Costa Calma is a resort town, some 60km south of Fuerteventura’s only airport, on the Spanish Canary Island of Fuerteventura, off the coast of northwest Africa.
The white sand beaches of the Jandia Peninsula begin here in Costa Calma and run almost continuously south to Morro Jable. With beaches a plenty, clear waters and golden-white sand, it’s a sun and beach lover’s gateway to paradise
Jandia Natural Park dominates the peninsula with rich birdlife and volcanic peaks.
The South of Fuerteventura is home to some of the Island’s most famous and amazing beaches, so honestly there is lots to explore in the area if you love spending time in the sun.
The resort, originally called Cañada del Río, took off in the 1980s, developing parallel to a lovely stretch of calm water and white sand. Although the beach may live up to its name, Costa Calma can be very windy! That wind is put to good effect just a little further south along the coast, where, every July, the PWA World Wind-Surfing Championships are held at Playa de Sotavento. This is a great beach to master windsurfing and kitesurfing basics, as a sand spit traps the receding tide, leaving behind a shallow lagoon, perfect for beginners. Its a photographer’s dream, becaus the entire landscape is fascinating, the water has a turqoise clour
Nightlife can be more tranquil that other resorts, and there is no ‘town centre’ as such, with shops, bars and restaurants focused around the many shopping/commercial centres. There is a beautiful pedestrian walkway set further back from the sea, amongst a dense plantation of pines and palm trees. In early 2016 a new section of the FV-2 motorway opened, bypassing Costa Calma, resulting in the reduction of through-traffic, further increasing the area’s tranquil appeal.
A short drive north from Costa Calma is Oasis Park, a Zoo and Botanical Gardens, and the largest theme park in the Canary Islands. The Park is beautiful and well maintained and there is a free shuttle bus to get there.
There is an African Market in Costa Calma on Wednesday and Sundays which is worth a visit.