Resort Guides

BeachCosta Calma, located on the south east coast of Fuerteventura is definitely a very relaxing holiday. You’ll find palm trees everywhere you look. Its beauty comes in the simplicity of the activities, mainly all natural and pretty quiet. Travelling out here will be filled with fine foods, evening walks, and relaxation. You will come back from this holiday feeling truly revitalised.

Costa CalmaSotavento Beach is a beautiful sandy beach with clear waters. It’s popular for water sports as well as lounging in the sun. The high winds make it good for windsurfing as well as kite boarding. If you want to try and do some surfing or diving, you’ll be able to find schools to teach you how to. The beach is 5km long, so it won’t be hard to find your own spot to sit in. The length of the beach also makes it good for evening walks. You’ll find a couple of bars along the beach if you want to stop for a drink.

The B-side bar advertises itself to be serving the best food in Costa Calma. A few nights a week it also transforms into a club, which could give you a good chance to meet some people, and have some fun. There is a lovely atmosphere created here, enhanced by features such as a chill out area with bean bags. This restaurant serves Italian food, the chefs are all Italian, and so you know you’re going to be getting a very experienced chef. If you want to experience traditional Spanish cuisine, then La Goleta is a quiet and cosy tapas restaurant serving traditional and good quality food.

El Palmeral is Costa Calma’s shopping centre. You’ll be able to purchase many souvenirs to take back home, as well as clothes, jewellery and shoes. On top of the shopping, you’ll find some great bars here, as well as restaurants. 4 supermarkets are also located near here, as well as an African Market that takes place in the town once a week. If you’re hiring a car to travel round the island, you’ll also find the petrol station nearby.

FeedingIf you want to get a little more excitement, a few miles away is the island’s zoo, Oasis Park. You’ll find over 3000 animals here, including elephants, giraffes and cheetahs. There is entertainment such as sea lion shows, parrot shows, and even the chance to go on a camel safari and take in some of the spectacular views that Fuerteventura has to offer. If you’re a big ring tailed lemur fan, you’ll be happy to learn that during a zookeeper’s talk of this, you’ll be able to interact with them without the bars, which will make your day out here a memorable one, as well as letting you get some great photos. You can either get public transport out here, or arrange a tour with the park; you’ll get an English speaking guide too.

This is more of a couples retreat than a family holiday, but if you need a break from the stresses of life, and need to chill out, this is most definitely the place to do it. It’s almost guaranteed you will return from your holiday in Fuerteventura feeling refreshed and ready to go.


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