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Windsurfing for beginner in Fuerteventura
Windsurfing for beginner in Fuerteventura 2.5 hours
Learn how to windsurf in Fuerteventura - one of the prettiest windsurf hot spots in Europe. Join a 1-day windsurf taster course or a 4-day windsurfing course for beginner with option to sit the VDWD exam for a beginner license.
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Snorkelling in the south of Fuerteventura
Snorkelling in the south of Fuerteventura 2.5 hours
Snorkel with the colourful underwater fishes of the sea as we bring you on a motorboat in search for hidden snorkelling spots in southern Fuerteventura. 2.5 hours of fun activity suitable for the whole family.
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Jetski Safari in Southern Fuerteventura
Jetski Safari in Southern Fuerteventura 30 minutes
Enjoy a 30 or 60 minutes jetski safari and explore the beautifully rugged southeastern landscapes of Fuerteventura from a different perspective. No driving license required.
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Surf Lessons in Fuerteventura (south)
Surf Lessons in Fuerteventura (south) 3 hours
Learn how to glide the waves in a fun and effective manner with our professionally trained surf instructors (and lifeguards)! Price includes transfer from the southern resorts.
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Stand up Paddle (SUP) Fuerteventura
Stand up Paddle (SUP) Fuerteventura 2.5 hours
Join a SUP tour and paddle along the beautiful coastline of southern Fuerteventura OR learn how to Stand Up Paddle properly. SUP taster and 2-day beginner lessons are available.
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4x4 Van Safari tour - Artesanum Centro route
4x4 Van Safari tour - Artesanum Centro route 4.5 hours
Visit Ajuy caves - a natural monument of Fuertevenutra. Learn cheese making and taste some. Visit beautiful Pajara and Betancuria and marvel at the traditional houses in beautiful Casillas de Morales.
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Jeep Safari tour - El Cofete route (south pick-up)
Jeep Safari tour - El Cofete route (south pick-up) 6 hours
Marvel at the miles-long sandy beaches of Cofete. Inspect cactus species endemic to the island. Be intrigued by the conspiracy theories and stories of the mysterious Winter Villa and view the island from the south most tip of the island.
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Quad & Buggy Safari Costa Calma 4h
Quad & Buggy Safari Costa Calma 4h 4 hours
This 4 hours quad and buggy safari tour takes you inland for arid riverbeds, volcanoes and sheep farms before heading towards the coast for volcanic black sand beach, La Pared surfer’s paradise and the stunning Playa Sotavento.
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Travel Inspirations - Costa Calma
If you fancy a long stretch of golden beaches with lots of sandy spaces to sunbathing on and a non-rowdy resort to spend your well-deserved holiday on Fuerteventura, then look no further than Costa Calma. This purpose-built resort was constructed in the 1970’s around a small the village and along its 2km of golden sandy beaches. The surrounding barren and oasis-like landscapes adds to the “in the middle of nowhere” feel to Costa Calma. Hotels and apartment blocks are built along the golden sandy beaches, meaning there’s no real center, dispersing the holiday makers along the length of the resort. Apart from its long beaches nestling in the calm corner of the coast, there are no particular interesting sights or cultural attractions to be found here on Costa Calma. There are however, a number of interesting viewpoints (miradors) nearby offering stunning views of the coast and the inland. The family-friendly holiday resort also marks the beginning of the longest and most remote beaches of Fuerteventura - Playas de Sotaventos. This beautiful part of the island with fine white sand beaches and constant winds is the mecca for kitesurfer and windsurfers alike. Take up a kitesurfing course or venture around the Jandia peninsular on an quad bike or buggy safari adventure. Not far away is Oasis Park, an animal park cum botanical garden where you and the little ones can easily spend the whole day in. Costa Calma, literally translated as “Calm Coast” offers just the tranquility you need for your vacation. History and development Costa Calma was a small village named Cañada del Rio prior to its tourism development in the 70’s. Traces of the village are hardly seen today. The local authority has asserted care however in ensuring the the oasis-like nature of the area is maintained, with trees and green palmy areas allocated along the lengthy resort. This