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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
$$ Terraza del Gato
Would you like to enjoy the taste of the typical cuisine from the Canary Islands? Terraza del Gato is situated only a few steps from one of the most beautiful beaches of the island of Fuerteventura, and you will find the perfect environment to enjoy your meal. They are one of few restaurants in Costa Calma offering dishes from really fresh local products. Daily specials include fresh grilled fish specialties, delicious meat and much more. All dishes are prepared healthy and deliciously. There is also a huge variety of wines from the Canary Islands and from the Spanish peninsula, as well as nice and agreeable staff speaking various languages. For more information call (0034) 677 414 279 or visit Terraza del Gato.
Nice surfer’s bar and restaurant, great atmosphere and superb view on the sea. They have a long list of bruschetta, large variety of pasta, salads, fish and meat. Strongly recommend visiting this restaurant. For more information call (0034) 928 876 467 or visit them on Facebook.
The friendliness of the personnel, the quality of their dishes and the authenticity of the log oven – unique in Costa Calma – are all elements to welcome you and to let you enjoy the fine tastes of the “Bel Paese”. Their tasty Lasagne or their exquisite Tiramisu which are home-made and contain only carefully selected and imported genuine ingredients, can be savored in the spacious and cosy rural dining room or on the terrace. For more information call (0034) 928 875 371 or visit them on Yelp.
$$ 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.
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.
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.