Costa Calma Vacation Guide

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

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Sotavento-Lagoon-300x174.jpgSotavento Lagoon

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.

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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.

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This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Playa-Esmeralda-300x169.jpgPlaya Esmeralda

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.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Playa-Sotavento-300x169.jpgPlaya Sotavento

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.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Oasis-Park-1-300x137.jpgOasis 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 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.

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.  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.

H10 Tindaya


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.


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32 Comments

  1. Daniella

    Awesome article!

    One of my best friends is getting married next year, more precisely in September. She is looking for a nice place to spend her honeymoon, and I am helping her:) The moment I saw Costa Calma on the video, I totally fell in love with this place. I will share this article with my friend. I am sure she will love it too! Do you think September would be a good time to spend a honeymoon in Costa Calma? I mean, will the place be crowded at that period of the year?

    Thank you for this beautiful post!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      This is a GREAT place for a honeymoon. No, it will not be crowded in September as that is not there busy time of year. Yet, it is quite lovely there during this time of year. She will have a wonderful time in Costa Calma. Thanks for visiting Beach Travel Destinations and reading my Costa Calma Vacation Guide!
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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