helps preserving the existing ecosystem, floras and faunas in the area with several species of hoopoes can still be spotted. How to get there Car Rental: Car rental is inexpensive on Fuerteventura especially you have another 1 or 2 travel companions.. Many car rental companies offer car pick up from the airport, so all you have to do is collect the car and drive away. From Puerto del Rosario and airport are connected to Costa Calma by FV-2 (head southward), it takes about 1 hour to get to Costa Calma. From Morro Jable in the south, take FV-2 northward and follow sign post to Costa Calma, it will take about 22 minutes (21km) to arrive. By Bus: From Airport: Bus 10 (Puerto del Rosario - Morro Jable) stopping by the airport to pick up passengers. Mon - Sat 09:00 13:45, 16:00 and 18:00. From Puerto del Rosario: Bus 01 weekdays, every hour from 06:30 to 22:30 (every 30 minutes during peak hours). Sat & Sun a couple of route less. From Morro Jable: Bus 01 weekdays, every hour from 07:00 to 22:30 (every 30 minutes during peak hours). Sat & Sun a couple of route less. Bus 5 every 60 minutes during business hours. For more details and latest time table, please visit: http://www.maxoratabus.com/tiadhe/en/rutas.htm If you are likely to use the local buses regularly, it is worth to get a discount card, which will save you up to 20% of the usual fares. It can be bought from the major bus stations or newsagents.
Although Costa Calma was a small village before the bulldozer of tourism transformed it into a purpose-built resort, not many of the traces in the past persist today. What can be seen today are arrays of hotels and serviced apartments fringing the 1.5 miles long fine sand beaches along with palm trees and cactuses. Built slightly on the elevated part of the sandy bays, these buildings offers good views to the sea and the desert-like landscapes inland and wine turbines renewable energy. Miradors (View points) If you have a car, why not go for a short ride exploring the Jandia peninsular where Costa Calma belonged. There are a number of access to view-points along the Fv-617 roads towards Pajara offering impressive views over the beaches and mountainous landscapes inland.
One of the main reasons why holiday makers choose Costa Calma, apart from the long beautiful stretch of golden sandy beach, is the peaceful surrounding and tranquility. It’s a great resort to ‘get away from it all’, relax, swimming, sunbathing and perhaps, catch up with some readings. The health conscious tourists can be seen walking, jogging and swimming in the morning before the rest of the holiday makers make their way to the sun beds after a sleep-in or brunch. Little ones build sand castle or splashing water in the sheltered part of the beach, it is a calm (as the name suggests) and relaxing resort ideal for elderlies and families. However, this doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do here in Costa Calma. Water sport lovers will be thrilled to find out that this part of the island is a host to numerous windsurfing championship. There are many wind and kitesurfing schools around where you can learn the sport. Other water sports like diving takes you into the beautiful underwater world of the island. Alternatively, why not venture inland on a quad bike or buggy for some stunning volcanic landscapes and desert-like routes. Less than 10km away is the Oasis Park to keep and young and not-so-young entertained. Oasis Park 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. Address: Carretera Jandía, S/N, 35625 La Lajita , Pájara , Fuerteventura island. Telephone: +34 902 400 434 Opening hours: 09:30 to 18:00 Oasis Park: Adult €25, Children (3-11 years) €12.50 Camel Safari: Adult €10, Children (3-11 years) € 5 Free shuttle buses available from Costa Calma.
The beach at Costa Calma is one of the top attraction which draws the many tourists who come to the resort to spend a relaxing time sun bathing and swimming on the beach. Beaches of Costa Calma The main beach of Costa Calma is about 2km long and made of golden white sands. The extensive stretch of beach are punctured by numerous resorts and serviced apartments, so everyone has their fair share and access to the beach. There are 2 smaller beaches in the north of this main beach while 3 more can be found in the south. During low tide, these beaches are pretty much connected, great for a long and pleasant walk in exploring the different parts of the resort. Beach umbrellas and chairs are available for rent in some parts of the beaches, especially in front of the main resorts. The same applies to public toilets. Bigger resorts tend to tolerate topless sunbathing, while a nudist section can be found toward the south side of the beach.
