If you are planning your holidays in Costa Calma, Fuerteventura, the following information may help by giving you an overview of the resort and the surrounding area.
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 Costa Calma holidays are very popular with beach lovers and wind surfers.
Costa Calma was built around a small village called Canada del Rio, though it is now difficult to see how the original pueblo fitted into the landscape. The attraction for the tourism industry was the sandy beaches, but care was taken when the resort was being developed to make sure that countryside did not disappear under concrete. The built up areas of Costa Calma are separated from each other by a green zone that runs the length of the resort: this provides a haven for wildlife. This greenbelt provides a pleasant area to walk through during the day.
The length of the resort means that it has no real central area to Costa Calma, but there are several shopping centres with restaurants and shops that act as a nucleus for the immediate vicinity.
One of the events in Costa Calma that does act as a focal point is the Sunday morning market. This is a colourful, crowded affair that starts about 9 and carries on until early afternoon. The whole range of goods that you would expect to find on a holiday island is available from the stallholders who represent numerous nationalities.
Costa Calma is located on the south-facing coast, towards the south end of the island. 12 miles northeast of Morro Jable. 39 miles southwest of Puerto del Rosario, and 36 miles southwest of the airport.
Costa Calma Beaches
Costa Calma’s main beach, Playa de Sotavento, is a long stretch of soft, pale sand backed by a fairly narrow strip of dunes and lined with sun loungers and parasols; its calm, clear waters are safe for children. It is supposedly possible at low tide to walk the 18-ml stretch of idyllic beaches that edge the entire southern coast of the peninsula. Winds can be bracing at times, usually more so in the afternoon, hence the resort’s reputation as a prime wind-surfing destination, with best conditions in summer.
Eating out in Costa Calma
In Costa Calma there is a small range of restaurants including German, Chinese and traditional cuisine, mainly concentrated in the commercial centres. There are also some cafes.
Shopping in Costa Calma
There are a wide range of shopping and dining facilities to enjoy on your holidays to Costa Calma. There are eight small commercial centres scattered around the resort, each with a handful of general shops and tourist outlets. Clothing-wise there is an emphasis on surf-wear and outfits for hip young things.
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