrsdehm

    I wanted to fall right in that water – the picture made it look so real! What a well-organized website, I found everything I was looking for. There was nothing that you missed from the tickets, room, car, hotel, gear for the trip, etc. It’s so hard to use multiple websites for all those topics, you made it so easy!! Thank you!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am glad I can help.  My goal is to provide everything you need to get ready for your beach trip, where ever it may be 🙂  Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Theresa

    Hello Leahrae
    I really love beach resorts myself and Spain is one of the countries I would love to visit in the future. I must say what a wonderful thought out written article. So many places to visit and so much to do. Thank you for writing about the various hotels and attractions. This is definitely one of the places I would like to visit in the future.

    All the best
    Theresa

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much for visiting Theresa 🙂  It really is a beautiful place to visit for sure.  I am glad you enjoyed and hope when you are ready to book your trip, you will come back and visit beachtraveldestinations.com!

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  6. Fabiana

    Hi!! You have no idea how much I’d like to go to a nice beach especially these days and looking at these beautiful beaches makes me want to go even more! I absolutely love Spain and the Canary Islands. I’ve been years ago and I found it gorgeous! Beautiful beaches and a lot of fun. I’d love to go back there and actually do a tour so I can visit also other beautiful spots around that area. Thank you for the great info!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much for reading Fabiana!  As you can see, I do love beaches as well and I am glad you enjoyed reading! 

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  7. Fabian Keresztfalvi

    Thanks for the great info! I am interested in taking a diving course Costa Calma. Are there any other diving school you’d recommend?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Definitely go with Delphinus Diving School of Costa Calma. Visit Delphinus Diving School for more information> Thanks for visiting Beach Travel Destinations!

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  8. Steve

    Hello, Costa Calma is definitely on my list of places to see! This place looks so beautiful, and don’t even get me started on the weather, a high of 85 degrees! It sounds and looks like a very calming place, and you have provided so much wonderful information on nearby hotels, things to do, restaurants. Keep up the great work!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much Steve, and yes I agree that Costa Calma is pretty much the ideal place for vacation with the weather, the beach, and of course everything there is to do. The Canary Islands have a wonderful charm that makes it a great beach destination!

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  9. Castled Rook Official

    Thank you for making this! I’ve been saving up to take a nice vacation, and this place has been on my list, so I’m glad to see an article that contains all the information I’ll need in order to visit. It’s temping, also, should I take this opportunity to have a getaway with my wife, or would a family vacation be better! We’ll see! Thank you again. 🙂

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am glad you enjoyed and the information can help you decide what type of vacation you would like to take in Costa Calma, Fuerteventura. It really has a little of something for everyone. Thanks for visiting Beach Travel Destinations.

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  10. Craig

    Hi, this is a place I haven’t been to yet, the closest place I have visited is the adjacent island of Gran Canaria. Some of these resort hotels look superb. I had a great time in Gran Canaria but one thing spoiled it. We were constantly harassed with Timeshare agents. Do you know if Costa Calma has this problem? I think Timeshare is quite old-hat these days so I’d imagine it might be okay.
    Best, Craig

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      No, you will not find this in Costa Calma. Mostly the time share agents are in Gran Canaria and some parts of Tenerife (if you are at the popular beaches where the Time shares are). You would find a lot more peace here. I know too well how they can ruin your peace and tranquility.

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  11. Alex

    Beautiful! Costa Calma is the next destination in my plans. I do have a yachting business in Rhodes island Greece operating from May-Oct.

    Usually after the season end’s me, friends, and colleagues take our sailing yachts (mine is a Jeanneau 51) and we travel around the Med.

    Our plans for our next adventure when is to go out from Gibraltar and..as every “real sailor” out there, is to cross the Atlantic!

    So, eventually when this plan will get set, our first destination after getting out of Gibraltar is to head for Gran Canaria and of course..we will be on the beach of Costa Calma 😉

    So now that I discovered you website, I’ll make sure to save your url, because it will be Very useful for me and my team in the near future.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Sounds so exciting Alex! I am glad my site will be helpful for you…let me know if you need any other information. Thanks for reading 🙂

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  12. keichenlaub

    Hello 🙂

    Thanks for the great travel tips!! I am adding this to my bucket list for sure. When I was in Spain studying abroad, I wanted to visit the Canary Islands so bad for a tropical getaway! Do you know if Spanish is the main language here? Or is there also a native language on the island? I want to be able to put my Spanish skills to use! Thanks again!:)

    -Kelly

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You will love the Canary Islands. Yes, Spanish is the main language. You will find, however, German spoken in a lot of establishments as there is a huge German population in the Canary Islands and they own a lot of the businesses.

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  13. Angie

    OMG I totally wanna go on the 3 island cruise, buggy tour and oasis – love em! it looks so beautiful and warm! I love sea food so much! Thank you for such detailed article, very informative!
    One question:
    Do resorts have all in 1 packages (travel, food, accommodation) or single packages?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, I would agree that you would not want to miss the 3 island cruise. Tenerife is another island definitely worth visiting and staying at. If you love seafood, you have to try the Octopus. It is abundant here, and so so wonderful! The resorts do have inclusive rates, but they do not include airfare or car rentals. Thanks for reading!

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  14. Kristi

    Hi, thanks for a wonderful overview of Costa Calma! It looks like a wonderful place to visit! Do you know if there are any bicycle or walking/hiking available in the area? Are there any good places to shop or check out the local scene? Historical areas? How long would you suggest a person should go for to take in all there is to do? Thanks so much for a very informative article!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Kristi! Yes there are trails for biking, hiking/walking ranging from a 15 mile trail, all the way up to a 46 mile trail. You will not get bored with the trails. They are beautiful and abundant. In the heart of Costa Calma you will find unique shopping you can do, and with that you will find the local culture. There is also, a huge German culture here as well. There is really not a lot of historical sites right in Costa Calma, but I would not miss the Windmill Center in pretty much the middle of Fuerteventura Island. Personally, as I have been before for 3 weeks. I think that at least two weeks would allow you to explore the island of Fuerteventura and to visit some of the other islands while there. Thanks for reading about Costa Calma.

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  15. Mattina Engel

    WOW! This sounds like a wonderful place and the temperature is just perfect, all year round!! I have never heard of this place. Where is it near? Thank you so much for the lovely description.
    I used to travel quite a bit and would like to get back into that and you have made some wonderful suggestions to make travelling to this Costa Calma smoother. Thank you for your suggestions on car rentals and things to do and including restaurants. Would you happen to know if there are any raw food restaurants here?
    Hotels were my trouble area not knowing where to go and which ones would be safe. Thank you for your knowledge in adding these places on here.
    I have now added another place to my bucket list.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am glad you enjoyed. Costa Calma is on the island of Fuerteventura, which is part of the Canary Island off the West Coast of Africa. It is actually part of Spain though. Yes, there are raw food restaurants there. Lots of fresh seafood.

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