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Costa Calma is located on the eastern coastline of Fuerteventura, about 50 miles (or 80km) south of the international airport. This purpose built holiday resort is very popular with young families and couples looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation. The highlight of Costa Calma is the wonderful Fuerteventura beaches of fine golden sand which very rarely gets overcrowded, even during the peak season.

The first hotel to open in Costa Calma was in 1977, but tourism did not really take off there until the eighties when a new road from Puerto del Rosario, was finished. The holiday resort was constructed round the small town of Canada del Rio, and great care was taken to prevent the area being buried beneath a sea of bricks and concrete with towering hotels. Several green areas were created in and all round the town. The approach road to the resort, which is lined by Canarian pine trees and palms, is a very important wildlife area, which is home to some colourful European Hoopoes.

Costa Calma beach is located round a large bay and is roughly a mile long. The ocean here is invariably quite calm (hence the towns name) so it is suitable for young children. Various tourist facilities are available, like showers, toilets, beach bars and even a windsurfing school. Costa Calma does not have a typical esplanade, instead most of the apartments or hotels are located directly on to the beach.

Further south of Costa Calma is the large Playa de Sotavento, which runs for over 12 miles (or 20km) towards the nearby town of Morro Jable. This beach can be quite windy, so it is invariably popular with windsurfers and there is also a large wind farm located nearby. An ancient and extinct volcano, the Pico de Zarza, stands over the Sotavento beach to create an amazing and memorable vista. Some visitors try to walk from Costa Calma along to Morro Jable, but if you attempt this, please allow yourself lots of time and go prepared with plenty of water, food and some sunscreen. Fortunately enough, there is a good bus service between the two towns, so you do not need to walk back. Alternatively, a cab or taxis journey to Morro Jable costs roughly 15 euros.

There are a few small commercial centres spread throughout Costa Calma, like the El Palmeral, the Bahia Calma and the Sotavento. At most of these shopping centres you will see supermarkets, womens clothing and trinket shops. One of the most popular things in Costa Calma is the weekly market, held on Sunday morning, with myriad colourful stalls selling a large range of goods targetted at the visitors.

Costa Calma has plenty of reasonably priced and good restaurants offering everything from Italian, Indian, Chinese and local seafood. Nightlife in the town tends to be pretty quiet, although there are a few discos and music bars. One of the best discos is the Bounce in the El Palmeral commercial centre. Lots of the bars have entertainment like karaoke nights, although this can be targetted toward the German visitors.
For lots more advice, travel and tourism information about Costa Calma, Fuerteventura please visit Costa Calma

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