Restaurants If you are not on all-inclusive package or if you if you do, had enough of it, there are a couple of good restaurants for lunch and dinner in Costa Calma. Some even turn into dance floor as the night progresses. Good for a fun night out. La Goleta Restaurant For some delightful Spanish tapas or meals, you need to cross FV-2 to the other side of the motorway for this Spanish eatery with nice ambience. The slight inconvenience rewarded by excellently prepared seafood and meat dishes. SOme of the mouthwatering items are: sticky rice with lobster, roasted suckling pig and cod with creamy seafood sauce. Wash them down with a glass of wine or Spanish beer. Address: Calle Parabola 4, 35627 Pajara, Fuerteventura. Telephone: +34 673 867 562 Opening hours: daily lunch and dinner (13:00 to 23:45) B-Side Cafe This quirky Italian cafe/ restaurant can be found on top of the Bahia Calma’s shopping centre. Its height means excellent views of the Costa Calma beach and sunset. Customers raved about their great pasta dishes, fresh salads, good house wine and an extensive selection of vegetarian dishes and desserts (tiramisu, gelatos and cakes). Why not stay on after dinner for some coctail and dancing? Address: C/Punta de los Molinillos, Costa Calma, Pajara, Fuerteventura Telephone: +34 928 876 467 Opening hours: Daily 11:00 to 03:00 Galeria Restaurant and Bar This German-run restaurant offers wind-proved and heated terrace overlooking the sea. Serving mediteranian cuisine, tapas, and pastas dishes, the restaurant is also serve up nicely cooked steaks and offers good selection of wine and German beers. Address: Calle Risco Blanco s/n, Costa Calma, Pajara, Fuerteventura Telephone: +34 928 875 416 Opening hours: Daily from 18:00, closed on Mondays in February, Augusta nd the secon week of December. Nightlife Nightlife in Costa Calma is pretty much hotel-bound, offering bars with live music and in-house disco. There are some independent German bars in resort-packed areas offering good selection of beers and German entertainment. For some dinner and dance, head to B-Side Cafe B-Side Cafe This chill out Italian cafe serves delicious lunch and dinner. It’s nice decor and bean bags filled saloon is sure excellent for that evening aperitif while watching the sun goes down. As the night goes on, music gets louder and drinks start to pour, weekend theme dancing (L atin American, disco, house) available and gets more regilar during peak season. Address: C/Punta de los Molinillos, Costa Calma, Pajara, Fuerteventura island Telephone: +34 928 876 467 Opening hours: Daily 11:00 to 03:00 There are a number of small shopping centers in Costa Calma (known as centro comercial in Spanish) where you can shop for street brands and duty free items. If you like art, craft and trinkets, or are hunting for some souvenirs to take home, then the morning Sunday market is the place to be. For your apartment and grocery needs, mini markets can be found around the busy zones of Costa Calma resort. Shopping Sunday Market There is a Sunday market at northeast end of the resort where craft makers and trinket sellers from around the island gather. Fake branded goods like handbags, sunglasses can also be bought but do be aware that the price-value equation always goes hand in hand. Come with the expectation of ambience and it’s ok to bargain. Opening hours: Sundays from 09:00 onwards, until about 13:00 or 14:00 Shopping malls Given the long stretch of Costa Calma beach and its holiday resorts, its shopping malls can be seen dotting along the resorts The length of the resort means that it is no real central area to Costa Calma, but there are several small shopping centres with restaurants and shops that act as a nucleus for the immediate vicinity. Mini markets Groceries like water, bread, milk, potato chips, beers and alcoholic beverages can be purchased from the mini markets which tends to congregate around the major resort areas. Some bigger ones offers more extensive selection of ingredients for those staying in service apartments.