Beautiful sandy beaches and a friendly welcome from the locals await holidaymakers coming to Costa Calma. It is a long coastal resort in the south of Fuerteventura, which is one of the Canary Islands a few miles off the Southern coast of mainland Spain. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and apartments.
The beach at Costa Calma is ideal for sunbathing with a relatively calm sea for swimmers to enjoy, while also being suitable for windsurfing. The beach is sufficiently long to attract joggers and Nordic walkers in the mornings before the sun gets too hot. The resort is right by Jandia National Park and is a picturesque setting with white sands and turquoise blue waters.
Families can enjoy lots of fun at the Baku Water Park in Corralejo, which has ten pin bowling, crazy golf, a driving range, restaurants and shops. There is one 18-hole golf course on the island at the popular resort of Caleta de Fuste. Another way to get about is by taking one of several boat excursions including one on a glass bottomed boat
Costa Calma is a long resort with no real central area, but there are several shopping centres with restaurants and stores. This is a very popular resort for nightlife with many bars and entertainment for the tourists. Every Sunday there is a market with various arts, crafts, clothing items and other gifts sold by stallholders from a mix of different countries and cultures.
There are a number of interesting places to visit on the island including Oasis Park, which is a zoo and botanical gardens near Costa Calma. The Animal Experience is part of the Baku Theme Park in the north of Fuerteventura and features an aquarium. A visit to the lunar landscape of Volcano Calderon Hondo can be enjoyed on the back of a camel.
Tourists will also find several museums here including Los Molinos Interpretive Centre, which is based in a restored windmill. Coach tours are available, taking holidaymakers to several places of interest on Fuerteventura. There are regular ferry crossings from the island taking passengers to Playa Blanca on the neighbouring island, Lanzarote.
The temperature during mid summer in Fuerteventura can get quite hot although this is tempered slightly by the wind from the Atlantic. The warmest time of the year to visit Costa Calma is generally July and August when the average daily maximum temperature is approximately 32 degrees centigrade. However the temperature remains reasonably warm throughout the year during daylight hours. June to August sees very little rainfall with December the wettest with a monthly average of 39mm.
Fuerteventura Airport is approximately 65 minutes transfer to Costa Calma and has flights to and from other Canary Islands, mainland Spain and numerous European countries such as UK, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands. Taxis are parked straight in front of you as you come out of the arrivals area from the main airport building.