Costa Calma in Fuerteventura is considered the gateway to the prized beaches of Sotavento. This town is located in the municipality of Pájara, 67 kilometres from the capital, and is one of the most popular tourist spots in the region. One of its main attractions is the spectacular scenery, located on the Jandía peninsula, which was formerly isolated from Fuerteventura, forming an independent island. A strategic enclave of international tourist interest, its population of 5000 inhabitants triples thanks to travellers and windsurfing and kitesurfing lovers.
All these places are bathed by the exclusive waters of the group of islands that make up the Costa de Sotavento and the Natural Park of Jandía, although perhaps the most prized for visitors is the Costa Calma beach. But let’s see what to do in Costa Calma Fuerteventura if you’re planning to fly to the second largest island in the Canaries, famous for its winds.
Fuerteventura is appreciated by tourists for having the most beautiful natural beaches in Spain. Perhaps this fame is thanks to the Sotavento beach, with its white sand bathed by crystal-clear, calm and shallow waters. Here you can enjoy it with the family, in a beach bar with friends, or burn off adrenaline practising various water sports. There is a beach area for everyone and, given its wide extension, it has been divided into five strips: La Barca, Risco del Paso, Mirador, Malnombre and Los Canarios.
This highly valued corner of Fuerteventura is a meeting point for surf lovers. In fact, it often hosts surfing championships with international repercussions. The same is true of the World Kitesurfing Championship, which is held annually in the waters of Sotavento, given that favourable winds are always guaranteed here. Scuba diving and snorkelling are also practised here to admire the great biodiversity of the island’s seabed.
This is the only zoo and botanical park on the island and is a journey around the world, through the 800,000 square metres of its facilities. It is home to 3,000 animals of 250 different species, perfectly conditioned in spaces that faithfully reproduce the conditions of their ecosystems. Among the animals that most attract the attention of visitors are giraffes, hippopotamuses, cheetahs and African elephants.
In addition, at Oasis Park Fuerteventura you can interact with some species to get to know them up close. This is the case of the 300 dromedaries, which you can pet and even ride on the back of one to explore the park. This enclave is also known for having the only interactive show with snakes and crocodiles, as well as other shows with exotic birds and birds of prey, sea lions and others. In addition, you will be able to be with lemurs in their own home, learning from a guide about their peculiar way of life in perfectly organised groups. But if you are not only looking to see animals, there is also a tropical garden with more than 6000 different species of plants that help to recreate a jungle ecosystem.
Much is said about its beaches, but Fuerteventura has a mountainous heartland that is highly prized for hiking and climbing. Privileged for this is the Jandía National Park, which extends over 14,000 hectares and touches the sky at the Pico de la Zarza. It is also known as the roof of Fuerteventura because it is the highest point on the island, at more than 800 metres above sea level. This enclave was born in one of the three great volcanic eruptions that formed the island twenty million years ago. It offers an arid view of an island full of life, which is a contrast worth enjoying on foot, leaving the beach behind, as you ascend to the 807 metres of the highest peak.
It is advisable to start the route from Morro Jable, in the municipality of Pájara. Ahead of you are seven and a half kilometres of gentle ascent, without too much gradient, although with a constant wind. It will take you about three hours to complete the route, while you enjoy the rich vegetation and fauna of a geological enclave of special importance.
A beach close to Costa Calma, to the north of Sotavento beach. It is considered by many to be the best beach in Fuerteventura due to its white sand that stretches up to 300 metres from the shore and its crystal clear water. One of its attractions is the natural lagoon that adds to its scenic value. It is formed when the tide is high and is up to 4 kilometres long and some 40 centimetres deep.
It is also very popular with water sports enthusiasts, as it has been the setting for more than 30 years for windsurfing and kiteboarding world championships. But also by families who come to enjoy a day on the beach and the leisure and gastronomy on offer at La Carpa.
A beach of two kilometres of white sand and turquoise water, calm and shallow. It is divided into two areas, the first one and a half kilometres long, more exploited for water sports such as kitesurfing or windsurfing, where the wind plays an important role and you can burn off your.
The second part is made up of two smaller, protected beaches. What stands out most about this area is that there are hardly any waves and it is ideal for the family, to go for walks along the shore, to let yourself be pampered by the sun and unwind from routine.
In short, in Costa Calma Fuerteventura, which you can reach by the main road FV-2, you are guaranteed a good holiday. Beaches with dreamlike views, water sports thanks to its privileged winds, hiking, a zoo and botanical park, as well as the opportunity to see the stars from its viewpoints. Can you ask for anything more from a holiday destination where the climate always invites you to smile?
If you have been looking forward to visiting Costa Calma, don’t wait any longer. From the Lopesan Hotel Group we encourage you to make Fuerteventura your next holiday destination so that you can discover every corner of this magnificent island. Costa Calma offers you incredible beaches where you can relax, do sports and enjoy. What are you waiting for, your dream holidays are waiting for you!
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